Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 24th Jun 2013 03:00 UTC
Linux I volunteer as tech support for a small organization. For years we relied on Ubuntu on our desktops, but the users didn't like it when Ubuntu switched to the Unity interface. This article tells about our search for a replacement and why we decided on Xfce running atop Linux Mint.
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RE[6]: mate is better now.
by Morgan on Mon 24th Jun 2013 17:41 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: mate is better now."
Morgan
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2005-06-29

And it was for a very good reason, as KEdit had correct unicode support wich KWrite/Kate did not have at the time. Rather than not supporting some users need, the KDE developers kept KEdit fot those use cases.
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No, it was not. KEdit was simply dropped when KWrite/Kate gained the missing unicode functionality. As the plan was the whole time. The reason it corresponded with KDE 4, was the switch to Qt 4 wich delivered much of it for "free".


Thanks for the clarification. Though, I still see them dropping it as slimming the compilation down a bit. I don't understand why reducing bloat is considered a bad thing.

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RE[7]: mate is better now.
by acobar on Mon 24th Jun 2013 23:27 in reply to "RE[6]: mate is better now."
acobar Member since:
2005-11-15

Though, I still see them dropping it as slimming the compilation down a bit. I don't understand why reducing bloat is considered a bad thing.

Probably because what you call bloat is the very reason some, like myself, prefer kde over any other *n[iu]x DE/WM. There is a need to some tweaks but this is way better than it is to not has options at all.

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RE[8]: mate is better now.
by Morgan on Tue 25th Jun 2013 10:51 in reply to "RE[7]: mate is better now."
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Yep, I'm definitely more of a minimalist. That said, I've found KDE to be usable lately, though I do turn off all the flashiness and remove a ton of useless or redundant apps.

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