Juergen.Harms at unige.ch
Sat Oct 23 10:18:16 CEST 2010
On 10/23/2010 07:16 AM, Ahmad Samir wrote:
> With the current installer you can select "customize" (instead of
> selecting KDE or GNOME) and uncheck all the options there when you
> click next the installer will even give you options to:
> - install/not-install X
> - install/not-install suggested packages
> - go with a really minimal system and not install even urpmi
Right - that is OK for me and for you, and we can use things like
drax/package_list.pl if we do want to do fancy customisation scripts -
but that is not the issue I wanted to discuss.
In (part of) this thread a reflection is made on how to address
customers with specific "target" profiles, and on the opportunity to
shape the system for helping so targetted users get the system they want
- on what profiles should be considered.
The discussion also made the point that this might help to increase the
attractivity of Mageia for new users - particular those with an
MS-windows culture. Such users are ready to say "I want games" or "I
need engineering tools", but they do not want to get involved with first
finding and then adding bits; if they "have a profile" the minimum KDE
or Gnome installation will - and should - not be enough for them (and,
btw, at least for KDE, the, "minimum" configuration is far from a
minimum configuration, it rather looks like a configuration concocted
for "the typical KDE user" as seen by some non-user).
The question I asked is how this is possible without burrying such
configuration issues into the system installation software and keep
things simple and flexible. Yes, the components you mention exist and do
not need to be re-created - the issue is whether they should / could be
wrapped up into a nice user interface that would help picking up the
suggestions made in this thread.
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