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Re: Proposal: switch default desktop to xfce

On 24/10/2013 17:40, Steve McIntyre wrote:
Let's change the default desktop for installation to xfce.

I agree.
I'm using it happily for more than a year and it mostly works. Less mature than Gnome 2.x, which i still miss, but powerful and functional.


  * CD#1 will work again without size worries

  * Smaller, simpler desktop

  * Works well/better on all supported kernels (?)

  * Does not depend on replacing init

* Works well with old hardware.

* Basic compositing works well.

  * <please fill in here>

* Currrent version 4.10 is older than a year and the current development is very slow: i've read many times that it mostly depends on the cronical lack of manpower. Even if i agree on make xfce the default desktop, i think that upstream health is a parameter that Debian should consider evaluating this switch.

* As as a consequence of the previous point, i agree with Neil Williams that xfce-goodies needs some love.


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