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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RE: My thoughts on this...
by clausi on Sun 10th Oct 2004 09:43 UTC

Kontact does certain things better than evolution and evolution does certain things better than Kontact. If the teams could be thrown into the same room, we may have a chance to get the best mail client yet.

That's wishful thinking. It may even result in the worse mail client you've ever seen.

And to get this straight: Your 'problem' will be the same whatever OS you use. I also found two similar pieces of software doing some things better than the other in Windows. Windows only advantage is that at least both projects share a similar look. Thus, your 'problem' is due to the toolkits, not the desktops.

And although I don't use Slackware and don't bother with KDE, I agree that this is probably a good thing for Slackware to do: Drop all GNOME and maybe even all GTK packages from the distro.

From what others said, it's a one man distro. It should be concentrating on one desktop. It may even improve his the number of sold CDs, who knows?