Debian 7 will probably NOT default to xfce

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Debian 7 will probably NOT default to xfce

Postby zerozero on Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:41 pm

in an unrelated bug report i see this
http://lists.debian.org/debian-gtk-gnom ... 00003.html
Thanks, Adam. That helped.

What I'm unclear on: why is this applicable to the gnome-core package in
particular, as Xfce is the default desktop environment for Debian now.
Is the security policy such that no metapackage should depend on a
WebKit-based browser?

http://lists.debian.org/debian-gtk-gnom ... 00004.html
On vr, 2012-10-12 at 14:55 -0700, Paul C. Bryan wrote:
> as Xfce is the default desktop environment for Debian now.

No final decision about this has been made. The media was too soon with
their conclusions. As far as I know GNOME will stay the default DE. The
700 MB installer disk is possible with the .xz compression. This
transition is already going on for a while. Iceweasel has security
support, Epiphany has none. So it's a wise decision to make Iceweasel
the default.

http://lists.debian.org/debian-gtk-gnom ... 00005.html
On 12.10.2012 22:55, Paul C. Bryan wrote:
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| Thanks, Adam. That helped.
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| What I'm unclear on: why is this applicable to the gnome-core package in particular, as Xfce is the default desktop environment for Debian now.


No, it's not. None of the versions of tasksel which have been uploaded to Debian default to xfce - the change was made in git after 3.12 and reverted for the 3.13 upload.


Regards,

Adam

so it seems that gnome will be the default DE (this will at least solve one question i always had with the previous scenario: the upgrade path from 6 to 7 and DE change all in one :shock: )

P.S. before someone asks who is Adam
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