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Re: Bug#758116: Allow to select Blends selection during installation - just "DE", "Web server", "Mail server" is NOT enough

On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 01:06:59PM +0200, Ole Streicher wrote:
> On 17.05.2016 11:52, Wolfgang Schweer wrote:
> > On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 08:52:32AM +0200, Ole Streicher wrote:
> >> On 17.05.2016 02:13, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> >>> I'm not sure how reasonable it is to have such a long list of meta 
> >>> packages in the installer. See attached tasksel-gtk-greyscale.png 
> >>> for the initial display with the graphical installer, and attached 
> >>> tasksel-text-greyscale.png for the text mode installer.
> >>
> >> I don't see it problematic as it is in the moment: The list is not 
> >> too long: Even if it does not fit on one screen, the rest is 
> >> visible with just one scroll, and this is indicated by the 
> >> scroollbar. And I don't think that the number of options is too 
> >> much (it shouldn't be much more, however).
> > 
> > I'm just wondering if the blend install could be implemented one level 
> > higher using the ISO image isolinux menu structure.
> The advantage of the boot menu would be that in the tasksel step, one 
> could select individual tasks for the selected blend, and not just a 
> default installation. This would, however, still not allow a selection 
> on the package level as it was requested for NeuroDebian.
> This would however add all the 13 blends to the boot menu, making this
> much more crowded.

The 13 blends would only show up if 'blends options' is chosen in the 
main menu. The main menu would only have one additional entry.

> And it would be impossible to select two blends at
> the same time (say: science and astro).


> > All blends would need their own debian-<blend_name>-install-udeb and 
> > debian-<blend_name>-profile-udeb; these need to be on all official 
> > Debian installation media if these should work like the mini.iso image. 
> Extrapolating the slow development on the common blends-install subject
> in the last years (especially in bug #758116), I would not expect this
> to happen before the next release.



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