What has happened to desktop icons in rawhide?

Christoph Wickert christoph.wickert at googlemail.com
Sun Jan 23 15:12:47 UTC 2011

Am Sonntag, den 23.01.2011, 00:07 +0100 schrieb drago01:
> On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 12:05 AM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 10:57 PM, Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org> wrote:
> >> On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 10:22:28PM +0000, Peter Robinson wrote:
> >>
> >>> what about users choice? Isn't that what free software is about?
> >>
> >> You have the freedom to modify the packages to remove any dependencies
> >> you want to. You don't have the freedom to insist that packagers support
> >> that use case.
> >
> > So what are all the people that don't have video cards suppose to do
> > that don't support 3D. Use KDE? I thought gnome was continuing to
> > support that use case?
> And it still does ... in that case it will start metacity and
> gnome-panel even without user interaction. (which has nothing to do
> with package dependencies other than a few megabytes of disk space
> that aren't worth worrying about imo).

It's not (only) about a few megabytes on installed system but about
space on the install media and especially on the spins. With this
change, we would get gnome-shell on almost any spin and they all would
be larger than CD size then.


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