Proposed Application for Xubuntu
imnotb at gmail.com
Tue May 8 20:19:26 UTC 2007
On 08/05/07, Ronnie Whisler <mrwislr at gmail.com> wrote:
> gmusicbrowser is not bloated at all have no idea what your speaking of
> and if you change the interface which it has many under the misc tab its as
> easy or easier than any other music program out there... Not hard to
> configure at all. Plus it can use either gstreamer, mpg321 ogg123 flac123 or
> mplayer as the backend... supports giant libraries of music... YOU NEED TO
> CHANGE THE LAYOUT UNDER THE MISC TAB TO SEE HOW NICE IT IS! it also has its
> own repository
I have tried gmusicbrowser and I found the "Misc" tab, but there were tons
of layout options with undescriptive names. Also, being able to customize a
program is really nice (in fact, that's what I love about Linux most) but we
should have sane defaults. If you're the type of person who wants to tinker
with every program they use then you're probably also the person who can
find and install such a program himself.
also grip doesn't have any gnome dependencies that I'm aware of.
If I fire up Synaptic and look at the dependencies I see among others
libgnome-2.0 and libgnomeui-0 . On the other hand, perhaps it could be
compiled without Gnome dependencies but then there should be someone to do
that, which I suppose there isn't.
VLC's video is still blurring compared to mplayer and I'm pretty sure that
> VLC doesn't play apples movie trailers...
Sounds a bit weird to me to exclude a program just because it doesn't play
this movie trailer format by Apple (do you mean QuickTime?). I haven't
really looked in to video players though, I use VLC now because MPlayer
causes some troubles, they both suffice to me if they work.
claws-mail is an excellent email program especially with the tango theme
> installed. it looks very nice and is super fast and no harder to configure
> than anyother program i've ever used.
As Adam said, it has been seriously considered and if it has sufficient
features (probably soon) it'll probably be included (though I recall it
still needed a package maintainer?).
LETS TRY USING THE PROGRAMS BEFORE COUNTING THEM OUT!
> On 5/8/07, Harold Aling <h.aling at home.nl> wrote:
> > Ronnie Whisler 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
> > >
> > Cool app, except for the fact that it died on me instantly while I tried
> > to cancel a search...
> > > 2nd. gmusicbrowser - for lightweight music player
> > >
> > Really bloated app, and I could never figure out the interface, just
> > like Exaile. I'd vote for VLC if they would finally implement 'only one
> > instance' and don't drop the xvwindows interface for a QT-based one.
> > Than we would have one application for both audio and video with good
> > codec support and simple player + playlist interface.
> > > 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.
> > >
> > VLC...
> > > 4. grip - for lightweight cd player & ripper
> > >
> > Way too many Gnome dependencies
> > > 5. hacburn - for lightweight cd burning (since xfburn doesnt work for
> > > most things)
> > >
> > > 6. claw-mail - for lightweight email client (with a couple plugins and
> > > the tango theme installed)
> > >
> > Fast application, many features, but looks really unattractive and
> > difficult to configure... Maybe later?
> > I'd like to think in what a user wants, then find the most appropriate
> > application for it.
> > A user would probably like to:
> > * Listen to audio -> VLC
> > * Watch a video -> VLC
> > * Read mail -> Thunderbird or Claws
> > * Edit a home video -> Kino
> > * Synchronise my mobile phone/PDA -> ??? / OpenSync (once it get's a
> > good interface)
> > * Type a letter -> Abiword/Openoffice
> > * Manage finances -> Gnucash
> > * Browse the web -> Firefox
> > * Look at pictures -> gqview
> > * Burn a cd -> ??? / Brasero (I currently use NeroLinux 3 with my 'old'
> > Windows Nero 6 license!)
> > ...etc...
> > Cheers!
> > -H-
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