On Mon, 2014-08-11 at 03:20 +0100, Anthony F McInerney wrote: [...] > If people have old CD only machines i would not like to attempt to get > kernel 3.16 +drivers +userland working on that. I've been in that > situation plenty of times, where woody or potato are better simply > because the drivers had been deprecated. Lets not go into the > 256/512MB of ram that the CD only computer has and how much gnome or > xfce is going to chew up and bring the machine to a crawl as soon you > try to do anything and it hits swap. [...] I have a wheezy VM running Xfce comfortably in 256 MB (only a third of which is used at this moment, excluding caches and buffers). I doubt that jessie is going to require vastly more memory. So I think that Xfce and CD media are still going to be useful for people who are stuck with older hardware. If we agree that it's important to support installation from a single CD (rather than 2+ CDs or downloads) then Xfce would probably be the right default DE for that single CD. I do not support making it the default in general, though. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Humans are not rational beings; they are rationalising beings.
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