Schoelje wrote:Here you find a list with applications for the next LMDE Xfce.
my opinion (overall it looks good)
- banshee? can't we get rid of mono just because of this app?
- xterm: i guess you will need it http://pastebin.com/fpzPcLdK
it doesn't look a radically light xfce edition (we see some choices for more mainstream app) and that is ok as long as we don't fall in the traps lmde-xfce fell
and what were those?
- it was an ed. meant to be more mainstream (fill the gap left by the end of gnome2.x); the blog post announcing the first release is symptomatic http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1725
One of the most significant improvements is the performance boost given to this edition.
This performance boost allowed us to give Xfce a more mainstream software selection, replacing Exaile with Rhythmox, adding VLC and giving Xfce almost the same software selection as Gnome.
all this was great but one thing was forgotten (or overlooked): nautilus dependencies:
- the first iso (2011.04) had no nautilus yet (but had already several nautilus libraries)
- the 2012.04 had already nautilus installed http://pastebin.com/fhpURGZs
and a huge part of gnome as well
and this was probably the major issue users had over time with lmde-xfce (the intrusion of nautilus handling/messing the desktop)
of course that seeing gnome-shell being installed (when some of them are/where running away from it) is not exactly a nice view either
- and building the system from the ground-up is possible without *nautilus http://pastebin.com/J5en2y8G
(i would lose very little and no functionality at all)
anyhow i see here a bright future