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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I'm disappointed
by cycojesus on Sun 10th Oct 2004 15:03 UTC

I'm a slacware user for some years now and even if I use neither gnome nor kde I often compile programs that relies on kde/gnome libs so if Pat drop gnome I would have to compile those gnome libs myself... I've tried that and it's a real pain, you find yourself downloading dependencies all around the web just to make a single tiny lib to compile :/

And no, dropline for the moment is not a solution as it reinstall huge parts of slackware such as X, Python, not even mentioning the PAM stuff... I really don't like that, I try to stick as much as possible to basic slack packages.

Now the ball is in gnome's camp, maybe they should rethink their building method to make it simplier