GSoC: LiveCD

Sepherosa Ziehau sepherosa at
Mon Jun 2 07:25:27 PDT 2008

On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 10:13 PM, Robert Luciani <rluciani at> wrote:
>> I think using qt/kde would be easier. As the size does not count to much
>> on a DVD using 100+ gnome apps would be a bit harder. So I would start
>> with KDE if I were you.
>> xfce4 is also a good one imo and should be also faster than kde, but
>> i've never tried kde4.
>> And the most important is ratpoison of course :)
> I think using Gnome would be better than KDE.
> Firstly, all popular apps use gtk+ like: Firefox, Thunderbird,
> OpenOffice, Pidgin, Xchat, Wireshark, gvim, Ekiga, F-Spot, Gimp, and
> much more.
> Secondly, (if we had a compatible HAL) gnome has a lot nicer services
> like NetworkManager, gvfs (volume-manager), power-manager,
> bluetooth-manager and more.
> Lastly, KDE is oftentimes quite ugly and has way too many buttons.
> In so far as simple window-managers are concerned, there are are newer
> cooler ones that "good 'ol" blackbox and ratpoison, such as:
> wm/awesome (lightweight) and wip/e17 (almost lightweight).
> My vote is on one "big one": meta-pkgs/gnome
> and one "small one": wm/awesome

Oh, is awesome smaller than wmii3?

Best Regards,

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