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

* Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org> [2016-05-18 07:25]:
> I still remember Joey's objections about *not* having users forced
> to choose between desktop environments....because, contrary to what
> the average geek thinks, most people have no idea about what is a
> desktop environment.  So, just imagine if we present them with
> "Hamradio", "NeuroDebian", "Debian Med" and such a list of unsorted
> strange things.

FWIW, I fully agree.  I'm not happy to see the new desktop selection
in tasksel, even though I can understand why some people want to see
this.  In my opinion, adding Blends is definitely taking things too
far.  Most users will have no clue what it's about, even if we add an
explanation of what a "blend" is.

We've worked hard for years to improve the installation experience and I
fear the new tasksel selection will add a lot of confusion for users.

Martin Michlmayr

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