[blfs-support] Suggestions on Desktop Environment

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Dec 8 08:51:03 PST 2013


Alan Feuerbacher wrote:
> On 12/3/2013 8:22 PM, Alan Feuerbacher wrote:
>> I'm not far from choosing a Desktop Environment, which BLFS gives you
>> choices of KDE, XFCE, LXDE to install.
>>
>> I use Gnome at work, an old version that comes with Redhat 5, and I
>> understand that new versions get mixed reviews in online forums. I have
>> no opinion, having no experience except with what comes with my Fedora
>> 19 host system.
>>
>> Why does BLFS not do Gnome? I see that Gnome depends on systemd which
>> BLFS does not support. Can anyone give me a few clues about the issues?
>>
>> I've used KDE before, where I used to work, and I was quite happy with it.
>>
>> Any comments on the relative merits of the three that BLFS recommends?
>> Beyond the brief introductions in the BLFS book?
>
> Well, based on the many kind suggestions I received, I installed XFCE
> and managed to get it running. It looks very nice.
>
> Man, what a lot of dependencies, though.

The nice thing about BLFS is that it is easy enough to build something 
like fluxbox with few dependencies and try out other alternatives.

   -- Bruce






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