I think that SliTaz community is pretty happy to have the possibility
to use only few apps from LXDE (pcmanfm, lxpanel, lxtask are in the
core, some other can be installed).
likewise for Unity Linux (though it hasn't worked well for me, it's an
interesting idea for a distro base that can be built on). It uses
PCManFM, lxpanel and lxappearance.
CrunchBang Linux uses lxsession, and it might return to others such
as PCManFM. When I install CrunchBang (which I'll do soon - finished my
distro-hopping for now) the first things I install are PCManFM (Thunar
is default) and LXPanel (replacing tint2).
(I know that PCManFM isn't quite ready yet, and I keep Thunar as a
backup and for bulk renaming of files. But PCManFM is winner for its
lightness, lack of dependencies and its tabs, and for its ability to
read a hard disk with no fuss even when running from LiveCD.)
Actually, CrunchBang has a similar philosophy to LXDE in terms of
being light and avoiding dependencies, even when it uses different
components - e.g. there's an "Xfce" version which uses Xfwm instead of
Openbox, and it only seems to add about 5 MB or less to RAM usage. I
think that Corenominal, the CrunchBang developer/packager, said that he
wanted to show that Xfce could be light if it's done properly. :-)
-- Chris Watkins
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