Your comment on

Vincent imnotb at
Wed Nov 1 16:41:20 UTC 2006

I completely I agree and did not plan putting it on the site ;)

I do think we should put the new docs on the site, anywhere I can find them?
And is it possible to expand them? E.g. it could include something on what
packages to add for MP3 support.

On 11/1/06, Jani Monoses <jani.monoses at> wrote:
> On 11/1/06, Vincent <imnotb at> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > The website for downloading Xubuntu packages website is not used too
> > much, as most people install new programs via the Synaptic program. If you
> > try that, you'll probably find that it is very easy in use, even easier than
> > the Windows .exe's.
> > Your comments on the names have been taken into account, we will
> > explicitly note that it is a codename at the site.
> >
> > Please bear in mind that e.g. is not by Microsoft, it is a
> > third party site.
> >
> > Also, installing Automatix by default might bring legal issues, the same
> > as installing proprietary codecs by default.
> >
> I am not comfortable with endorsements of automatix or other 3rd party
> installers on as they may cause problems for inexperienced
> users. They can still be found on the forums by those who really look for
> them. We get enough spurious (non-Xfce or strictly xubuntu) bugs in LP, I
> would not want to get signal/noise even lower by getting reports about
> broken packages only to find out it's due to the system not using only
> offciial repos.
> I know that was only a comment above, just want to make sure we don't get
> 3rd package manager howtos on the official site.
> thoughts?
> Jani
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