El jue, 22-05-2008 a las 14:57 +0200, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis) escribió: > 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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