Re: Proposal: switch default desktop to xfce
Ansgar Burchardt <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> How about renaming CD1 to "GNOME CD1" and make the minimal installers
> prompt which desktop to install? That is no longer having a default
> The downside would be that one download link would no longer be
By now I no longer think this is really worth much. There shouldn't be
more unclear options when people want to download Debian.
I also don't think changing the default desktop to XFCE is a good idea:
there is the accessibility issue Lucas mentioned and another mail
indicating that XFCE is short of maintainers. The default desktop
should in my opinion really be a well maintained one.
Finally this seems to be the wrong time and/or place to discuss these
changes. Both this thread and the "systemd effectively mandatory now due
to GNOME" look like a train wreck to me where any constructive
critique will be lost by now. I'm wondering if  is related as quite a
lot of people complaining about GNOME depending on systemd state they
don't even use it (and thus aren't affected anyway).