Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 10th Oct 2004 05:47 UTC, submitted by Andrew
Slackware, Slax This is a message from Patrick Volkerding in regards to his thoughts on Gnome and Slackware. It was originally posted on the Dropline Gnome Forum. Editor's note: Pat has made similar comments to me as well regarding Gnome's bugs and maintainance problems.
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Somewhat understandable really.
by Best on Sun 10th Oct 2004 06:29 UTC

Considering that Gnome and KDE have both been pushed off to the second disk, normally reserved for the sourcecode and extras alone, perhaps it would be a good idea for him to eliminate KDE and Gnome from slackware completely, and rely upon specialized desktop distributions for both.

Dropline does a very good job at providing a good gnome desktop on top of the stable slackware base, I'm sure somebody could do the same thing with KDE.

Since Slack is a one man distro, it seems like a very good idea since it would get Slack back down to a single cd distro and would save Pat time.

I'd hate to see Gnome completely removed from Slackware, but if Pat were to officially endorse dropline by including the installer, I'm not sure really how much of an impact it would ultimately have.