Feisty+1 Specifications

Jim Campbell jwcampbell at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 20:43:59 BST 2007

/me is fired up.  :-)

Here's a couple of ideas:

** Samba browsing support via Thunar.  Yes, I know it's been asked for lots
of times, and that we all want it, but we should revisit it for Feisty+1.
It isn't too difficult to set this up via fusesmb and a little CLI and menu
magic, but it would be nice to have something more integrated and user
friendly.  If an upstream fix is not available, perhaps a we could put
together a wizard of some sort to take users through the setup process.
--- In this regard, I'm not too fond of pyneighborhood.  I was looking
through its log files while using it, and found that the log files contain
network login information in plain text.  This text is removed when the
program closes, but I still don't like it.

** Have no "shutdown text" displayed prior to shutdown.  Both kubuntu and
xubuntu display screen text during the initial stages of shutdown, and then
the shutdown splash image is displayed briefly towards the very end of
shutdown - The splash and throbber only show for about the last two or three
bars of the shutdown process.  Ubuntu currently has it set up so that the
throbber displays throughout the shutdown process (with a brief screen
refresh in the middle of the process).  We should mimic the ubuntu behavior
in this regard.

** nm-applet: Slightly less user involvement required to get nm-applet in
the taskbar.  I was using iwlist and other such CLI trickery before finding
out about nm-applet.  Nm-applet sure makes getting onto a wireless network
very easy, and we should find a way to make it more easily available.

** Slightly off-topic, but I'd like to get input from Xubuntu devs on a new
u/ku/edu/xu/buntu ISO testing spec that we are putting together.  The
test-result wiki didn't scale very well once you got past more than a
handful of testers, and the launchpad page doesn't scale much better.
Neither of them provide concise feedback on any across-the-board problems
that might exist.  Developers, what kind of feedback from the community ISO
test results would help you the most?  What would you like to see?  Here's a
draft of a spec for that: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IsoTestingTracker

** Do any of us use gxine for playing media?  What are people using for
their media players?  In terms of audio, Quod Libet does not depend on
gnome, and is written in python . . .

** Refreshed post-gdm-login splash screens and wallpaper options.  (Sorry,
Jani . . . Maybe we should add a xubuntu-art mailing list, too)  :-)

** Xubuntu-powered nurse robot to help Cody get better. :-)


On 3/26/07, Cody Somerville <cody.somerville at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Developers + Interested Parties,
> As you know, we are quickly approaching the release of Xubuntu 7.04(Feisty) and work will soon begin on Feisty+1. After the first month of
> development, specifications are generally expected to be finalized. This is
> why I'd like to ask everyone to start thinking about what we want to do in
> Feisty+1 to make Xubuntu rock even more then it already does. I know I'm
> really pumped up about Feisty+1 and I encourage you all to get really fired
> up as well.
> Thanks,
> Cody A.W. Somerville
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jwcampbell at gmail.com
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