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: Mephisto
by Mike on Sun 10th Oct 2004 12:04 UTC

[quote]If you are already building Gnome from scratch why do you care if he drops it?[/quote]

Because the garnome process left a lot to be desired. Also, I format/reinstall a lot on multiple partitions/HDDs/Computers and i'd like to have what i want on 1 or 2 CDs for easy install.

I was wrong about Dropline though, they added 2.8 on thursday. I'm downloading their ISO right now and it looks promising.

Still, Ubuntu is a really tempting distro. I've been a Slack user as long as i've been a linux user, but if they drop Gnome, AND keep KDE, i may let Ubuntu handle my desktop needs. One thing i absolutely love about Ubuntu is the streamlining. There's ONE tool for most jobs. And the whole thing comes on ONE iso. I'd love to see others follow that trend.

I definitely understand Patrick's reasoning, but i'd rather he went totally CLI and let the user build the desktop up with a seperate CD that someone else maintains. I'd actually prefer it that way even to the current system. A blatent favoring of KDE would push me away from Slack (as a desktop OS)for good.