There were packages suggested by <buredoRUNofthecyborg> that can be added
into the spin which we can brainstorm, that needs some discussion from
others. We tried to cover some of it in a meeting but weren't able to
discuss all of them. So, how about discussing it asynchronously here.
One thing to consider is:
- The package should be FOSS within a good license for Fedora.
- If the package is not packaged yet, someone from the SiG can help with
packaging and maintaining it.
So, here are the packages that weren't discussed:
- Clipboard manager: GPaste?
- Torrent Client: Fragments? Transmission? rtorrent ?
- Image Viewer: Feh? EOM?
- File manager: Caja (fewer deps) MC? rover ?
- ghostwriter (Markdown, not essential)
- System Monitor: Deepin System Monitor (looks good) htop | ytop or ctop ?
- i3lock-fancy (nasirhm is working on packaging it, due to a licencing
issue with a dependency is causing a issue here.)
- LibreOffice? XFCE Office ?
- Email client: mutt ?
- E-Reader: Foliate/ Bookworm? (Not essential)
Some of these above mentioned packages could not be Free Software under a
good license. So it's best to keep them out of the list.
We can continue the discussion here asynchronously and once we get some
ideas, We can update the Wiki page for Brainstorm.
Thanks, nasirhm. I think the mailing list can allow for more detailed
interaction that a meeting can't sometimes.
Before we start off discussing each app suggestion, I'd like to understand
where we're taking the i3 minimal and extended spins.
This is your baby after all, and I'd like to sync up before boring you with
Till Hofmann <thofmann(a)fedoraproject.org> writes:
> Hi Eduard,
> On 5/15/20 12:21 AM, Eduard Lucena wrote:
>> As others have already mentioned in the thread: we should look into
>> joining forces with the sway SIG (which I am also a member of).
>> It's not a bad idea, but TBH, I still want to stay away from Wayland.
>> While a lot of the packages of interest are not really shared, the
>> similarity would allow us to save a lot of time when it comes to QA and
>> the creation of a spin. Maybe we should merge into the tilling window
>> manager SIG? (with a better name of course).
>> Well, we can join effort for packaging but produce different Spins, why
>> not? wdyt?
> It's nice to see more interest in i3! But I'm not sure that joining
> efforts is such a good idea. While sway and i3 may be very similar from
> a user perspective, they are not from a packager's perspective. Also,
> while you don't really care about sway, I don't have much interest in
> i3. So what exactly would a joined SIG do? All the work would be either
> towards i3 or sway, I don't see any synergetic effects of a joint SIG.
The main synergy would be the potential creation of a sway Fedora spin
as the QA effort could be mostly shared. Besides that, there is a small
overlap of a few applications that work both on Wayland and Xorg like
alacritty. But the main synergy would be imho a in a sway spin, if that
is something we want tackle.
I've created a whenisgood  to survey when it will be the best meeting
time to have more people engaged.
It will be open until Friday.
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