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Bug#765839: task-desktop: installs a non-working dekstop environment on all but 2 archs

On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 02:45:11AM +0200, Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:
>On Wed, 2014-10-22 at 01:28 +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote: 
>> Then you have no clue about what that means.
>What exactly do yo refer to?
>Not providing a default DE? I rather thought about a solution like the
>one the EU enforced on Microsoft with the browser selector:
>The interactive debian installation could just present a list of DE's
>that are commonly agreed to work in most cases for the current platform.
>E.g. majors like GNOME, KDE, LXDE, MATE, XFCE, perhaps also Cinnamon.
>And one could even make a sub menu like "other desktop environments"
>where one could select the rarer choices (bare X+twm, and so on).
>That lists could every time be randomised and no pre-selection being

So you want to make it even harder for new users to work out how/what
to install with Debian. Also, do you have any idea of what a mess this
would also make of our installation media?

Many/most users expect us to give them a system that will work without
massive sets of questions and user tuning needed. That's what the
various teams involved try to achieve.

Anyway, this is thoroughly OT for a bug report. (sorry,
Joey). Redirecting to -devel if you feel the need to continue...

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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