[rescue] Re: G5 case

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Wed Jun 25 21:26:07 CDT 2003

On Wed, 25 Jun 2003, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:

> > One problem with GNOME is all the dependencies that are finding there
> > way into other programs, so when you want to update a text-only tool
> > you find yourself being asked to install several megs of GNOME stuff.
> Definitely.
> The same seems to be true, but slightly less so, of KDE apps.
> I don't really care that much about integration, and see it has some
> serious drawbacks too.
> If all these people would just agree on data formats and protocol,
> integration could be done without the bloat, IMHO.

That's what X is for.  Just use X.

> I wish there were a project on the net for X-only applications.  So many
> X projects have died due to the move to KDE and Gnome.
> I hate to say this, but I'd rather seem Motif than either. It had a lot
> of thorns, but at least it could have been ONE projec to back instead of
> two redundant ones in a feature-war.
> I can't believe its 2003 and UNIX still doesn't have a coherent GUI
> system.

Gnome and KDE both suck in *any* situation that I would be in.  I just use
X.  I can remote display on Mac, OS/2, or UNIX.  Depends on where I am.

Peace...  Sridhar

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