default applications for natty
rent0n at gmx.com
Tue Jan 25 23:25:41 UTC 2011
My two cents:
- Let's stick with Firefox and Thunderbird: they are well integrated and
much more tested than Chromium and Claws. Mozilla software is great and
well-known and might facilitate the transition of users from other
systems. Claws configuration, for example, is not as straightforward as
Imho, they're the best browser/mail client around. Also, by now, they
are part of the Xubuntu's look and feel.
- LightDM instead of GDM would be great, let's get rid of these GNOME
dependencies (provided this piece of software is stable).
- GIMP: I see the point in removing it, though I don't completely agree.
I wouldn't replace it with something else though, like a photo
organizer. GIMP can be installed after installation, similarly to what I
do with Openoffice and Inkscape.
- Archive manager: I've been using Squeeze for a while now, without any
issues. It's lighter than File Roller, works better than Xarchiver and
it's an Xfce project. What else?
And a couple of questions:
- Why do we need GNOME's keyring? Is it for Network Manager?
I personally prefer Wicd over NM, but I wouldn't change it as NM has
proven to be more reliable for certain particular wireless
configurations (i.e. eduroam).
- Vinagre (Remote Desktop Viewer): has someone actually ever used it?
Should we really keep it?
On 25/01/11 18:54, Phil Whitaker wrote:
> Doesn't shotwell only make the changes to its own version of a photo,
> rather than the original (like Picasa)? I'm not sure that shotwell and
> gimp are comparable apps - shotwell is a photo organiser, whereas gimp
> is an image manipulation tool. IMO, if we're going to replace gimp, it
> should be a for a more like-for-like tool.
> On 25 January 2011 13:13, Jim Campbell <jwcampbell at gmail.com
> <mailto:jwcampbell at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Hi All,
> On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 11:20 AM, Glenn de Groot
> <glenn_de_groot at hotmail.com <mailto:glenn_de_groot at hotmail.com>> wrote:
> I also think we need to get rid of gimp like ubuntu did.
> We will probably get a large number of people going with xubuntu
> instead of ubuntu on april. (Unity...)
> Gimp is just too advanced, we could use rgbpaint, maybe mtpaint
> or shotwell.
> I would be in favor of a switch to Shotwell in place of Gimp, too.
> People who want to use Gimp could easily install it, but I think
> Shotwell would provide a slightly better out-of-the-box experience
> for regular desktop users. It does a good job of managing photos,
> and provides for basic image editing (e.g., rotate, crop, remove
> redeye, etc.) It would have an added side-benefit of taking up less
> space on-disk, too.
> I did briefly review the strategy document before posting this & I
> didn't find any text that seemed to strongly direct us here. I think
> making this change would be worth considering, though.
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