Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th May 2007 22:54 UTC
Window Managers "A while ago Thomas Leonard wrote about Ubuntu integration and asked the question 'Can we get rid of ROX-Session?'. This inspired me to attempt to replace it with the Xfce session manager and it turns out that it is both easy to do and works very well."
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RE: ROX is confusing to me.
by Tom5 on Thu 17th May 2007 17:36 UTC in reply to "ROX is confusing to me."
Tom5
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Debian don't package most of ROX, but it doesn't matter because you can get it all through Zero Install anyway:

http://rox.sourceforge.net/desktop/ROX-All

As for being a "complete" desktop, it depends what you mean. The goal is to get the desktop you want, not avoid GNOME and Xfce components on some kind of religious basis.

Free software is about being able to mix-and-match components. The Free licenses provide the legal system for this; what we need now is the architecture to make it technically possible.

And it looks like we're getting pretty close, thanks to the common standards coming out of freedesktop.org and similar groups.

Just as you should be able to install any program on any distribution (http://0install.net etc), you should be able to run any desktop application with any session manager. It's just good architecture.

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