[ubuntu-studio-devel] US still alive !

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Tue Apr 3 14:31:42 UTC 2018

On Tue, 3 Apr 2018 16:39:50 +0300, eylul wrote:
>One of the biggest advantages of moving to mate would be being able to
>use (and possibly adapt) the software center. Also it could help us
>dodge the issues with menus. (hopefully? maybe?) It also seems that we
>have people here who are also active on that side of the project which
>is good! :) I remember it not being very flexible, but it could be a
>compromise for polish, and as it is a relatively new project hopefully
>flexibility will come as the project matures.

I hope you don't have Wayland in the back of your head, too.

>I would love to see KDE as a possible desktop for ubuntustudio.

Len already explained one of the most important issues with KDE!
Fortunately Qt apps don't need KDE, but it could be tricky to configure
Qt apps, when using a GTK based environment.

>As for XFCE4 the human readable configuration is nice from a power user
>level. I personally like that (and to this date, it is the only desktop
>environment I created theme elements for, for this reason :) ) but at
>the same time is that accessible to our current userbase?

It's nice to teach a novice how to edit a human readable config, but
it's a PITA to explain how to use gsettings or dconf, see my reply at

Using gsettings is ridiculous complicated and sometimes you first need
to use a GUI, before you could set up something using gsettings, no
explanation for the latter issue, since it's quite complicated/time
consuming to explain.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not per se against a migration to Mate.

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