Bug#474875: Gnome package "granularity"
lymber at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 14:24:05 UTC 2008
First of all, I'm sorry for the later answer, but I *try* to keep away
from computers at weekends. ;-)
On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 7:36 AM, Josselin Mouette <joss at debian.org> wrote:
> Le mardi 15 juillet 2008 à 13:54 -0300, Alexandre Lymberopoulos a
> écrit :
>> A package providing a minimal desktop environment with the gnome look
>> (which is in my opinion the best) should be available
> You mean, like gnome-core ?
Yes, I'm a very novice debian user and this packages seems to be
exactly what I needed. If it's installation does not imply the
installation of any evolution packages, it's fine. Nothing agains
evolution (i can criticize somethng i never tested), but it consumes
lots of disk space, just that.
> Sorry, but I fail to understand what these tons of metapackages would
> actually bring. There are things like package managers to install
> packages that are available, whether you need a browser, a video player
> or a spreadsheet.
Nevermind it, it was my fault to do not underestand the essence of
GNOME (as you kindly explained me).
> But for now, the GNOME video player is totem, the GNOME mailer is
> evolution, the GNOME browser is epiphany, the GNOME music player is
> rhythmbox, the GNOME spreadsheet is gnumeric, and the GNOME CD burner is
> nautilus-cd-burner. They are not just a random selection of packages;
> they are designed to work together.
I respect choices of anyone. Since I can have a minimal GNOME working
with gnome-core, it's fine to include in the gnome or
gnome-desktop-environment any software selection that provides this
Altough, I'm convinced that most of this software is not a must in a
desktop system, but pobably I'm not the average user at all.
I just don't install random packages, I like to choose the minimal set
that provides me what I need, which excludes mail software like
evolution, icedove and so on.
I really appreciate your reply and I'll try to see what I get with
Alexandre Lymberopoulos - lymber at gmail.com
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