Where are the goals of XFCE.

Ambrose Li ambrose.li at gmail.com
Mon Jul 14 02:19:42 CEST 2008

2008/7/13 Benedikt Meurer <benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de>:
> All this "lightweight desktop" stuff is pretty stupid anyways. In case
> you didn't notice, it's 2008, and you will have a hard time buying a new
> machine with less than 512MiB of RAM. Performance isn't an issue either
> with todays CPU processing power. Instead, it'd be nice if people would
> start to improve the user experience by - for example - reducing the
> latency of the desktop (i.e. make clever use of XCB instead of Xlib to
> avoid blocking on round trips to the Xserver) or making the Gnome people
> actually accept Glib patches to reduce unnecessary overhead in the
> object and signal handling. Wrt. latency there's also a lot of stuff
> that could be improved in the kernel.

I hope I'm not intruding into the discussion, but talking lightweight is
still not stupid. We have some old computers from where I work (this
is a non-profit and it's very hard to get new computers even with all
the talk about replacing the old equipment) that we will no longer
upgrade because it is already too slow to run the old software, let
alone the new. Lightweight certainly still is useful and will still be
useful in the next few years.


The 'net used to be run by smart people; now many sites are run by
idiots. So SAD... (Sites that do spam filtering on mails sent to the
abuse contact need to be cut off the net...)

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