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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Back to basics.
by Mike on Sun 10th Oct 2004 13:19 UTC

Daniel: I really agree with you about slack as a solid foundation. That's what i tried to use it for recently to build xorg and gnome myself.

The more i think about it, the more i'm thinking i'd love to see Patrick make slack just a solid foundation distro, basically the equivalent of LFS but with better command line tools. Then there could be seperate projects for KDE and Gnome or whatever on seperate CDs with their own installers.

The problem i see with that is if you give a whole CD to a Gnome or KDE, it runs the risk of adding too much bulk.