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Debian Blends: Newbie Blend

On Sat, 21 Mar 2009 22:02:24 +0100 (CET)
Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de> wrote:

> On Fri, 20 Mar 2009, Daniel Dickinson wrote:
> >>      http://alioth.debian.org/projects/debian-blends
> >
> > This link reports 'Invalid Project'
> Sorry - it's
>     http://alioth.debian.org/projects/blends

Do you think you could do a link in the Documentation section of the
Alioth page to the Debian Pure Blends homepage?  I had to Google Debian
Blends to find anything other than the SVN. (the Alioth page has no
links to anything blends in the tabs, or else I missed something
terribly obvious).

Do you think a lightweight debian desktop for newbies would be a good
topic for a blend?

Basically, LXDE or XFCE-based with a fairly complete set of packages
(so that common packages for most 'average' newbie uses of the computer
are present).  Not so much options of each type of program because of a
desire to keep the installation media size reasonable (For my derived
distro that I am working on (mostly for bug fixes, missing .desktop
files, and configuration differences from defaults) I am already at a
three CD install and that takes about 3-4 GB of hard drive space (I'm
install onto 6 with a 3GB drive as a backup drive).

I'm going to be working on becoming a DD and getting the bugs fixed in
Debian, but it would also be helpful if there were *policy-compliant*
means of using a different configuration that would is the default for
Debian proper (in fact that's the main blocker for a blend (or
blend-equivalent if it's not picked up my Debian) for my project ATM,
once the bugs are fixed).

There are a number of things that this project could use in terms of
new software, but it could manage with Documentation (I'm working on
this), bug fixes, and slightly modified configuration.

I personally see no reason Debian cannot be made suitable for newbies,
with only little more work on some details.  Provided of course the
newbie is willing to read the documentation that is written to help
them (at their level)


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