Re: improvements on desktop task
The blog author, and the comments, points to SANE and CUPS.
There also complaints about some codecs, java, flash, 3D video drivers
All of them can be installed in "debian way" by editing sources.list and
Some could have newer versions that can be built the debian way.
I suggest a "section" on install process, asking if the user CHOOSE to
install these restricted / unstable packages, warning about the
but letting the users choose inside a tasksel the easy way.
http://www.debian-multimedia.org is venerable. And have codecs, java,
flash, acrobat reader and more.
It should not be the default, but should be offered as an option.
Also, sources.list does not have contrib and non-free sections enabled
by default today. Nor offered as an option at default install.
Nvidia and ATI 3D drivers are on these sections.
SableVM 0.13 is now a complete implementation (0.13 is already on
testing?). Blackdown Java also and more stable (but not so clean room).
GCJ is not complete. Try running eclipse and you will run into problems
I guess a tasksel is more elegant than Automatix.
Em Ter, 2006-08-29 às 16:52 -0300, Gustavo Franco escreveu:
> On 8/29/06, andremachado <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Please, see
> > http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2006/08/tryst-with-debian-etch-beta-3.html
> > There are valid concerns and suggestions that could be implemented on an
> > improved task desktop on tasksel.
> > Could it be done for Etch?
> [ wearing my tasksel member and sort of desktop task maintainer hat now ]
> Hi Andre,
> Thanks for pointing that blog post. Could you please list what are the
> suggestions related with the desktop task? Remember that non-free
> software will not be added and these are the only one 'cons' listed by
> the author, right? Please tell me if i missed something.
> Talking about flash and java plugins. I look forward to add gnash and
> gcjwebplugin for Etch+1, due to upstream code quality i don't think
> both will be mature enough for Etch. Talking about media playback
> plugins, there's totem mozilla plugin that hopefully will be added
> soon and is already in my svn tasksel branch.
> Btw, i recommend you:
> -- stratus