Xfce + LXDE = ?
Posted Nov 9, 2011 21:31 UTC (Wed) by proski
Parent article: Why GNOME refugees love Xfce (Register)
It would be nice to see more coordination between the different desktops for the users who just want to get some work done, such as LXDE and Xfce. Perhaps LXDE and Xfce should merge eventually. They don't have the ambitions of GNOME and KDE, so they are in a much better position to cooperate and reuse code. Both are gtk based. Both appeal to the same users. Both are enjoying the influx of GNOME refugees, many of whom are talented programmers who could spent at least some time on improving their desktop, even if it simply means reporting bugs or testing fixes.
As part of the effort, combined Xfce-LXDE spins could be created for popular distros with the Xfce and LXDE components selected based on they maturity and user satisfaction. That would spur competition and compatibility efforts.
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