Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 15th Jan 2005 02:09 UTC, submitted by Paul Best
Slackware, Slax On a recent IRC discussion Pat discussed Slackware's future and the restructuring that will happen for Slackware 11. Regarding the removal of Gnome from Slackware, he said: "GNOME is not easy to build into packages, lacks decent documentation to build, and requires many undocumented system changes for things to work 100%".
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It is understandable.
by Best on Sat 15th Jan 2005 02:21 UTC

Gnome isn't the easiest thing to build, maintain, or to deal with from a packaging point of view. We've had quite a time getting a handle on everything with Dropline, but we're doing alright. Of course we have a number of volunteers working on dropline around the world.

Considering Pat's health, time constraints, and Slackware's focus on KDE for the desktop, I've expected this for a while.