What has happened to desktop icons in rawhide?

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Sun Jan 23 16:18:46 UTC 2011

On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 17:17:38 +0100,
  Christoph Wickert <christoph.wickert at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 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.

It buys time. In this case I think it makes sense to have a dependency for
two release to help people upgrading. After that I would expect the dependency
to be dropped as people should have already upgraded or be doing fresh
installs, so that they have gnome shell.

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