What has happened to desktop icons in rawhide?

Christoph Wickert christoph.wickert at googlemail.com
Sun Jan 23 16:17:38 UTC 2011

Am Sonntag, den 23.01.2011, 09:53 -0600 schrieb Bruno Wolff III:
> On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 16:03:13 +0100,
>   Christoph Wickert <christoph.wickert at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > Please don't. GDM already requires gnome-session and with gnome-shell
> > and it's deps the Xfce spin would be way over CD size.
> Note that live spins should be getting back some space (probably about 50 MB
> for CD size images) this release as the xz stuff is coming together. I have
> already had a successful test fo a spin using xz and have asked nirik to
> start using xz for the nightly composes. So hopefully they'll be a noticeable
> drop in spin sizes in the next couple of days.

Glad to hear that, but it's not really a solution. In the past we had to
reduce the number of applications with every release because the
dependency footprint became worse and worse. Now we cannot even ship
gnumeric in the Xfce spin any longer. I am pretty sure our users don't
want us to spend the new space with an additional desktop they cannot /
don't want use.

BTW: FESCo started an effort to cut excessive dependencies. Looking at 
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/showdependencytree.cgi?id=661442 you will
see that our GNOME maintainers are very unresponsive to the bugs we


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