Linked by Neven Bijelic on Wed 24th Nov 2004 08:45 UTC
Xfce No doubt, all of you have heard of Xfce and those who haven't will hear about it soon anyway. I remember trying out Xfce for the first time back on SuSE 9.0. I am not sure if it came with the distrobution or if I downloaded it. At the time 9.0 came out I remember thinking to myself "nice, good potential, could be eyecandy, fast..." but I still logged into KDE upon booting. Sure I tried Gnome but somehow for a windows-commer KDE was more user friendly at the time. Update: More screenshots of XFce.
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that sort of installer
by milky on Thu 25th Nov 2004 18:14 UTC

While it is a nice idea to create such a graphical installer, it would make more sense to make a generic one, which would allow newbies to "install" any autoconf/configure-script based tarball. That would be cool.

In the case of XFCE however it only proves, that they still haven't learned to package their stuff correctly. While I recently got broadband access, many people still haven't and it's a pain to download 20MB tarballs for every release, just because project maintainers lay out the directory structure so (versioned file names) you can't get a diff/patch file for upgrading. There is no point in releasing such patches for most projects, but XFCE (despite being less bloated once compiled) long left the league of lightweight downloads.