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Re: No GUI

From: "Justin C. Sherrill" <justin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 8 May 2006 10:13:42 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, May 8, 2006 7:40 am, Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:
> [redir to users@]
> I concur with that.  If somebody wants to make a nice install/live CD
> with GUI and whatnot, please go ahead!  But I think this should not be
> the official DragonFly CD.  Our nrelease framework and the installer is
> so flexible, it is very easy to have additional packages and configs
> added for an "advanced GUI CD"

Would it really be a problem to have something more on the CD than what we
have now?  It seems to have worked out OK for  most mainstream Linux
distributions, especially Knoppix, and for FreeSBIE, PC-BSD, etc.

The issue that I really want to get at is the post-install configuration;
right now, once someone completes the install, getting to an actual
desktop is relatively mysterious if you're new to BSD, and a number of
extra repetitive steps if you aren't new to BSD.

Not all installations go to a desktop environment, of course, but this
applies to any extra software installation.

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