jp.guillemin at free.fr
Fri Oct 14 19:20:56 CEST 2011
Gnome may deprecate because everybody feels it's bloated. So you think
that XFCE should follow the same path : stop being lightweight to become
bloated, to follow the tradition ?
On 10/14/2011 06:55 PM, dE . wrote:
> Hello devs, great job with the DE. I'd been personally used the DE for
> a year and now I'm thinking of replacing Gnome with it for deployment.
> First I'd like to write what I think people think about xfce after
> Gnome 3 arrived. People don't see Xfce as a light weight DE anymore,
> they see it as a mainstream DE, a replacement of Gnome 2 which I think
> has started to deprecate (someday it will); the lightweight section
> has been replaced with lxde; Even Linus announced, he's quitting Gnome
> in favor of Xfce.
> So I suggest the Xfce project should change it's goal towards being a
> lightweight DE to a mainstream DE -- i.e. more feature rich but it's
> main objective should be being user friendly and retaining the
> classic desktop to avoid migration cost and retraining. At this time,
> this's what people expect from Xfce. Around release of Gnome 3,
> searches for xfce has been increasing -
> People searching for gnome and xfce together means they're trying to
> migrate -
> It'll continue to increase but only if xfce does what people expect it
> to do -- be the mainstream.
> My main question was -- what about GTK 3 migration? It has to be done
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