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Re: Testing CDs for GNOME3, KDE and LXDE are missing from the download page




On 9 March 2017 at 14:51, Steve McIntyre <steve@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> learnerlone@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
>>The download page for Debian stable CDs at
>>http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/iso-cd/ has a bunch
>>of options like CD-1, CD-2, etc., KDE, LXDE and XFCE.
>>
>>But the download page for Debian testing CDs at
>>http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/iso-cd/ does not
>>seem to have CD-1 (GNOME3), KDE, LXDE, etc.
>>
>>Why is that?
>
> We've stopped building CDs for most purposes - they're just too small
> to be useful in a lot of cases, and have been causing issues for
> users. We also switched to offering the choice of desktop at tasksel
> time, which makes it less important to offer multiple different CDs
> tuned to install each desktop.
>
> For some time now we've only been building two CDs per architecture:
> the netinst and *1* single-desktop installer CD for xfce. If you want
> to install other desktops, grab the netinst and select during
> installation or use DVD#1.
>
> --
> Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@xxxxxxxxxx

Can someone please share why the single-desktop installer CD was made
in favour of Xfce? Why was not some other desktop like GNOM3, KDE or
LXDE selected for the single-desktop installer CD?