On 03.08.2012 21:06, Cyril Brulebois wrote: > Hello, > > Ansgar Burchardt <email@example.com> (03/08/2012): >> I was wondering how to proceed with switching packages on the first CDs >> to use xz compression. I have prepared a list of binary packages which >> would benefit the most from switching, see . > > or we could just do nothing but reviewing the following tasksel change > by Joey Hess , since apparently we have well-defined procedures for > that: > | commit 2a962cc65cdba010177f27e8824ba10d9a799a08 > | Author: Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org> > | Date: Sat Jul 28 12:21:22 2012 -0400 > | > | switch default desktop task to xfce > | > | This ensures that the desktop will fit on CD#1, which gnome currently does not. > | > | There may be other reasons to prefer xfce as the default as well, but that > | is a complex and subjective topic. Unfortunatly, Debian does not have a > | well-defined procedure for making such choices, though it certianly has > | well-defined procedures for reviewing them. So, I've decided to be bold, > | and continue the tradition of making an arbitrary desktop selection for > | Debian in tasksel. > And in wheezy+1(or 2,...), when XFCE has outgrown CD1, we switch to E17, or whatever the tasksel maintainers prefer at that time. Sounds like a great plan to base our default desktop on the size of a CD or the mood of a single maintainer and switch arbitrarily between releases. Seriously, I'd just drop our CD1 installs and only provide a net-install image and a DVD image for desktop installations. Michael -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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