Re: Re: utnubu-desktop for the masses
What do you intend to add exactly? Would that task show by default, or
what? If it doesn't, how will users get aware of its existence, so it
can be useful?
I'm interested in a "utnubu desktop/minimal/standard" now in sid so
you see my metapackage upload. With Etch, i would like to add a
"utnubu desktop task" yes, but as i pointed out above it seems that we
will need more than a simple task. I can help with code if -boot
What kind of work do you expect will need to be done in "utnubu front"
Closing, i don't think we should discard utnubu-meta in sid now. It
would be a good test and will show us how much work needs to be done
in utnubu front until Etch.
When I saw your upload in NEW, I was curious, but looked at the ITP, and
agreed that it could help migrate from Ubuntu to have metapackages
ensuring that you get most packages you were used to in Ubuntu.
But, if we don't expect this to transition to testing, what will be the
use of providing these packages to sid users? I'm not saying that power
users should denigrate the use of metapackages. I use for myself
kde-core everytime I install Debian. But I can't imagine myself
installing kde, which provides a ton of software I don't need, among
which many which have similar functions. So, I couldn't imagine a sid
user installing an even bigger monster with over 200 dependencies. At
this point, rather add an --optional switch to tasksel.
I agree with joeyh: if a sid user misses something to facilitate desktop
installs, he'll want sane desktop task(s) (with possibly several levels
of priorities), not utnubu tasks.
Btw, i already received some 'off blog'
feedback from Ubuntu users that would like to move from Ubuntu Dapper
(that will be released in June) to Debian Sid back again. They're all
power users, of course.