Hi, Martin Michlmayr <email@example.com> (2016-05-21): > * Christian Perrier <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2016-05-18 07:25]: > > I still remember Joey's objections about *not* having users forced > > to choose between desktop environments....because, contrary to what > > the average geek thinks, most people have no idea about what is a > > desktop environment. So, just imagine if we present them with > > "Hamradio", "NeuroDebian", "Debian Med" and such a list of unsorted > > strange things. > > FWIW, I fully agree. I'm not happy to see the new desktop selection > in tasksel, even though I can understand why some people want to see > this. In my opinion, adding Blends is definitely taking things too > far. Most users will have no clue what it's about, even if we add an > explanation of what a "blend" is. OK; so that's not just me. > We've worked hard for years to improve the installation experience and I > fear the new tasksel selection will add a lot of confusion for users. For now, I've added a mention about the new (possibly temporary) behaviour regarding tasksel: https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/News/2016/20160521 Now that I'm almost done with releasing D-I Stretch Alph 6, I've looked at how we got there. It seems blends-tasks is Priority: important, and that's how it got into the installed system. Then looking at tasksel's README: | On startup, the tasksel program will read all *.desc files in | /usr/share/tasksel/ for information about what tasks are available. The | tasks will be presented in a simple list selection screen with their | short descriptions. I'm very much not happy with tasksel's picking up whatever people have managed to get into a basic system, and I would very much prefer if it would only look at its own debian-tasks.desc when running from the installer. Any objections? Also, Steve mentioned the Debian Pure Blends addition might generate issues depending on what blends are available and/or installable on this or that image (adding debian-cd@ for reference). KiBi.
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