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Re: Reverting to GNOME for jessie's default desktop

Why not MATE for all and put a11y into it?

Makes more sense for e.g. small computers like those in 3rd World talked before. 

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-------- Mensaje original --------
De: Josselin Mouette
Fecha:14/08/2014 10:48 (GMT+00:00)
Para: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Asunto: Re: Reverting to GNOME for jessie's default desktop

Le jeudi 14 août 2014 à 08:53 +0200, Christian PERRIER a écrit :
> > → Will you configure different defaults for different architectures?
> Given the current architecture of tasksel, I think it requires
> important changes to the code and nearly nobody contributes to the
> code: tasksel is in maintenance only mode with easy to fix bugs being
> fixed as well as bugs or fixes required to cope with changes in
> installed packages.

Since a11y looks like a compelling argument to go back to GNOME by
default, I think we must address that point one way or another if we
want it to happen.

I think there are several ways to do that:
      * tweak the debian-cd scripts to build GNOME images for Linux
        architectures and Xfce or MATE images for !linux (I can’t tell
        how hard it is)
      * make stripped-down gnome-core/gnome metapackages for !linux,
        relying on lightdm and gnome-flashback (that I can do)
      * hackishly make gnome-core/gnome metapackages depend directly on
        Xfce or MATE for !linux instead of GNOME (same)

Overall, a gnome-flashback solution would probably be more featureful,
but it is clearly less maintained than e.g. Xfce.

.''`.        Josselin Mouette
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