[ubuntu-studio-devel] Thoughts on enabling DEs

erich at ericheickmeyer.com erich at ericheickmeyer.com
Fri Apr 13 03:10:19 UTC 2018

>This is probably obvious to some of you... but if we were going to install DEs at install time... we had already thought we would need a package for each DE. >We also need to be ready for those who install _all_of_them_ This means that probably all our DE metas (even the default) need to have some other name >than just ubuntustudio. Ubuntustudio-xfce for example.

That's why we'd have to do metapackages in steps. We already have Xfce, perhaps we just focus on adding one additional DE for 18.10, unless we start to get ambitious. :)

>In some ways it would be nice to do: Install your flavour first then install ubuntustudio loader and run it.

This is the route Ubuntu Studio used to have, and that Edubuntu and Mythbuntu (?) became before their demise. If we do that, we may fade into obscurity. I highly advise against this route.

We'll figure it out. We've got people in the other flavors in our corner, and I'm sure we can do what needs to be done to give users the best multimedia experience. Adding at least one DE would give us a lot of attention.

Either way, great stuff here. Let's keep the momentum going!


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