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Re: Installer Profiles

On 9/21/06, Santiago R. Lunar M. <santiago.lunar@gmail.com> wrote:
Hans-J. Ullrich wrote:
> Hello maintainers and developers,
> this time I call to you, cause a political question. What do I want ?
> Well, when installing Debian at the first time, at a special point, Debian is
> asking, which profile shall be installed. There is the
> choice "Desktop", "Webserver" , ""Printserver" etc.
> IMO these profiles should be made more precise, as when choosing "Desktop" ,
> you get always Gnome as the windowmanager. Yes, I know, it is your choice,
> but what I mean is, that there should be the chance for the user, to choose
> another windowmanager at installation i.e. KDE, Fluxbox, XFCE or whatever he
> likes. (Most of the people will choose Gnome or KDE, I think).
> I do not know, if my meanings are in your policy. However, if you are willing
> to change "tasksel", I would like to offer you my help. As I am no coder, I
> could make a list with the needed packages for some profiles, if this will
> help.
> Do you (the developers and the maintainers) think, my thoughts are worth, to
> think about it ? If not, o.k., just forget it and apoplogize my noise. :)
> Best regards
> Hans

That will be great, chossing your favorite kind of Desktop like XFCE or
Fluxbox, or simply Gnome (like me), but i just think that Developers &
Manteiners use the information provided by package called the Debian
Package Popularity Contest which allow them to know, obviuosly, which
packages to include in the firsts Debian CDs.

This package sets up a cron job that will periodically anonymously
submit to the distribution developers statistics 'bout the most used
packages on the system, and this helps making decisions such as which
packages should go on the first CD;  Also, it helps improving can
improve future versions of the distribution so that the most popular
packages are the ones which are installed automatically for new users.

So i guess the thing is not up to them, it's up to the information
provided by the Popularity-Contest. I agree with people who wants KDE to
be included in the first CD, but doing this involves taking out some
other packages, so i'm not sure if it's up to them. I just hope they
don't take out Gnome ;)

That's is not about what packages are in the first CD is about to have a Task
"Desktop KDE" and "Desktop xfce" by example also "database-mysql" etc.

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