Bug 252069 - handbook: add installation instructions for lightweight desktop environments
Summary: handbook: add installation instructions for lightweight desktop environments
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: freebsd-doc (Nobody)
URL:
Keywords: needs-patch
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2020-12-23 16:48 UTC by Usama Khan
Modified: 2020-12-24 17:34 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Usama Khan 2020-12-23 16:48:33 UTC
The FreeBSD Handbook describes installation of full featured Desktops at:
https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/x11-wm.html
However, instructions to install minimal desktop is missing. Kindly add minimal desktop installation instructions also.
Comment 1 Guangyuan Yang freebsd_committer 2020-12-23 17:08:55 UTC
(In reply to Zetro Track from comment #0)

By minimal desktop, do you mean the lite version of the port (like gnome-lite, etc)? Please clarify.
Comment 2 Usama Khan 2020-12-23 18:37:02 UTC
By minimal edition, I mean bare-bone desktop desktop environment. For instance:
1. KDE's minimal edition can be installed by:
pkg install plasma5-plasma
2. And Gnome's minimal edition can be installed by:
pkg install gnome-shell
The Documentation page should mention this, for those of us who want to keep their desktop bare-bones and do not want to install additional (unnecessary packages).
Comment 3 Guangyuan Yang freebsd_committer 2020-12-23 21:42:22 UTC
(In reply to Zetro Track from comment #2)

This suggestion makes sense to me. Feel free to submit a patch here or on https://reviews.freebsd.org if you want ;)
Comment 4 Usama Khan 2020-12-24 14:41:29 UTC
(In reply to Guangyuan Yang from comment #3)
Does it need any patch? I don't think so.
In order to make this change, the webmaster needs to edit the concerned webpage (https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/x11-wm.html) and add these instructions.
Comment 5 Guangyuan Yang freebsd_committer 2020-12-24 15:06:56 UTC
(In reply to Zetro Track from comment #4)

Exactly what I am saying - in order to update the website, someone needs to submit a diff against the source code that generates the website: https://cgit.freebsd.org/doc/tree/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x11/chapter.xml#n1448.
Comment 6 Usama Khan 2020-12-24 17:34:09 UTC
(In reply to Guangyuan Yang from comment #5)
Someone with relevant knowledge can do that. I don't have this knowledge :-(