mrwislr at gmail.com
Sat Dec 16 17:52:38 UTC 2006
Exaile! looks nice but holy dependencies......
On Sat, 16 Dec 2006 12:46:06 -0500
Matt Price <matt.price at utoronto.ca> wrote:
> Hey folks,
> On Sat, 2006-16-12 at 10:37 -0700, Joshua Gardner wrote:
> > There's also Exaile!, which isn't in the repositories but there are
> > Ubuntu .deb packages available on there website. (I don't have a
> > link right now. If I did I would give it to you. A couple seconds on
> > google.com/linux found it for me.) Exaile! is a GTK application
> > similar to AmaroK. It's lightweight in RAM and required libraries.
> > Try it out.
> > -Josh
> > On 12/16/06, Ronnie Whisler <mrwislr at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Use gmusicbrowser for you audio library playback program...
> > its very
> > like and handles large libraries easily and very fast..
> > On Sat, 16 Dec 2006 12:58:29 -0400
> > "Cody Somerville" <cody.somerville at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > A few tips/ideas for improving performance:
> > >
> > > 1. You might want to look for an alternative to Amarok
> > > as
> > it is
> > > very heavy and requires kde libs.
> this is definitely the main concern for my plan -- I agree it's very
> heavy. however I haven't found anything else that's as user-friendly.
> two concerns here:
> 1 -- I need to make this absolutely foolproof or my family will just
> get annoyed with me for futzing with a coputer. myhtv has worked
> great here; edubuntu on the other hand just languishes. I want to be
> sure spouse & kids can use this in a very intuitive way.
> 2 -- I am also buying an ipod (hence option 5 below doesn't work so
> well for me!). It's important to me that the ipod also works
> unproblematically. anyway I haven't got the ipod yet so I will
> experiment with exaile as soon as it gets here. will also check out
> gmusicbrowser-- that's one I hadn't heard of
> > > 2. If you aren't going to be using the desktop (ie.
> > > icons
> > on the
> > > desktop), you could disable xfdesktop.
> > > 3. Try changing your theme to a more light-load theme
> > > (if applicable). 4. If you have kde and gnome services
> > > enabled
> > at boot
> > > time, it will add a lot of wait time.
> > > 5. Get a faster computer?
> > > 6. I found 6.06 (Dapper) a bit faster then 6.10 (Edgy)
> > but I can't
> > > say for sure.
> just went through a fair amount of hassle installing edgy, think I'll
> stay with that for now.
> > > 7. Ensure the xfce4 compositor is disabled (most likely
> > is if you
> > > didn't enable it)
> > > 8. Remove any unnecessary panels or panel
> > > plugins/launchers/objects/etc.
> > >
> will do
> > > Hope that helps,
> > >
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