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Re: kick starting debian desktop

Em Wed, 28 Apr 2004 10:25:08 -0700
 Daniel Cardenas - AZ <junk-c@cox.net> escreveu:
Hi Everyone,

What do you think of the idea of having a debian desktop release real soon? In order to get it out real soon the only difference would be a different set of packages or additional set of packages installed by default. I would ask the install team, Joey Hess, to ask during installation if this is for a server or desktop(unstable). (I'm sure there is a better way of asking that.) If it is for a desktop then the default installation would include gnome and KDE.

There are a bunch of other simple changes we could try for example soften the security model. Debian does a bunch of things to prevent a normal user from abusing the system. Details: root can't access the screen without executing xauth (blah) command. On a single user system is this desired? Perhaps we could eliminate the need to execute xauth. Do you have other simple changes to propose?

I think having a desktop release would generate lots of interest in the desktop and help get it off the ground.

Let me know what you think.

(30+ years software veteran)
Arizona, USA

This is my first post in this list.

I'm a colaborator in debianpt.org, from portugal and there we are starting a desktop section. The goal, for now, is to develop an instalation script in shell script for install a debian desktop. the adreess is this: http://www.debianpt.org/~desktop/DesktopInstall

and the *2* are the updated and untested.

simply ... it's apt-get install `all needed packages`

but this script does a little configuration ... changes the Default theme from gnome and we are trying to make changes to chage the gdm.conf.

I'm sorry, but it is not in english.

Luis F. C. Matos
Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica
Universidade de Aveiro

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