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Re: [opensuse-factory] new desktop selection for opensuse

On 02/12/2017 04:22 AM, Roger Price wrote:
On Thu, 9 Feb 2017, Josef Reidinger wrote:

Hi Factory users and developers,
I am working on providing a new desktop selection dialog in installation
as specified in .

Quoting from this issue #14936:

revamp the desktop selection screen

The screen needs to be redone to better explain the main options and list
alternative desktop offerings in a fair way if the online repos are

I think a clearer identification of the problem with the current options
would be helpful, and for example would help avoid needless GUI churning
and change for the sake of change.

What would be the loss in terms of usability, reliability, security and
functionality if the present interface were kept?


For tumbleweed, under the current design to be fair and equitable, we
would have a list of 7 options under "Other", Xfce, LXDE, LXQt,
Enlightenment, Mate, Cinnamon and Minimal X. The first issue is with the
current design they won't all fit but then secondarily wouldn't it be
nice to have a short description and maybe a screenshot for each?


Simon Lees (Simotek)

Emergency Update Team
SUSE Linux Adelaide Australia, UTC+10:30
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