gnome apps

Jérôme Guelfucci jerome.guelfucci at
Fri Feb 1 20:35:12 UTC 2008


Concerning the crash of squeeze, it's a bug in glib >= 2.15 which is
being worked on, for example it works perfectly under gutsy which has
a <2.15 version of glib.


On Feb 1, 2008 9:15 PM, Stefan Schwarzburg
<stefan.schwarzburg at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm not an Xubuntu developer, just an interested user (since the first
> Xubuntu release).
> >
> > I would be glad if as many people as possible on this list could give
> > their opinion about the seeds[*], this way we could really call this an
> > open development process...
> I would have said nothing, because I haven't contributed to Xubuntu yet, but
> when I'm ask:
> I like to have most apps optional. In all Xubuntu releases I've removed
> xubuntu-desktop after the upgrade or install and changed lot's of software
> to more capable ones. I do need OpenOffice, Firefox, mplayer, gqview and so
> on, and I have no use for the gnome office apps,  epiphany, xfmedia,
> ristretto and so on.
>  I did not feel any slow down in the last release.
> What keeps me away from Gnome is mostly Nautilus and all these Mono apps
> (f-spot, beagle, ...). They are really slow and I love to have thunar and
> most core xfce stuff.
>  For example squeeze/file-roller: I only use a graphical tool for this if
> there is a plugin to use it from within thunar. If this is possible, then I
> don't care.
> For example screensaver. If it works and also works with Compiz which I use
> from time to time in Xubuntu: then I don't care. If not, guess what I will
> do: remove xubuntu-desktop and replace the screensaver with another one.
> If I could wish for something in Xubuntu, then it would be that you, the
> developers, would like to work *together* and continue to produce a great
> distribution (which it was in the last years, from my point of view). This
> would be much more worth than the actual decision on some apps, really.
> Cheers,
> Stefan
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