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From: Rune Morling <gentoo@...>
Subject: Re: Gentoo-desktop howto fix-up
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 13:06:12 +0100
On 11/18/03 03:07:19, munky@... wrote:
> In that case, we should establish what programs we would like to
> include
> in this. First, perhaps it would be more intelligent to establish
> categories:

[snip]

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!

/ermo

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