Feisty+1 Specifications

Harold Aling h.aling at home.nl
Tue Mar 27 15:06:36 UTC 2007

Jim Campbell wrote:
> /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.
I don't like pyneighborhood either and thus always launch fusesmb. Too 
bad it hasn't got a user interface and only timer based discovery...
> ** 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.
You forgot to mention the VPN client of nm-applet, which I need to 
connect to my office...
> ** 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 . . .
Exaile maybe? gxine s*cks big time...


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