9.10 and beyond

Vincent mailinglists at vinnl.nl
Wed Nov 11 22:46:16 UTC 2009

I can't recall exactly what led to using file-roller but there's been length
discussions about that which you can probably find in the archives. We're
also open to alternative browsers, but it needs someone to take a look at
that (like Steve did the previous release for e.g. media players). And yes,
at the present time Midori really isn't stable enough, I suppose we at least
want Christian to say it's stable :) I'd say that Chrome definitely should
be looked at, although it's system integration isn't that good yet. And
indeed, Chrome, too, has not yet had a stable release for Linux.

As a side note, I'd like to emphasize that we should not look at whether
something is a GNOME app, but to whether feature-wise, has good usability
and, of course, performs well. This should also lead to a fast, smaller OS
without discarding perfectly fine applications just because they fall under
the umbrella of a particular organisation.

That said, I do think we should check who the developers are, to avoid
problems like the one with GDM, whose developers didn't really take
non-GNOME environments into account with the new version.


On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 6:42 PM, Christopher David Desjardins <
cddesjardins at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> >
> >
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