antiX does this with net, core, base & full options. antiX is also designed to be essentially WM/DE neutral so starting with a small core iso and building your own customized environment is quite reasonable. Before MX-14 debuted I used antiX core to make a KDE desktop resembling MEPIS for a machine which was unable to run the MEPIS 12 beta.turtlebay777 wrote: ↑Sat May 11, 2019 2:14 pmWould it help any for basic versions of the distro to be made available with just a means of accessing Package Manager so we get just a bare bones distro that we can add, or not, the programs we want rather than having suites like Libra Office, etc pre-installed?
This makes less sense for MX since it is designed and customized around XFCE4. This already means having a lot of stuff installed. Taking away all LibreOffice would still leave the iso well over 1 GB. The software has grown beyond the point where we can fit a reasonably complete MX version on a CD. While reasonable people can disagree we feel that having an immediately usable environment for most common tasks is more important than the difference between a 1.1 GB & 1.3GB iso.