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Old 08-08-2014, 12:43 PM   #466
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I'd like to see Sendmail replaced with Postfix, personally.
 
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:41 PM   #467
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On the occasion I remind whoever in concern this request. On Slackware-current:
Code:
root@T61:~# echo "output" | awk '{print}'
output
root@T61:~# removepkg mpfr 1>/dev/null 2>/dev/null
root@T61:~# echo "output" | awk '{print}'
awk: error while loading shared libraries: libmpfr.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
root@T61:~#
mpfr being in L/ it would be nice to have libmpfr.so.4 and libmpfr.so.4.1.2 in a/aaa_elflibs...
Latest mpfr dropped out of aaa_elflibs due to a major library version number bump, but it's been fixed in the build script to use the newer one the next time it is rebuilt. So... we'll see it there eventually. Certainly before the next stable reaches beta.
 
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:47 PM   #468
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So... we'll see it there eventually. Certainly before the next stable reaches beta.
Thanks BDFL.

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Old 08-09-2014, 06:26 PM   #469
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Avidemux (gtk or qt), and Easytag
 
Old 08-12-2014, 06:54 PM   #470
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I would like to see lxqt (qt5) or lxde as an optional DE. I know you can build it from slackbuilds but still.
 
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:00 PM   #471
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LXDE might be a welcome addition. It's a small low-impact desktop environment.
 
Old 08-13-2014, 04:18 AM   #472
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It would be nice to have more goodies for XFCE. Also some more GTK tools, to be used with XFCE or independently:
- archive manager (xarchiver or file-roller)
- text editor (medit, or at least leafpad)
- calculator (galculator)
- a simple GTK image manipulation program (mtpaint)
- i also like viewnior very much, but that's just a personal preference.

As an XFCE user, an archive manager and a text editor are among the first things I install.

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Old 08-13-2014, 04:30 AM   #473
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It would be nice to have more goodies for XFCE. Also some more GTK tools, to be used with XFCE or independently:
- archive manager (xarchiver or file-roller)
- text editor (medit, or at least leafpad)
- calculator (galculator)
- a simple GTK image manipulation program (mtpaint)
- i also like viewnior very much, but that's just a personal preference.
http://slackbuilds.org provide SlackBuilds for all these software.

One could as well request "I want that Slackware ship packages for all stuff available @ http://slackbuilds.org"
 
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Old 08-13-2014, 04:51 AM   #474
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http://slackbuilds.org provide SlackBuilds for all these software.
I know. That's where I get them from and I don't have a problem with that. Simply, since we are discussing what we would like to see in Slackware, these basic tools came to mind. I don't think it is unjustified, after all we have a very complete KDE, but XFCE feels a bit behind in this aspect.
 
Old 08-15-2014, 03:54 AM   #475
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One package that could be rolled in, in theory, is webkitgtk. Honestly, this package is very lengthy in build time, so having it readily available would be handy and time saving.
 
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:27 AM   #476
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One package that could be rolled in, in theory, is webkitgtk. Honestly, this package is very lengthy in build time, so having it readily available would be handy and time saving.
I would love it to be included as well but it frequently updates (more than once per month). I haven't checked but based on my knowledge working in the browsing industry, I would imagine many of these releases include security updates. Browsing engines are an obvious attack vector as they are horribly complex, and by their nature they must execute whatever code (in the form of a website) is thrown at them without that code having been security reviewed.

Hence I suspect webkitgtk would be a maintenance headache for Pat since there would be constant new versions in the patches directory. For that reason, I think it is unlikely we will see it added. Though I would be very happy to be proved wrong!!

I would also guess this is why other full featured browsers (like Chromium) are also not officially included. I know that AlienBOB kindly provides Chromium but I can see why it isn't made official. Once something is official it rarely goes away and ultimately only Pat has final responsibility for Slackware.

Off course this is all speculation on my part and I may be wildly off the mark!
 
Old 08-15-2014, 09:43 AM   #477
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I think pv would be a handy little program to include with Slackware. You put it in a pipeline to see the data transfer rates and even a progress bar. I compile it from SBo every time I have a fresh Slackware installation. It's not necessary of course, but it is really handy.
 
Old 08-17-2014, 10:03 AM   #478
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What I want to see are more package filters like rpm2tgz and a graphical package manager(s) like gslapt. This is so we do not have to complain about not finding packages in the offical tree and other official locations.
This is the fish/fishing rod grounds:- you can suggest official packages for specific programmes all you like but I think it would be more productive to produce packages that buy into larger external software collections.
 
Old 08-17-2014, 11:33 AM   #479
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What I want to see are more package filters like rpm2tgz and a graphical package manager(s) like gslapt.
The pkgtool utility has a very pleasing UI. I would be very surprised to see a point and click graphical manager in Slackware.
 
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:19 AM   #480
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Didn't we used to have a stubapp in KDE called KPackage or something that worked with various package managers include pkgtools?
 
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