9.10 and beyond

Christopher David Desjardins cddesjardins at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 17:42:57 UTC 2009

I also was curious about the choice of file-roller instead of squeeze or 
xarchiver? I wonder if Midori is more mature by then if it might be 
included as well? Midori, in my testing, has been super fast. Otherwise, 
if Google has actually released a stable version of Google Chrome by 
10.04, it might be nice to see Firefox replaced by Chrome on the CD. 
Again Chrome is much faster than Firefox. I think that the less reliance 
on GNOME apps the better, primarily because it creates a fast, smaller OS.

Vincent wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 5:38 PM, Steve Dodier <sidnioulz at gmail.com 
> <mailto:sidnioulz at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hi Christophe,
>     While I'd like to investigate Xfburn over Brasero (but this takes
>     time to test the apps, make sure they work, etc, and my CD drive
>     kind of died), I don't think wicd can replace networkmanager, for
>     a very simple reason: it's GUI is really, really not intuitive and
>     easy to use. I haven't tested MPlayer for quite some time, but I
>     remember I clearly preferred Totem's GUI over the alternatives'
>     ones, because it was just simple and doing it's job for most basic
>     uses. I may one day recommend Parole over Totem, when I think it
>     came to feature parity, but I don't think MPlayer or VLC would be
>     any better for end users.
> Also, IIRC Mplayer includes restricted codecs, which means Xubuntu 
> can't ship it due to legal issues. VLC uses the Qt toolkit since 
> version one, which means it would be more suitable for e.g. Kubuntu, 
> but not Xubuntu. And I also believe it had the same issue as Mplayer's.
> -- 
> Vincent

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