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Re: Desktop profiles

El jue, 22-05-2008 a las 14:57 +0200, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis)
> On Thursday 22 May 2008, José L. Redrejo Rodríguez wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > as most of you already know, I'm working in the merging of Linex with
> > Debian Edu. LinEx has used Gnome for all his life, so I'm working on the
> > possible Gnome desktop customizations. My intention is making kde &
> > gnome desktops as similar as possible (that was one of the guidelines I
> > followed with the education-menus package too).
> > Looking at the way this is done with kde currently I've seen that the
> > artwork is applied to all the users of the system (I have also some
> > doubts about the way it's done, as it doesn't seem to by very clean
> > under the Debian policy eye).
> > To put Gnome config into debian-edu-artwork now I have two options:
> > - using desktop-profiles it will be applied to every  new user under the
> > teachers or students groups
> > - withoug desktop-profiles it will be applied to every new user in the
> > system.
> >
> > Notice that in both cases, it will not modify the created profiles. So,
> > if some gnome user installs debianedu-artwork package he won't notice
> > any change.
> >
> > Both options are mostly equally technically:
> > - For every new user, desktop-profiles won't need to be a dependency of
> > the package, and all the new users will notice they are using Debian
> > Edu. This is the way KDE works currently in Debian Edu. Also, gdm
> > configuration will be always visible for every user.
> > - For students and teachers might make more sense, but it would require
> > to add the users to these groups before their first login and adding a
> > dependency on desktop-profiles to the package. Also, choosing this
> > option would make logical to do the same with KDE.
> >
> > I vote for option 1 (for every  new user in the debian-edu pc), but I'm
> > not really sure of it, so I'd like to hear more opinions before
> > commiting the needed changes.
> What we want to do is add a gconf configuration source with our art and 
> other settings. We need to add a configuration source as otherwise we'll 
> have to change configuration files of gnome packges which policy forbids 
> (which I'm guessing is what happens in option 1 above?)
> Desktop-profiles gives you the mechanism to add the configuration source.
> Note that that's completely orthogonal to wether or not that configuration 
> source gets activated for everyone on the machine, only for the members of 
> students/teachers, or some other condition.

I know, that's how I've tested option 2, but for option 1
desktop-profiles is not needed, just  adding the gconf configuration to
the /usr/share/gconf/defaults/50_debian_edu.entries  and executing using
update-gconf-defaults is enough (in fact update-gconf-configuration is
also thought for CDD).

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