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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by Luk van den Borne on Sun 10th Oct 2004 10:22 UTC

It's not like he's saying Slack users can't use Gnome anymore, he just doesn't want to spend so much time on building and maintaining gnome packages if there already are very good Gnome packages(DLG).

However, there are still problems with DLG. DLG is sort of not very -current friendly. It wants to install its own packages, even packages like python and x.org etc. Especially when mixed with linuxpackages.net packages it'll become one big mess.

And while I do agree that building Gnome isn't the easiest one to build from source, I believe Gnome's usability adheres more to KISS than KDE does.