Graphics apps

Len Ovens len at
Sun Jul 22 21:17:13 UTC 2012

On Sun, July 22, 2012 10:37 am, Shubham Mishra wrote:

> On Sun, July 22, 2012 7:59 PM, Len Ovens wrote
>> I want to add a menu item that opens
>>software-center with libreoffice, abiword and gnumeric so that if the
>> user
>>wants it they don't have to search.
> Hmm.. Right. And then that could be done for the other sections as
> well, like the list of recommended apps that you were talking about
> (which can also include Krita under graphics, thereby removing the
> need to include KDE libs beforehand).

That is the idea. I have just looked through our meta files.. and they are
all full of depends rather than recommends  :P  Like why should our whole
audio install depend on "meterbridge"? I would include krita for sure in
that item because there has already been at least one user ask for it.

This does mean a bit more testing... I will have to try installing some of
these extra packages to make sure they run nice with whatever else we
have. We will also have to make sure they show up in the right submenu.

The vision of our leader is to include enough to get any job done without
including every known software in the repo. We also want the user to be
able at system install to just install the workflow/area they are
interested in. For that possibility the meta that goes with area should be
listed so that someone who wants to add a meta later can do so easily.

It is hard thinking of all the possibilities to try to cover.

Len Ovens

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