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Re: Desktop task(sel) in Etch? (Bug #389092)

Gustavo wrote:
>On 9/26/06, Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> wrote:
>> In Debian Edu, we use KDE.  The choice was mostly because of the
>> availability of translation for the languages we care about, but also
>> because the KDE tools were (and are) very good and well integrated.
>> Perhaps someone should wrap up a separate set of CDs with KDE as the
>> default desktop?  It should not be too hard.  Debian/Gnome and
>> Debian/KDE could exist side by side.
>FYI, the three current desktop tasks (desktop, gnome-desktop,
>kde-desktop) won't fit entirely in the first CD. They fit in DVD1
>though. My proposal is generate:
>Debian GNOME Desktop CD (installs by default desktop and gnome-desktop tasks)
>Debian KDE Desktop CD (installs by default desktop and kde-desktop tasks)
>Debian XFCE Desktop CD (xfce-desktop wasn't added yet but is in my
>tasksel' branch)
>Debian regular CDs
>Debian regular DVDs
>Do we need more than just work on debian-cd for this?

Add in extra testing and support for the extra CD variants too. I'd be
personally much happier if we just warned people that they need at
least the first 2 CDs (or the first DVD) to get a full selection of
the available tasks. As time goes on and each desktop env adds more
bloat^Wfeatures, it becomes more and more difficult to get them to fit
on CD#1. Frans reminds me that we're about to regain some space by
dropping kernel 2.4, but even so we have to call a limit somewhere...

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.

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