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

Olav Vitters olav at vitters.nl
Fri Aug 8 14:26:07 UTC 2014

On Fri, Aug 08, 2014 at 04:11:58PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> 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?

I read that you raised something new. Bandwidth usage was not
highlighted as the reason for switching to XFCE. It was that it doesn't
fit on a cd.

I'll quote an earlier message:
| One of the reasons put forward for switching to Xfce was size on the
| installation images; could you (and/or debian-cd) address this?
| Specifically: 1) Would you want the default CD/DVD image to use a GNOME
| even if GNOME was unable to fit on a single image? 2) Would the GNOME
| team consider a less-complete DE for cases where image size is a
| restriction?

You're talking about installing over the network. That was is something
new, meaning: shifting goalposts.

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