On Wednesday 17 December 2008 02:13:42 am Jiri Srain wrote:
On Tuesday 16 of December 2008 23:28:41 Magnus Boman wrote:
On Tue, 2008-12-16 at 22:44 +0100, Stephan Kulow wrote:
Am Dienstag, 16. Dezember 2008 22:28:33 schrieb Magnus Boman:
Thought it might be worth mentioning it.
Limiting openSUSE to GNOME or KDE is just wrong. Interesting idea though.
Hmm, would it be possible to have a base openSUSE system, and have GNOME/KDE as addons? It wouldn't be *that* much of a difference compared to the LiveCD's?
Well, technically spoken, yes. I don't think many users would like this approach, installing from a single DVD is just too comfortable.
On the other hand, we might consider providing up-to-date desktop environments as add-on products during the life cycle of the distro (basically make an add-on from factory repo after new KDE/GNOME/whatever gets released and stabilized).
That's good idea in many ways: - base distro would have to sync with smaller number of upstream projects - the addon desktop CDs can be tested out of sync with main release - current problems with last minute inclusion or time spent on backports are out for good - users that depend on physical media will get opportunity to have the newest desktop without much work to download oBS repository
Is there any adverse effects?