(Follow-up to http://lists.debian.org/debian-cd/2008/11/msg00048.html.) I have done quite a bit of additional development since that previous mail and things are now much nicer and implemented a lot cleaner. Overview of changes: - isolinux config files for additional desktops moved to subdirectories - multi-arch multi-desktop is now supported - for light CD: separate rescue submenu on first isolinux screen - support for "all desktop" images: - basic isolinux layout is unchanged from current images; old options continue to install GNOME - new option in Advanced options menu: Alternative desktop environments - after selecting that choice between KDE, LXDE and Xfce; 'back' option has help text that higher level options will install GNOME - after selecting an alternative DE, you again get the full set of menu options, except for rescue - if 'help' is selected after choosing a desktop environment _all_ normal installation options will install the correct desktop, so no hint is needed anymore on the help screens; this includes hitting <enter>, but also typing 'install' or 'expertgui' The total patch series is quite large, but none of the changes is really invasive. I will reply to this mail with a series of mails containing patches for review. Most will only be sent to the debian-cd list, so please see that list for the complete series. The patch series also changes the way language tasks are added during CD builds. This is mostly technical, but includes a few logical changes too. More about this in a follow-up mail which I will CC to debian-boot. The intention is to port the basic syslinux config changes to D-I post-lenny so we'll no longer have to do the extensive manipulation of config files in debian-cd. Exactly how and whether or not to also support all-desktop selection in e.g. netboot images will need some discussion. Because of the many changes I have again some images for testing available for download from : * Same images as last time: - debian-50-i386-lxde-CD.iso - debian-50-i386-light-CD.iso (lxde + xfce) Please *do* test these again because of the many code changes! * Businesscard images that demonstrate the "all desktop" support: - debian-50-i386-BC-1.iso (single arch) - debian-50-i386-amd64-BC-1.iso (multi-arch) Remaining ToDo: * Test the light CD / all desktop images with serial boot. * Add lxde and multi-desktop support in win32-loader configs (post-lenny). * Help text is not displayed for desktop submenu entries. Probably a syslinux limitation. Cheers, FJP  http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/fjp/ Overview of the patch series: - Three minor bug fix patches (which I will not post) 1 Split out list of languages supported by D-I and tasksel from task.list files 2 Update list of languages supported by tasksel and D-I for Lenny 3 Add support for a separate LXDE desktop CD 4 Add support to create a 'light desktop' CD 5 Add support to create an 'all desktops' DVD 6 Two patches with finishing touches: - Ensure working boot config for light/all desktops for arches other than x86 - Allow building all-desktop businesscard and netinst CDs using easy-build script
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