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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
> 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.
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
(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.
> - 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.