brainstorming for UDS-N - Package Selection and Defaults

Scott Ritchie scott at
Wed Sep 29 16:02:50 BST 2010

On 09/28/2010 12:47 PM, Allison Randal wrote:
> The Package Selection and Defaults track is about choosing the
> best-of-breed packages (applications, libraries, etc), a common task
> across all editions of Ubuntu. It includes considering the viability of
> up-and-coming new software, the decline of end-of-life packages, the
> risks and gains of upgrades and migrations.
> What's high on your list for this area?
> Allison

I'd like the Wine experience much better.  This means:

1) Installing gnome-exe-thumbnailer by default (and also icoutils) so
Windows apps show their embedded icons and a wine glass before Wine is
2) Installing an equivalent of "gnome-codec-install" to suggest
installing Wine when one is opened

This has been brought up (and even approved) before with a spec in the
Karmic cycle, however that was so long ago I believe I need to ask again.

-Scott Ritchie

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