Which DE will you use on Buster?

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Which DE choice for Debian Buster?

Gnome
11
19%
KDE
9
16%
Cinnamon
3
5%
Xfce
18
31%
MATE
2
3%
LXQt
4
7%
Enlightenment
0
No votes
Other
11
19%
 
Total votes : 58

Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

Postby Ardouos » 2019-04-15 07:35

Still with Openbox with Tint2 and Feh on my main box.

KDE on my laptop.
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Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

Postby sickpig » 2019-04-15 08:32

openbox+xfce4panel = solution to all the problems in the world
haven = Sir P.G. Wodehouse's books. U havent lived unless u have read one :)
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Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

Postby None1975 » 2019-04-15 12:17

No DE at all! Just xmonad+xmobar.
OS: Debian Buster / WM: Awesome
Debian Wiki | DontBreakDebian, My config files in github
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Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

Postby ravisista » 2019-04-18 20:32

XFCE. Been using it for couple of months now. Home directory shared between Stretch and Buster. No issues so far. Once XFCE user, always a XFCE user :D
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Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-04-18 20:42

OT:
ravisista wrote:Home directory shared between Stretch and Buster.

That's not a good idea, the new package versions in buster may have different configuration methods so sharing $XDG_CONFIG_HOME may cause problems.
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Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

Postby NFT5 » 2019-04-19 11:40

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:That's not a good idea, the new package versions in buster may have different configuration methods


Agree fully. Mixing DEs with a common Home will cause even more problems. If you want common access to data it's better to put that all on a separate partition or drive and than mount that drive/partition to a folder in /home on startup, using fstab.

As for the original question for this thread, XFCE, after MATE continued to suffer panel crashes. I don't particularly like XFCE, I think that it needs quite a lot of streamlining from the rather raw state in which it is initially presented, certainly in Debian, whereas MATE is usable with little extra configuration OOTB. XFCE in MX is a much better example of how it should be.
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Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

Postby ravisista » 2019-04-19 11:58

NFT5 wrote:
Head_on_a_Stick wrote:That's not a good idea, the new package versions in buster may have different configuration methods


Agree fully. Mixing DEs with a common Home will cause even more problems. If you want common access to data it's better to put that all on a separate partition or drive and than mount that drive/partition to a folder in /home on startup, using fstab.

As for the original question for this thread, XFCE, after MATE continued to suffer panel crashes. I don't particularly like XFCE, I think that it needs quite a lot of streamlining from the rather raw state in which it is initially presented, certainly in Debian, whereas MATE is usable with little extra configuration OOTB. XFCE in MX is a much better example of how it should be.


That's exactly what I am doing and I meant (should have been more clear, I guess). /home is a separate partition and the same user(xxx)/home directory (/home/xxx) is used in both Stretch/Buster. No issues so far. Tried the same with Xubuntu, ran into multiple issues. Dropped the idea and created a new user in Xubuntu - which is only there for backup reasons. Stretch is Primary OS for now, till Buster gets released officially.
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Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

Postby dotlj » 2019-05-08 22:56

I agree with sunrat and KBD47. I'm using KDE with Buster.
The menu makes life easier that other desktops, easy to configure and customize.
I do a minimal install with no desktop, then add kde-plasma-desktop and remove the unneeded things like kwalletmanager.

Code: Select all
aptitude show kde-plasma-desktop
Package: kde-plasma-desktop       
Version: 5:102
State: installed
Automatically installed: no
Priority: optional
Section: metapackages
Maintainer: Debian Qt/KDE Maintainers <debian-qt-kde@lists.debian.org>
Architecture: amd64
Uncompressed Size: 21.5 k


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aptitude search kwalletmanager
c   kwalletmanager                                       - secure password wallet manager
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Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

Postby woteb » 2019-05-10 06:09

XFCE, I use this for years and no issues so far on Buster.
Laptops: HP 250 G6 i3 7th gen Debian Buster + HP 6710b Debian Buster
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Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

Postby Hallvor » 2019-05-10 07:12

KDE.
Lenovo Thinkpad T440S, Intel Core i7-4600U CPU @ 2.10GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Debian Buster (KDE)
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Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

Postby L_V » 2019-05-10 19:18

KDE (I never used gnome).
But just KDE minimal light desktop installation (as light as possible / without recommended packages : no akonadi / no kmail etc etc )

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 dpkg -l plasma* | grep ^ii
ii  plasma-dataengines-addons additional data engines for Plasma
ii  plasma-desktop            Tools and widgets for the desktop
ii  plasma-desktop-data       Tools and widgets for the desktop data files
ii  plasma-framework          Plasma Runtime components
ii  plasma-integration        Qt Platform Theme integration plugins for KDE Plasma
ii  plasma-nm                 Plasma5 networkmanager library.
ii  plasma-pa                 Plasma 5 Volume controller
ii  plasma-runner-installer   KRunner plugin for installing packages
ii  plasma-runners-addons     additional runners for Plasma 5 and Krunner
ii  plasma-widgets-addons     additional widgets for Plasma 5
ii  plasma-workspace          Plasma Workspace for KF5
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Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

Postby barlafuss » 2019-05-11 08:30

KDE, what else ?
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Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

Postby Innovate » 2019-05-12 09:39

Fooling around on Cinnamon & back to Xfce again.
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Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

Postby floreado » 2019-05-12 12:22

Another vote for Plasma 5 here and I agree with the others
that there's a big positive diffrence between its implementation in Stretch and Buster.
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Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

Postby cpoakes » 2019-05-13 12:49

Openbox + tint2
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