Why does Xubuntu desktop look like GNOME?

Pekka Kujansuu pekuja at gmail.com
Tue May 2 10:08:14 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2 May 2006 11:54:22 +0300
"Jani Monoses" <jani.monoses at gmail.com> wrote:

> >
> > >
> > I cannot say that I am disappointed but I would agree with those who
> > pointed out that XFCE had its own distinctive layout and there is no
> > reason to make it look like Gnome. Frankly speaking there are other ways
> > to make a light desktop anyway. I have screwed up my xfce4 config
> > recently and after removing .config directory I had to spent some time
> > reverting Xubuntu layout to familiar XFCE look.
> >
> With all respect for those who prefer the original xfce layout, the current
> one is going
> to be final since it is simpler. Those needing a specific layout can easily
> make it happen.
> So the thread can continue as far as I am concerned but will not change this
> decision :)

Will there be an option to revert to the standard XFCE layout? This could be done by just including the old configuration files with the packages and mention it briefly in the documentation perhaps, although I'm sure if you just include the configuration somewhere, people will find it. Another option would be to make an xfce4-classic package that installed the ald XFCE configuration.
Pekka Kujansuu

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