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Old 03-05-2012, 04:31 AM   #46
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what applications you think would be good to be the default on slackware? be realistic
The software I use in every install and that is not included in the DVD, AND would be likely of common interest:

A sustitute for Oracleīs JRE/JDK (which is in progress).
Htop (which is in current).
A desktop agnostic office suite (which you can install by hand as of today).

Other than that, most other software I use is so specific that there is no real need to include in the DVD.

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After all who doesn't use it!
I donīt use it.

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whats wrong with xpdf, it's part of the standard install isn't it?
Xpdf is fine, but is not fancy, nor comfortable to use with big files full of images. But it gets the work done, and if you donīt like it you can install another reader.

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I'd really like to see hard disk encryption an option in the installation scripts.
Me too. Encrypting the drives manually is not that hard, anyway.
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I'd like to see LibreOffice and VLC included.
Who doesn't need an office suite and a good media player once in a while?
MPlayer doubles as encoder and player (when properly configured). VLC is a good player, but itīs encoding capabilities are very lacking when compared with MPlayerīs. If I had to choose between MP and VLC, Iīd go with MP every time. I suppose that The Man has already made this comparison and decided that he doesnīt want to include 45 apps to do the same thing. You donīt want to have 45 video encoders installed.

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What about pcmanfm?
There is already a light file manager. I also like PCmanfm, anyway.

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Most die hard Slackers like the Distribution as it is handled by PV and team. We are able to adjust, fix or modify to suit as desired.
Thatīs it. I guess the idea is to have in the DVD a generic collection of software so most people can adapt to it, not to have every imaginable applicattion. Many have said they would like to see lots of software I donīt use included. If I told the adittional software I use, less than 5% would find it useful.
 
Old 03-10-2012, 02:53 PM   #47
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I'd like to see sbopkg in /extra, as well as rxvt-unicode. Mpd would be nice to have off the bat, as its probably the most popular console music player. None of these things are particularly difficult to build on your own though, which is why I'm assuming they've never been put in.
I agree about urxvt. It could easily replace rxvt imo.
Regarding mpd, moc was added a while back so that takes care of modern console based players imo. PS. im a cmus user.
 
Old 03-11-2012, 01:38 PM   #48
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I suppose I can list some good quality apps that maybe should be considered for inclusion in Slackware:
viewnior
geany
libreoffice
zathura (pdf viewer)
gnumeric
p7zip
 
Old 03-12-2012, 04:49 AM   #49
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Many seem dissatisfied with LILO probably because it does not lend itself well to multi-boot situations. GRUB legacy is not supported anymore and will not compile on a pure 64 installation. I also suspect that it does not support ext4.

GRUB2 looks promising but takes some work to come to terms. I am currently booting from it and I met no insurmountable problems: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqABn9KM1Cw

I wrote to Volkerding about it but I got the silence treatment. What do you guys think should be the default boot loader and the one in /extra?

Chris
 
Old 03-12-2012, 04:53 AM   #50
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thumbs up for Viewnior
 
Old 03-12-2012, 11:10 AM   #51
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What do you guys think should be the default boot loader?
lilo..
 
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:06 PM   #52
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Defenitely lilo; I don't want a bootloader that needs drivers for the disk it boots from... I want a bootloader that just works. Lilo does that.

Frankly, I think how Slackware has done things in the past and is still doing is the best approach: let the user decide what software to use.
 
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:33 PM   #53
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KeepNote

http://rasm.ods.org/keepnote/

Second thoughts, perhaps it wouldnt be a good idea to add this prog, there is a slackbuild, probably best to keep it that way. I do like KeepNote though

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Old 03-12-2012, 09:59 PM   #54
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Transmission will be good too.
 
Old 03-13-2012, 03:14 AM   #55
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From your responses I understand that most of us prefer LILO as the default bootloader.

As I seem to be the onely one that prefers GRUB, than I can openly declare that I prefer GRUB2 over GRUB for the reasons I already mentioned above.
 
Old 03-13-2012, 07:14 AM   #56
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Taking LILO away is not an option! I would not complain if Grub was offered during installation either.

I think I donīt have to explain why I prefer LILO. I must write, just in case, that this thread was not supposed to host a Holy War - although I think it is unevitable in the long term.
 
Old 03-13-2012, 08:28 AM   #57
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this thread was not supposed to host a Holy War
We have better things to do that getting involved in LILO v.s. GRUB war. We are just spoilt for choice that's all. This is typical in Linux. Back in the nineties, I used to find the idea of multiple Linux Distributions as disturbing. One matures and everything starts to fall in its place. Flame wars and trolling are for children and I have seen very little of them in this forum while good advise and insightful help are abundant.

OK now if you give me a minute I will tell you why LILO sucks :-)
 
Old 03-13-2012, 08:50 AM   #58
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From your responses I understand that most of us prefer LILO as the default bootloader.

As I seem to be the onely one that prefers GRUB, than I can openly declare that I prefer GRUB2 over GRUB for the reasons I already mentioned above.
Not the only one, I use grub, it's much easier to tweak in my opinion, I use a number of different partitions with different distros so its just a case of changing the menu.lst file ( I don't like grub2, over complicated )
 
Old 03-13-2012, 10:30 AM   #59
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Of course I am not in the GRUB2 selling business, so I have no problems with your preferences, but this is how it is done with GRUB2:

# grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

... should suffice.
 
Old 03-13-2012, 10:51 AM   #60
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OK now if you give me a minute I will tell you why LILO sucks :-)
Go on then, enlighten us poor lilophiles.
OK, your 60 seconds start now...
...too late.

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