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Re: Neurodebian tasks (and Debian Science)

Hi Yaroslav,

On Wed, Apr 06, 2016 at 09:24:42AM -0400, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:
> > Neurodebian already offers a bootable image, and a default virtual
> > machine -- so you already *have* some idea of a default installation.
> we had some live cd attempt in the past but didn't push it forward.

The thing is:  If you consider crafting some sensible tasks and at some
point in time people will create some tasks based live CDs (and I
somehow feel that this will happen in the foreseable future since Debian
Ham is driven by somebody who is very active in Debian live) you get it
for free (perhaps by providing some patches to fit your needs).  If you
keep on following your "besides Blends strategy" you need to do
everything on your own (and may be this exactly is the reason why you
do not have the manpower to push the above plan forward).

> thus the only bootable image is the VM, which is just a stock debian
> stable + neurodebian repo enabled + neurodebian-desktop package for
> custom appearance (+ some NeuroDebian menu with pre-selected apps which
> get installed if user clicks on them) + "welcome wizard" which at the
> end pretty much provides few of those 'tasks' options.  But the point is
> that nothing neurosciency in a default installation.
> that automatic installation idea though -- it might be actually a cute
> one to be adopted for -tasks packages, which could provide those ad-hoc
> .desktop files within a dedicated Blend submenu and plugs for all
> user-executable tools/packages linked there.
> Example:
> http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-exppsy/neurodebian.git/tree/xdg/desktop/neurodebian-psychopy.desktop
> which uses this tool
> http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-exppsy/neurodebian.git/tree/tools/nd-autoinstall
> but that is orthogonal to your current effort Ole, so sorry for
> derailing.

I do not think that is derailing.  When I yesterday hat a look at
blends-dev I realised that this is even these days using the old Debian
menu system.  This should be definitely droped and replaced by some xdg
stuff.  And yes, you can distribute desktop files in metapackages (as
you can add any workload there). 

Kind regards



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