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On Feb 11, 2012 6:05 PM, "Orcan Ogetbil" <oget.fedora@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 10:15 AM, Brendan Jones wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I've been thinking about what kind desktop environment would best suit the
> > needs of audio users.
> > Since the Gnome 3 release I've kind of abandoned GNOME as it doesn't really
> > quite gel with my workflow. Since then I've been hovering over KDE/XFCE, but
> > the latest mongrel openbox (mixture of xfce4/qt-razor) setup I'm using now
> > seems to be winning.
> > The qt razor project seems really exciting  - I've found the components
> > to be really quite mature but alas a little sparse. Razor is not in the
> > repos yet but there is talk of including it and it is under heavy
> > development . I'm wondering if razor could be used as the default desktop
> > for an audio spin? If the desktop team ever decide to endorse a Razor spin
> > we could leverage off their efforts as well.
> > Jus thinking aloud - let me know what you think
> > Brendan
> > 
> > http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home://TI_Eugene://QtDesktop/Fedora_16/
> >  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Razor-qt_Spin
> Experience says, desktop environment (DE) and text editor preference
> discussions can easily shift into religious debates. Frankly I haven't
> tried Gnome3, but I always found Gnome2 so counter-intuitive that I
> doubt I will ever bother installing Gnome3.
> I have a very subjective tendency towards using Qt based environments,
> perhaps because I code in Qt. I will take a look at what you proposed,
> as it seems interesting.
> On the other hand, I have a feeling that whoever spends the most
> effort to build the spin, gets the choose the default DE. At least
> this is the way things usually go in the free software world.
Some people will prefer Gnome, others KDE, others Xfce, etc. I don't think there is a DE that's best for audio users. So I don't see why we should make a spin with a different DE than the one the Fedora community has chosen for the default LiveCD.
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