Adding another desktop (ice)

Christoph Wickert christoph.wickert at
Tue Dec 9 15:53:10 UTC 2003

Am Di, den 09.12.2003 schrieb Troy Dawson um 15:44:
> Hello,
> What would be involved in trying to get another desktop officially into 
> Fedora?
> I am thinking of ice, for those people with machines without much 
> memory, or who just wish a lightweight window manager.  But I am meaning 
> this question to be more general.

IMO a very good idea. I have icewm incl truecurve patch, Gnome2 and KDE
menus and truecurve theme on an P1 233. Really sweat!

> So far I have come up with the following list.
> Well maintained rpm.

Do you have one right now? I lost mine somewhere...

> Bluecurve theme (on by default)
> Menu structure consistent with other desktops
> Integration into gdm and/or desktop switcher

I think switchdesk will be harder than gdm. I've managed to intergrate
it into the command line version, but not info switchdesk-gnome od -kde.

> stamp of approval from Garrett
> stamp of approval from rest of Fedora governing body
> Am I missing anything?
> And on a related note, if one were to get the first 3 or 4 done, is it 
> even feasible that the stamps of approval will happen, or will this be 
> something that will only get into fedora-extra?

Good question. I'd like to see it in core, but I'm not sure if it will
make it there.


Christoph Wickert <christoph.wickert at>

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