Re: desktop task: package list
On 11/25/06, Luis Matos <email@example.com> wrote:
talking about the gnome desktop task ( don't know about other
environments) and the packages that should go along.
i want to propose a minimal (or "normal") desktop task and a full
functional desktop task.
Actually we've the 'desktop' task for this and the recent added 'xfce'
to act as lightweight desktop options.
by this i mean that a full desktop task should cover every area of
desktop usage such as:
You should take a look at tasksel source package first, but there we go.
- desktop accessories:
. desktop search (beagle)
I use beagle a lot, but do you know about the current leak problems
and size of .beagle directory? Well, it won't make Etch because it's
. chm visualiser ( xchm or gnochm)
Not sure about .chm readers. Good hint. I'll take a look if it made
what we think is the last tasksel upload before Etch.
- development ( i think development tools are not needed)
There is nothing special but Debian Etch GNOME desktop is 'development
ready'. You know, the package options not the ones installed by
- system tools
. gtkam ( today everyone has a digital foto machine)
. camorama (we cam enable)
There's gthumb and gimp. Nothing special for cameras but they're
usable through 'default' GNOME.
If i'm not wrong rdesktop does vnc-viewer, no?
hmm, done! :)
. openoffice.org with gnome integration ( the few integration)
. glabels ( for cd covers, labels, and others)
good hint for lenny.
. contacts ( address book that integrates with evolution)
- sound and video
. Istanbul session recorder ( it's for fun)
valid candidate for lenny, imho.
. totem with all available codecs
We've totem using xine backend and browser plugins too. In other
words, you can see that pretty good apple traillers on their website,
got it? ;)
. frozen buble
We've gnome games. ;)
==== other stuff ===
= nautilus and gnomevfs related
to support every fs:
. smbfs ( and smbclient?)
. nfs (?)
needs review for Lenny, but we've good support for Etch.
= version control clients =
weren't included yet.
= drivers =
(people will be satisfied if their hardware just work)
- printer drivers
. ( etc)
we've printing support
= file roller =
. zip (unzip)
. rar (unrar)
( some more)?
some included, some not.
= development tools =
. some? or none?
none by default, we've text editors. let us avoid the eclipse versus
emacs versus foo favourite development suite war. :)
= administration =
. gdebi ( to install simple .deb packages)
what do you think of this?
That we need some people to verify if what i said that was included,
is working in Etch (RC1 or upcoming RC2) and let us go ahead to
include some more good stuff in Lenny and remove what wasn't needed.