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

MENGUAL Jean-Philippe mengualjeanphi at free.fr
Fri Aug 8 17:17:02 UTC 2014


I don't know if it's wise to include that by default, but I remember 
that today, MATE is quite accessible. Not perfet, yes, but slight, 
customizable, and with Compiz which can run on it with all its features. 
Gnome is heavy for some machines and much less customizable in colours, 
objects size, etc. So I think the question should be considered. All the 
more as if it is, it will support its maintainance upstream and in 
Debian, to improve things. Here, it's much slighter than GNOME.

However, indeed, I'm not sure XFCE is the good solution, likely not for 
a11y anyway.


Le 08/08/2014 17:23, Jonas Smedegaard a écrit :
> Quoting Samuel Thibault (2014-08-08 16:19:28)
>> Jonas Smedegaard, le Fri 08 Aug 2014 16:11:58 +0200, a écrit :
>>> 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.
>> Actually it's 1.1GiB versus 348MiB. But that is barring the rest of
>> the desktop.
> If the concern was e.g. price of harddisk to install on, then the
> finally used disk space be the measure.
> ...but the concern I raised is bandwidth for packages to be installed -
> which over-simplified can be expressed as "does it fit on a CD?".
> Numbers for Sid (in a chroot for task package, not for a full install),
> is 389MB versus 101MB.
>> More precise measurements can be found in the installation manual, for
>> which we also install task-desktop etc. which ends up with 3.2GiB for
>> Gnome & KDE, 2.3GiB for XFCE, 2GiB for LXDE.
> I believe (but haven't checked) that installation manual don't document
> bandwidth needs - in the past users could simply assume "a single
> desktop fits on first CD".
>   - Jonas


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