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

On 02/15/2017 12:47 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:

El 2017-02-15 a las 12:31 +1030, Simon Lees escribió:
On 02/15/2017 09:39 AM, Roman Bysh wrote:
On 12/02/17 09:21 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:

Why not add:

*Other Desktops where you click on a radio button.
This can open a submenu showing Cinnamon, Enlightenment, Mate, XFCE ...



One downside is that involves modifying yast whenever someone wants to
add a new desktop whereas with this proposal all that needs to be
modified to add / remove desktops is the patterns package.


Can't a method be designed so that it loads some configuration file that
contains the desktop tittle, description, patterns needed, suggested
login manager if primary desktop, link to photo, whatever else?

The file could be in the install media and online, perhaps on the oss repo.

The desktops listed there should be "approved", whatever the process
needs to be. And would be tested with that automated process, what is
it, QA?

-- Cheers
Carlos E. R.

(from 42.2 x86_64 "Malachite" (Minas Tirith))

The patterns already provide all this info minus the screenshot / photo.
Currently each desktop ships with its own .desktop file, which is where
the icon is pulled from. If we were going to add a screenshot its likely
that the .desktop file would be a better place for the link to it.


Simon Lees (Simotek)

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