Changes for d-i, tasksel and d-cd
Re some changes that we've spoken about in the past...
First of all, we spoke about switching to using the graphical
installer by default back last year at DC12. But we never actually
made the change then. I think it's time now, what do you guys think?
Secondly: xfce as default desktop? I'm tempted to do this regardless
of the current init debate, if nothing else just to give us a useful
*small* system from a single CD again.
Finally, I've been getting some useful feedback on the front of
exactly which images we should be making at this point, and I'm
thinking of dropping most of the CD options, leaving us with:
* *1* single CD with more content (xfce, more useful stuff)
* DVD sets (and bigger)
I'm thinking more about what we could/should fit into the "useful
stuff" category, plus what we should call it ("recommended", "Debian
developer toolbox", "good stuff"? *grin*). I remember Bdale asking for
something like this last year at the debian-cd BoF at DC12, and there
were general murmurs of support. Can we add sensible extra tasksel
task(s) to cover the things that *we* consider useful? I'm thinking
* misc devel utils
* tools for wireless
* all the bits you'd want to be able to configure your latest machine
so it comes up on the network automatically so you can
configure/install it further easily remotely
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.