[CentOS-devel] Fixing up Xfce for CentOS 7

Nico Kadel-Garcia

nkadel at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 17:19:50 UTC 2015

On Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 12:42 PM, Anders F Björklund
<afb at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:

> There was some talk about an "Alternative Desktops" SIG for CentOS last
> year, but there wasn't enough interest or volunteers to form a group. Then
> we tried to narrow it down to just a "Xfce Desktop" group, but in the end
> that came down to "so just use EPEL". But maybe a spin is a nice focal
> point, then the packaging can continue in EPEL and the CentOS Xfce SIG can
> just offer a special ISO with the epel-release and @xfce-desktop already
> added to it.

Mind you, there are some of us in RHEL/CentOS/Fedora/SL worlds who
stopped playing this game a while back, chucked out all the complex
integrated desktop environments, run a bog-standard and simple twm or
vtwm on a local X server, and call applications locally or remotely.
This completely sidesteps the increasingly complex, interwoven, and
thus fragile"paradigm shifts" and the needs for re-education,
recompilation, and poor backwards integration of every major Gnome and
KDE release.

It's vastly lighter weight, it's much faster over a remote connection,
and it's been bog stable for more than 20 years now in heavy weight
administration for hundreds, even thousands of hosts by people like

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