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


On Tuesday 26 September 2006 11:12 Christoph Haas wrote:
> I have tried the new Etch installer last weekend and I'm impressed. The
> installation works perfectly well and the graphical installer - while it
> doesn't add much value IMHO to the dialog based installer - looks nice and
> will surely be liked by many users. Kudos to the installer team.

second that!

> I chose to install the "Desktop" task when tasksel asked me. And I ended up
> with a Gnome desktop. Since Gnome is not really my favorite desktop
> manager I deinstalled Gnome (probably leaving a lot of Gnome cruft on the
> system) and installed KDE through apt-get. I wondered why Debian installed
> Gnome as a default and does not even offer the choice between - say -
> Xfce, Gnome and KDE during the installation. I just didn't expect Gnome.

me too =(
And seeing GNOME only was the main disappointing thing in the d-i:
I was happy to see X11, GNOME and KDE after I've installed Potato, because it 
allowed me to learn many ways to do things.


> Joey Hess argued that users may not know what KDE and Gnome are and just
> expect a working desktop. Opinions on
> http://kitenet.net/~joey/code/tasksel/faq.html

I wouldn't care so much about unexeperienced users in favour of experienced 
ones. I believe that the latter give back more to Debian.

> I know that tasksel tries to keep things simple. But I want to question the
> way the desktop installation is handled. So I'd like to hear a few
> opinions on how happy other people are with that choice.
> Currently the way to install KDE is to provide the
> option "tasksel/first=kde-desktop" when booting the Etch installer CD. No
> user will guess that.

that's really cool to know after I've completely reinstalled the whole bunch 
of kde packages =)

> My 2¢
>  Christoph

BR. Alexander 'zowers' Petrov.    jabber:zowers@jabber.ru    icq:69694782
http://zowers.googlepages.com/    mailto:zowers@gmail.com

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