Proposed Application for Xubuntu

Jelle de Jong jelledejong at powercraft.nl
Tue May 8 19:39:00 BST 2007


Vincent wrote:
> 
> 
> On 08/05/07, *Ronnie Whisler* <mrwislr at gmail.com
> <mailto:mrwislr at gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
>     I have found a couple of applications that should be in Xubuntu in my
>     opinion
> 
>     1st. CatFish - for lightweight file search utility
>     http://www.getdeb.net/category.php?id=24
>     <http://www.getdeb.net/category.php?id=24>
> 
> 
> Just installed it, quite cool, but it won't use Tracker as a back-end
> even though the site says it should and I have Tracker installed.
> 
>     2nd. gmusicbrowser - for lightweight music player
> 
> 
> Quite difficult to comprehend.
> 
> Though I did not find Exaile difficult to use, but I suppose it can be
> difficult if you just want to play single files.
> 
>     3rd. get rid of gxine and go with mplayer with optimal settings
>     (gmusicbrowser can use mplayer as its backend) also only player that
>     plays apples movie trailers.
> 
> 
> Discussed a lot already, see Adam's mail.
> 
>     4. grip - for lightweight cd player & ripper
> 
> 
> Don't know it, but if it really has that many Gnome dependencies then I
> suppose it's not an option.
> 
>     5. hacburn - for lightweight cd burning (since xfburn doesnt work for
>     most things)
> 
> 
> Don't know it either.
> 
>     6. claw-mail - for lightweight email client (with a couple plugins and
>     the tango theme installed)
> 
> 
> See Adam's email.
> 
>     these are just some
> 
>     i know i can think of more but i'm tired
> 
>     think them over test them whatever
> 
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> 
> 
> Jani, you're right, I should be contributing more. I can't do it on a
> regular basis, but what could I do if I'd learn how to package things? I
> still want to learn that someday.
> 
> -- 
> Vincent
> 
I also agree with Jani and Harold, I especially like to see patches for
apps used in ubuntu and removed there gnome dependencies if possible.

Please don't forget that the audiences we are trying to reach with the
ubuntu distributions are not geeks, but normal and beginning computer
users. Maybe some apps are lighter and can in theory do the job, but if
it is not very user friendly it is not a good chose for xubunutu. There
are enough xfce light weight distributions that can also be used. Again,
the ubuntu family aims on usability, and xubuntu aims at the same thing
only with gtk low resource apps.

Jelle




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