[ubuntu-studio-devel] availability of alternate DEs

lukefromdc at hushmail.com lukefromdc at hushmail.com
Sun Oct 7 19:27:25 UTC 2018

I have never heard of a metapackage for a DE that removes another
DE, they just install the selected DE in addition. Most DE's are designed
not to conflict with any other DE, which is why forks of GNOME such as
Cinnamon and MATE rename every forked package.

Metapackages in Debian install packages and theirt dependences,
and would not remove anything unless a package in the metapackage
depends list (or the metapackage itself) is listed as replacing the 
package to be removed. Even that would not remove the dependencies
of the removed package, which instead might come up listed as 
"no longer required" and thus the user can remove them if desired.

On 10/7/2018 at 2:17 AM, jaquilina at eagleeyet.net wrote:
>I do like this direction things are going to be fair with the 
>Just some food for thought. Let us say i install normal ubuntu. if 
>install the meta package for kde version of studio obviously the 
>stuff will be removed and then the new KDE stuff will be installed 
>On 2018-10-03 17:07, Erich Eickmeyer wrote:
>> To answer the initial question, Plasma will not be installable 
>from an
>> ISO, but will be available in the repositories. Unfortunately 
>> a new iso for Plasma has proven to be time prohibitive, so a 
>> that is being considered is to add a meta package to a Kubuntu 
>> to convert it into Ubuntu Studio (and have metapackages 
>available to
>> convert other flavors as well). Yes, that adds an extra step, but
>> it’s the most logical solution considering our manpower and time
>> allotment.
>> Erich
>> -------------------------
>> FROM: 20104043740n behalf of
>> SENT: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 9:17 AM
>> TO: Ubuntu Studio Development
>> SUBJECT: Re: [ubuntu-studio-devel] availability of alternate DEs
>>   It would be interesting to have end users choose which DE they 
>> as
>> it stands everyone one has their own preferene I prefer KDE 
>others on
>> this list like gnome.
>> Regards,
>> Jonathan
>> On 2018-10-03 15:31, Charlie wrote:
>>> will KDE plasma be available upon release of the final version 
>>> 18.10 or will it be offered later? or will it be an option 
>>> installation?
>>> Charlie Luna
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