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Re: Reverting to GNOME for jessie's default desktop

Quoting Camaleón (2014-08-08 18:26:22)
> On Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:09:56 -0400, Michael Gilbert wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 11:52 AM, Camaleón wrote:
>>> I really (and still) like the idea of having no default desktop at 
>>> all and let the users decide by themselves if they even want to get 
>>> a DE when performing a DVD based installation.
>> Including all potential DE options on the main install disc (so the 
>> user can make that choice in a no-net install) will mean a huge 
>> bandwidth increase, not to mention that probably means bluray-only.
> I think there's no need to make any change about the DE options for 
> the first DVD, current ones (gnome, kde, xfce and lxde, AFAIK) are OK 
> as long as the installation menu is adapted to ask the user which DE 
> to install or to no install a DE at all.

I guess many of those who can afford a system with Blueray reader and 
waste bandwidth downloading an image for Blueray (which is needed for 
offering multiple desktops during install, I believe) likely would want 
a shiny desktop like GNOME or KDE.

I don't expect that to be a common install media, however.

>> There already exist netinst media that solve that problem much better by
>> including no DE packages on the media.
> Netinst media and other install options are not the main subject of this 
> thread.


This thread is about "default desktop", not "default desktop on CD/DVD".

It is about which default we suggest for our users.

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