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#1 DennisD

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 03:13 AM

Bodhi is awesome!! So, do not get me wrong on that. I was just curious if the idea of supporting an additional window manager ever came into play?

 

For example, I stumbled upon PekWM. It is a fantastic WM and (oddly enough) falls right into Bodhi's philosophy: Light, Elegant, Simple.

 

This is just an example ... I am not advocating the idea (or a particular WM) one way or another. I know other distros support additional DEs/WMs. Many have a flagship DE/WM, then have a others that they support "on the side." For Example, Mint's flagship is Cinnamon, but also include Mate, Xfce, and KDE versions

 

Yes, I know that adding another DE/WM is a simple process that almost anyone can do. But usually, when an additional supported all of the "leg work" is done.

 

I will continue to use Moksha (as well as Xfce and now PekWM.) **Yes, I have too many machines. :)

 

Again, just to be clear ... I am not advocating the idea (or a particular WM) one way or another ... just curious more than anything if this has ever come up.

 

Thanks.





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#2 Jeff

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 06:36 AM

Nah. The desktop is basically what Bodhi is about. Sure - we have repositories for some software updates, but that is extra not the focus.

Plus - Moksha is the only desktop I use. Occasionally I check out other current releases of desktops, but they always interrupt my workflow in some manner and I go back to Moksha.



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 01:19 AM

Well, agree with Jeff, with some caveats.

1st, Bodhi is a Moksha showcase. Its specially rolled to show the world how good Moksha is.

2nd. Another WM is just a meta package install away. I have Kde, LxQt, Lumina, Budgie, and Xfce installed as extra WM for Moksha.

3rd. Problem is eSudo.

It breaks another Desktop Environments sudo module. If I install Bodhi desktop to Kubuntu or another Buntus, the kSudo will fail and my Kde Plasma become unusable.

So I prefer Bodhi as a Host, and installs another WM on top of it. One problem still remain, when I change the screen brightness on, lets say, Xfce, esudo pops up, per step.

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 10:52 AM

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3rd. Problem is eSudo.

It breaks another Desktop Environments sudo module. If I install Bodhi desktop to Kubuntu or another Buntus, the kSudo will fail and my Kde Plasma become unusable.

So I prefer Bodhi as a Host, and installs another WM on top of it. One problem still remain, when I change the screen brightness on, lets say, Xfce, esudo pops up, per step.

 

The esudo issue with other desktops can be fixed. I really should take the time to write a script with removes esudo from Bodhi without removing the rest of bodhi desktop. It is not particularly hard to do. A better option would be to find a less intrusive way to install esudo ... something I have thought about but not looked into seriously. 


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#5 Jeff

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:37 PM

I'll move esudo from being a required package for bodhi-desktop to just a recommended package. Probably should have been that way from the start.



#6 BeGo

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 12:38 AM

I'll move esudo from being a required package for bodhi-desktop to just a recommended package. Probably should have been that way from the start.

 

 

The esudo issue with other desktops can be fixed. I really should take the time to write a script with removes esudo from Bodhi without removing the rest of bodhi desktop. It is not particularly hard to do. A better option would be to find a less intrusive way to install esudo ... something I have thought about but not looked into seriously. 

 

Thanks Ylee, Jeff! :)

 

Will test in a week in Virtualbox. :)



#7 Jeff

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 06:33 AM

Done.



#8 ylee

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 08:22 AM

I'll move esudo from being a required package for bodhi-desktop to just a recommended package. Probably should have been that way from the start.

 

No need then to write a script to remove esudo from bodhi as it can now be done safely with little difficulty.


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