Re: kick starting debian desktop
Am Wednesday 28 April 2004 19:25 schrieb Daniel Cardenas - AZ:
> 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.)
Your intension to customize debian seems right and is shared by many IMHO (see
below). I think there are at least three parts to Debian-Desktop:
Only one part is providing an easy install path which is done in a great part
very nicely by the debian-installer team. For additional customisation
(preconfiguration etc.) there is good progress in the concept of Customized
Debian Distribution (CDDs) and debian-desktop should really be one of them
See the CDD paper and the debian-custom mailing list.
The second part is the over-all tuning and turning of debian packages into
somthing that is more discoverable etc. as described on the d-d hompage. This
goes very well with the concept of CDDs.
The third part is "the swirl" to ensure up-to-date packages updates. (I leave
this for sombody else to elaborate).