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 Post subject: Great list
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:39 pm 
Thanks for the list. I am using almost all those applications right now.

Saint of Killers wrote:
Apps? Hmm. I've grown to quite like Asunder as a cd ripper/encoder. Small, and simple.

Thoggen still stands as a great free dvd ripper/encoder, ripping to the free ogg-therora format.

GNU/Icecat works nicely as a browser.

Gthumb is always excellent for handling images, and doing a spot of simple editing.

Miro is of course, excellent, and empowering, allowing access to a great range of free content and news.

Listen or Rhythmbox as a music player/manager. Both do a great job, are simple to use, and have plenty of configurability if needed. My prefernce is Rhythmbox tho personally.

Mplayer is of course a great media player, with excellent built-in support for multiple formats./ Totem is pretty good as a general media player.

Xchat-gnome is of course essential for those wanting to keep in touch on IRC.

Abiword and Gnumeric are great and powerful tools, a word-processor and spreadsheet tool respectively, with plenty of options and compatability, but without the bloat of other suites.

GIMP is still a great graphics editor, etc.

Seriously tho, anyone who objects to having Frozen-Bubble in things needs their head read. :P

GPRename is an excelent bulk-renamer, handling files, and directories, with ease.

Devede for making playable dvds out of video files.

Easytag for manipulating the tags of, and renaming audio files.

Of the email clients, I'm only really a user of Evolution and Thunderbird, so I don't have anything else to add.

I'm also fond of gPodder, an excellent podcast catcher, and handler.

Audacity for the obvious editing and manipulation of audio files.

Tracker-search-tool has become a necessity to keep track of all our "stuff".

Also, don't forget to include something like Gnome-pp for those still stuck on dial-up. There are still quite a lot of people unable to get broadband for a number of reasons.

This is all that I can think of off the top of my head. I'm sure i'll thin of more, but I see many of these as being an excellent base, and giving us a working, usable desktop experience, able to do most things right away.

Cheers.


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 Post subject: Re: on CD contents
PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:42 am 
What development programs were you referring to?

ineiev wrote:
I think it would be nice to have a LiveCD. once I tried Dynebolic and I liked some it's features.
first, it comes ready for programs development. I see that this is my personal preference.
I need to build programs and some of my machines have no Internet connection;
for similar reason, I appreciated that it was CD, not DVD, because there are places where I can't read DVD easily.
regarding the browser, I'm OK with IceCat, though I have not very much experience with it; really I'm text-centric
and typically use lynx, as while typing these lines.
Also, I think I could contribute a LiveUSB image; I did something similar to install the latest BLAG release on my newest machine which had no disk drives at all.


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 Post subject: Re: These are my wishes.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:48 am 
Hi,

In terms of multimedia were you focused on playback,recording, conversion. Which audio/video apps did you have preference to. Between 70K and 90k there were:

Audacious
Audacity
GnomeBaker(I think Brasero is a good replacement)
gPodder
Grip(I think Asunder is also good)
Instanbul
Listen(I prefer Rhythmbox)
Kino
Miro
MPlayer
QDVDAuthor
Sound Coverter
Streamtuner
Thoggen
Xine

If I missed anything let me know, but what apps do you still use and think that would be good general purpose to include. Please send others if I have not listed them



puppy wrote:
1. The same level of multimedia support in previous versions.
2. Firefox or clone of Firefox
3. A CPU monitor on the main panel.
4. Fast boot time and application load times.
5. BLAG has been very stable for me in the past. I hope this continues.

Thank you for reviving the best distro ever.


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 Post subject: Re: on CD contents
PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:29 am 
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tearms wrote:
What development programs were you referring to?


I meant the compiler, binutils, make, autotools and -devel packages (in Dynebolic, there is no separate -devel packages).

Having looked at the Alpha iso contents you've posted I realised there is no chance to find room for such things; probably not even for i18n packages (I'd like to have Cyrillics at least). I think I'll need to make another spin or an extra CD or just to wget the repositories and write them all in order to suggest the distribution to my friends.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:21 am 
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I would like, during the install process, a clear way to choose my WM. Because Gnome is slow, heavy, and I don't like to spend half the time of the install installing Gnome, to uninstall it 10 min after.

So maybe a menu with "Which WM do you want to install? 1. Gnome, 2. Lxde, 3. None"


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:27 am 
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I don't think it'd be possible with "all on one cd". But you can choose to add a repo and personalize packages during the installation.
But I don't know if it's possible with live CD.


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 Post subject: Re: on CD contents
PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:35 pm 
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ineiev wrote:
tearms wrote:
What development programs were you referring to?


I meant the compiler, binutils, make, autotools and -devel packages (in Dynebolic, there is no separate -devel packages).

Having looked at the Alpha iso contents you've posted I realised there is no chance to find room for such things; probably not even for i18n packages (I'd like to have Cyrillics at least). I think I'll need to make another spin or an extra CD or just to wget the repositories and write them all in order to suggest the distribution to my friends.

I agree. We need to have localizations other than English. Fedora does it, so blag can!


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 Post subject: WM Selection
PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:19 pm 
Presently the LiveCD I am working on includes GNOME, LXDE and Openbox. Most of the packages are the default that would be included with GNOME. During the log in you would be able to choose your preferred Window Manager. Would this be suitable?

Koko_the_crazy_koala wrote:
I would like, during the install process, a clear way to choose my WM. Because Gnome is slow, heavy, and I don't like to spend half the time of the install installing Gnome, to uninstall it 10 min after.

So maybe a menu with "Which WM do you want to install? 1. Gnome, 2. Lxde, 3. None"


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:59 am 
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I run Gnome on a 1.5Ghz laptop, and it's not "slow". How old is your machine if it's slow? I used to run BLAG 70000 on a 550Mhz machine, and it ran ok, not fast, but fine. Mind you, at 550Mhz, nothing was running fast.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:30 am 
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It's slow compared to a lightview environment with openbox and Fbpanel.

And I find the interface too overloaded.

Tearms : If you include LXDE, you include openbox too.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:00 pm 
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Koko_the_crazy_koala wrote:
Tearms : If you include LXDE, you include openbox too.


yeah! openbox rocks!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:55 pm 
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For testing and/or recovering partitions, please include TestDisk.
It helped me in the past and should be part of every distribution.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:00 pm 
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I'm going to try doing a BLAG spin with revisor soon. From this thread and talks on irc I'd like to propose the following desktops/utils/apps for discussion and possible inclusion:

Basics:
kernel libre
gnome and lxde/openbox
little guys icons
BLAG themes and wallpapers (from riseup)
deja vu fonts

Graphics:
gimp
gthumb
xsane

Internet:
icecat
claws or evolution?
xchat
gftp
transmission
pidgin
+gwibber?

Office:
abiword
gnumeric

Multimedia:
rhythmbox and audacious?
xine and totem?
brasero
istanbul
soundconverter
asunder
audacity
+gpodder?
+thoggen?

Tools:
language translator
unit convertor
+gnote or xim?

Proposed extras (if space):
BLAG usb creator
gconf-editor
alacarte

Some are must-haves, some we'll probably disagree on;)
What do y'all think?


robert


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:58 pm 
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Kelsoo's wish list.

Basics:
kernel libre = yes
gnome and lxde/openbox = yes
deja vu fonts = yes

Graphics:
gimp = yes
gthumb = no
xsane = yes

Internet:
icecat = yes
xchat = no
gftp = yes
transmission = yes
pidgin = yes
+gwibber? = no

Office:
abiword = yes
gnumeric = yes

Multimedia:
rhythmbox and audacious? = lxmusic or audacious or gnome-mplayer
xine and totem? = no gnome-mplayer
brasero = yes
istanbul = no
soundconverter = yes
asunder = no - ripperx
audacity = no -
+gpodder? = no -maybe
+thoggen? = yes - maybe

Tools:
language translator = yes
unit convertor
+gnote or xim? = non

Proposed extras (if space):
BLAG usb creator = maybe
gconf-editor = no
alacarte = no - ripperx (if I could find an rpm)

others:

personaly really want: all lxde as it's so light plus rox-filer

would like:
tint2
iceape (seamonkey)
lostirc
minitube
cclive
clawsmail
geeqie
leafpad
inkscape
vym
guake
obmenu
obconfig
lxmusic

and no doubt others :)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:55 pm 
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mail client : sylpheed ;-)


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