[ubuntu-studio-devel] [ubuntu-studio-users] Ubuntu Studio 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) Beta Released

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat Sep 28 09:31:14 UTC 2019

On Fri, 27 Sep 2019 18:55:03 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>Eoan Ermine (beta) released by Erich Eickmeyer :).
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>I'll download it later and at least test it as a live-DVD when I backup
>my Linux installs tonight or during the weekend.


my apologies, first I sent this reply by a wrong email address and I
guess I accidentally did not push "cancel".

At least as a live-DVD to make backups and to open tar archives, it
works without issues.

IMO it's just inconsistent to stay with Xfce4 and at the same
time to provide the GNOME app Archive Manager, former FileRoller.

Even gtk3-nocsd doesn't makes it better, since still the menu bar
is missing and the main window can't be moved while extracting an
archive, so I installed Engrampa, it doesn't require gtk3-nocsd to not
break the theme, it provides a menu bar and the main window as well as
the progress bar window can be moved, while extracting an archive. IMO
Mate apps fit better to Xfce4, than GNOME apps do.

For backup usage I could use mousepad, however, an IDE isn't needed for
a studio distro, but IMO either pluma or xed fit better to a studio
distro, since spell checking should be provided. AFAIK mousepad improved
a lot, but still is way to simple and compared to xed, mosuepad already
is bloatware, while xed already is similar feature-rich as pluma is.

Without taking into account how they work under the hood and without
taking plugins into account, just the file size might be at least a
little bit meaningful:

[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ ls -hAl /usr/bin/{mousepad,pluma,xed}
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 258K Aug 12 01:28 /usr/bin/mousepad
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 655K May 20 12:33 /usr/bin/pluma
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  14K Jul 29 01:15 /usr/bin/xed

Dunno if xed is available by repositories, it's the editor I'm using
most of the times on Arch Linux. The script I run, when running an
Ubuntu flavour live-DVD session installs pluma.


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