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Re: Proposal: switch default desktop to xfce

On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 18:08 +0200, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
> On 10/24/2013 17:40, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> > This would mean:
> [...]
> >  * Tweak CD and installer builds:
> >    + change what happens with no desktop selected to use xfce instead
> >      of Gnome (netinst, DVD, BD etc.)
> >    + Add an explicitly-named Gnome CD#1
> >    + Remove the explicitly-named XFCE CD#1
> How about renaming CD1 to "GNOME CD1" and make the minimal installers
> prompt which desktop to install? That is no longer having a default desktop.
> The downside would be that one download link would no longer be enough.

I think that making the choice of the desktop environment explicit by either
prompting the user during the install (netinst) or by offering multiple
explicitly named images will actually make it easier for some users.

We get asked every now and then in #debian about the procedure to install
different desktop environments and it is hard for some users to grasp that
they have to make this choice in the boot menu and not during the software
selection step.

Another thing I like about it is that it renders headlines such as "Debian
switches to XFCE, Gnome3 is officially horrible" pointless as we simply state
that *all* of them are supported.
Wolodja <debian@babilen5.org>

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