ubuntu-desktop metapackage - options?

Sebastian Heinlein glatzor at ubuntu.com
Mon Jan 1 09:46:51 UTC 2007

On So, 2006-12-31 at 22:39 +0000, Alec Wright wrote:
> Ok. Here's the situation. When you install Ubuntu, you might (like me)
> not want Firefox, and prefer Epiphany instead. You might prefer mozilla
> thunderbird over evolution, or BMPX over Rhythmbox. If you are one of
> these people, you probably get rather annoyed that you have to keep
> Firefox, Evolution and/or Rhythmbox, or remove ubuntu-desktop, hence not
> receiving any updates to the desktop metapackage.
> Here's the idea. The ubuntu-desktop metapacakge should allow different
> options for the dependencies such as mozilla-firefox OR epiphany-browser
> OR iceweasel, evolution OR mozill-thunderbird, rhythmbox OR bmpx etc
> etc.
> So what does everyone think? could this be acheived in fesity, or will
> we have to wait until feisty+1?

The plan is to only recommend applications in the meta package. The
desktop meta package will only depend on the basic desktop functions.

Recommends will be installed by default in the future.



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