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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Slackware & bye bye Gnome
by Cheapskate on Sat 15th Jan 2005 23:58 UTC

i been lurking here and reading comments for a day, and i have to agree with those that dont use Gnome and wont miss Gnome, i once used to Like Gnome back in the 1.4 days, when 2.x came around i thought ok this is new but just a little bloated and maybe it will take a couple of .x releases for the Gnome developers to streamline it and it will lighten up on the bloated feel of it, but nope, it just stayed topheavy all the way from 2.2 to 2.8

so i am not saying gnome is a total loss, there are some Gnome apps i like so i hope they still work if i install em on SLackware-10.1, if not i will just have to look for alternatives, afterall that what Linux is - an alternative to Windoze to me, a few years ago when XP was close to release and the Product Activation was part of it and there were some other issues about XP that i did not agree with i never bought XP and Win98 was getting old and dated i finally wiped Win98 off my harddrive and been using Linux exclusivly ever since, with all the vulnerabilitys with XP i read in the media i do not regret my move to abandon Windoze completely...

anyhow back to the subject of Gnome, bye bye Gnome i wont miss ya, since Gnome lost the Philosophy of Linux of being simple and elegant, instead it became a bloated,slow and complicated, i look forward to a Gnome-less Slack, i only bother with KDE so other users that use my computer can have a full featured desktop, i dont care what wm i use, right now i favour xfce4, but will be happy with any of the light bare-bones WMs like blackbox/fluxbox or WindowMaker, its all the same to me as long as i have a menu i can customize for the applications i like to run and multiple virtual desktops...