ARM Gnome edition

Why there is no ArmGnome edition? It is in repo, no one wants it or the performance is not so good?
I know I can install it, just asking.

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We have been playing around with it, but as far as I know, performance is horrible and it's a pain to customize it.

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Is it like this?

  1. The easiest is XFCE4 it is build from "independent programs" easy to customize
  2. KDE is known for customization but can have some problems in 5 different settings :slight_smile:
  3. i3 is small, few packages needs just few config files

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10. Gnome is lock-in :slight_smile:

It's usually a question if one of the maintainers use the DE and wants to keep it working for us. :stuck_out_tongue:

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I installed Gnome through the repos on Manjaro Arm. The performance is really not good. As it the ui stutters all the time. I dont think it is worth it for now.

On the other hand XFCE uses 500-600mb ram at idle while lxde (raspberry pi OS ) uses 100-150mb of ram at idle (fresh boot and login)

With 4gb and 8gb models the bottle neck is not the ram but the gpu for animations.

edit: I would just say that if you are used to the gnome de, install it on Manjaro and try it out

I was just asking I use i3 or Plasma now :slight_smile: Thanks for your experience with Gnome on ARM.

I believe @thanksforthefish uses or used gnome with Manjaro ARM

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