[ubuntu-studio-devel] availability of alternate DEs

jaquilina at eagleeyet.net jaquilina at eagleeyet.net
Sat Oct 6 18:55:01 UTC 2018


Correct me if I am wrong. Arent there during installation certain things 
which get downloaded from the repos but the downloads are masked from 
the end user?

On 2018-10-06 16:39, Ross Gammon wrote:
> 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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