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Old 04-22-2013, 04:51 PM   #421
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The ipset netfilter utilities might be worth adding considering the feature is enabled in the stock kernel.
 
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:32 PM   #422
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Of course I would like to see Banshee!

But I can totally understand that it will never be added - Gnome and Mono dependencies are a hell of a mess.
 
Old 04-23-2013, 01:02 PM   #423
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Xfe (and its dependency fox-toolkit).

It's not big deal to build it - both exist in Slackbuilds - but maybe those users that don't prefer to install KDE/Xfce, would welcome a DE/WM-independent file manager in xap
 
Old 04-23-2013, 01:36 PM   #424
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This request has been festering in my mind for a long time: debugging symbols packages. Participating in debugging efforts with upstream folks tends to be a challenge when no backtrace is possible.

Slackware is one of the few distros that does not provide debugging symbols. I know those packages require storage space. More work too. For storage probably the /extra tree would be a good place for them. I don't expect all packages would benefit from a debugging symbols package and none should be provided. Still would be nice to see such packages for the significant packages.
 
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:13 PM   #425
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BOINC and BITCOIN ideologies

Ol Pessoal!

Gostaria de ver programas como o cliente BOINC e mineradores para BITCOIN. Acho que alguns programas fortalecem a comunidade, priorizando o compartilhamento e apoiando ideologias importante meu ver, como o caso do bittorrent.


(Translated by Google)

Hello Guys!

I would like to see programs like BOINC client and for Bitcoin miners. I think some programs strengthen the community, prioritizing the sharing and supporting ideologies important to my view, as is the case with bittorrent.
 
Old 04-23-2013, 08:34 PM   #426
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This request has been festering in my mind for a long time: debugging symbols packages. Participating in debugging efforts with upstream folks tends to be a challenge when no backtrace is possible.

Slackware is one of the few distros that does not provide debugging symbols. I know those packages require storage space. More work too. For storage probably the /extra tree would be a good place for them. I don't expect all packages would benefit from a debugging symbols package and none should be provided. Still would be nice to see such packages for the significant packages.
Of all the pages upon pages of requests, this honestly is a good one. Not only does this provide a benefit to the end-user, but for the upstream developers and maintainers also. Woodsman, this a great idea.
 
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:06 AM   #427
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+1 on the debug packages. Probably another way to do it is to have some toggle variable in a package's SlackBuild (e.g. $PKG_DEBUG) that enables building a debug version of the package. This would probably enable some "rebuild of Slackware" efforts, not just with regards to optimization, but to debugging.
 
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:18 AM   #428
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I don't think anyone ever asked for debugging packages at all.
 
Old 04-24-2013, 01:42 AM   #429
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I meant Woodsman's debugging symbols packages.
 
Old 04-25-2013, 08:29 AM   #430
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I would love to see Deluge added.
I would really like Deluge as well.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 12:33 AM   #431
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some of thinks, who i always add to my slack's:

freeciv ( civilization game)
rocks'n'diamond ( old great game)
yaWP ( good small kde weather applet)
vlc ( multimedia player)
ncdu ( disk usage analizator)
open ar libreoffice
wine
ffmpeg
and sometimes, looking from server's side, "backuppc" soft is good - it is a backup server, with huge possibilities.
also, as i long ago readed, a links or lynx text browsers can be compiled with pics support - i e can be browse webpages from console, and see a graphic...?
 
Old 05-20-2013, 04:17 PM   #432
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I'd love to see the Razor QT environment and dropbox-client, both are small and already have great builds from AlienBob. Razor QT runs much better than XFCE on my netbook, and feels very KDE-like.
 
Old 05-21-2013, 02:13 AM   #433
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KDE fan. These new computers are so fast, I'm not concerned how many resources it takes. I appreciate the way things are as a normal desktop user. Just went from a very old Slackware install to 14 and it's great. Setting up my notebook with those RAID notes was a huge help.

Realistically I'd enjoy having VLC & Enlightenment-17 added though.
Only thing I can think of I need to 'go get'.

Enlightenment is the only wm I've ever used that made friends interested in trying to dual boot linux.
I love KDE, but that wm was a lot easier on our netbook.
 
Old 05-21-2013, 01:48 PM   #434
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bzr -- some GNU projects (emacs, grub) still use this for some reason. Also, if you build yourself you have to remember to supply setup.py with a prefix argument or it installs to /usr. Got that cleaned up, but now I have to learn more about python packaging than I wanted to know. Maybe this would be true for any python package using distutils, but bzr came up really early, for me.

scsh -- I may write some scripts to automate building from source and want to try using this for them (because I hate shell). Not a big deal to compile myself, probably, but having to do so gives me a bootstrap phase other than slackware proper. There may be a 64 bit issue here, though. Don't know if that's been resolved yet. If it is, scsh and scheme48 might be a nicer choice in a way for base system scheme, since it's less a moving target than guile. Guile's version in base looks a little stale. And guile hasn't maintained its scsh extensions so it doesn't double as a sh or perl replacement as well.
 
Old 05-22-2013, 10:39 AM   #435
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Aaah! The thread that wouldn't die!!

Rather than adding to Slackware, why not think about what you would omit? You can always go to http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/, build a base system, then http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/ to add whatever you want. There is a source directory at http://mirrors.slackware.com/slackware containing the build scripts for each Slackware package, you could add slackware packages by building them from source. Start with the package manager. Those files in /var/adm/packages is an easy way to keep track of updates. For me, suffering from occasional bouts of congenital indolence as I oftentimes do, the tireless underpaid folks helping Maestro Volkerding make sure everything plays well with others before releasing a package. The kernel likes to run programs that were build using the same version of gcc and associated libraries that were used to compile the kernel.

Aside: There are unanticipated side effects to omitting certain packages. For example, I'm not a fan of the current movement to treat end users as fat-headed goofs. VideoLan's VLC has the default config options, but there is also a way into the advanced menus for experts to tweak all kinds of options. For weeks, I tried to find out what kept turning off my monitor in the middle of a movie (Dear RIAA, see http://archive.org). What's the point of putting laptop powersaving features on a desktop plugged into a UPS?! I haven't seen the gl screen savers for months, ever since someone thought it would be a smart idea to turn off my monitor while I'm watching a half-hour movie (e.g., Buster Keaton's "Cops"). If I find out who imposed that feature on me, I'll go out to home plate and kick sand on the umpire's shoes. Upowerd? I use apcupsd. If you omit xfce's power deamon [sic], xfdesktop won't shut down when you log out. What a tangled web we weave.

I nominate the FAQs and howtos for retirement. There's no hal or usbfs mounted in /proc any more. I never use jed or most of the fonts. But you gotta ask, why did the experts decide to add them? I'm not about to outguess the experts who work on Slackware 24/7. As I may have already suggested, don't fix it if it ain't broken. Add nothing; delete nothing; or go make your own custom system.
 
  


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