[plug] Gnome's annoying Windoze-isms
daniel at rimspace.net
Sat Apr 11 23:48:05 WST 2009
Ishwor <ishwor at posix.algorithmfreaks.com> writes:
> Daniel Pittman wrote:
>> Jason Posavec <jasonposavec at iinet.net.au> writes:
>>> I run gnome primarily because it is meant to be faster and lighter
>>> than the KDE alternative,
>> This has never been true to any measure I have found, with the one
>> exception that without prelinking the C++ code used to cost more in
>> startup dynamic linking overhead.
> I agree to Daniel in that Gnome has larger binary inter-dependencies
> than KDE.
Um. I didn't say that, and I don't think it is (strictly speaking)
true, although the list of dependencies does support a view that the
FreeBSD packaging of it has more independent packages.
The KDE dependency tree, often, a smaller number of large packages,
while GNOME is a larger number of small packages.
Regardless, they are both approximately the same size, complexity and
difficulty to install in production.
 That is, zero trouble for the sensible parties among us who are
either developers of the platform, or simply use the distribution
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