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Re: GSoC: LiveCD

From: Petr Janda <elekktretterr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 10:19:33 +1000

I think guys, we should use KDE 4.x for the GUI on the livecd. 


On Tue, 3 Jun 2008 12:45:31 am VOROSKOI Andras wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 02, 2008 at 04:13:11PM +0200, Robert Luciani wrote:
> > I think using Gnome would be better than KDE.
> >
> > Firstly, all popular apps use gtk+ like: Firefox, Thunderbird,
> > OpenOffice, Pidgin, Xchat, Wireshark, gvim, Ekiga, F-Spot, Gimp, and
> > much more.
> Well, these depends on gtk+2, not gnome. It's quite obvious that you can
> not live without gtk. I mean I can hardly imagine any desktop machine
> without gtk.
> > Secondly, (if we had a compatible HAL) gnome has a lot nicer services
> > like NetworkManager, gvfs (volume-manager), power-manager,
> > bluetooth-manager and more.
> OK, I'm not too familiar with these.
> > Lastly, KDE is oftentimes quite ugly and has way too many buttons.
> I could argue on that, but as I prefer the lightweight things it does
> not really affects me.
> Anyway choose the one you use more often, so you will know how things
> should work and probably also how to fix the bugs popping up.
> > In so far as simple window-managers are concerned, there are are newer
> > cooler ones that "good 'ol" blackbox and ratpoison, such as:
> > wm/awesome (lightweight) and wip/e17 (almost lightweight).
> Awesome is good with a proper config file. I only tried once.
> As for e17: I would not use it. I'm the e17 maintainer in frugalware and
> e17 is alpha, maximum beta. So it's just not ready. And there are not
> much apps written for EFL, so it just does not worth the work. Just my
> 0.02.
> > My vote is on one "big one": meta-pkgs/gnome
> > and one "small one": wm/awesome
> Well, it's your call. Whatever you choose is good for me.

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