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Re: Debian Light Desktop - meta package



2006/4/14, Kevin Mark <kmark+debian-devel@pipeline.com>:
> On Thu, Apr 13, 2006 at 04:20:13PM +0300, Linas Žvirblis wrote:
> > Joey Hess wrote:
> > Z
> > > If so, I would be happy to add this to tasksel, so that the desktop task
> > > automatically installs it if it detects a system that is not easily
> > > capable of running kde/gnome. Tasksel has the infrastructure needed to
> > > support doing this kind of thing, just a matter of finding appropriate
> > > heuristics to pick the right desktop variant in an unsuprising way.
> Hi Linas,
> what about /proc/cpuinfo to determine MHZ and /proc/meminfo to find MB.
> does this provide some way to get this info accross all (or most) of the
> archs/subarch?
> And how about using /proc/* to guess what kind of storage is avalable to
> determine which install will likely fill the HD?
>
> >
> > No automatic detection can be 100% unsurprising, because it highly
> > depends on your expectations. I do realize that desktop task is not
> > targeted at experienced users, but this autodetection should at least be
> > optional.
> >
> > I am sure this has been discussed many times, but one thing i would
> > really like to see in tasksel is:
> >
> >  [X] Desktop environment
> >   [X] I do not know (automatic/default)
> >   [ ] KDE desktop environment
> >   [ ] GNOME desktop environment
> >   [ ] XFCE desktop environment
> >   [ ] $foo desktop environment
> >
> > > I think this would be better than a meta package because it would be
> > > available in the regular install, and it would avoid some of the issues
> > > with meta packages.
> >
> > Meta package or not, I do not consider "Light Desktop" a good name
> > because it is too general. A name like "XFCE desktop" would be way more
> > descriptive.
> What about: '100-300MHZ system desktop(XFCE)'
>
> Also, based upon the cpu/mem info, display:
> you machine has a 766MHZ processor with 128MB memory.
> [x]KDE desktop environment[500mhz or greater]
> [ ]GNOME desktop evirnoenne[500mhz or greater]
> [ ]XFCE desktop enviorneme[300mhz or greater]
> [ ]TWM desktop enviroemnet[100mhz or greater]
> ...

My idea is to create a meta package. Because will install it manually.
I think tasksel tasks should have more generic names.
IMHO, If we go to create a task, we can't to use applications names
(KDE, GNOME, XFCE) and only specific tasks names, for example:

[x] Full Desktop environment
[  ] Lite Desktop (old machines)
[  ] Select manual packages

> cheers,
> Kev
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