[ubuntu-studio-devel] Feature Spec discussion: ubuntustudio-desktop

lukefromdc at hushmail.com lukefromdc at hushmail.com
Sun May 18 18:01:53 UTC 2014

Might be best off by having US itself as a meta installable over any DE,
assuming the rt-kernel used supports 3d for those DE's requiring it.
That would drop into any flavor of Ubuntu, into Mint with a little hacking,
maybe even could be ported to Debian if anyone really wants to go there.

On 5/18/2014 at 5:21 AM, "Kaj Ailomaa" <zequence at mousike.me> wrote:
># Supporting multiple Desktop Environments
>There has long been talk about us possibly supporting multiple 
>environments. Doing so, we would use existing DE metas, and just 
>add our
>own session, menu, and artwork. The desktop environments in 
>would be unity, gnome, kde, xfce and lxde.
>There are two ways we can do this:
> * base our desktop environments on flavor DE metas such as
> ubuntu-desktop, xubuntu-desktop, etc,
> * or we base on the vanilla DE metas, such as xfce4 (not sure how 
> works with unity though)
>So, let's discuss the pros and cons with selecting one over the 
>Perhaps choice one is better for some DEs, and choice two better 
>In our installer we will still need a default DE. And our ISO 
>only have packages for one DE. With Internet connection one could 
>between several DEs and download the packages during installation. 
>ubiquity plugin needs to be created for this.
># Custom Ubuntu Studio Desktop Environment
>We could also discuss the possibility of introducing a custom DE 
>Ubuntu Studio. We sort of have that now, but what we have is mostly
>copied from Xubuntu. Our current desktop is so close to Xubuntu, 
>that we
>could just as well base ours entirely on theirs. 
>It would only make sense to have a custom DE if our DE is largely
>different from existing ones. And, it should be very low 
>I'm thinking something very bare bone and simple. But, perhaps a 
>installation of lxde or xfce already has this advantage?
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