In my opinion we have to trim Vl down to the bare minimum. That means a working X with no utilities, absolutely none (as they can be approached if necessary by the user through Gslapt). With that working X we could provide the lightest DE possible, with possibility for icons on the desktop.
In short, VL-Light needs the following:
- X (working out of the box with Nvidia/ati drivers if needed)
- Log-on manager (KDM, ...)
- Superlight DE/WM (IceWM, JWM, ...)
- Icon handling for desktop
- no apps except:
- 1 terminal
- 1 browser
- Midnight commander
- Dev tools
The idea is that the user can choose afterwards what he wants his system to be. A fully functional server, a mail server, a hardware firewall, a system with only the packages he wants, only CLI,... Give people choice by offering the bare minimum.
Just my 2 cents