[xubuntu-users] slim, display manager

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Mon May 31 12:55:21 UTC 2010


On Mon, 31 May 2010 06:44:18 -0600
Charlie Kravetz <cjk at teamcharliesangels.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 31 May 2010 13:57:20 +0200
> Kaspar Kööp <meborc at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > This again boils down on what Xubuntu is here for. If we want lightweight
> > OS, then slim is the way to go. If we want all the blitz and bling and be a
> > ubuntu (gnome) copy with xfce, use gdm.
> > 
> > I really thing Xubuntu should define it's place in the OS market. Are we
> > striving for low memory machines or not?
> > 
> > If not, why is abiword and gnumeric in the default install instead of full
> > openoffice? If we are, slim is a good option to reduce the bloat.
> > 
> > After Xubuntu has defined where it wants to fit in, we can start
> > make choices based on that.
> > 
> > 
> > Kaspar
> > 
> 
> Please post at the bottom of the messages as requested in 
> http://www.ubuntu.com/support/community/mailinglists . It makes the
> thread so much easier to follow if it does not jump all over in the
> message.
> 
> > 
> > 
> > On 31 May 2010 13:49, Charlie Kravetz <cjk at teamcharliesangels.com> wrote:
> > 
> > > On Mon, 31 May 2010 08:36:20 +0300
> > > Mihamina Rakotomandimby <mihamina at gulfsat.mg> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Manao ahoana, Hello, Bonjour,
> > > >
> > > > xubuntu-desktop installs gdm, even in lucid.
> > > > I tested slim, but it works quite well.
> > > >
> > > > I think xubuntu should consider switching to it.
> > > >
> > > > I will _try_ to improve the slim package and see.
> > > >
> > > > Misaotra, Thanks, Merci.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Why? "Works quite well" also applies to gdm.
> 
> Xubuntu has never defined itself as "for low memory systems only". It
> has, however, defined it's goals. One of those is "The target audience
> for Xubuntu is users who are interested in having a modestly light
> weight, slim, fast desktop experience while retaining the usability and
> functionality that is required to provide an easy to use desktop
> environment." [1]. That is the goal of Xubuntu, and the target. With no
> funding, limited developers, and limited time, Xubuntu must constantly
> monitor the applications chosen, and use those requiring the least
> man-hours to maintain. If changing from GDM to Slim would allow the
> developers less time maintaining Slim, that could be a good move.
> However, the effect on the users must also be considered. 
> 

Left out my reference, The Xubuntu Strategy document, which guides the
Xubuntu process. If you would like to help with Xubuntu, please get
involved. It is easy to get started [2]

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/StrategyDocument
[2] http://xubuntu.org/devel

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