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From: Jeremy Olexa <darkside@g.o>
Subject: Re: [RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 09:00:03 -0500
Maciej Mrozowski wrote:
> Hi there!
> 
> Resulting from discussion during last Gentoo KDE team meeting taking place 22 
> Oct 2009 at #gentoo-meetings (summary fill be available soon), having Gentoo 
> GNOME team representative, it's been decided to go ahead with splitting 
> desktop profile to DE-specific subprofiles, to avoid bloat and provide desktop 
> specific separation which should result in desktop subprofiles being actually 
> practical.
> It's been proposed to:
> 
> - keep 'desktop' profile but strip it from any desktop specific features and 
> settings, making it default recommended choice for anyone using non-KDE and 
> non-GNOME desktop environment, yet avoiding USE flags bloat. Any other DE is 
> free to join and create own DE-specific subprofile if needed.

Hi,
Just so it is clear and there aren't any questions in the future. The 
XFCE team maintains a set of recommended global use flags in our docs[1] 
(maintained by Josh (nightmorph)). So, whatever direction this ends up, 
xfce will not be going down that same road.

Additionally, One cool thing about Gentoo is that you *can* have more 
than one DE installed. We don't have things like KGentoo =P I hope this 
profile thing doesn't make it harder for end users to use GNOME and KDE 
at the same time.

-Jeremy

[1]: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/xfce-config.xml


> 
> - create 'KDE' (or 'kde') and 'GNOME' (or 'gnome') subprofiles within 
> 'desktop' profile and move any desktop specific things there. This should in 
> theory allow us to not add 'recommended' IUSE defaults to desktop specific 
> packages, but keep those settings in profile - making profile effectively 'out 
> of the box' solution for those who need it.
> 
> If you have any comments, suggestions, important notices regarding this 
> change, please keep discussion in gentoo-desktop mailing list.
> 
> Thanks
> 



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