Re: Bug#452388: "Standard system" is confusing
On Sun, 25 Nov 2007 07:24:00 +0000, Christian Perrier
> Quoting Manoj Srivastava (firstname.lastname@example.org):
>> > Any suggestions as to which an accurate description would be?
>> Description: A minimal, core operating environment "A minimal, core,
>> operating system, nominally installed by default, which can be added
>> upon to provide a more featureful and tailored operating system."
> I like that one, except maybe that it still doesn't really says that
> there will be nothing like a GUI installed. At the beginning of this
> thread, the point was saying that for most users, "a minimal operating
> system" is pretty likely to implicitely mean something with a GUI (
> whether they're wrong or not is not really relevant, indeed).
I think the fact that we have no gui in standard is merely
happenstance; X is huge and not minimal, at least from a old UNIX
In the future, as disk sizes and data transfer speeds increase,
I can see us putting X (and, if one may dream, emacs) into the standard
install -- and so, perhaps, the gui-ness or not should not be encoded
into the description.
On the other hand, since most people are not old unix hands, we
should present a description that does what it needs to, for our
Description: A minimal, (currently non-graphical) core operating environment
This is the subset of Debian installed by default, which can be added
upon to provide a more featureful and tailored operating system.
You will never amount to much. Munich Schoolmaster, to Albert Einstein,
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.golden-gryphon.com/>
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