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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by zborgerd on Sat 15th Jan 2005 08:20 UTC

Now that Dropline is a community endeavor, we intend to make some changes (hopefully improvements) to it. We can't please everyone (though we wish that we could), but our aim is to make Dropline Gnome into the best Gnome desktop available.

It's not been an easy process, by any means, but it's a great experience. There are a few quirks to building Gnome and its supporting libraries, but we've got a great team of developers and testers. The initial response to our first release was very pleasing, especially since we were pressed for time to release things promptly. Todd gave his announcement right before the release of Gnome 2.8.2, so there was a lot involved in making things work within a timely manner, and keeping things stable as well.

Our aim is to make a desktop that is user-friendly and reliable. There are several changes going on that will improve Dropline Gnome, and we really look forward to ideas and suggestions from everyone.

As a Dropline user of more than two years, and now as a developer, I hope that other people can get as much enjoyment out of it as I have. I hope that those who dislike Dropline Gnome will at least keep an eye on our future release.