Bug#511287: debian-installer: Should have a task for installing KDE or XFCE instead of Gnome
We may not have a task ATM, but the user *can* choose which desktop to
install from the installer's boot menu (for i386/amd64). See:
Some CD images (businesscard, netinst and DVD) also allow selection
of the desired desktop environment from the graphical boot menu.
Select the “Advanced options” option in the main menu and look for
“Alternative desktop environments”.
This is not ideal, but a lot better than we had for Etch.
The rationale for that implementation can be found in this thread: