KDE vs. GNOME on F10

Jussi Lehtola jussilehtola at fedoraproject.org
Wed Aug 5 11:06:43 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-08-05 at 13:46 +0300, Juha Tuomala wrote:
> On Wednesday 05 August 2009 13:08:28 Colin Walters wrote:
> > Because a lot of GNOME works directly with (and depends on) the core
> > OS., and we want a stable system.
> Does this mean, that every time I've installed my system and left 
> GNOME out, I made a broken system? 
> Is there a list of those 'direct dependencies' somewhere?

No, it means that updating gnome would mean updating a bunch of
libraries that are used by other apps. This would require a lot of
rebuilds, and they might fail due to a number of reasons.

Upgrading the desktop is potentially a big operation. I am very happy
with the release scheme that is used with Gnome, OpenOffice, GCC and so
on. If you want the newest and shiniest, use the newest release of
Jussi Lehtola
Fedora Project Contributor
jussilehtola at fedoraproject.org

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