Karmic Spec: Thunderbird Vs. Claws

Vincent mailinglists at vinnl.nl
Tue Jul 21 20:36:16 BST 2009


On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 9:15 PM, Eero Tamminen <oak at helsinkinet.fi> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On Tuesday 21 July 2009, Vincent wrote:
> > On the other hand, Xubuntu is not only Xfce, but also Ubuntu, which has
> > more of a goal of being easy to use. We might as well throw out all those
> > Ubuntu apps that make life easier but decrease performance, such as their
> > Python tools like Add/Remove, update-notifier, jockey etc.
> >
> > Also, if we want users to edit configuration files and use the command
> > line, why have a GUI at all?
>
> Hm.  Maybe Xubuntu should provide in an addition to an XFCE session
> also a geekier "Text desktop" session option? :-)
>
> It could switch to a text console, start a ready-made Screen[1] session
> with something like following running on different Screen "screens":
> - Midnight Commander[2]
> - Mutt[3] mail client with Xubuntu welcome mail that tells how to
>  get started with Mutt
> - W3m[4] with Xubuntu default page open (or w3m help)
> - Irssi[5] IRC-client setup so that it automatically connect to Xubuntu
>  users irc-channel
>
> On the visible Screen "screen" would be a shell with a help text about how
> to switch between Screen "screens" and note about how you can detach
> and attach back to your Screen sessions.
>
> Links are to Debian as Ubuntu servers seem to be down currently:
> [1] http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/screen
> [2] http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/mc
> [3] http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/mutt
> [4] http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/w3m
> [5] http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/irssi
>
> Some other text-based programs that this text-desktop task could bring in:
> - "gcal" calendar
> - "aumix" sound mixer
> - "slrn" news client
> - "aview" image viewer
> - "xaos" fractal zoomer
> - "mpc" music daemon console client
> - some text-only CD-player like "workbone" or "mcdp"
> - some easy to use text-only editor like "jed"
>  (which supports color unlike e.g. "nano" or "emacs")
>
> There's also some old but kind of cool text-only stuff that's not packaged
> into Debian or Ubuntu:
> - MyMan; a ncurses pacman with colors and scrolling:
>  http://xent.com/~bsittler/geocities/<http://xent.com/%7Ebsittler/geocities/>
> - FunkTracker Gold; a MOD-tracker:
>  http://www.agnula.info/documentation/dp_tutorials/funktrackergold/
>
>
>        - Eero
>
> PS.  This might be also integresting:
>  http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=709217
>

Oh please, start a CLubuntu xD

(My comment was sarcastic :P)

-- 
Vincent
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