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 Michael Salivar on Sun 10th Oct 2004 10:59 UTC

There's one problem there, though. Ubuntu is a desktop operating system through and through, while Slackware is more a build it yourself solution. Personally, I'd rather see him keep or abandon both, all or nothing, completely keeping it in terms of Slackware itself. It's not like he does any extra integration work, iirc (it's been awhile since I slacked)

When Gnome's well being is brought into it, I think he should drop it, for the reasons I mentioned in my last post. It's not like Gnomish Slackers will be left in the dark though, there's still Dropline and linuxpackages.net

Overall I agree with you. Off the CD distributions like Ubuntu and Connectiva should focus on a single set of software, especially when it comes to DE's. People who use these distributions tend to be overwhelmed by choices, and just want things to work.