jani.monoses at gmail.com
Tue Dec 12 11:23:54 UTC 2006
> I'm the project admin of lookxp project http://lxp.sourceforge.net.
> I'd like to include lxp in xubuntu distribution.
> Please let me know if you agree with this idea.
the screenshots on the site look impressive :)
There were talks even a year ago about including icewm and/or fluxbox on
the CD as they don't take much space and on some setups even Xfce is
slow. With fluxbuntu around this does not seem as pressing anymore,
although there would be clear advantages to having such a derivative
follow the regular schedule and have packages and iso images available
from the standard ubuntu servers.
That said, for this to be done somebody must commit to implement it for
First and foremost it means having the packages in the archive, ideally
not as forks of exiting packages such as icewm but enhancements and
customizations which have a chance getting accepted upstream.
Secondly having guarantees the packages are well maintained and have no
alarming security history so they can be put in main and on the CD.
Third, setting up any metapackages and custom modifications so as a
default install works as well as possible, with no user tweaking
(especially config file editing) necessary.
So I am open to such an addition to the xubuntu CD, but somebody with at
least universe upload rights needs to be in charge of it and have a step
by step plan written up first, just like the other feature specs in
launchpad. Then it can be discussed on this list and development can
proceed after the parties involved reach an agreement on the feisty goal
and everyone's role in the process. It may seem a bit bureaucratic but
otherwise the chances are high that it will only result in a few threads
of encouragements, ideas about package selection and artwork proposals :)
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