Kendall wrote:Well, go ahead and code that up for me right quick and I'll run it by Clem. You'll need to write a framework that can read user defined choices as specified in the LXDE menu and patch the ubiquity installer to work with that framework in order to pass those options into the casper manifest before it's read during the install process. Another option would be to have an actual application that launches right in front of ubiquity that lists the available options and then updates the casper manifest accordingly before ubiquity is launched. Another option would be to just add this as an option during the first step of the installer as it hasn't read the casper manifest just yet. Good luck.
My question to you is this: What's wrong with using the software manager to do the exact same thing you're suggesting after the system installs? Seriously.
Never once have I seen someone let an abundance of default applications stop them from installing a distro. The solution is simple: take them out after it's installed. Never once have I met anyone else who has ever even mentioned an abundance of default applications as being a bad thing. People aren't saying anything because there's nothing to say here. It's a non-issue to everyone else in the world, why is it an issue to you?
Well Kendall, I'm happy that you have taken the time to discuss these ideas here, I'm sorry I'm not a coder, if I was I'd be right there jumping on to lend a hand. I was merely making a suggestion as an experienced end-user which I mentioned.
To say this is not an issue with others in the Linux community would not be a fair and correct reply. That is why there are many people the world over using Gentoo, Slackware, Arch, SuSe and other distros that do exactly this, for that very reason people do like choices.
Ok, seriously as you've mentioned what's the problem with just uninstalling them, well why even install them if you aren't going to use them in the first place, why even go there? That in itself is just making more work too for the end-user, when it could of been easily accomplished from the beginning.
Also I think this could be a very valid point to add to the Mint philosophy, people as you suggested earlier with limited speeds and bandwidth, well they might also be limited in disk size, so having less for them will allow them more space for the things they really need, so that's the point, not even going there in the beginning and just not installing them. But as you just said, they can clean it out later to make room, but as I said, why even go there, just get it done in the beginning.
I personally have held the beliefs it's better to start right from the beginning of anything in life, rather then clean up towards the end, I think most would agree, and thus this is the ideas for this options, start it out right from the beginning...