[Pkg-xfce-devel] Reverting to GNOME for jessie's default desktop

Ian Jackson ijackson at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Tue Aug 12 14:07:20 UTC 2014

Jordi Mallach writes ("Reverting to GNOME for jessie's default desktop"):
> It's been around 9 months since tasksel changed (for real) the default
> desktop for new installs. At the time of the change, it was mentioned
> the issue would be revisited before the freeze, around debconf time.

Fascinating as this discussion is, I think it is at risk of becoming
too much of a time sink.  I think that it would be useful to have some
authoritative guidance from those in Debian who are responsible for
this decision.  AFAICT that is the tasksel maintainers.

So I would appreciate it if the tasksel maintainers would let us know:

Do you intend to review (or are you reviewing) the decision taken in
July 2012 [1] ?  If so, is this discussion here on -devel useful ?  If
it is useful, what questions should we be focusing on ?


[1] http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=tasksel/tasksel.git;a=commit;h=2a962cc65cdba010177f27e8824ba10d9a799a08

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