Xfce

May 17, 2009

Well just for fun I have been playing with packages in the Jaunty .iso. It is very difficult to stay below 700MB for a standard CD. So again there are options. The first and the most likely is switching to Xfce for Sauces desktop. To be honest I am pretty fond of Xfce anyway. But it would allow me to make a smaller image. And we would still be in a Gtk environment.  The other alternative is to just provide DVD .isos with Gnome. Or maybe a CD version in Xfce and the DVD with gnome…..I will probably stick with Xfce for now, and then maybe we can work on Gnome or even KDE editions of Sauce.

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I am having trouble being indecisive on a desktop choice. I like KDE apps and it does at least say it provides allot of bindings for Ruby. Gnome is nice, but I fear the future with Gnome 3, and Xfce is ok but does lack some bells and whistles. I need to choose on as a base though.  So here’s a poll