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Re: Proposal: switch default desktop to xfce

On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 12:41:26PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le jeudi 24 octobre 2013 à 16:40 +0100, Steve McIntyre a écrit : 
> > This goes back to during the wheezy release cycle. There was a little
> > discussion around a change in tasksel [1], but rather too late in the
> > day for the change to make sense. Now we have rather more time, I
> > feel. Let's change the default desktop for installation to xfce.

> What are the reasons exactly for deliberately depriving the default
> installation’s users of a more complete and featureful desktop?

> So far, in this discussion, I only read “I don’t like systemd” (which is
> irrelevant)

This is a strawman.  The real objection is "tight coupling of a desktop to
an init system and kernel is at best lazy engineering, and at worst a
massive power grab by an upstream, and is contrary to Debian's values."

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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