Adding Gnome apps

Vincent imnotb at
Tue Dec 18 19:10:33 UTC 2007

On 18/12/2007, Giuseppe Torelli <colossus73 at> wrote:
> "gnome-power-manager sounds fine to me". Slowly slowly all the XFCE and
> GTK apps
> are being removed from Xubuntu, so what will be the difference among
> Xubuntu and
> Ubuntu?

Well, Gnome applications also use the Gimp Toolkit (GTK). Some are just made
with mainly Gnome in mind, so they contain Gnome in their name. The
difference between Xubuntu and Ubuntu is Xfce, which already is a huge
difference to me. Furthermore, we also still differ in application
selection, take e.g. the inclusion of Abiword which I greatly prefer over Writer because of its speed and better GTK integration. And
we might include Epiphany over Firefox if it uses WebKit, that would also
fit into Xubuntu's philosophy because it's faster, and it, too, has better
GTK integration. On the other hand, both Abiword and Epiphany and Gnumeric
are written with Gnome in mind, as opposed to OpenOffice and Firefox.

So what's the problem with including GTK apps that contain "Gnome" in their

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