Myles Green rmg57 at telus.net
Sat Oct 8 02:06:32 UTC 2005

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On Sat, 08 Oct 2005 11:06:32 +1000
Colin McDermott <colmcd at optusnet.com.au> wrote:

> I can post the full guide for doing this. Personally I find that most 
> people have one user account for desktop based systems. Btw Xfce dm
> is very annoying. It overrides other Display Managers including GDM.
> Plus you can only run xfce with it. WDM is only a tiny bit heavier
> then XDM but a pain to configure. Plus A shutdown button is really
> needed (Most users I know struggle to shut WDM down).

It seemed fairly straight forward to configure to me <shrugs> but I'll
find out one way or another in a few minutes. :-D

> >>> As for the weather plugin I am not sure about including that in
> >>> the default as it acesses the network.
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >And so does a web browser and an email client and an ftp client and a
> >bittorrent application and... well, you get my point  ;-) 
> >
> Though if the poor person is on dialup you just have an annoying
> feature taking up bandwidth. Please no weather icon. Also can we
> remove ntpdate! from startup. I don't think that clock
> synchronisation is that important (if users want it then they should
> be able to do it from the menu).

I wasn't suggesting it be included in the panel config by default, only
that it be available to add if wanted. Neither of those two apps
(weather plugin or ntpdate) slow down the startup time on my system by
any measurable time if my connection is down. The only effect I see is
Usplash kicking me back to vt1 or a blank plugin space on the panel.
Anyway, it doesn't matter ATM, to me nor any of my clients, if they're
installed by default or not. It was just a suggestion and I don't
expect any (or all) of my suggestions to be accepted by everyone.

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