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Re: Proposal: switch default desktop to xfce



XFCE is short of maintainers, both upstream and debian, but 4.12 is
expected to be released sometime in the next 6 months. That said,
everything both debian and upstream is stable, and a number of 4.11
"development release" packages are able to be uploaded to experimental
if more people come onboard to help with the resultant bugs.

On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 6:35 AM, Cesare Leonardi <celeonar@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
>
>> Pros:
>>
>>   * 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.
>
>> Cons:
>>   * <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.
>
> Cesare.
>
>
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