Re: Volume handling proposal
- From: Rob Adams <readams readams net>
- To: "desktop-devel-list gnome org" <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Volume handling proposal
- Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 08:50:34 -0700
Really we can't run GNOME 2 on a pentium 90 with 32 MB anyway.
On Thu, 2003-09-18 at 08:10, Sriram Ramkrishna wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 17, 2003 at 02:33:22PM -0700, Rob Adams wrote:
> > Clearly we should continue to support hardware where this is not
> > possible. But I do not think that we should feel limited by the lowest
> > common denominator; ideally we provide support for the newest and
> > shiniest features and degrade gracefully on systems where such features
> > are not available. This seems to be the attitude taken with respect to
> > X extensions like Render, randr, and xinerama. I think that we would do
> > well to continue this philosophy into lower-level system features like
> > ejection notification.
> Except then the desktop is ont consistent on a pentium 90 with 32M when
> compared to a AMD 2Ghz machine with all the trimmings. Working around that
> problem will be annoying. Otherwise make a GNOME-lite version (or XCFE).
> One could advocate simply choosing a minimum requirements and
> forget older machines (and probably throw out all of asia :/)
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