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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
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.
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