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From: Maciej Mrozowski <reavertm@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-desktop@l.g.o
Cc: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 13:42:51
Message-Id: 200910241542.17701.reavertm@gmail.com
Hi there!

Resulting from discussion during last Gentoo KDE team meeting taking place 22 
Oct 2009 at #gentoo-meetings (summary fill be available soon), having Gentoo 
GNOME team representative, it's been decided to go ahead with splitting 
desktop profile to DE-specific subprofiles, to avoid bloat and provide desktop 
specific separation which should result in desktop subprofiles being actually 
practical.
It's been proposed to:

- keep 'desktop' profile but strip it from any desktop specific features and 
settings, making it default recommended choice for anyone using non-KDE and 
non-GNOME desktop environment, yet avoiding USE flags bloat. Any other DE is 
free to join and create own DE-specific subprofile if needed.

- create 'KDE' (or 'kde') and 'GNOME' (or 'gnome') subprofiles within 
'desktop' profile and move any desktop specific things there. This should in 
theory allow us to not add 'recommended' IUSE defaults to desktop specific 
packages, but keep those settings in profile - making profile effectively 'out 
of the box' solution for those who need it.

If you have any comments, suggestions, important notices regarding this 
change, please keep discussion in gentoo-desktop mailing list.

Thanks

-- 
regards
MM

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