[Blueprint lubuntu-q-work-items] Lubuntu work items for Q

Zsolt Peter Basak shiki.biomernok at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 21:10:19 UTC 2012

Blueprint changed by Zsolt Peter Basak:

Whiteboard changed:
  [jthompson87] Perhaps a change in network manager might be nice.  WICD is a touch advanced, but does not carry any GNOME dependencies.  Also, its use as my manager resolved a nasty bug I was having with my home WPA network.  I found a forum post (http://boardreader.com/thread/Network_manager_shows_wpa_network_as_wep_1h77X1gxn.html) in which someone else was having a similar issue, which directed me to do so.
  [ikem] The network manager is far easier to use, then WICD. I think it's better to fix them, then to rewrite WICD.
  [jthompson87]  If the bug is resolved, I would be happy to continue to support network-manager, but it is rather obscure and only started for me sometime during the Lubuntu beta 1.  Not many others seem to experience this particular bug, so reproduction is difficult.  Also, the benefits of abandoning GNOME dependencies cannot be ignored.
  [jthompson87] Please disregard my notes of a bug.  Embarassing as it may be, I must admit that it was a problem with compatability concerning my laptop's wireless card and the security protocol used with my network.  I believe that some of my other points carried merit, such as the lack of GNOME dependencies, and perhaps work on another frontend without such requirements would be in order.
  [jebril] I wouldn't mind seeing a wallpaper changer finally being
  integrated into Lubuntu, I have already developed a script for it that's
  very small and integrates very well with Openbox. If you are interested.
  [ikem] I like to see Sylpheed using the system icon theme.
  [kanliot] this is an actual problem, not a wishlist.  if we installed a .desktop shortcut to alsamixer.  noobs would be able to find it.   I just encountered such a person on the forum.
  [gilir] The problem is why it needs to access directly the mixer. Normal user just need the capability of the volume applet, and the option to access more options are also available at the same place.
  Would be nice if I can right click on the volume applet and get an option like "Open sound mixer" and it starts "gnome-alsamixer".
  As xxxterm is less resource hungry than Chromium & is already in Universe, what are the thoughts to switch to this as 'default', or even include it as an option if disk space on the install CD's allows?
  Ressources is not the only factor to compare. We need also to compare the features and the speed between the browser. Also, a browser need a strong upstream support, for example to fix security issues.
  xxxterm is a nice lightweight browser but it misses some comfort (i.e. Bookmarking support & Extensions). So I agree with Julien here.
  If Chromium is not, as Julien has mentioned, currently getting regular builds; we may
  have to think of other options. I'm quite happy to have just have it mentioned on the
  minimal install page as a low resource browser (with less bloat, comes less functions).
  I vote for Midori. It's small, it's fast, supports adblock and flashblock (via userscript). The only thing need to be improved is crash handling (right now it recovers only the first open window).
+ [shiki-]
+ Midori is not that stable, cannot be used for daily browsing. At least, it crashes for me all the time. I wanted to use it, as it is a lightweight GTK browser, but it failed to replace Chromium (or Chrome) or even Firefox.
  [Pierre Gobin]
  Use (create) a Lubuntu Control Center to gather different System and Preferences options, and delete System and Preferences categories in the menu in favor of only two items : Lubuntu Control Center ans Lubuntu Software Center.
  Ideally, it should also include integration in a single window, like most of control center do. It's not trivial to implement.
  You can also use the lubuntu control center, which is only a launcher for others preferences programs. The ideas is interested, but it needs more work to be more useful than a replacement for the Preference Menu.
  I'm working on lxde-control-center at the moment, email me for info.
  [Pierre Gobin]
  In PCmanFM, create default bookmarks for personal folders (Documents, Music, Pictures, etc.) and use custom icons for them.
  Adding shortcuts is done for quantal, having custom icons need a modification in pcmanfm itself.
  When I add a shortcut, I want an open window where I can click on a program/folder/whatever and it creates a shortcut and launches "lxshortcut" to edit them further (or discard them finally).
  [johnkeel105] A suggestion I mention a while back, make it easy to
  change the format of the clock, just having a dropdown box under Digital
  Clock Settings to select between 12-hr and 24-hr would be helpful.
  === Closed discussions ===
  [Michael Rawson]
  If we're going to add catfish to the seed, what happened to lxfind? I seem to recall that being relatively stable when I last used it...
  I updated the task to reflect the choice between catfish and lxfind
  i know this is impossible, but i'd love to be able to install lubuntu on xfs.  I don't think you can, right now (it's missing from the liveCD)
  [leszek] (You can if you install xfs-tools from inside the live system before starting the installer)
  [cjwatson] This is a straightforward seed bug and easy to fix; probably the live seed ought to inherit from live-common, but failing that, include the necessary packages by hand.
  [gilir] thanks cjwatson, I added a task to look at this during q cycle
  Under 'Work Items' it says: Investigate new image viewer (Viewnior?)
  I suggest also considering Eye of Gnome.
  Gpicview, the present image viewer, is buggy and does not seem to be in much development. There are several better (and light) alternatives.
  eog depends on GNOME components, I don't think we need them to find a good alternative. Anyway, that could be part of the discussion for the image viewer
  Discussion started on the mailing list, please add your arguments to the discussion
  [moonsdad] I suggest Mirage to replace Gpicview.
  [Pierre Gobin]
  If it is possible, in lxpanel, to automatically center icons on the panel : it would be interesting when we create a second panel as a dock. Currently icons remain attached on a side.
  It's a bug to report to lxpanel.
  [Pierre Gobin]
  Bug reported here : https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lxpanel/+bug/997179

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