[Ambassadors] Re: [Fedora-marketing-list] XFCE as third official desktop?

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Sun Oct 8 14:41:05 UTC 2006

Heiko Adams wrote:
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 > Hi,
 > some of my friends and colleges are currently using xubuntu but they
 > want to move to fedora and so they asked me why Fedora only
 > provides GNOME and KDE but not XFCE as desktops during the installation.
 > I told them that XFCE can be installed from fedora-extras repository
 > after installation.
 > So now they've moved to Fedora but they are a little bit unhappy
 > because they had to install GNOME/KDE -> install XFCE from
 > fedora-extras -> remove GNOME/KDE to get a XFCE Fedora and in their
 > eyes that's circuitous.
 > So they asked for asking if there would be a chance to move XFCE to
 > Fedora Core in Fedora Core 7 or later.

GNOME and KDE are not anymore official in Fedora than XFCE is. Fedora 
Core 6 installer includes the ability to install applications from 
Fedora Extras repository. So the end users would be able to do a network 
based installation and select XFCE as default. This has been made 
relatively easy.


We are also discussing some changes in the release strategy including 
availability of extras packages in media. So essentially eliminating any 
practical differences between these repositories at the end user level 
potentially as close as the next release. I guess that should satisfy 
your friends and fans of other alternative window managers included in 
Fedora Extras.


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