[Mageia-discuss] Mageia-discuss Digest, Vol 2, Issue 137

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Mon Nov 1 09:42:29 CET 2010

Le 2010-11-01 00:20, andre999 a écrit :

> It seems we're approaching a consensus.
> I'm also beginning to see a convergence here ... with the XDG menu
> system used by Mandriva.
> We probably want to keep the installation choices somewhat simpler.
> So I see the installation, after the language selection (of one or more
> languages), continuing with the choice of the desktop environment.
> I would have KDE / Gnome / Other (which expands to show the others
> available) / or none (for console only)
> With an "information" button to give the implications, including the
> fallback light desktops for KDE and Gnome.
> After that, a dialog for the activity categories, which would have
> default application selections corresponding to the desktop environment
> chosen.
> We could preselect certain categories to make it easier for users who
> don't want to bother choosing.
> We list the categories, each of which is expandable to show any
> sub-categories, and further to show the individual applications, for
> more detailed selection/deselection.
> Particularly useful for more advanced users.
> The advantage of this is we can have something suitable for all types of
> users, without requiring configuration or non-intuitive choices.
> Those who want quick easy choices, and those - like myself - who want to
> fine-tune which packages are installed in one pass.
> Required packages such as libraries should probably remain hidden,
> although they would be visible as now in Rpmdrake after the installation.
> - André

Yes, this is it. So, all that we would have left to organise is (in 
consultation with the Mageia membership and its expert opinion on this):

* make a list of categories and sub-categories
* for each "tag-able" list, create a list of appropriate software 
packages best suited for that category.


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