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Re: [Pkg-xfce-devel] Reverting to GNOME for jessie's default desktop

On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 01:35:28PM -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 05:34:04PM +0200, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> Or even showing them at all (certainly last time I bothered to look at
> gnome 3 it seemed to think buttons on windows were mostly to be avoided).
> > People who are so afraid of new stuff to learn that they won't even figure
> > out how to close a window are not Gnome's (or XFCE's, for that matter)
> > target audience.

They may well not be Gnome's target audience.
We should not inflict Gnome on them.

> > If you want that, install KDE and tell it to use one of the
> > let's-mimic-Windows/MacOS themes.
> xfce is perfectly useable to most people by default.
> All I personally expect from a window manager is:
> Be able to launch programs (ideally using alt+F2)
> Be able to resize the window using the edge of the window
> Have a maximize/restore button
> Have a minimize button
> Have a close button
> (These last 3 should also show up when I hit alt+space, because well I
> have used that keystroke on many systems for over 20 years to do that).
> That's it.  I don't need any more than that.  Gnome 3 failed that out
> of the box.

It looks as if Lennart Sorensen is not in Gnome's target audience.
But I'd say he is definitely in Debian's target audience.

-- hendrik


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