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Re: Proposal: switch default desktop to xfce

On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 12:57:37AM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> James wrote:
> >On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 11:40 AM, Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> wrote:
> >> Let's change the default desktop for installation to xfce.
> >> ...
> >> 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
> >
> >This falsely implies that sticking with Gnome requires replacing the
> >init system.  The only requirement is that systemd is installed, not
> >that it is used as the init system.
> That may be the case today, but I personally think it's abundantly
> clear from the current path of Gnome development that sooner or later
> it's going to have a hard dependency on using systemd.

That doesn't contradict what I stated.  One can use systemd (the
package) without using systemd (the binary) as PID 1.  I don't see any
reason why Gnome would care what init system is used, while I do see
reasons why they want to use the various other tools that come along
with systemd (the package).

GPG Key: 4096R/331BA3DB 2011-12-05 James McCoy <jamessan@debian.org>

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