xubuntu-devel Digest, Vol 86, Issue 10

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at shimmerproject.org
Sat Dec 1 20:26:02 UTC 2012

On 12/01/2012 02:28 PM, Leon diniz da costa wrote:
> In my mind, first off all, i will say what i say for XFCE developers,
> XFCE plus Ubuntu is just perfect, and the choices that Xubuntu Team
> make and the polishing edges for me...
> Xubuntu is the BEST OS, i have in my desktop, in my laptop, in the
> desk on job, in a pen drive for use where i want, and the modularaty
> and the customization for me... truly beautiful.
> For the next i just want for the Xubuntu:
> - Is to remove parole that i don't use for NOTHING, i use vlc and
> smplayer,  but, i think that the better choice for player is VLC, work
> with everything Out-of-the-box or if can't put VLC leave empty, we
> will install what ever we want.

VLC is out of the question with having Qt as a dependency. I don't know
smplayer enough to say anything about it, but not having a video player
isn't a sensible option.

Besides, the Xubuntu team has worked a lot to polish Parole during the
last cycles. Maybe give it another try, and try to report back what you
think is still missing.

> - Remove XFBURN because i don't use any disk burner anymore, and not
> that they are a not good, but k3b is the best.

K3b is a Qt appliation too (afaik), so again, not possible. From my
point of view, Xfburn is able to perform the most common burning tasks.

> - Make the Menu showing all app installed on my computer and not have
> to choose one by one how will show, besides that, the MenuEditor MUST
> edit the Menu, course i know that will be replace by MenuLibre, what i
> am waiting,( using the ppa for xfce 4.12 i can edit the menu)

Everything you have installed will show in the menu, except it's
specified in the application .desktop (launcher) file that it should
only be shown in [something-else-than-Xfce] or it shouldn't be shown in
Xfce. This is per-application, and the Xubuntu team has no motivation to
control this. Most of the things autohidden are hidden for a reason.

> -Synaptic MUST come with Xubuntu.

Synaptic is still phasing out. USC is a simple interface for new users;
more experienced users are able to install Synaptic themself or use
apt-get for the more advanced package management.

> -Sense i start to use Xubuntu, i have problems with thumbnails and
> this is a really big issue for me, i don't know if this problem is
> just with me or with everybody else, but these problem is i guess only
> with videos

File a bug report (or comment on an already reported bug), and we will
see if it can be fixed by the Xubuntu team.

> ---The Theme and icons already reach a really satisfatory level and
> can be left aside for a while and the focus must go to left xubuntu
> even more lightweight and stable then already is, because he is asking
> for more and more power in any release and for me has two things that
> i love in xubuntu, customization and the performance, however both  is
> almost there, Both is something that how much more i have more i want.

Helping with QA and testing [1] helps with this, as does doing specific
performance tests and actually reporting what works faster.

> ----THE MUST MUST HAVE in the Xubunu 13.04 be completely update with
> xfce 4.12,

Xfce 4.12 won't be finished for 13.04.

> the monitors configurations is absolutely a pleasure even more because
> i use three monitors and is a BIG fight using ATI drivers and normal
> fight use Nvidia drivers and with the use of this new Monitors
> Options  all problems has vanish completely as they never happen.

The display dialog will be in Xubuntu 13.04 if at all possible.

> And the Xfce 4.12 also has tabs, and this is something that i have
> waiting for a long time.

You are probably referring to the new Thunar with tabs. At the moment,
I'm not sure where we stand with this, but we'll see if it is reasonable
to include that in 13.04.

> I am alredy using 13.04 on Lap, and the only problem that i had is
> that its not all ppa that already are compatible with 13.04 in that
> level of development is something really normal.
> But, whatever choice the Team do, i wanna say that i love Xubuntu,
> each day that pass i am expecting for more and more news about the
> development and programs that can be add to get even better experience
> on xubuntu.
> ************************************

Thanks for the praise and feedback,

[1] http://xubuntu.org/contribute/qa/

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