system requirements page/s

American Bourne amerigena at
Fri Jul 26 21:28:25 CEST 2019

I have questions about the machine I'm going to be using to update this
section of the page, and how it'll be labeled. It's an Optiplex 3010, core
i5, 4 GB RAM. It will be running Xubuntu 19.10 with KDE, TWM, IceWM
installed. The memory footprint section currently lists an OpenSUSE 11.4
notebook. Do you want me to just label this as an Ubuntu Dell 19.10 desktop?

On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 9:09 AM André Miranda <andre42m at> wrote:

> Most of the references make sense to me, let me go one by one:
> Runlevel 3 : I think it's a good baseline, no Xorg running, just the
> kernel and background services.
> Login screen : makes sense to check how much the display manager and Xorg
> consume.
> TWM session : its last release was in 2018, so not completely obsolete.
> IceWM session : still maintained, but I would prefer i3 since it's more
> popular (I know IceWM is not tiling).
> Xfce : Here we could first check the footprint of 4.12 and then after the
> release check 4.14.
> KDE : See below.
> With the exception of KDE, I expect Xfce to be the one with the bigger
> memory footprint, so comparing with other more featured DEs (Mate,
> Cinnamon, Gnome, etc) makes more sense.
> For starters I guess we can skip testing with DEs not present in this
> page. Using a virtual machine to run the scripts is preferable due
> reproducibility.
> If you need help, ping me at #xfce-dev.
> Cheers,
> Andre Miranda
> On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 9:51 AM American Bourne <amerigena at>
> wrote:
>> Since I've been working on the System Requirements page, I'll rerun the
>> script. But should those same reference points be used - runlevel 3? TWM?
>> Thanks.
>> RD
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