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Month: January 2013

Re: [trinity-users] EXE GNU/Linux distrowatch

From: David Hare <davidahare@...>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:31:00 +0000
Exe has been around a few years now, since even before TDE officially 
supported Debian. It's good to see a little recognition and that there 
are a few out there who actually like and use it. I don't know how 
Distrowatch got to hear of it and don't do much to promote it anywhere 
beyond this mailing list.

It seems still to be the only live build with TDE on an otherwise 
straight Debian base.
The intention is to provide both a useful live environment in itself and 
a relatively simple installation method .

Exe also aims to be relatively "lightweight" and uses a good balance of 
packages while minimising "bloat" (a common criticism of kde3x when it 
was mainstream) The TDE "meta" is not used here and careful attention is 
given to excess "recommends" packages.

There are however limits to what one person can do. How good it is 
depends on others testing and bug-reporting... although so far feedback 
has been mostly positive, there doesn't seem a lot wrong with it. In any 
case it will continue at least through to Wheezy, the upcoming Debian 
stable release.

If Exe helps in turn give TDE some positive publicity, that's also the 
intention. Thanks to TDE devs who made Exe possible and those on this 
mailing list who helped test it.