kline at tao.thought.org
Thu Oct 7 15:22:20 PDT 2004
On Thu, Oct 07, 2004 at 09:01:45PM +0100, R. W. wrote:
> On Thursday 07 October 2004 08:36, Gary Kline wrote:
> > Both Gnome and KDE are nice front ends, but a bit heavy
> > on the graphical interface side for a CLI hacker like
> > me. Feedback welcome!
> Try xfce4.
> XCFe started life as a CDE clone, but the later versions are quite
> configurable, and it's more lightweight than Gnome or KDE.
> Personally I don't much like Gnome on BSD or Gentoo because I've had a
> lot of bad experiences building and updating it. KDE takes a bit
> longer to upgrade, but it's usually straightforward.
At last month's meeting of the Seattle BSD group a'
member suggested xfce4. (I briefly presented CTWM....
and talking to ctwm users, it looks like a lost cause;
or else a long-wait.) I'm installing xfce4 now.
Gnome/KDE both seem very well thought out. But hard
to tweak unless you dig into the code and find out
what XML(?) files to use. I give 5 gold stars to the
people who have written this stuff, but they seem to
have forgotten the hackers and the CLI types....
 For Gnome-compat hooks.
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public service Unix
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