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Re: Standard way to customize desktop environments

|--==> Andreas Tille writes:

  AT> On Mon, 25 Oct 2004, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis) wrote:
  >>[1] 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.

Good initiative!

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

  AT>               Andreas.

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