Wanted: Suggestions for the F13 Xfce Spin

Christoph Wickert christoph.wickert at googlemail.com
Sat Jan 16 02:14:29 UTC 2010

Am Samstag, den 16.01.2010, 00:39 +0000 schrieb Nathan Thomas:
>  I'd rather ship with VLC (which works fine), having a working DVD
> player is pretty important to many end users.

We cannot ship vlc, it's not in Fedora but in RPMFusion because it
contains patent encumbered codecs.

> Midori rocks, but firefox is an app that newcomers to Linux would
> recognise, and the first one they would look for when they need help!

Yeah, I fully agree to you and others: Ship midori, but don't replace FF
until it is on a par with FF.

> I like the idea if we lose some gnome dependencies - I won't miss fast
> user switching! It would have to be stable though.

We wouldn't rally gain much, only gnome-session can be abandoned. We
need to look into packaging the GNOME bits more modular.

> It seems to me that the first thing any developer will do after an
> install is go to the repos with a their own list of preferred tools to
> install, regardless of what is installed by default.

Might be true, but meld IMO is a really good candidate, pretty usefull,
not only for developers.

> > More suggestions or feedback, especially on the login manager?
> I thought the default package list for Fedora 12 was pretty damn good.

Thanks! ;)

> I can't remember whether ristretto was installed by default, if not
> then imho that should be included in F13.

It was, and F13 will come with ristretto 0.1.0 which will be *much*
better than the current version.


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