Re: multiple themes for wheezy?
Considering the large number of Debian derivatives (probably more than
100, and that's without counting the ones derived from Ubuntu), it would
be great to have a set of standard tools and packages for rebranding in
Debian. That's why I completely agree with your idea.
There are some special purpose distributions --for example ThinStation--
that make the rebranding process extremely easy. You just have to provide
a set of files (bootsplash, wallpaper, etc) and a config file, and the
tools provided for building customized installation images take care of
the rest. This is just an example, and I realize that in Debian this might
not be so easy to implement.
IMHO, the rebranding process in Debian shouldn't be more complex than
having to perform an "apt-get install debian-rebrand", and then providing
the necessary files and running a single script.
I understand that this might be a bit off-topic, but nonetheless I wanted
to comment on this since it could be a very nice improvement for Wheezy
and future releases (and something quite welcome in the context of the
expanding derivatives ecosystem).
On Tue, 15 Nov 2011 12:05:13 -0300, Didier Raboud <email@example.com> wrote:
I would whole-heartedly welcome package-specific branding packages. I'm
wondering if we could not make a sane use of Provides. e.g. :
Recommends grub2-theme, gdm3-theme
Recommends: grub2-theme-spacefun, gdm3-theme-spacefun
Then of course, the question of "conditional Recommends" comes back on
table: we want gdm3-theme installed only if gdm3 is installed.
P.S. Before going ahead with more planning, ideas should be dumped to a
page for wider discussion, IMHO.