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Re: SEUL: Re: What's the diff to SEUL ?

On Fri, 16 Jan 1998, Erik Walthinsen wrote:

> As has been pointed out by someone else, KDE and Qt seem to be very 
> non-reentrant.  If one part of KDE freezes, the entire system goes with it.  
> Since all your apps are dependent on one component (which sounds from the 
> description to be an actual process), if it goes away, you're hosed.  If 
> that's your definition of a "complete desktop", gimme my vi back!

My choice would be for fvwm or fvwm2 and goodstuf or fvwm-buttons.  These
are well documented, easy to auto-add menus items to, and a user can pick
up the documentation for custom configuration rather quickly.  

I think the default desktop should be kept simple yet extensable.

Until the utopian "complete" desktop is available, a simple suite of
things like tkdesk, tkmail, filerunner, and knews should give the user a
nice platform for launching programs, managing local and remote
filesystems, reading mail, and reading news. ez-ppp or xISP can be looked
at, I have not used them but am willing to have a serious look as I do
have a couple of dialup lines to the home system that I can use for

I even recently saw a GUI interface for ipfwadm in c.o.l.a.

What functions are most needed?  It would help me if I know exactly what
functionality is needed so I could start comparing apps and looking for

Look at what comes with windows by default ... wordpad, a cardfile
database, etc.  I do not think we need to get extremely fancy with the
basic default system but that is my personal opinion.

George Bonser 
If NT is the answer, you didn't understand the question. (NOTE: Stolen sig)
Debian/GNU Linux ... the maintainable operating system.