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.

Rush Shell

May 16, 2009

Rick_2047 from the Ruby Forum pointed out Rush to me. This will be a definate addition to Sauce. I think Bash will still be a default shell, since Rush would probably be a bit daunting to a non rubyist. Maybe I will make it a choice upon install to make it default.

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