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Re: Reverting to GNOME for jessie's default desktop

On Sat, 09 Aug 2014 09:08:07 -0400, Stephen Allen wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 08, 2014 at 03:52:46PM +0000, Camaleón wrote:
>> On Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:14:07 +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
>> > On jeu., 2014-08-07 at 23:57 +0200, Jordi Mallach wrote:
>> >> Hi Debian,
>> > 
>> > About the decision itself, as Debian Xfce main maintainer, I honestly
>> > don't really care. I don't think the default desktop matters that
>> > much on Debian (while I guess it means a lot for Ubuntu, for
>> > example). I actually think having no default desktop would be just
>> > fine, instead having the current 3-4 desktop installation media. Then
>> > anyone can pick the DE she likes.
>> (...)
>> 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.
> Give them a choice of the main 3 or 4 with thumbnails of each at default
> view with short explanation: <ie> Gnome-Shell for modern computers with
> 3D capability: XFce4 for older computers with low memory and/or older
> video cards not capable of playing advanced graphical games etc.,
> Then direct each to appropriate DVD/CD/Netinstall image to download or
> sources list to add.

The issue here is that once the user has downloaded a DVD, what's the DE 
the installer should go with when choosing an automated/basic install. And 
I still think the installer has to full stop at this point and ask the 
user what is what he/she wants; that's, IMO, the fairest proceeding 



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