Gentoo Archives: gentoo-desktop-research

From: dams@×××.fr
To: gentoo-desktop-research@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Gentoo-desktop howto fix-up
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 11:42:08
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Gentoo-desktop howto fix-up by Rune Morling
Rune Morling <gentoo@××.dk> said:

> On 11/18/03 03:07:19, munky@××××××.com 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!
Please read the manifest (, there is a definition of what a desktop related issue is. Thus you can see what application should be handled or not. -- dams -- gentoo-desktop-research@g.o mailing list