Fedora Desktop on XO

Erik Garrison erik at laptop.org
Wed Jan 7 12:22:10 EST 2009

On Wed, Jan 07, 2009 at 07:47:36AM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Peter Robinson wrote:
>> I don't believe that is true at all. I believe XFCE is an install
>> option during a full install and there's a fully Fedora blessed XFCE
>> spin available from Fedora here http://spins.fedoraproject.org/ . It
>> is certainly not the main desktop they support but it is no less
>> supported than any other desktop. I think the XFCE SIG (Special
>> Interest Group would somewhat disagree
>> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Xfce
> As the maintainer of the the Xfce Live CD as well as a member of the  
> SIG, I can vouch for that. Xfce is a pretty well "supported" desktop in  
> Fedora in as much as any desktop is. The maintainers take care of bugs  
> quickly, new releases gets pulled in fast etc. We don't have as many  
> people working on it but it is a smaller community upstream as well.

Ok.  This is good to know.  I had heard differently and not pursued more

> One thing, we try not to do, is deviate from upstream and apply many  
> patches like some of the other Xfce based spin-off's do which is a  
> general Fedora policy as well and not something specific to the Xfce 
> team.

My apologies.  I was not well informed.


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