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Re: Debian Light Desktop - meta package

Joey Hess wrote:

> By this lie of reasoning the only task that Debian can afford to ship is
> either KDE or Gnome.

No, not at all. That is not what I was trying to say. KDE and GNOME were
examples of something that did not happen overnight. They proved worthy
of becoming a task. Would you accept KDE as a task, if it was started

> Since Debian does already ship other useful tasks,
> that seems a bit specious.

The other tasks consist of far less (and rather obvious) choices. And
this one offers numerous possible combinations.

> Perhaps instead we're actually capable of
> testing and integrating collections of software?

It most certainly can be done, but we need to clarify the goals. How
light should it be? Should it be limited by a certain number of
megabytes? GNOME/KDE-lib-free or not? etc.

Let us create a project on alioth, compose a team, and see how it goes.
I am all for it.

And while we are at it, looking into existing lightweight distros
(especially Debian derivatives) might be a good idea. Their choices are
already somewhat tested and could give us some guidelines.


P.S. I still am for separating GNOME and KDE tasks.

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