xubuntu-devel Digest, Vol 102, Issue 30

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> Subject: xubuntu-devel Digest, Vol 102, Issue 30
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> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:53:47 +0000
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>    1. Re: Default apps discussion - this was Re: Trusty QA quick
>       recap and look forwardHi, (Jimmy Sj?lund)
>    2. Re: Default apps discussion - this was Re: Trusty QA quick
>       recap and look forwardHi, (Chris Lucas)
>    3. Re: Default apps discussion - this was Re: Trusty QA quick
>       recap and look forwardHi, (Lutz Andersohn)
>    4. Trusty user-testing status on 5 machines (Richard Elkins)
>    5. Re: xubuntu-devel Digest, Vol 102, Issue 29 (Adam Eveleigh)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:00:41 +0100
> From: Jimmy Sj?lund <jimmy at sjolund.se>
> To: Xubuntu Development Discussion <xubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Subject: Re: Default apps discussion - this was Re: Trusty QA quick
> 	recap and look forwardHi,
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> On Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 6:18 PM, Joel Carlson <snugar109 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > I wouldn't move the panel at all. That is one part of Xubuntu that makes
> > it unique. Instead I would just add some text in the installer to tell them
> > it can be customized and moved to their liking. I usually show ms people
> > the ease of which it can be moved and leave it at that.
> >
> I agree. The first thing I do when working on a Windows system is to move
> the panel to the top.
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> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:58:29 -0400
> From: Chris Lucas <cdlucas4 at gmail.com>
> To: Xubuntu Development Discussion <xubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Subject: Re: Default apps discussion - this was Re: Trusty QA quick
> 	recap and look forwardHi,
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> While I agree with the value in attracting WinXP refugees, my opinion is
> that release decisions (default apps, styling decisions, etc.) shouldn't be
> made based on what "might" make them more comfortable.  I feel Xunbuntu
> should stay Xunbuntu and continue to make decisions in that spirit and
> mindset.  I feel that if the focus is purely on creating the best version
> of Xubuntu, people will either like and use it, or move on to something
> else.
> 
> Let Zorin OS worry about being a Windows clone.  Let Elementary OS worry
> about feeling Mac-esque.  It's an entirely different topic, and my own
> estimates, but most Windows users are more likely to migrate to a pirate
> copy of Win7 than anything.
> 
> I would hate to see Xubuntu release a distro that gets so tied up in trying
> to attract new users that it becomes something less than it should be.
> 
> Keep the bar on top.  Decide on default apps using the same methodology
> that had worked so far. Don't pander to WinXP users.  Those are my votes.
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Chris
> On Mar 24, 2014 9:02 AM, "Jimmy Sj?lund" <jimmy at sjolund.se> wrote:
> 
> > On Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 6:18 PM, Joel Carlson <snugar109 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> I wouldn't move the panel at all. That is one part of Xubuntu that makes
> >> it unique. Instead I would just add some text in the installer to tell them
> >> it can be customized and moved to their liking. I usually show ms people
> >> the ease of which it can be moved and leave it at that.
> >>
> > I agree. The first thing I do when working on a Windows system is to move
> > the panel to the top.
> >
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> Message: 3
> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:58:25 -0500
> From: Lutz Andersohn <landersohn at gmail.com>
> To: Xubuntu Development Discussion <xubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Subject: Re: Default apps discussion - this was Re: Trusty QA quick
> 	recap and look forwardHi,
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> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:43:31 -0500
> From: Richard Elkins <richard.elkins at gmail.com>
> To: Xubuntu Development Discussion <xubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Subject: Trusty user-testing status on 5 machines
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> For my fairly heavy software development/testing, LibreOffice
> word-processing / spreadsheets / presentation, and music applications, I
> cannot break Xubuntu 14.04 on my testing machine.  On my production
> machine (just updated to 14.04) and for the other 3 desktop users that I
> guided through the piece-of-cake 14.04 installation, the 100% consensus
> is that Trusty is ready for launch _now_.
> 
> IMO, this is the best *buntu infrastructure and XFCE ever.  I do realize
> that there has been a marked quality evolution (up!) since at least
> 12.04.  Other BSD and GNU/Linux distros are reporting similar
> observations. 
> 
> The various Linux kernel teams are to be complimented for finding the
> optimal balance between innovation and caution, given the wide spectrum
> of hardware that they have to deal with.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Richard
> 
> P.S. Yes, I did write off the Intel D2550MUD2 motherboard as a lesson
> learned (research Linux and BSD feedback before buying!).
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> Message: 5
> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:53:41 +0000
> From: Adam Eveleigh <adam1eveleigh at gmail.com>
> To: xubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: Re: xubuntu-devel Digest, Vol 102, Issue 29
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> Also Paul, Linux Mint is the distribution that takes 4 customizable
> desktops including Xfce and forces them into the Windows desktop metaphor -
> Ubuntu tends to just take the upstream. It's slightly less friendly to
> Windows users but as an ex-Windows user myself - I think it's a good thing.
> 
> The Windows desktop metaphor is horribly outdated, the mouse travel
> required to close an app and open a new one is the biggest distance
> possible (top-right to bottom-left) even though it is one of the most
> commonly done tasks with the desktop environment.
> 
> Unity does a great job of changing this and reducing mouse travel where
> possible while still being good to look at and user-friendly - Xfce's
> default positioning also helps people to get out of the 'everything must be
> like Windows' mindset.
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