Am 19.12.2013 22:10, schrieb Dimstar / Dominique Leuenberger:
On Thu, 2013-12-19 at 14:45 +0100, Stefan Seyfried
And I won't even talk about updating my
kids' machines (they use GNOME
-- nothing anyone ever would even consider when running Factory :-)),
Why? :) I've been running Factory/GNOME since 2010 without ever
re-installing the system from scratch on this very machine.
GNOME updates have been painful for me: Stuff that worked before is no
longer there in the next version. Extensions do no longer work and / or
are not available for the current version. You can no longer suspend the
system without somebody explaining how it works, there is no extension
to bring the "suspend system" button back.
My kids are really pissed about these constant changes, and they don't
use Factory (yet :-)
That's the "update to next release" problem.
While I was running GNOME on Factory (for a pretty short time), it just
broke too often (and even though I liked some of the Ideas, the complete
package was not my cup of tea). What I like about XFCE is that there
apparently are just enough developers to keep it working, and that
apparently nobody is trying to implement his "vision" :-)
But it is probably just a preference: I prefer to run kernel of the day
and a few other more-recent-than-Factory packages, mostly from areas
where I have some experience. If these things break, I'm prepared and
can handle that.
You prefer running latest unstable GNOME -- if it breaks, you can handle
To each his own, I suppose :-)
"If your lighter runs out of fluid or flint and stops making
fire, and you can't be bothered to figure out about lighter
fluid or flint, that is not Zippo's fault." -- bkw
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