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[openFATE 305705] Types/Category of installation
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  • Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 14:31:43 +0200 (CEST)
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Feature changed by: Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger)
Feature #305705, revision 15
Title: Types/Category of installation

- openSUSE-11.2: New
+ openSUSE-11.2: Evaluation
Priority
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Agustin Chavarria (dj_ubun_1)

Description:
would be good, that at the time of installation opensuse, ask what you
want to install, like a template, without having to go to edit to add
software. System installation tweak with special packages, performance
and settings
for example
* Office: max performance for OpenOffice, KOffice Evolution …
* Laptop: Wifi Tool, Batterie saving, …
* Webserver: minimal system performance, no many tool, apache ….
* Linux Home Server: Webserver to configuation, special packages,
samba, router, server, ...
* Terminalserver: max performance, nx …
* MTA Server: postfix all other packages clamav, avais-d…
* SUPER SuSe: MAX performace an no many software
* minimal Server: core packages, minimal X11, full networking (i.e.
nfs, ssh, dhcp), minimal desktop (kde, gnome or xfce), with freenx to
facilitate remote GUI admin, but the absolute smallest diskspace. Good
for DataCenter server installs.
* and other Category installations…
developer install

Discussion:
#1: Claus Rebler (zunami) (2009-01-19 21:41:32)
good idea System installation tweak with special packages, performance
and settings for example: * Office: max performance for OpenOffice,
KOffice Evolution … * Laptop: Wifi Tool, Batterie saving, … *
Webserver: minimal system performance, no many tool, apache …. * Linux
Home Server: Webserver to configuation, special packages, samba,
router, server, ... * Terminalserver: max performance, nx … * MTA
Server: postfix all other packages clamav, avais-d… * SUPER SuSe: MAX
performace an no many software * Minimal Server: core packages, minimal
X11, full networking (i.e. nfs, ssh, dhcp), minimal desktop (kde, gnome
or xfce), with freenx to facilitate remote GUI admin, but the absolute
smallest diskspace. Good for DataCenter server installs. * and other
Category installations…


#2: Rajko Matovic (rajko_m) (2009-03-30 01:44:57)
Discussion in this thread has same topic:
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-project/2009-03/msg00233.html
The benefits of proposed storage for user package selection and
configuration files are many:
* Streamline package management. When user wants more then one
selection, all YaST has to provide is to merge few of them, or to
extract parts that belong to unwanted.
* Streamline process of user contribution to openSUSE in this area.
This will end discussions what to include in default installation,
which can be cut down to fewer basic desktop components and then user
can import selection with few clicks.
* Reuse experience of experts in different fields. They know what they
need and what application is better for the particular purpose. It will
be possible to create specialized selections that need few tweaks to
come close to user wishes.
* Developers can offer during installation few of popular package
selections. What is popular can be found from download logs on server
that will offer this.
There is few questions to answer:
* What else can be added as validation of package selections beside
downloads? Five star system, for instance.
* How to correct mistakes?
* How to prevent malicious file to land on server?
* How to motivate users to contribute?
* Are there ready to go solutions, that we can reuse?


+ #3: Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger) (2009-06-09 14:30:44)
+ I fear this gets rather complicated but let's evaluate it a bit.



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