Re: Standard way to customize desktop environments
|--==> Andreas Tille writes:
AT> On Mon, 25 Oct 2004, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis) wrote:
>> it's located in debian-edu cvs an alioth src/desktop-profiles module,
>>current build of the package is available at
AT> While I'm far from beeing a desktop configuration expert the stuff you
AT> described seems absolutely interesting for all CDDs. Keeping this in mind
AT> I wonder if we might include the stuff you mentioned completely into
AT> the cdd package.
As this package might be of general interest (e.g. sysadmin, not cdd
only), I'd rather keep it a separate package.
>>Further steps needed at this point:
>>1) Get the package into Debian:
-> packaging is done, but I need a sponser, as I'm not a DD
AT> My suggestion would solve the problem of finding a sponsor. Just add
AT> your stuff to cdd svn and patch the packaging method. The uploaders
AT> of the cdd package will care for the upload. (Note: It is of course
AT> just a recommendation and you are free to decide. But I see no real
AT> need to have a lot of tiny little packages if they can be collected in
AT> one package for all CDDs.)
>>2) Once package gets into Debian change debian-edu-config to use it (add
>>depends, remove custom xsession.d script, add debian-edu-config.listing
AT> I hope that debian-edu will switch to cdd which (in case you accept my
AT> suggestion) will implicitely solves this.
>>3) Start discussing additional profiles/ current setup. What desktop
>>customizations would you like to see (do speak up here ,we _need_ feedback,
>>but drop debian-custom from CC when replying on this point :-)
AT> I do not think that it would be too boring for people here.
>>I think we should have (at least):
>>- debian-edu-network -> proxy settings, .. anything common to desktops
>>inside a debian-edu network
>>- debian-edu-student -> settings for students (background, desktop icons,
>>panel setup, maybe some things locked down with kiosk framework, ...)
>>- debian-edu-admin -> settings for admins (links to admin-tools and
>>documentation on desktop, ....)
AT> This falls into the scope of user roles, IMHO.
AT> Kind regards