Bug#825186: Please which tasks should be installed at a default installation of the blend

Ross Gammon ross at the-gammons.net
Fri May 27 20:06:10 UTC 2016

On 05/26/2016 10:24 PM, IOhannes m zmölnig (Debian/GNU) wrote:
> On 05/26/2016 10:14 PM, Ross Gammon wrote:
>> There would only be one option per blend, and we would have to choose
>> which of our tasks are installed (e.g. audio, video, broadcasting etc.).
>> Any thoughts?
> hmm,
> i don't think that any single one of these tasks could/should be chosen
> (but if so, i'd vote for "puredata" :-))
> probably we should do a separate task that picks a cross-section of what
> we consider the "most important" packages.

Whoops. I probably snipped too much from the bug. We can tag which tasks
to include. So for sure, puredata could be one of them.

My first thought was to include all of the tasks (except maybe the devel
one - which is probably not for the average user).

But do users really want all of the video applications if they only want
to do audio/MIDI work? If you are doing audio/MIDI work, do you really
want 3 or 4 DAWs installed?

To expand on your last sentence, maybe we need to have
audio-workstation, video-workstation etc. tasks with a default (and
smaller) selection of useful packages? Then a nice way of installing
more, or all packages from a metapackage later.

Maybe we just install the lot (except devel) for Stretch, and aim for a
more fine-grained method for Buster?

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