GNOME questions

Gary Kline kline at
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[1].)  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....


[1] For Gnome-compat hooks.
   Gary Kline     kline at     Public service Unix

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