[ubuntu-studio-devel] availability of alternate DEs

Ross Gammon rosco at ubuntustudio.org
Sat Oct 6 16:39:52 UTC 2018

On 10/05/2018 07:35 PM, Len Ovens wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Oct 2018, Ross Gammon wrote:
>> Is it not possible to install the kubuntu metapackage (or one of them)
>> on a Ubuntu Studio install and then chose the DE when logging in?
>> If that was possible, then we could add a new metapackage to our
>> ubuntustudio seeds that could be optionally installed, and then switch
>> the seeds to that metapackage once we are happy.
> Probably some of us are just hard of thinking :) That would increase the
> ISO size by the size of the plasma meta, though the resulting ISO would
> probably still fit on a DVD (if those are still a thing). DL time would
> go up yet a again. It would, at this point, be a next cycle thing of
> course. We would need at least an optional -plasma-desktop package, but
> more realistically we would need to split -default-settings into
> -default-setting and -xfce-desktop (replace "desktop" with "settings" if
> needed).
> I guess it is possible for the plasma part to be dl and install during
> ISO install rather than included on the ISO. So there might be a default
> DE on the ISO, but at install time a different DE could be selected. I
> do not know how to do that, but the installer already DL and installes
> non-free packages so there must be a way.

I think we could add to our ubuntustudio-live ubiquity plugin to add the
plasma meta as an option at install time. We already use that to
select/deselect which metas & packages to install.

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