"Xfce-based Distributions" page and Gentoo Linux

Jérôme Guelfucci jeromeg at xfce.org
Sun Nov 1 10:35:52 CET 2009

Nick Schermer wrote:
> 2009/11/1 Sebastian Pipping <webmaster at hartwork.org>:
>> Hello!
>> I noticed that the "Xfce-Based Distributions" page [1] does not list
>> Gentoo [2], yet.  Just like Lunar Linux, Gentoo has no
>> native/default desktop environment: each user chooses fir himself.
> Gentoo won't be added. If you've read the text next to Lunar: all our
> servers are Lunar powered, so in our case, Lunar is more special then
> all other distros.
> Nick


This sounds a bit offensive Nick ;) I agree that Lunar has a special 
position because it powers our servers, but still the Gentoo guys put a 
lot of efforts to provide a nice Xfce experience so refusing to add them 
to the list like this can be insulting (I don't use gentoo at all and 
never did, so I'm just stating this based on facts).

I'm about to update that page heavily and to redesign its look, some 
outdated distros will get out of the list, some might make it in. I'll 
consider adding Gentoo at that time, but please don't start a troll 
thread on distros guys!

Enjoy your sunday,


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