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Re: Proposal: switch default desktop to xfce

On Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:31:52 +0200
Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> wrote:

> On 24/10/13 at 16:40 +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> > This goes back to during the wheezy release cycle. There was a
> > little discussion around a change in tasksel [1], but rather too
> > late in the day for the change to make sense. Now we have rather
> > more time, I feel. Let's change the default desktop for
> > installation to xfce.
> > Cons:
> >  * <please fill in here>
> What's the the status of XFCE regarding accessibility?
> That was a big strengh of GNOME for a long time, though I've heard
> rumors (sorry not to be more specific) that gnome-shell has some
> unsolved issues in that regard, which is a problem since GNOME
> classic/fallback mode is gone in 3.8.
> Even if not a strong requirement, I like the idea of an accessible
> default Debian desktop.

Most of the apps used on top of GNOME will continue to work with XFCE,
it's not as if the underlying libraries are changing. If anything, it's
*less* work to get such apps working with XFCE than it will be
migrating to full GNOME integration.


Neil Williams

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