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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The good and the bad.
by Maynard on Sun 10th Oct 2004 07:32 UTC

The good is that KDE is easier to compile because it comes in huge single packages. Someone could just package Gnome insto source tarballs like that, but uprgading would become a bandwidth intensive affair. I am sure with something like Build Buddy from Ximian, it is pretty easy to maintain different package sets fro different distros. IIRC at Ximian at one point there was only one person doing the packaging for all the distros.