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Date:      Mon, 19 Feb 2007 11:36:39 +1100
From:      Nick Withers <>
To:        Gary Kline <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: Foo***-lite ?
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On Sun, 18 Feb 2007 14:57:30 -0800
Gary Kline <> wrote:

> 	People,
> 	I hope there are some kde or gnome wizards around to give
> me a few clues about tuning my gnome|kde- lite window managers.  So
> far I have the regular gnome2 and KDE3 desktops going on my test box
> 	quite well.  kde at least gives users the opportunity to
> set the level of eye-candy from low to high.  I have not seen
> anything equivalent for gnome.

As far as I know, GNOME doesn't really have "eye candy" the same way
KDE does (there are no fading menus, bouncy transparent cursors,

> How do I test gnome2-lite and kde-lite? I've found startkde, but
> no startkdelite.  I've found the gnome-session binary, but no
> gnomelite-session.
> 	If I need kde|gnome2- lite.desktop files, please clue me in.
> 	Otherwise,  how do I instiantiate these lite flavor
> desktops?

I think you've misunderstood what the -lite versions are. From

This metaport installs the pieces of the GNOME 2 desktop that
are needed to provide a functional desktop.  x11/gnome2
contains the full version of the GNOME 2 desktop environment.

In other words, it's the same GNOME, but installing the gnome2-lite
port doesn't install "extras", like games. GNOME is invoked the same
way regardless of which port is used.

I believe that the kde-lite port is the same.

> 	thanks much,
> 	gary
> -- 
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