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Re: Debian on the Desktop - plans for Lenny?

On 8/9/07, Michael Banck <mbanck@debian.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 09, 2007 at 10:27:40AM +0100, Luis Matos wrote:
> > Qua, 2007-08-08 às 20:30 +0200, Hendrik Sattler escreveu:
> > > Additionally, it should be noted that a desktop task has nothing with
> > > multimedia (means: surprise, you can use a desktop without music and
> > > movies).
> >
> > I think we need to have multiple desktop tasks. One desktop-simple,
> > desktop-multimedia-support, etc
> > This would also simplify the use of tasks to enhance the desktop, like
> > desktop-c-gtk-devel, desktop-python-gtk-devel, desktop-php-devel
> As long as those are not exposed to the user at installation - fine; for
> installation, we should have exactly one desktop task per environment,
> and that should installed whatever is needed to give a rather complete
> desktop experience, IMHO.

That's what we've with desktop, kde-desktop and xfce-desktop and we
don't need a pile of new tasks on the installer, yes. Some new tasks
to be installed using gnome-app-install or synaptic? Probably, but
should be evaluated - wishlist bugs against tasksel with a rationale
and list of packages is welcome.

Btw, desktop-c-gtk-devel and desktop-python-gtk-devel makes no sense,
IMHO. It's too specific that we will need
desktop-$every_language_in_debian-gtk-devel. What a task like
desktop-php-devel will contain, vim? For those who like emacs are we
going to add desktop-php-emacs-devel? Please think about needed use
cases (ask debian-user, check popcon, ...) and set of packages that
should satisfy that, not some cool random task names.


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