Desktop enviroment

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Desktop enviroment

Post by thenktor » 7. Jun 2009, 22:17

I think it would be cool to have Gnome, XFCE and KDE on the install CD and let the user chose which DE he wants to use.
Basic libs like gtk+ and Qt should always be installed.
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Re: Desktop enviroment

Post by .:B:. » 8. Jun 2009, 07:02

I would keep your base system as lean as possible. No libs installed except those needed by the desktop environment you pick by default.

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Re: Desktop enviroment

Post by JRD » 8. Jun 2009, 09:35

Hi ! It's my first message here :) Hi everybody :)

Hum. I think we could use 2 types of ISO :
- One with XFCE by default and default applications (like the current Zenwalk) with size as small as possible.
- One with Gnome+KDE+XFCE+Openbox & others, with default applications for each DE, and a question about the environnement at the installation with preview images. This ISO could take a huge place (to burn on a DVD).

Hence, people who discover Linux could use the first ISO, because the DE is not very important for newcomers. The big ISO (DVD) could be of any use for people who know that wants another DE or ahve many, or simply people who want to test, or else people who do not have a speedy connection at home (and download the ISO in a cyber or friend's home for example).

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Re: Desktop enviroment

Post by tsuren » 8. Jun 2009, 19:37

i think the basic installation cd should come with the simplest DE (perhaps just a wm) - so the first thing a user should do is to choose and to install his or her preferred DE.

Each DE then should have its own alcoholix theme, required libs and preferred applications so that the user should not need to customise much. for example, if the user decided to install GNOME, alcoholix GNOME should be installed. if the user decided to install xfce, then alcoholix xfce should be installed but with somewhat different applications (as xfce does not need every gnome applications). The same goes with kde and lxde.
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Re: Desktop enviroment

Post by thenktor » 8. Jun 2009, 22:35

tsuren wrote:i think the basic installation cd should come with the simplest DE (perhaps just a wm) - so the first thing a user should do is to choose and to install his or her preferred DE.
With the other DEs on CD or install them via internet?
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Re: Desktop enviroment

Post by JRD » 9. Jun 2009, 07:21

As I already said : If we let the choice, we must have them on the CD/DVD.
there could exist a CD with no choice and a default DE (XFCE).
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Re: Desktop enviroment

Post by gapan » 9. Jun 2009, 07:39

One step at a time.

Maybe making a regular iso with xfce should be our first target? See where we'll go after that.
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Re: Desktop enviroment

Post by JRD » 9. Jun 2009, 08:33

Maybe making a regular iso with xfce should be our first target
Definetely :D
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Re: Desktop enviroment

Post by thenktor » 9. Jun 2009, 10:54

JRD wrote:
Maybe making a regular iso with xfce should be our first target
Definetely :D
Yep! But I like my idea in the other thread, if you really want to do a live CD as install medium 8-)
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Re: Desktop enviroment

Post by tsuren » 9. Jun 2009, 17:28

gapan wrote:One step at a time.

Maybe making a regular iso with xfce should be our first target? See where we'll go after that.
i agree :)
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