IceWM/Ubuntu Lite (Was: initial edgy plans)

Colin McDermott colmcd at optusnet.com.au
Mon Jun 5 11:17:27 BST 2006


Just a few ideas on this subject.

One thing that I have noticed with Ubuntu is that it is packaging 
desktops with applications.
ie XFCE Desktop with Lightweight apps like Abiword, etc.
KDE Desktop with Koffice
Gnome Desktop with OpenOffice.

I don't think that there is an actual reason for a Desktop to be put 
with Those applications. Some people may want to run Gnome with 
Lightweight apps and others wanting to run XFCE with Openoffice, perhaps 
even some wanting to run the KDE Desktop without any applications 
installed by default.. Is it an idea to separate the Application 
packages away from the Desktop packages. Perhaps then just having a 
Xubuntu package that would depend on xubuntu-applications 
+xubuntu-desktop and likewise for other Desktops?
> I think it's better if the devteam focusing on polishing XFce for us
> rather than split their resources on an additional wm. 

I think that instead of splitting resources, people would be more likely 
to join the Xubuntu project to develop that WM along with the rest of 
the Xubuntu packages. I also don't think that ICEWM will require allot 
of maintenance as it is much simpler then XFCE. I believe that most of 
the work has already been done on interfaces and the like. Also with GDM 
you can just select which Window manager you want anyway, I don't know 
if people would need to make a choice at installation.

Cheers

Colin McDermott


Illés János wrote:
> I think it's better if the devteam focusing on polishing XFce for us
> rather than split their resources on an additional wm.
>
> On 6/5/06, john levin <john at technolalia.org> wrote:
>> Jani Monoses wrote:
>> > Hi all
>> >
>> > I wrote down a few ideas for edgy here
>> > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XubuntuEdgyIdeas
>> >
>> > as it's stated there please discuss anything you want added here 
>> first  to
>> > avoid
>> > it ending up as the ProposedApps page.
>> >
>> > thanks
>> > Jani
>> >
>>
>> The WM for Ubuntu-Lite is IceWM. Would it be worth adding this to
>> Xubuntu? Certainly not to replace XFCE, but as a lighter alternative.
>> I'm presuming there would be enough room on the cd for both; not sure
>> how we could handle choosing Ice over XFCE during installation.
>>
>> John
>>
>>
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