To add to the menus? A meta installer

Jimmy Sjölund jimmy at sjolund.se
Sun Jun 23 08:59:50 UTC 2013


Nice work!

I'm not familiar with the difficulties between the graphical views in
different DEs, but if it's possible to have both terminal and gui version
of the installer I think it might appeal to users that are reluctant to
terminal stuff.


On Sun, Jun 23, 2013 at 5:01 AM, Len Ovens <len at ovenwerks.net> wrote:

> Lets say you have kubuntu installed and really like the interface, but
> would like to have ubuntustudio or at least a chunk of the applications.
> Not too hard to load up synaptic and search ubuntustudio for the metas.
> Harder on USC which doesn't seem to show such things by default. Also,
> which ones are up to date, which ones should one stay away from.
>
> How about something like this:
> http://www.ovenwerks.net/UStudiodocs/metainstall.html
>
> It is not complete :) just a quick test really. My thought is that it
> could just be a part of the -menu package. It adds no depends on any of
> the  flavours I tried. The ubuntustudio submenu with our website and
> mailing lists would be where I would put it.
>
> I do not want to add it to our main -menu package just yet as I want to
> make sure the menu part works as expected on our ISO and do any needed
> tweaks first. Then I will add it to the Studio PPA for those interested. I
> don't know that it can be backported or SRUed to 12.04 as that would
> require also backporting the supported metas which we changed in 13.04. I
> am rather looking ahead to 14.04.
>
> Comments as always are welcome.
>
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