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On Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 12:42 PM, Anders F Bj?rklund wrote:


There was some talk about an "Alternative Desktops" SIG for CentOS last
year, but there wasn't enough interest or volunteers to form a group. Then
we tried to narrow it down to just a "Xfce Desktop" group, but in the end
that came down to "so just use EPEL". But maybe a spin is a nice focal
point, then the packaging can continue in EPEL and the CentOS Xfce SIG can
just offer a special ISO with the epel-release and @xfce-desktop already
added to it.

Mind you, there are some of us in RHEL/CentOS/Fedora/SL worlds who
stopped playing this game a while back, chucked out all the complex
integrated desktop environments, run a bog-standard and simple twm or
vtwm on a local X server, and call applications locally or remotely.
This completely sidesteps the increasingly complex, interwoven, and
thus fragile"paradigm shifts" and the needs for re-education,
recompilation, and poor backwards integration of every major Gnome and
KDE release.


It's vastly lighter weight, it's much faster over a remote connection,
and it's been bog stable for more than 20 years now in heavy weight
administration for hundreds, even thousands of hosts by people like
me.

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