Re: [dev] Suckless Desktop Environment

From: Bryan Bennett <>
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 15:53:33 -0500

While I agree that a collection of suckless tools under one roof
wouldbe pretty awesome (especially something like or witch
linux), I'mnot sure that marketing as a desktop environment is the
right thing to do.
I'm part of a small project called tudor[0] that aims to replicate a
DE experience without all of the overhead (honestly, it works a lot
likelxde without tools aimed at use solely with lxde). However, we're
finding that the idea of a 'desktop environment' is tainted - people
see it as a monolithic entity that precludes use of any software not
shippedwith the desktop environment itself (or 'compatible' software -
an ideaI find simply absurd). Point being: if we're going to ship
somethingpackaged together, we need to find a different way to say
'desktopenvironment'. The term carries a lot of weight.
Received on Mon Nov 07 2011 - 21:53:33 CET

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