*Official Announcement:* Ubuntu Studio is switching to XFCE.

Ralf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Mon May 16 15:12:22 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-05-16 at 10:24 -0400, Mike Holstein wrote:

> Ralph, im going to assume a question here. that question would be...
> "will the ubuntustudio metapackages *require* XFCE?"
> theres one metapackage right now called ubuntustudio-desktop. that
> would be the one that would pull XFCE in, and switch DE's. theres no
> reason why the others should do that, or need to do that, and thats a
> very valid point that i will keep in mind as we move forward. this
> question you posed also gave me a great idea. maybe we can just take
> the current ubuntustudio-desktop (with gnome2), leave it as-is (so
> there is no maintenance) rename it ubuntustudio-desktop-gnome, and
> leave that in place as long as gnome2 is around. in that way, a user
> could install the current ubuntu vanilla, and get switched to the good
> 'ol gnome current setup that we all know and love by running sudo
> apt-get install ubuntustudio-destkop-gnome. this package could be
> around as long as ubuntu has gnome2 in the repo. i will ask how
> challenging that could be to implement that, unless you would like to
> take that on Ralph? it would be great if you could help us
> constructively resolve some of these issues users are having with this
> UI switch.

A good idea to provide 2 different desktop meta packages, if somebody
has the time and knowledge to maintain the GNOME package.

I might have some time to contribute some work, but I guess not the
knowledge to help here. Resp. how could I (and perhaps other people)
contribute something regarding to the DE issue?


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