"Software that Just Works" I agree and we should also provide a User Manual. Debian is a universal operating system, but it doesn't mean, we can not provide a well define Desktop for our users which will run smooth.

I have started to look into Debian Junior with a similar goal and I would like to see a well defined Debian Desktop for "Home" and "Office" users. I'm going to provide a list of applications I would recommend for Debian Desktop.

-- StefanKropp 2023-06-08 10:57:09

I started to prepare a Debian Pure Blend setup for Debian Desktop. https://salsa.debian.org/StefanKropp/marlin I'm not sure with the naming because of "desktop". I was thinking about a kind of codename? For the example I used "marlin".

-- StefanKropp 2023-06-15 20:37:46

The idea

Metapackage marlin-desktop will install xfce, evolution, browser, libreoffice, keepassxc, vlc and audacious, eog, gimp,.. The user should be able to do all basic things.

Additionally to the desktop, there will be some marlin-extra-* packages:

See: https://salsa.debian.org/StefanKropp/marlin/-/blob/main/debian/control

The following packages has to be created:

I think it would be also helpful to create a wiki page where users can help users.

What is the benefit?