[ubuntu-mythtv] Opinions regarding the Xfce move

Nick Fox nickj.fox at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 00:04:32 BST 2007

I would look at this as pro/con and see what works best. What would we gain
by switching to XFCE?


On 9/26/07, Mario Limonciello <superm1 at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Folks,
> As many people know, we are planning to move the Mythbuntu environment
> over to Xfce.  Unfortunately, this has a lot of hard to deal with
> ramifications for the existing packages.
> The move is all prepared for the Live environment on CD, and works fine
> there.  The "Mythbuntu Administration" session also has everything but the
> background prepared.
> The problem comes with the normal environment's current openbox based
> session.  The normal environment works by using the ubuntu-mythtv-frontend
> package.  This sets up openbox, gdm, feh, a background and some automatic
> login tricks.
> How do we handle the migration over to the new Xfce based env?  I'm not
> sure it makes sense for existing feisty ubuntu-mythtv-frontend users that
> upgrade to gutsy to suddenly get these dependencies on Xfce, and
> consequently all these mythbuntu packages too.
> To me, it's almost making more sense to just make the "Mythbuntu
> Administration" session the only session ever logged into, and probably
> rename it to "Mythbuntu".  When the user chooses to do an automatic login,
> add mythfrontend to the list of apps automatically started.  If they choose
> not to, then take it off this list.
> I figure this would make for the least breakage for most users, and
> probably keep our end simpler in the end.
> What do other people think?
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> Mario Limonciello
> superm1 at ubuntu.com
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