Look XP

Jani Monoses jani.monoses at gmail.com
Tue Dec 12 11:23:54 UTC 2006


> Hello,
> 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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