List Archive: gentoo-desktop-research
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Rune Morling <gentoo@...> said:
> On 11/18/03 03:07:19, munky@... wrote:
>> In that case, we should establish what programs we would like to
>> in this. First, perhaps it would be more intelligent to establish
> Nice initiative. Might I suggest you maintain this list and add it to
> the desktop-research project pages?
> In general, there exist several 'best of breed' applications for
> different environments so how about adding what apps are native
> to which DE? I run gnome 2.4 exclusively (this mail is written using
> the gnome2 MUA balsa which works wonderfully), some run mixed
> environments, some run pure KDE and yet others run XFCE and
> some even run a 'non DE' with fluxbox et al.
> I think it would make the most sense if we target our efforts on the
> 'de facto' DE standards (drag n' drop, mime-database etc as embodied
> in KDE, gnome and XFCE).
> In other words if someone decides that fluxbox is really cool,
> rxvt+mutt is the only 'non-bloated' MUA solution, drag n' drop
> is a some fancy new-fangled concept of no real use, mime-type-handling
> is a shortlived fad, then, well, he/she isn't really in the target
> audience for the 'gentoo desktop experience'.
> Anyway, target audience is a central concept and I can't help but
> wonder where we are in this respect. Comments please!
Please read the manifest
(http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/desktop/research/manifest.xml), there is a
definition of what a desktop related issue is. Thus you can see what
application should be handled or not.
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