Re: [dev] suckless distro

From: Ryan O’Hara <>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:28:42 -0700

On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 8:19 AM, FRIGN <> wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:09:11 -0400
> Andrew Gwozdziewycz <> wrote:
> …
>> Don't want pulseaudio? Fine, don't install it. Don't want GNOME? Don't
>> install it. The number of *available* packages has no impact on that,
>> but it sure is convenient when installation is a 'pacman -S' away.
> It does have an impact when certain packages become a "standard".
> For instance, Microsoft dropped ALSA-support in Skype in favor of
> pulseaudio as a part of their EEE tactic.

How do you usually get around Skype being Skype?

> Other examples are the incorporation of udev in systemd (thank god
> there's eudev and mdev), the assumption everyone uses non-tiling-wm's,
> PAM, consolekit and many more.

Where does that assumption come into play in Arch?
I’m using a tiling WM with no problems.
Received on Tue Jun 24 2014 - 17:28:42 CEST

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