Re: desktop task: package list
Sáb, 2006-11-25 às 19:37 -0200, Gustavo Franco escreveu:
> On 11/25/06, Luis Matos <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > hello there
> > 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.
ok, i understand your point ... in tasksel you can choose desktop, but
witch one is installed, does it appear all options?
i thought that a desktop task was shown and installed kde minimal and
gnome minimal. And then, another task installed, for example, a gnome
optimised gnome desktop.
this one, i would like to make, let's say, completely functional with no
needs for a common user to install anything more. It just has all
functions provided my windows or MacOS.
. audio and video codecs
. out of the box drivers
. filesystem support
. and desktop integration
the packages i speak of, is a propose to add to the gnome desktop task.
(maybe i come late)
> > 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)
> > .. beagle-backend-evolution
> 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
> too unstable.
true. i agree.
> > . 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.
a bunch of ebooks that i recently accessed were in chm. i think it is
> > - 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
> > . gconf-editor
> > . gnome-keyring-manager
> already done.
> > - graphics
> > . gtkam ( today everyone has a digital foto machine)
> > . gthumb
> > . camorama (we cam enable)
> > . gimp
> > .. gtkam-gimp
> > .. gimp-svg
> > .. gimp-print
> > .. gimp-help-en
> There's gthumb and gimp. Nothing special for cameras but they're
> usable through 'default' GNOME.
> > . xsane
> > .. libsane-extras
> > .. sane-utils
> > - internet
> > . tsclient
> > .. rdesktop
> > .. vnc-viewer
> If i'm not wrong rdesktop does vnc-viewer, no?
true. it provides.
> > . liferea
> > . epiphany-browser
> > .. epiphany-extensions
> done ;)
> > . gaim
> > .. gaim-backend-evolution
> > . evolution
> > .. evolution-exchange
> > .. evolution-plugins
> > .. evolution-webcal
> > .. contact-lookup-applet
> > . xchat
> > . ekiga
> hmm, done! :)
> > - productivity
> > . openoffice.org with gnome integration ( the few integration)
> > .. openoffice.org-evolution
> > . glabels ( for cd covers, labels, and others)
> good hint for lenny.
> > . contacts ( address book that integrates with evolution)
contacts is an address book for pda's. but it is good to just have an
address book. it's lightwheight and it can substitute evolution in a
> > - 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? ;)
i am using gstreamer. witch backend supports more codecs?
> > - games
> > . frozen buble
> > . gnome-sudoku
> We've gnome games. ;)
true, but these i think are good to add.
> > ==== other stuff ===
> > = nautilus and gnomevfs related
> > to support every fs:
> > . ssh
> > . ftp
> > . gnomevfs-extfs
> > . libntfs-gnomevfs
> > . smbfs ( and smbclient?)
> > . nfs (?)
> > . davfs2
> needs review for Lenny, but we've good support for Etch.
my aim is to support all available. if the user needs it, it is there.
> > = version control clients =
> > . subversion
> > . cvs
> > . bzr
> weren't included yet.
> > = drivers =
> > (people will be satisfied if their hardware just work)
> > - printer drivers
> > . hplip
> > . hpoj
> > . hpijs
> > . ( etc)
> we've printing support
> > = file roller =
> > . arj
> > . tar
> > . bzip2
> > . zip (unzip)
> > . rar (unrar)
> > . lha
> > ( 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. :)
my aim is not that. my development i would like to have what people
expect. maybe anjuta, glade and mono develop would be nice for people
that want to have develop gnome applications ... but i think it stays
out of the aim of tasksel.
> > = administration =
> > . synaptic
> > . gdebi ( to install simple .deb packages)
> both included.
> > 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.
i'll try to install with the daily builds. i'll give a note.
> -- stratus