Xubuntu.org Website Review

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at shimmerproject.org
Tue Jul 19 08:08:03 UTC 2011

On 07/19/2011 10:47 AM, Eero Tamminen wrote:
> Hi,
> On tiistai 19 heinäkuu 2011, Elizabeth Krumbach wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 5:57 PM, Phil Whitaker
>>>  Get Xubuntu (http://xubuntu.org/getubuntu)
>>> Firstly, the link to this page isn't the best - can't it be /getxubuntu
>>> instead?
> As distro names is already in domain name, why it couldn't simply be /get
> or /download?
Afaik, we decided to keep this on the last website update just because
the rest of the *buntu* sites used that address to point to downloads.
>>> In the Install Xubuntu from Ubuntu section, it states "Next time you
>>> login, you can choose Xfce4 from the Session menu on the login
>>> screen."  In 11.04 it's "Xfce session", but you should actually choose
>>> "Xubuntu session".
>> I don't log in very often (I'm always logged in!) so I don't remember,
>> when was the change so we can word this correctly? Should we just
>> change it to say "Xubuntu session" or was there a time in supported
>> history when it was "Xfce session"?
> Distribution can have multiple desktop environments installed at
> the same time.
> If user has also installed e.g. ubuntu studio metapackage, should the other
> login alternative on his Xubuntu distribution login screen be for "Ubuntu
> Studio distribution" or "Gnome desktop"?
> Or if user installs xubuntu metapackage to a Kubuntu distro, should
> the alternative be "Xubuntu distribution" or "XFCE desktop"?
> The question isn't quite black&white because the desktops aren't
> pure upstream desktop environment but have distribution specific
> tunings, e.g. Xubuntu flavor of XFCE desktop is made to look like
> Ubuntu Gnome 2.x desktop, it doesn't look like pure XFCE.
> It depends a bit also on what kind of balance you want between
> Xubuntu & XFCE branding and what the majority of users except.
> Most descriptive would be something like:
> 	Xubuntu XFCE desktop session
> But it's a bit long. :-)
> 	- Eero

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