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bug#25296: fully functional desktop installation

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#25296: fully functional desktop installation
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:59:07 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.3 (gnu/linux)

Danny Milosavljevic <address@hidden> skribis:

>> Hmm, OK.  Do you think it’s too much to ask, given the current audience
>> (tinkerers), to add those packages to their config, or to install them
>> with “guix package -i”?


> Long story short, I think it's a good thing that the user has his own profile 
> which isn't magically updated and doesn't magically pick up things not in the 
> user profile - except when it's already in the store bitwise-identical.  That 
> way, if he needs some application for work it will not randomly break and he 
> can be sure that it will do what it did yesterday.  If he wants to update, he 
> updates.  Otherwise not.  His choice.

Agreed, though in this case (GNOME), we’re pretty much talking about
single-user machines.

> I'd vote for adding libreoffice and icecat to desktop.tmpl and not to gnome 
> (since they are not part of the GNOME project).

OK, why not.  There’s still the issue that it will make download times
and disk size requirements longer (a problem we should fix, but this
won’t happen overnight.)


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