default applications for natty

rent0n rent0n at
Wed Jan 26 16:49:20 UTC 2011


On 26/01/11 07:04, Simon Steinbeiß wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Jan 2011 23:25:41 +0000
> rent0n<rent0n at>  wrote:
>> - 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 Thunderbird's.
>> Imho, they're the best browser/mail client around. Also, by now, they
>> are part of the Xubuntu's look and feel.
> Errm, "much more tested" maybe by you, I personally haven't used
> Thunderbird for a few years now so I couldn't even say how stable it is
> :)
> And about the look-and-feel and integration: I assume you have never
> tried to theme either of those two. It's surely getting better, but
> those two programmes always needed a few workarounds to make them work
> in most themes (because they're not gtk - as opposed to Claws, not
> Chromium).

Well, what I meant with "more tested" is that Thunderbird is certainly 
more widespread than Claws and has a much wider and more consistent user 
I've used Claws for a while and it's a good email client. Just not as 
goos as Thunderbird, imho.
With regards to the "theming issue", as far as I'm concerned, I've grown 
bored with theming, so if they work nicely with Xubuntu's default theme 
(and they do), I'm more than happy.

>> - LightDM instead of GDM would be great, let's get rid of these GNOME
>> dependencies (provided this piece of software is stable).
> Please follow up on the separate thread Charlie started on that one.
>> - 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.
> Replacing Gimp with Shotwell also sounds odd to me (I agree with Phil
> and rent0n on that one), though I could live without it in a default
> install.
>> - Vinagre (Remote Desktop Viewer): has someone actually ever used it?
>> Should we really keep it?
> Never used it and I'm really wondering why this functionality has to be
> provided by default, but I'm happy to hear it.
> Cheers,
> Simon



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