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Micah Gersten micahg at
Mon Oct 17 09:12:01 CEST 2011

On 10/17/2011 01:54 AM, Maximilien Noal wrote:
> On 10/17/2011 06:55 AM, dE . wrote:
>> On 10/16/11 16:06, Natanael Copa wrote:
>>> On Sun, 16 Oct 2011 08:58:54 +0530
>>> "dE ."<de.techno at> wrote:
>>>> Even if tabs are implemented, what harm will it pose on users not in
>>>> favor of using tabs? Those who'll use will use it, those who won't,
>>>> won't use it.
>>> More (unused) code = bloat = needs more memory = things gets slower.
>>> If it could be implemented as a plugin it wouldn't make any
>>> "harm" (except consuming developer and support time)
>>> -nc
>> The main bottleneck is Developer support then, to maintain a large
codebase; as I've stated before, it's time for xfce to become
mainstream, more 'heavy' cause we already have a lighter DE -- LXDE
which all distros are adopting instead of XFCE for a light weight distro
(Lubuntu is 12th while Xubuntu is 26th on distrowatch), so the
objectives of Xfce needs to change.
> In my experience, LXDE is a little heavier than Xfce, and Xfce *is*
lightweight (which Xubuntu isn't, however)

Yes, please don't confuse how lightweight Xubuntu is compared to Xfce. 
Xubuntu is based on Xfce, but includes software from other projects as
well.  Please see the Xubuntu strategy document for more information
[1].  Xubuntu is lightweight compared to some other distros, but its
goal isn't to be the lightest one in the bunch.  If you would like to
discuss Xubuntu, then its devel mailing list [2] would probably be a
more appropriate place to do that.

Thank you,
Micah Gersten
Xubuntu Developer


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