Adding Gnome apps

Vincent imnotb at
Tue Dec 18 19:17:17 UTC 2007

On 18/12/2007, Vincent <imnotb at> wrote:
> 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 name?

Sorry should've added Was: Re (unknown) to the subject line. For those
unaware, that's what I'm replying to ;-)

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