[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: XFCE depends on GNOME, why?

On Sun, 08 Feb 2009 01:35:22 +0100
Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at> wrote:

> Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> > gdm is a big one. It now basically requires a gnome desktop to work.
> > Perhaps we should look at pulling in kdm for Xfce. ;)
> Well, then you'll need at least kdelibs, probably kdebase-runtime and
> oxygen-icon-theme too (and all that stuff is pretty large). :-( KDM
> doesn't spawn an almost complete KDE desktop like GDM does with
> GNOME, but it does need the KDE libraries. We'd also have to split it
> out of kdebase-workspace for you - I don't think you want all of
> kdebase-workspace on the XFCE spin. ;-)

yeah, likely not. 

> I guess porting my KDM ConsoleKit patch (which now got accepted into
> KDE upstream, but the patch can be extracted from KDE SVN) to one of
> the lightweight display managers and then using that as the default
> would be the best approach for you in the long run.

Possibly. I have seen a fair bit of noise asking for such support in
slim and xdm, but don't know the status of any of those. 

I'll try taking a look again. 

>         Kevin Kofler


Attachment: signature.asc
Description: PGP signature

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]