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bug#25296: fully functional desktop installation

From: Mathieu Lirzin
Subject: bug#25296: fully functional desktop installation
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:40:55 +0100
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address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> Mathieu Lirzin <address@hidden> skribis:
>> IMHO Guix should mimic what Debian is doing in this particular case.
>> Meaning having desktop packages that contain a “full” desktop with
>> default applications for common usages.
>> This would consist in adding ‘libreoffice’ and replacing ‘epiphany’ with
>> ‘icecat’ in the ‘gnome’ package.  Additionally a ‘gnome-core’ package
>> (or ‘gnome-minimal’ which seems to be the name convention chosen by
>> Guix) could be created with the minimal set of packages required to have
>> a working GNOME desktop, for OCD people that don't like having unused
>> packages installed.
> 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”?

Definitely not, it is even better for tinkerers to not have those
“bloated” bundles/meta-packages full of defaults they don't like.  :-)

Mathieu Lirzin
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