[ubuntu-studio-devel] availability of alternate DEs
jaquilina at eagleeyet.net
Wed Oct 10 06:10:56 UTC 2018
Aren’t there just 3 Main DE’s. Correct me if I am wrong but aren’t you talking about corner cases here? Or are you also taking into consideration window managers?
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> On 08 Oct 2018, at 00:05, Len Ovens <len at ovenwerks.net> wrote:
>> On Sun, 7 Oct 2018, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>>> On Sun, 07 Oct 2018 15:27:25 -0400, lukefromdc at hushmail.com wrote:
>>> Most DE's are designed not to conflict with any other DE
>> Yesno :D, for some more or less exceptional cases, regarding so called
>> major DEs, you and I know better :p. A "conflict" might not be the right
>> term for some issues, users could experience.
>> I would reduce it to switching between window mangers, never does cause
>> an issue, but switching between desktop environments not necessarily
>> does, but always could come with a pitfall.
> The main thing is user config files which may be the same filename from DE to DE or worse, one DE might expand a user config file in a way another might not understand. Also, if there is a studio specific login and a DE login for the same DE, whichever login you use first will set user configs in the way that login sets up. Most DEs have a DE specific sub directory of .config, but in the case where the DE is just a modified version of another DE... who knows.
> In general most people pick the DE they want and always use it.
> Len Ovens
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