DragonFly GUI desktop at work - not bad at all

Carsten Mattner carstenmattner at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 11:53:58 PDT 2012

On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 8:33 PM, Stéphane Russell
<srussell at prodigeinfo.qc.ca> wrote:
> John Marino a écrit :
>> On 7/20/2012 17:12, Stéphane Russell wrote:
>>> Wojciech Puchar a écrit :
>>>>> despite of an error message at startup is working fine, as long as
>>>>> I'm not trying to configure it, since GConf is not working.
>>>> just use windows manager like cwm or fvwm2+your own configuration.
>>>> I for example use my 9 year old .fvwm2rc which results in cwm-alike
>>>> environment.
>>>> it's really easier to just run program you need (like openoffice
>>>> writer, mail client, gimp etc.) instead of running bells and whistles
>>>> like Gnome.
>>>> I assume you need workstation (==computer to do actual work). Gnome
>>>> nor XFCE nor KDE doesn't help in doing actual work.
>>> I always try to use Gnome whenever possible, and fall back to XFCE when
>>> it's not.
>> It might be time to rethink that approach.  The gnome library version
>> numbers are all mismatched.  Some are 2.24, others 2.26, others 2.32.
>> Effectively they can't all be brought to the current level of glib2 due to
>> the increasing amount of linux-only functionality there.  The days of Gnome
>> on non-Linux might be numbered, at least modern Gnome...
>> On the flipside, KDE has been compiling completely and all the modules
>> have matching versions numbers.  Currently KDE 3.5 just lost regressed a
>> module or two, but before that we had fully building KDE 3.5 and 4.8.x.
>> XFCE has been building as well, but it's still on 4.6
>> John
> I think your right about this. Even the Illumos community complains about
> this.

Complaining is important, but contributing platform support patches
(if you have the skills) would possibly be a better choice, wouldn't it?

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