Meta-packages to add certain typical environments

Registered by sudodus on 2013-08-20

We can make meta-packages or use some other method to add certain typical environments with software and tweaks to the basic Lubuntu version. This fits the idea of a lean basic version of Lubuntu.

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Status:
Started
Approver:
None
Priority:
Low
Drafter:
sudodus
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Lubuntu Developers
Definition:
Discussion
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Blocked
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Julien Lavergne on 2013-11-19

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[amjjawad] not sure what kind of packages and/or tweaks are we talking about here? IMHO, 14.04 should be as simple as possible, as stable as possible and as lightweight as possible. This version needs to be done with everyone from all types in mind. Windows Users, Basic Users, Linux Users, etc.

[vanyok] I was thinking about it last night and suddenly I see this idea here. :-) We can discuss this option more, but I recommend to carefully bring it to the 14.10 brainstorming. Thanks!
UPD: this also corelates with the idea of adding new themes to the image and scripting around that (see the whiteboard on https://blueprints.launchpad.net/lubuntu-brainstorming/+spec/update-themes

[gilir] I don't know what you are talking about, but you can already easily create custom sessions (see lubuntu-default-session, in /etc/xdg/lxsession). But I don't see the point to maintain too much of those session inside the official repositories.

[nio alias sudodus] I registered this blueprint with the intention to provide easily selected 'tweaks' for beginners to select a desktop environment with the look and feel of Windows, Mac, Unity, Gnome Classic etc. At that time Federico Leoni had shared such tweaked desktops and we had been discussing how to implement them. (I think custom sessions are not easy to make for an average beginner coming from Windows XP.)

[gilir] I think leznek do an implementation of an OSX Theme using the mechanism I described. Try to get in touch with him, and maybe propose a merge proposal on lp:lubuntu-default-settings if you want to maintain them.

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