Re: New Tasks (was: Re: Where are tasks now and how are they handled?)
* Joey Hess [Tue, Sep 10 2002, 07:42:38PM]:
> > - K.I.S.S. X environment
> This is probably best served by the existing X Window System task +
> letting people choose their window manager, either as they could in
This was not my intention - I expect a task (meaning series of packages,
not just one wm package) where I can find some useful applications
around the WM(s).
> It could alternativly be used to replace the existing X Window System
> task with one that includes a number of common window managers and their
> associated packages, as aptitude also lets you select a task and then
> drill into it and unselect components.
Maybe an idea, but people which are keen on KDE or GNOME would not want
to install other stuff.
> > - Multimedia system
> Isn't multimedia a standard part of a desktop environment these days?
Sure, but not part of our Desktop task. It does not cover tools for
audio processing, not even XMMS.
> > - Base Internet client (Console)
> > - Base Internet Client (X11)
> > Base Internet client (Console) [task-netclient-console]:
> > w3m-ssl, telnet, ssh, lftp, yafc, wget, mutt, slrn, irsii, leafnode
> > Base Internet Client (X11) [task-netclient-x]:
> > Mozilla (and Galeon), xchat-gnome, ksirc, gftp-gtk, pavuk, prozgui
> These might just make sense as a combined task.
Why forcing all the X stuff when you do not need it?
> Microsoft: Where do you want to go today?
> Linux: Where do you want to go tomorrow?
> BSD: Are you guys coming or what?
Debian: Where did you go yesterday?