Xubuntu Graphics

daniele favara danjele at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 07:14:54 UTC 2006

On 2/9/06, j Mak <joz_mak at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> How about NVU, the little brother of Dreamweaver?
>  J. Mak

i think NVU should go in "devel".

here my proposal:

- gimp ---> image editor
- gthumb ---> image viewerr
- imagemagick
- inkscape

gimp and imagemagick should be fine, they are in main and they are gnome-free.

inkscape is a really nice app, the problem here is to figure out if
xubuntu will be a distro _just_ for old machines .... or a distro
installable _even_ on old machines.

that's why i'm asking "what would you expect to see in graph section?"
... and WHY?

i personally think that Xubuntu can show that it's possible get the
best from GNU/Linux world even without using Gnome or KDE.

The best means .... you can use Xubuntu on your old pc ... but you can
even use it on your fresh laptop .... with the flavour of the fastest
OS you've ever tried out.

so ...

"Why not display ? "

because it doesn't depends on :

===== libgphoto2-2 ======

"The gphoto2 library can be used by applications to access various
digital camera models."

If the user attaches his digital camera he should be able to view his photos.

i think the image viewer should depend on that lib, and this bring to :

===== gthumb ======

- libgnome2-0 (>= 2.8.0)
- ibgnomecanvas2-0 (>= 2.11.1)
- libgnomeprint2.2-0 (>= 2.11.0)
- libgnomeprintui2.2-0 (>= 2.12.1)
- libgnomeui-0 (>= 2.13.0)
- libgnomevfs2-0 (>= 2.13.4)
- gconf2 (>= 2.12.1-4ubuntu1)

No other choices it seems .... if we can't get it ... Xubuntu will not
have a really important feature.

Anyway during a meeting ... if i remember well ... ogra proposed an
alternative even for ubuntu.

When you'll reply please try to explain even "WHY" :)



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