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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a good decision
by christian paratschek on Sun 10th Oct 2004 10:35 UTC

even though i personally prefer gnome, i support patricks decision. i have stated it before and i will say it again: choice is good, but having choice should not also mean that you chicken out out and make no decisions at all. patrick may make a debated decision, yeah. but he also reduces his amount of completely useless extra work, thus freeing him to do more for slackware. i think offering 2 completely desktop environments is so redundant. if ubuntu doesn't bring kde, then slackware might as well bring no gnome. it's perfectly legitimate. in fact, i want to see more distributions make this decision. support one desktop and support it really well. and if the whole distribution suffers, someone WILL fork it and put the other desktop in again. it's really that easy.