[Pkg-xfce-devel] Reverting to GNOME for jessie's default desktop

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Fri Aug 8 14:11:58 UTC 2014

Quoting Olav Vitters (2014-08-08 15:51:13)
> On Fri, Aug 08, 2014 at 03:26:20PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> I wonder if you still missed my point: Concern is not if computers 
>> are capable of reading DVDs, but the *bandwith* burden of installing 
>> and maintaining a larger desktop versus a smaller one.
> This feels like shifting goalposts. The initial change to XFCE 
> mentioned the install size and that for some countries. A reply was 
> given specifically on this matter from someone with knowledge on 
> various affected countries. It was mentioned that install size is not 
> so much of a concern.
> Now suddenly it is about bandwidth usage? That is not what was said 
> initially.

Seems you are talking about other posts than mine.

What I said initially I still stand by.  Did you read that?

> Further, I'd like to see you provide more details on the higher 
> bandwidth usage that GNOME apparently has vs XFCE and how much it 
> impacts these countries.

The following is on a wheezy chroot:

root at bastian:/# aptitude install task-gnome-desktop
The following NEW packages will be installed:
Need to get 370 MB of archives. After unpacking 1099 MB will be used.

root at bastian:/# aptitude install task-xfce-desktop
The following NEW packages will be installed:
Need to get 115 MB of archives. After unpacking 348 MB will be used.

Desktop needing 370MB versus 115MB seems pretty significant to me.

 - Jonas

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