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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Good idea
by Daniel de Kok on Sun 10th Oct 2004 13:12 UTC

I'd support dropping GNOME, and optionally KDE. Many (older) Slackware supporters always stuck with Slackware because it is simple, flexible and transperant. It is a rock-stable base one could build upon.

But I think it would be a good idea to drop KDE too, has fairly good builds for Slackware, and it would help to slim down Slackware a whole lot.

But after all, it is Patrick's distro. It is his choice.