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Re: [opensuse-factory] new desktop selection for opensuse
On 10/02/17 02:57 AM, Josef Reidinger wrote:
On Fri, 10 Feb 2017 02:48:48 +0100
"Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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On 2017-02-09 18:03, Daniele wrote:
Il 09/02/2017 12:23, Josef Reidinger ha scritto:
Hi Factory users and developers, I am working on providing a new
desktop selection dialog in installation as specified in . So after some
tweaking and thinking I use roles functionality dialog we already
had in SLES, just with desktop selection. It will allows us in
future more potential tuning for specified desktops.

You can see result in (
screenshots and videos ). What do you think about it? I welcome
any feedback. I add there to comparison also old work-flow where
is one screen with online repos which we currently integrate in
desktop selection.

Thanks for any feedback


HI, I don't like the "role" word for a desktop selection.

IMHO, Gnome/kde -> same role with different DE.

Thanks for feedback.

Likewise, I do not understand why using the word "role".

So what you suggest as better name? or do you agree with simon
suggestion lower, to use Desktop(GNOME) and Desktop(KDE) as role?

Also, it is not clear what happens when clicking "custom". Will I have
to play with choosing the appropriate patterns, or will there be a
simple tick to choose XFCE, LXDE, minimal X, etc?

I hope it is clear from video. You pick pattern there which fits your
needs. It is targeted for slightly more experienced users, that know
what they want ( in video I choose LXDE if I remember correctly ) and
it is pattern based, so it allows easy future addition of additional

Another behaviour that should be allowed would be choosing both KDE
and Gnome (and more) right at the first install (without going to

I worry that it would confuse users even more. E.g. which desktop
manager to pick? what will be default? and some others together do not
make much sense, like text based server and kde together.


Under Custom, can you please add Cinnamon. Ever since Linux Mint introduced
Cinnamon it has been a very popular DE selection.

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