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Re: r72930 - trunk/src/debian-edu-config/debian



Hi Petter, hi list,

Am Sonntag, 13. Februar 2011, 00:14:10 schrieb Petter Reinholdtsen:
> Bringing the topic to debian-edu@, to discuss if this should be done
> or not.
> 
> [Holger Levsen]
> 
> > +  There were also thoughts about an install option (like gnome instead
> > of kde) +  though this aint that easy probably, as it also involves the
> > ldap ui...
> 
> It is technically not very hard.  It would involve asking a debconf
> question before pkgsel is running in d-i, and setting the
> tasksel/desktop debconf value.  This is the same operation that is
> done based on the desktop=kde/gnome kernel argument used to select
> gnome vs. kde vs xfce vs ... at the moment.
> 
> The problematic part is explaining to teachers installing Debian Edu
> for the first time what the options mean and why they should be forced
> to select one of them.  Perhaps it only should show up in
> debian-edu-expert installation mode?

An option for the preferred Window Manager (KDE, GNOME and LXDE(?)) would be 
great. Also for or maybe even especially for non-expert mode.

As a description there could be a clause that states: The default window 
manager is set to KDE which is a fine default. If you do not know what this 
question means, just leave the default. 

I think that the window manager names are only unknown to the very linux 
beginners. Everyone else might well benefit from this new question-number-8-
debconf-screen.

Greets,
Mike

PS: the above is an enciphered ,,+1 from Mike'' :-)



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