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dE . de.techno at
Mon Oct 17 18:32:02 CEST 2011

On 10/17/11 12:24, 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.
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> In my experience, LXDE is a little heavier than Xfce, and Xfce *is* 
> lightweight (which Xubuntu isn't, however)
I'm hearing this first time. I tend to thing there's no comparison 
between the 2, LXDE is way too low on resources, so low that it's 
preferred even on servers cause of it's negligible overhead and everyone 
seems to share a similar opinion. I being a former Xfce user confirm this.

Even on Gentoo, emerging Xfce with mininal useflag requires merging of 
54 packages while merging of lxde requires 35 with less than half the 
download size.

By this we can easily see the amount of source involved.

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