[Mageia-dev] Talk of Browsers

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Thu Oct 7 13:33:52 CEST 2010

Le 2010-10-07 07:27, Oliver Burger a écrit :
> Marc Paré<marc at marcpare.com>  schrieb am 2010-10-07
>>> Since I came to Mandriva from RedHat, I'm more used to Gnome.
>>> I've tried KDE; it take a lot more space, and Gnome suits me better.
>>> So evidently, I'd like Mageia to support both.
>> But we still haven't heard from someone on the core Mageia group? Or is
>> this issue still unsettled? Is there anyone from the core group who
>> could jump in and straighten us out?
> I think, it's quite simple. If there are packagers wanting to do KDE, GNOME,
> XFCE or LXDE: fine.
> If not: not so fine.
> You don't believe that a packager using GNOME will build KDE just because some
> users have the opinion GNOME shell be dropped?
> Before that happens this packager will leave to another distro where he can
> package GNOME.
> So what is the sense of this descussion?
> Remember: this is a community project. you can't force a packager to do, what
> he choses not to.
> Oliver

Thanks. That makes sense. Sorry, I was still thinking the "Mandriva 
corporate" way. So, we are pretty well left at the mercy of the devs 
interest with this regard. (I don't mean to sound negative, but more 
realist in saying this.)

Do you know, out of interest, if there are more KDE or Gnome devs 
interested in the Mageia project or if this is till too early to tell?

Also, out of interest, how hard is it to maintain both from a dev point 
of view (time-wise etc.)? (I'm sure others will jump in and ask for 
other desktop manager here too.)


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