Various Packages

Colin McDermott colmcd at
Sat Oct 1 00:44:40 UTC 2005

Ok here is my input

Beaver for text editing
It isn't bad. I would also be tempted to include Bluefish for html creation.

Word Processing:
Abiword rules, but it currently has Gnome dependancies (which I think 
are unnessary). Can someone kick some ubuntu arse and get them removed. 
I tried it and it's not just with Abiword-gnome. I also had it happen 
with firefox.

Image viewing

Image editing
Tux paint or xpaint. Dia for making vector images.

Direct Connect
Of these LDCC looks good for a console based version. or dc qt dcguiqt.

Email: Sylpheed. It is very full featured and leightweight.

Leightweight Browser:
This is the most contensious issue on Ubuntu Lite.
It is a real bear pit issue. Further to this Opera has gone FREE. Not 
open source but free.

Powerpoint viewing.
I had a really good program for this ill dig it up. All I can find is:

Ill find the other presentation program.

Question do we want desktop icons? I say a big yes!

To me the big issues are:
A good dial up internet client. gkdial is the front runner but needs 
testing (ive seen it crash X).
Road testing: I was about to make a live CD for Ubuntu Lite. Well ill 
make oneup using xfce.

Long term.
Allow for Icewm, ede or Fluxbox to be installed as optional extras.
Port openoffice to fltk or gtk.


Colin McDermott
Reboot Computer Reuse centre
Ubuntu Lite

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