[ubuntu-studio-devel] New for saucy

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Wed Aug 28 14:58:13 UTC 2013

On Wed, 28 Aug 2013, Ralf Mardorf wrote:

> IMO a serious alternate DE for a production environment is LXDE.

I am not sure LXDE would make an improvement over xfce. The production SW 
pulls in a lot of stuff. Some of the video SW we ship pulls in a lot of 
the KDE desktop stuff, that once run leaves the KDE support tasks running 
:P (kdenlive for example)

Right now I am looking at the progress in development. Stability is 
probably the more important thing. I haven't run lxde on a daily basis 
enough to tell how stable it is. If I was putting together an appliance, I 
might seriously look at fvwm for speed. The menus are hard coded though, 
so adding SW is painful for a lot of people. But for an appliance it gives 
a solid base to make a custom UI.

There are other session managers that could work well too in that case, 
but UbuntuStudio is meant to be flexable and expandable. So right now 
xfce, lxde and kde are probably the best choices. I used to think kde was 
slow, but I have found it to be very stable with out too much cpu usage. I 
think it maybe has one of the larger development teams.

Len Ovens

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