Remaining issues for the multi desktop DVD (was: Re: Dear Fedora board, please open your trac)

Christoph Wickert christoph.wickert at
Wed Jan 12 20:35:01 UTC 2011

Am Dienstag, den 11.01.2011, 21:34 -0500 schrieb Jon Stanley:

> One of the things that we had mentioned in the meeting is what is the
> mechanism of choosing between the different DE's? I really think that
> a syslinux menu is epic fail. Think of a user new to Fedora - "Ubuntu
> (or pick other distro) doesn't make me make these selections that I
> have no idea what they are!". I do realize that the target audience
> for this is people who attend Linux shows (and *may* have the
> wherewithal to make an appropriate choice), but you have to assume
> that Joe that attended the show and got this cool DVD will pass it on
> to Grandma since he liked it so much.

Grandma will not make a choice and boot into our default live media
which is 32 bit GNOME.

> I think the choice needs to be presented in GDM, with some opportunity
> to get help with it.

I think this is already too late: People want the full experience of a
desktop, this includes the display manager: GDM for GNOME, KDM for KDE
and LXDM for LXDE.
What they see needs to match what they get when they install.

For more issues that the GDM approach causes please see my previous mail
in reply to Mo's.


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