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Joey Hess 80e75eb262 * Split out kde and gnome stuff from desktop into kde-desktop and 16 years ago
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po * Split out kde and gnome stuff from desktop into kde-desktop and 16 years ago
README - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
arabic - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
arabic-desktop * Uncomment openoffice localised help packages, as their dependencies on 16 years ago
brazilian-portuguese - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
brazilian-portuguese-desktop - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
bulgarian * Joey Hess 16 years ago
bulgarian-desktop Correct the Arabic and Bulgarian desktop tasks descriptions 16 years ago
catalan - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
catalan-desktop - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
chinese-s * Joey Hess 16 years ago
chinese-s-desktop * Uncomment openoffice localised help packages, as their dependencies on 16 years ago
chinese-t - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
chinese-t-desktop * Uncomment openoffice localised help packages, as their dependencies on 16 years ago
cyrillic - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
cyrillic-desktop Added missing dots in task descriptions. 16 years ago
czech - Add Czech tasks by Miroslav Kure. Closes: #313181 16 years ago
czech-desktop - Add Czech tasks by Miroslav Kure. Closes: #313181 16 years ago
danish - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
danish-desktop Added missing dots in task descriptions. 16 years ago
database-server - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
desktop * Split out kde and gnome stuff from desktop into kde-desktop and 16 years ago
dns-server - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
dutch * Add Dutch tasks by Frans Pop. Closes: #319914 16 years ago
dutch-desktop * Add Dutch tasks by Frans Pop. Closes: #319914 16 years ago
file-server - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
french - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
french-desktop * Uncomment openoffice localised help packages, as their dependencies on 16 years ago
german - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
german-desktop * Uncomment openoffice localised help packages, as their dependencies on 16 years ago
gnome-desktop * Split out kde and gnome stuff from desktop into kde-desktop and 16 years ago
greek - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
greek-desktop * Remove openoffice.org-gtk-gnome and openoffice.org-kde from greek-desktop 16 years ago
hebrew - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
hebrew-desktop Added missing dots in task descriptions. 16 years ago
italian - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
italian-desktop * Uncomment openoffice localised help packages, as their dependencies on 16 years ago
japanese - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
japanese-desktop * Uncomment openoffice localised help packages, as their dependencies on 16 years ago
kde-desktop * Split out kde and gnome stuff from desktop into kde-desktop and 16 years ago
korean - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
korean-desktop * Uncomment openoffice localised help packages, as their dependencies on 16 years ago
laptop * Fix name of laptop task. 16 years ago
lithuanian - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
lithuanian-desktop Added missing dots in task descriptions. 16 years ago
mail-server - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
norwegian - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
norwegian-desktop Added missing dots in task descriptions. 16 years ago
polish - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
polish-desktop Added missing dots in task descriptions. 16 years ago
print-server add foomatic-db-gutenprint too 16 years ago
romanian - Updated Romanian translation (Eddy Petrisor). Closes: #321248 16 years ago
romanian-desktop - Updated Romanian translation (Eddy Petrisor). Closes: #321248 16 years ago
russian - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
russian-desktop Added missing dots in task descriptions. 16 years ago
slovak * Add slovak task by Peter Mann. Closes: #315813 16 years ago
slovak-desktop * Add slovak task by Peter Mann. Closes: #315813 16 years ago
spanish * Joey Hess 16 years ago
spanish-desktop * Uncomment openoffice localised help packages, as their dependencies on 16 years ago
standard Really update PO files wrt POT files after regenerating them 16 years ago
swedish - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
swedish-desktop * Uncomment openoffice localised help packages, as their dependencies on 16 years ago
thai - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
thai-desktop Added missing dots in task descriptions. 16 years ago
turkish - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
turkish-desktop Added missing dots in task descriptions. 16 years ago
ukrainian - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago
ukrainian-desktop Added missing dots in task descriptions. 16 years ago
web-server - Add a "new-install" test script (and export NEW_INSTALL for test 16 years ago

README

Files in this directory with lowercase filenames contain descriptions of
verious general tasks a user might want to perform with a Debian system,
lists of packages that they might use to perform the tasks, and grouping
information to make related sets of tasks appear together.

See the toplevel README for details about the file format. The files in
this directory are preprocessed and may include comments by prefixing any
line with a hash mark ("#"). Also, the Packages field is used in these files
to list the packages that are part of each task, like so:

Packages-list:
foo
bar
baz
...

List only real packages, not virtual packages.

Packages listed for different tasks (and within a single task)
should not conflict, or the results will be rather arbitrary.

Packages that are only available on some architectures, or that may not
be available on the user's installation media may still be listed. This
is no problem, they are simply ignored in those cases. Take care listing
such packages as Key however.

Care should be taken when adding new tasks to ensure that the new task is
suitably generic -- it should be something of value to a large number (at
least 25%) of our users; and 90% of our users should be able to understand
what the task is from only its short description. It must not perform the
same general purpose as some other existing task. It must contain packages
that are the ones in most common use, and software that is of the best
perceived quality. These criteria are relaxed some if the task has an
appropriate test program. No more than 10 tasks should ever be displayed by
the program, so if there are more, the least-used tasks must be removed
when adding a new one.

Users are given the opportunity to drill down and select/unselect
individual packages; the tasks they select only serve as a starting
point. So err on the side of listing too many packages, rather than too
few (but don't go overboard, since many users will not bother with
package-level selection at first).

Keep short descriptions short -- very short -- and to the point. Do not
include details about what individual packages a task includes.

Debian developers aside from the tasksel maintenance team may take over
maintenance of tasks. Talk with the tasksel developers first, and then put
your name in a Maintainer field in the task file you're maintaining.

Note that while you may put non-free or contrib packages in tasks, they
will not propagate out to the Task fields in the Packages files in the
Debian archive.