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Greetings:

There have already been a lot of good comments on this topic, and I
agree with many of them. But I'd like to point out two things:

1.) It doesn't really matter which desktop you choose. Lots of people
have been saying this. Choose what seems most reasonable, and
everybody will "re-choose" anyway---no big deal.

2.) There are a couple of reasons to choose Razor-qt as the default
for this spin. Not many people have been saying this. Some have
mentioned that it's good to have a "lightweight" DE as default...
true. Also, because an often-used tool (QjackCtl) is programmed in Qt,
you'll be reusing libraries already in memory. This may be negligible,
I don't know. But another advantage to using Razor-qt is that we'd be
helping out a relatively new project, getting it into the Fedora
repository, and giving it a prominent place in the distribution. We
have to think about our primary task first, but if we can use this
task to help other projects develop, why not? Open-source is about
helping each other (Friends).


Christopher.

On 02/11/2012 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 [1] - 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 [2]. 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
> 
> [1] 
> http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home://TI_Eugene://QtDesktop/Fedora_16/
>
>  [2] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Razor-qt_Spin 
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