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Re: cleaning up our task packages

On Wed, 6 Dec 2000, Seth Arnold wrote:

> * Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> [001206 21:30]:
> >   Task packages are packages whose names are prefixed with `task-'.
> >   Typically they are empty metapackages that merely depend on a collection
> >   of other packages.
> Joey, nice work; I agree with the general gist of what you are aiming
> for. When I saw the list, I thought to myself, ``this doesn't buy much
> over selecting the packages by hand''.
> However, I think we can agree that many of these packages are *useful*,
> even if they shouldn't be shown at tasksel time; perhaps renaming the
> cut packages to be: meta-netscape or meta-c-programming or
> meta-kde-everything ... would be very handy in allowing those who like
> gnome to say, ``I want gnome, but I don't want to drag KDE along with
> it, and I don't know which packages make a good gnome system.''

Along these lines, There should be one other alternative for the install

Instead of the task-* packages, there really should just be a preselected
set of packages that people can use. A few of them, much like you would
expect in other distributions.

even if it itself USED the task-* things, that's too much still for many
people. some people want to see "Development Configuration" or "Server
Configuration"... and it's not too hard to accommodate for those people.

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