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Old 03-13-2012, 01:31 PM   #61
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I think both grub2 and lilo should be available, and then let people choose. I've used grub in the past and now I use lilo.
 
Old 03-13-2012, 06:10 PM   #62
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I agree that both grub2 and lilo should be available. They both have their merits, and neither is particularly large, so whats the harm in including both and offering an option?
 
Old 04-30-2012, 07:40 AM   #63
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* p7zip would be nice to have on board, any objections?
* office is too complicated to have IMHO - i would even consider Koffice to testing/pasture/extra? anyway I ditch it and go for what's current in Libre/Open-office?
* I would love Thunar gets tabs or PCMan replaces it? :-)
* I would like loose_dependance_checking package manager (force/ignore/settings) in testing -> just as Gslapt on top of slap-get? It helps me a lot when I "make" Slackware for 3rd parties?
* are we in lack of a WM/DE that fits between fluxbox and XFCE? could we ask for LXDE/ICEwm? in testing?
* is Inkscape stable/mature enough for inclusion to Slackware? or Xara?
 
Old 04-30-2012, 09:12 PM   #64
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I would like to see LibreOffice available on the install media. I believe many people are looking for just this kind of thing when they setup their workstation.

Maybe include Grub2 in /extra (certainly not the default). I'm one of those who had their system trashed by a Grub gone wrong. Lilo would never do that to me.

I've used xpdf for years. Hated it at first, got used to it, and then didn't even think twice about it. Then I found out that Okular will read pdfs and even export them as text. I'm hooked.

I'm really impressed with this Ted, lightweight rtf word processor. I think this would be just dandy to include.

Here's another vote for inkscape, scribus and blender and don't neglect fontforge ...and maybe calibre (I don't use the program itself, but I do use the helper apps included with it -- should be able to handle most e-book and comic book formats -- though Okular will handle a surprising number of these.

I've heard a lot of pleas for TexLive, but I understand it's a huge package, but one that's more capable than tetex.
I don't use TeX enough to really know, but it might be nice to have the option.

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Old 04-30-2012, 09:16 PM   #65
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Oh!

And another vote for LXDE & IceWM. Choices, I want choices...
 
Old 04-30-2012, 09:23 PM   #66
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I am quite happy with Slackware the way it is.

That's why I keep coming back to it.
 
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:24 AM   #67
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You get plenty of stuff with a full install, anything else you want - grab it after. Simple?
 
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:02 AM   #68
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You get plenty of stuff with a full install, anything else you want - grab it after. Simple?
I tend to agree!

When I considered suggesting "new" default applications, I realized that in the end it mostly comes down to my preferences over someone else's. The full install provides much more than is needed - anyhting I "prefer" or need to add I generally prefer to maintain the packages myself anyway.

One comment though - I am a Tex user (mostly via LyX, some other scripts) and for my own uses see no point in including the TexLive stuff. If Tetex is getting too stale I could understand the need to leave it behind - but I cannot imagine what TexLive provides that requires so much space! I am (very) old school and when I see such incredible increase in size with no obvious similar increase in function... it seems a waste.
 
Old 05-01-2012, 03:40 AM   #69
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i like the way we get libreoffice now -- alienbob is kind enough to always provide us with the latest release
 
Old 05-01-2012, 07:26 AM   #70
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Would be nice if have the last version of gdisk with cgdisk
 
Old 05-01-2012, 10:48 AM   #71
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I like using slackware for server. Are there any quick methods to install slackware to my servers?
thx.
 
Old 05-01-2012, 02:53 PM   #72
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I would like the availability of sshd when booting from the installation CD/DVD. This is needed to open an ssh terminal from another computer and continue the installation remotely. Following lengthy instructions for RAID, LVM or LUKS set-ups would be much easier as one can simply copy/paste instructions from a desktop. Actually it is available on Gentoo and I liked it.
 
Old 05-01-2012, 03:26 PM   #73
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rxvt-unicode would be nice to have installed off the bat, but I wouldn't mind having openbox either. (Not gonna happen though, we already have too many *boxes.)

Replacing tetex with TexLive would be good - then it's more simple to install new TeX packages as needed. There's a scheme for TexLive that installs the tetex packages anyway, so it wouldn't break much.
 
Old 05-01-2012, 04:54 PM   #74
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I would like the availability of sshd when booting from the installation CD/DVD. This is needed to open an ssh terminal from another computer and continue the installation remotely. Following lengthy instructions for RAID, LVM or LUKS set-ups would be much easier as one can simply copy/paste instructions from a desktop. Actually it is available on Gentoo and I liked it.
Actually there is a sshd inside the installer, it has been there for years. It's just not started by default.
See http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/remo...are-using-ssh/

Eric
 
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:01 PM   #75
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Actually there is a sshd inside the installer, it has been there for years. It's just not started by default.
See http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/remo...are-using-ssh/

Eric
WOW! How have I missed this all this time!

All my questions anticipated and answered in one place - thanks Eric!
 
  


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