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Old 04-17-2013, 01:33 AM   #406
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...Maybe even upgrade the installer to cope with UEFI and elilo...
I wouldn't fall off my chair if something like that would show, if not in 14.1, at least in 15.0

Tiny reminder: these configuration steps are actually performed by scripts included in the freshly installed system, called by the installer - thus you can redo it after installation.
 
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:33 PM   #407
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What i would like to see is maybe a little updated installer. I would really use some 'Go Back' button sometimes.
Can't you just cancel out and then go back a step. Pretty sure it will pick up where it left off.

Anyway you could always install semi-manually (which is a bit like a modern Archlinux install).
 
Old 04-17-2013, 04:56 PM   #408
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Abiword

And of course, there is Abiword - something I use a lot, and a lot of people do.
The Abiword team is working on the GTK3 port of Abiword and has included quite a few new features in the program. They have released unstable/test releases but are preparing for the upcoming 3.0 release. The intention is to do a pre-release before GSoC to have a foundation to work with and the final release after GSoC.
It was removed way back due to Gnome dependencies, and back then it was not particularly stable. Nowadays, it builds without anything from Gnome, it is a stable tool and a small package. Robby Workman maintains a SlackBuild of the stable release.

Slackware comes with Calligra, but this is a heavy application for someone not already using KDE - whereas Abiword can run smoothly on any desktop of choice.
 
Old 04-17-2013, 05:53 PM   #409
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I'd like to see somebody correlate all the wishes in this thread into a list. No, I'm not volunteering.

A poll would be nice to envision the thread. Dynamic so people can add items rather than just post a thread comment. Might be interesting as well to see a list of packages folks want removed. Then to see how the votes accummulate in both lists.

If we had done this at the beginning of the thread we might actually have useful data by now. Then again, I'm still waiting for winter to end.
 
Old 04-17-2013, 06:04 PM   #410
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Packages additions/removals should not be voted. That's something the BDFL has to decide on his own.
 
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:41 PM   #411
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Packages additions/removals should not be voted. That's something the BDFL has to decide on his own.
I'm not putting anything up to a vote from just anyone, since we shouldn't have our path determined by the Dunning–Kruger effect, and there would obviously be more laymen than experts voting on any given proposal (although I do think the proportion of experts is pretty darn high here). But I'm following this thread for hints, as are the rest of the team! Feel free to suggest anything, but know that removal suggestions will seldom be seriously considered, and suggestions for things that are large, insecure, hard to maintain, or not really considered part of an essential core are also unlikely to make the cut. Doesn't hurt to ask, though.
 
Old 04-17-2013, 08:11 PM   #412
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But I'm following this thread for hints, as are the rest of the team!
That was my only intent by the poll idea --- to provide you and the team a better feel for the information contained in a thread that has lasted two years. If all of us had been drinking beers through this entire conversation, we'd all be in deep trouble.
 
Old 04-17-2013, 08:26 PM   #413
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That was my only intent by the poll idea --- to provide you and the team a better feel for the information contained in a thread that has lasted two years. If all of us had been drinking beers through this entire conversation, we'd all be in deep trouble.
Luckily, only some of us are. (I'll leave it as an exercise to the reader to figure out if I mean drinking beer, in deep trouble, or both)
 
Old 04-18-2013, 08:17 AM   #414
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I'm sure most of us here realize that any wish list discussion places additional burden on the development team. Therefore I'm thinking only popular apps that are already supported in other repositories by members of the team.

Some possibilities:

LibreOffice (full build script, not just a deb conversion)
Squid
Wireshark
GParted
Possibly a graphical hardware inventory tool (LSHW?)
Replace Google Chrome build script with Chromium
LXDE
GTK app equivalents of KDE apps to help Xfce/LXDE become full-featured desktop environments

The /extra branch is a good place for all of these packages.
I would like see Chromium too instead of Google-chrome.
Chromium is free of native plugins.
 
Old 04-18-2013, 10:01 AM   #415
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I would like see Chromium too instead of Google-chrome.
Chromium is free of native plugins.
There is a Chromium SlackBuild, but it's outdated every six weeks.

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Keywords: arcade,shooter,space,bsu,chromium B.S.U.
And there something has gone wrong.
 
Old 04-18-2013, 04:49 PM   #416
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Chromium and LibreOffice included on full install, and keep Volkerding's excellent Google Chrome SlackBuild in extra!
 
Old 04-18-2013, 05:03 PM   #417
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Dear Slackers,

The chromium part I do not understand. You can get a wrapper at http://commondatastorage.googleapis....ml?path=Linux/
why should it then be included on the cd's or dvd's ?

I would vote for gparted and filezilla..

Greetz

Marcel
 
Old 04-19-2013, 06:21 PM   #418
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I've sent an email to Joe Wingbermuehle, creator, developer and maintainer of JWM (Joe Window Manager), congratulating and thanking him for his work and to let him know about a bug.
+1 for JWM. Hopefully soon Joe will go stable with 2.2.
I use the latest snapshot on my raspberry pi with slackware-arm built with a modified SlackBuild for jwm-2.1.0.
 
Old 04-21-2013, 07:22 AM   #419
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The Barrel of Shit Theory vs. The Flush Toilet Theory

I used to be a happy latex user. But I've ignored till now the way latex ends on my machine. Concerned about the TeXLive issue I investigated a bit CTAN, played with the TUG installer and contacted some texlive developer.

Now I am afraid I was victim of the D-K effect here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post4927757

My sincere apologize to dwblas.

I translated a book (110 pages including verse, quotation, titles, images) from LaTeX to Groff. I used plain Groff with just a few macros written by me. I had not a big problem with widow-orphan control. I must check some things manually but flexibility* is welcome. I don't see any loose of quality comparing the resultant PDF with the latex compiled one.

Groff takes 9M on my disk including documentation. Judge by yourself.


Walter


(*) I know strictly speaking comparing latex with groff is not correct because latex is a group of TeX predefined macros but we are not discussing the power of each language here.
 
Old 04-21-2013, 02:48 PM   #420
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I would like to see MariaDB 10.x instead of mariadb-5.5.30 in our next stable release.

I'll +1 for tmux as well. It has been the VERY SECOND thing I do (after locking down SSH of course) for almost two years now - even before creating any non-priv'd user accounts or configuring sbopkg and slackpkg.

I believe it's time we truly say fare thee well to MySQL and continue to lead the way in the Linux community, letting the chips fall where they may. SuSE is already on board and the other two major package based distros (debian and CentOS) are not far behind us in this.

Kindest regards,

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