An xfce-app-install [was: An xfce-app-finder]
jurjen at stwerff.xs4all.nl
Thu Apr 6 08:21:02 UTC 2006
Jani Monoses wrote:
> it uses desktop files .. so there are two possibilities:
> 1) clean of gnome deps gnome-app-install
> it seems to have few gnome deps, only gconf, directly calling yelp and
> a few hardcoded app-names.
I want to try and use it with as few dependencies as possible and
hack-it till it works.
> 2) hack gnome-app-install in a way that will show just xubuntu and
> xfce pkges.
> it allows installation of gnome/kde and 3rd party apps regardless of
> what desktop one uses and
> that should not be altered IMHO.Especially since there are not mnay
> xfce related apps I know of that
> will not be installed anyway by default.
What is your philosophy in this? Install as much xfce related apps as
possible or keep the install minimized and let people simply add more
apps with an app-install like application? To me it would seem better to
keep things minimized to keep working with the often less harddisk space
on older hardware.
The ubuntu way of installing a complete desktop environment with even
some duplications in software is probably a bad idea in this case. The
CD is the default repository so everybody will have it within reach at
install time, however I don't known what the live-CD to HD install
options are with installing more packages from the live CD afterwards.
It the app-install is just to add the huge apps from gnome and kde
people should install ubuntu or kubuntu and live with the memory
footprint they will get anyway by installing those gnome/kde apps on top
> what would u expect from such app ?
> mvo said that it is part of the 3rd party packages spec,whic means
> that after dapper people can publish dapper
> compatible debs on their sites and by updating the package list via
> dapper-updates, users can get those packages.
By the way the list of packages shown in gnome-app-install is just a
text file with one package in each line.
The rest of the layout and data is taken from the apt-cache. So it is
very easy to add/remove applications.
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