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Re: RFC: bringing back task packages

On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 9:39 AM, Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> wrote:

> it would be very exciting to have the possibility to select a blend at the
> installation. To circumvent the limitation of space, how about having a single
> line to select ‘Chose a Debian Pure Blend‘, that would lead to a page that
> provides the full list of blends ?

Being able to install blends from d-i would indeed be cool. Seems to
me that there could be potentially many many tasks for the blends. For
e.g. there are 19 tasks in the Debian Med blend. There are hundreds of
Debian derivatives and many of these could become Debian Pure Blends
with some work. I would suggest some sort of search field would be the
way to go, browsing any list of blend tasks is going to be a pain.
Maybe a drill-down UI would also work, grouping tasks based on
audience; 'I am a scientist', 'I research medicine', 'I research
epidemiology', oh cool I should install tasks-med-epi to get some
tools (which are foo, bar & baz) for that. Maybe a combination of
these is the way to go.



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