Re: Debian Light Desktop - meta package
Scripsit Don Armstrong <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Now, if you're arguing that this may not be appropriate for those who
> are afraid of a command line or a program that has more than 50
> command line options, that may be the case... but it definetly gets
> rid of the bloat present in other image viewers.
Well, people who are unafraid of command lines could theoretically
have a "light desktop" consisting of
(3) a traditionalist window manager (fvwm, twm, ...)
(4) xterm or an xterm replacement
(5) tty or curses programs for actually getting work done
(emacs/vi, tex, mutt, gnus, ...)
(6) xdvi, gv, xpdf for viewing the results
(7) large graphical programs when there is work to be done that
inherently needs such things: web browser, gimp, xfig ...
This is what I use on the computer on my desk.
*BUT* ... it is not what people expect from a "desktop" software
installation option, even a "light" one. There, I think, the defining
characteristic is that one can get work done *without* meeting any
command lines in one's day-to-day use of the computer.
Henning Makholm "Anything you can discover we
would be most happy to review."