Re: Should tasks be considered harmful?
- Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:13:27 +0100
- From: Jonas Smedegaard <jonas@xxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Should tasks be considered harmful?
Quoting Bjørn Mork (2017-12-04 14:18:17) > I want the installation to end up with a *more* predictable set of > packages. Attempting to do any sort of harware based package > selection will result in less predictability. This is support hell. > Imagine a Debian user trying to assist another Debian user. If you > can't even establish a package set baseline, then where do you start? > > No, I definitely don't want some magic guessing of what packages I > need. I want the default install to include a large enough set of > packages supporting as many use cases as reasonable. If there are > more than one alternative package providing a given service, then the > default should be the one supporting most use cases. At least if > there is little or no doubt. Which I believe covers the wicd vs NM > case. I believe we _do_ provide rather deterministic installs with "large enough set of packages supporting as many use cases as reasonable". * "Gnome desktop": Larger install reasonable for newer, bigger desktop systems (i.e. not for older/smaller systems) * "LXDE desktop": Smaller install reasonable for older hardware (obviously "smaller" implies "covers less corner cases") You chose LXDE. Your described success rate of features covered seems reasonable to me, given that choice. - Jonas -- * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt * Tlf.: +45 40843136 Website: http://dr.jones.dk/ [x] quote me freely [ ] ask before reusing [ ] keep private