Lennart Poettering: BSD Isn't Relevant Anymore

Chip Camden sterling at camdensoftware.com
Mon Jul 18 15:07:44 UTC 2011

Quoth perryh at pluto.rain.com on Monday, 18 July 2011:
> Joshua Isom <jrisom at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 7/17/2011 6:16 PM, Mario Lobo wrote:
> > > On Sunday 17 July 2011 10:13:13 C. Bergstr??m wrote:
> > >> I hope gnome does [go Linux-only]..   Maybe then more
> > >> people would forget about it and focus on making KDE better ;)
> ...
> > What about enlightenment?
> For us old-timers :)
> What's the advantage of any of these "desktop environments" (Gnome,
> KDE, enlightenment, Xfce) over ordinary X11 with (say) FVWM2 or TWM?
> Certainly there are some useful apps that, for better or worse, are
> built with gtk or the KDE toolkit, but what does the full-blown
> environment really contribute (other than bloat)?
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Your rhetorical question expresses my feelings exactly.  I use xmonad
precisely because it sacrifices all eye candy to the efficient use of
screen space.  All a developer really wants is to be able to manage
multiple apps and especially terminal windows with a minimum of fuss.

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