desktops and 'sysinstall'
narvi at haldjas.folklore.ee
Tue Mar 2 19:15:50 PST 2004
On Tue, 2 Mar 2004, .VWV. wrote:
> As for the desktops, the problem is the same like on Linuxes: there is no
> kind of standard.
> I have ever trusted the GTKstep and the KDEstep - now NEWstep from David
> Johnson - as the 'standard' visual frontends.
There is *ONLY* one way - you establish the standard for your desktop
* pick gnome or kde 
* make sure it gets installed by default and that the other
is not included
* pick one good tool to do anything
* integration, integration, integration (everything should for
example use the same way to print so there is only one place to
configure it, and its nicely graphic so your grandmother can
* anything that doesn't absolutely seamlessly fit in should be
allowed in only on pain of pain.
* if you can at all, throw everything from previous step out
* make anything obviously non-core an optional package.
* don't make things that don't fit the grand scheme optional
packages - just leave them out.
This may be highly herectical, but get the Sun JDS demo CD and try it out.
Its not ideal but moving in the right direction.
 realistcly, following the next steps is very hard if you don't pick
one of these two
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