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Bug#485586: debian-installer: Default to graphical install

On Tue 19 Aug 2014 at 17:39:18 +0200, Holger Wansing wrote:

> Brian Potkin <claremont102@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Defaulting to a graphical (gtk) frontend on i386 and amd64 would mean
> > that it becomes the regular frontend, unless it is desired to credit the
> > "newt" frontend with some special status.
> >From a global point of view, the graphical frontend is still something
> special, an exceptional case, since it's only available on 2 archs out
> of 8 in Jessie. So I would leave the text installer on 'regular' status IMO.

That thought went through my mind too but I discounted it because it
seemed we were looking at i386 and amd64 documentation. If -user had a
question about the regular/normal/usual/default user interface for
Jessie I would say it is definitely the graphical one.

However, since you are doing the work it is your call. :)

(I wonder whether using Debian makes either of us regular guys?).

> > I'm unsure whether a reference to the X Window System is useful, even
> > for those who know what it is.
> For users who have worked with Debian in the past already, it would not
> hurt to leave that hint in place. And novice users don't get
> irritated too much by this IMO.

It was an aside. I'm sure you are correct.

Thank you for considering.



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