Hi Josselin, here's my take as d-i release guy. That's basically in line with Christian's except for the last answer. I'm also putting -boot@ in Cc so that other d-i members can voice their opinions. Full mail can be found at: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2014/08/msg00432.html Josselin Mouette <email@example.com> (2014-08-14): > → Is the installation CD size still relevant? If everything doesn't fit on CD#1 alone, too bad. Definitely not a blocker. See, we released wheezy while CD#1 on i386 (without a net mirror) isn't sufficient to install a whole desktop. We "just" need to stop pretending it does (I stumbled upon at least such a page on www.debian.org lately). For those questioning the usefulness of those images: as a (maybe not so) random debian-cd witness, keeping on building CDs is just a matter of I/O on pettersson.debian.org, so I don't see why we should stop building CD images if some users still find them useful. > → What is the target audience of Debian-installer for the default > image? [ Replying with s/image/desktop/ in mind. ] What Christian says. It seems to me it's quite fair to imagine that so called “power users” are very much able not to pick the default desktop and install their beloved desktop environement or custom window manager instead. > → What is the required level of accessibility? Very high. At the very least we must not regress from a release to another. Xfce is currently a pretty big regression in that area (which explains the wording I used in my Beta 1 announce, pointing to Gnome images instead). > → Will you configure different defaults for different architectures? If we're going to be back for Gnome as a default, we will likely need to handle per-architecture defaults, since Gnome on non-Linux isn't going to be supported (by either Gnome upstream, by Gnome Debian maintainers, or by GNU/kFreeBSD porters, as far as I understand it). If we're ending up implementing what I alluded to in my first reply to this thread (in a nutshell: look at installable task-*-desktop packages, propose a list, defaulting to whatever we prefer), that's likely doable. Mraw, KiBi.
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