Ideas for Xubuntu Oneiric Ocelot

Charlie Kravetz cjk at
Fri Jun 3 01:15:02 UTC 2011

On Sun, 1 May 2011 13:10:19 -0600
Charlie Kravetz <cjk at> wrote:

> On Fri, 29 Apr 2011 12:31:41 -0600
> Charlie Kravetz <cjk at> wrote:
> > In the interests of getting us going with the development of Xubuntu
> > Oneiric, I am giving a list of some goals we should consider. Feel free
> > to add to this list:
> > 
> > lightdm - This will be a topic for UDS for Ubuntu, possibly to be used
> > in place of GDM, which would help us.

lightDM has been adopted by Ubuntu at UDS, and will be replacing GDM in
Xubuntu as well. 

> > 
> > Artwork and Themes - improve what we have in Xubuntu 11.04. This is a
> > great wallpaper and theme. Perhaps we can do some fine-tuning.
> > 
> > midori - This does have the capability to import bookmarks now. I do
> > not know how well it works with multiple tabs.

We should investigate the possiblity of having both firefox and midori
installed by default. This would give our users more choice, and
provide more testing of midori during the Xubuntu 11.10 cycle.

> > 
> > pastebinit - even though this is a command line application, we
> > recommend it in #xubuntu. It would be great to have it already
> > installed for the user.

pastebinit will be added to the default installation, but not included
on the CD as part of the live image. 

> > 
> > pavucontrol - Audio controls for pulse audio. Installation of this
> > resolves about 90% of the user audio/sound issues.

I still think this should also be added to the default installation.
Any comments? Is this a gui application?

> > 
> > This is by no means a complete list of things we have to do. It is
> > merely suggestions, to be looked into. If anyone has anything else we
> > want to look at, let's get it added. The earlier we can look into
> > stuff, the further ahead we get trying to make the release happen.
> > 
> For those who are not aware, there is an ongoing discussion happening
> on the ubuntu-devel-discuss mailing list concerning Chromium vs Firefox.
> The start of the discussion can be seen at
> ,
> and by clicking the links, you can follow this discussion.

Any other ideas we might want to pursue?

Charlie Kravetz 
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