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Re: Bug#608098: gnome-core: revert mass migration from -desktop-environment to -core

Le lundi 27 décembre 2010 à 11:31 +0200, Martin-Éric Racine a écrit : 
> On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 11:22 AM, Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> wrote:
> > The gnome-core package is not here to fulfill the needs of a given
> > user.

> Sorry, but am I the only one who considers this reply as pointlessly
> abrasive, inappropriate and offensive?

I suggest that you spend the next days with bug reports from 50
different users, each of them having his own idea of what should be in
this or that metapackage.

Which reminds me of a recent debate on how to have more bug reports: on
this topic I really wish we had *less* bug reports overall, but more
useful ones.

Since you point this to a list that might be interested for a more
thorough picture, here it is: in squeeze, the gnome-session package now
depends on the basic components that are actually needed for running a
GNOME session. Since this change was made, I hadn’t known what to do of
gnome-core, as it had became obsolete. The size issue of fitting GNOME
on the first CD gave an obvious answer to what this metapackage should

So in short: 
      * gnome-core = GNOME installation designed to fit on one CD 
      * gnome-desktop-environment ≈ GNOME as defined by upstream 
      * gnome = full GNOME installation for the default installation

If you are skilled enough to consider that the existing metapackages
don’t suit you and you need something lighter, you are also skilled
enough to install the needed packages by hand.

 .''`.      Josselin Mouette
: :' :
`. `'  “If you behave this way because you are blackmailed by someone,
  `-    […] I will see what I can do for you.”  -- Jörg Schilling

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