* vim (of course)
* sshd (this already there)
Yep. Those'll stay.
* shfsmount / shfsunmount (really useful utiil, can sustain *large* amounts of traffic under a wired network connection)
Woah. I just took a glance at this and it looks like a clean, minimal, encrypted, NFS-type-of-thing. Is this correct? Like this thing works well & is maintained? I sure have a lot of NFS mounts I'd like to switch to something stable... Of course this requires a kernel module as well... I wonder why it hasn't been mainlined.
* smbfs support (not full samba)
Ya, that'll stay in the kernel....
* ntfs support (rw preferable)
You'll have to grab these from http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/
* links/lynx for those boxes that arent getting X
Yep. elinks is in there. You should check out w3m w3m-gui too. You can get graphics in an xterm or a framebuffered console (!).
* apt-proxy -would be *really* useful to have one ready and pre-configured for when setting up whole networks of machines ;)
This sounds good. Bugzilla it so i don't forget. Also a sample of how you want it preconfigured would be really helpful. http://bugzilla.blagblagblag.org/
* vnc-server and vncviewer
30k will have the client, but not the server. You can apt-get vnc-server.
* parted, qt-parted, partimage
parted is in there. I did yank partimage, but it could go back. Bugzilla these...
really? It's 1.9 megs of, I dunno, DOS weirdness or something. It's certainly apt-gettable. Does that work? I could stuff it in there.
Other than the basics not mentioned here, mostly systems need specific software anyways, so including as many modem/NIC driver modules as possible on the cd is probably a better investment in space.
The driver situation is soooooooooooooo much nicer in 29k. You'll be happy. :)
Evolution would be a pity to lose off the 1 CD, as anyone who processes a lot of email will tell you. But hey we can always download it.
evolution plus it's dependencies are something like 20 megs. We're at 646 megs right now. I'm thinking we'll probably go over the 650 meg thing... Have you checked out thunderbird? We could roll evolution back in....
Nautilus I do hate it its sooo flaky, and in 2.6 i seems to have lost the address field so you *cannot* type in a location manually, you *have* to browse for it.
control-l (that's L)? Also, I think i'm disabling spatial mode, which is the old skool Mac way (e.g. pre-OSX) way of opening windows. Nautilus has lost a lot of suck in 29k. It's way better than it was in 9k/10k.
Of course konqueror is better, but KDE slows the machines we have to deal with a crawl, and it dont integrate well with gnome. Gnome has got the edge in the user-friendly stakes so lets not jump ship to KDE please.
Nope, not gonna jump ship to KDE. /me shudders at the thought of moving everyone.
Is there any Linux filebrowser out there that does like finder in Mac OSX, the ways it trees subdirs, *very* efficient for file management. That alone will convert Mac users we know. Cant find any screenshots, you have to look at a Mac...
Uh, perhaps nautilus can be configured to do this? Not sure. I can only vaguely picture it in my mind. I never thought it was all that hot.
Any chance of including http://www.keithl.com/dirvish/
in the the repo? (not on CD)
I don't see anyone packaging this, after a quick look. I can see what it's like to package it. Bugzilla... Also, for things that are going to be in the repo but not on the CD, I'm going to wait til 30k is released before working on them (e.g. nvu).
Soon as 3k is out, I am just itching to upgrade my 9002! (solid but for USB and cent**o wireless).
Got cent**o wireless running here. :) You're gonna see a different world from 9k. ;)
Anything else we can fah to to hurry that along jebba?
Yes! You have a ton of machines there. Just download a recent CD image, pop it in a CDROM, and type "blagblagblag" at the boot: prompt. Try some test 9k->30k upgrades. Find out what is broken/needed now. The more that gets tested, the easier it will be for you later.
Also, sections in the wiki would be great. It'll be hard to release 30k without having /any/ documentation. A simple HOWTO UPGRADE (e.g. type "upgrade" at the CD boot: prompt) or somesuch will get us going. I don't want to release 30k without docs and if I have to write the docs meself, it'll just take longer...
Thanks for the input,