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Old 08-16-2013, 07:27 AM   #31
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You should try qbittorrent instead of transmission. It is fast, efficient and integrates nicely with its Qt interface.

Also take into consideration that your MLWS contains several packages which can not be distributed to all the world due to patent rules (faac, lame) or for which you do not have the right to re-distribute binaries (jdk, webcore-fonts), or officially branded binaries (firefox, thunderbird). You may have to consider a policy to apply to mirroring these packages.

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Old 08-16-2013, 07:55 AM   #32
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This is looking really good.

Is it possible to trim kdeartwork and kde-wallpapers as they take up 211M, which is a huge part of the total download. If you are trying for one application per type, then perhaps you should only have one theme/look.
While I try to trim the desktop in regard to functionality, I'm not exactly desperately aiming for reduced space. In my experience, users like to have a choice of wallpapers and themes, since this is the first thing they change on their new systems.

This being said, MLWS will work nicely without these packages installed. And yes, I'm planning to define a default look that's not dependent on these packages.
 
Old 08-16-2013, 08:10 AM   #33
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You should try qbittorrent instead of transmission. It is fast, efficient and integrates nicely with its Qt interface.

Also take into consideration that your MLWS contains several packages which can not be distributed to all the world due to patent rules (faac, lame) or for which you do not have the right to re-distribute binaries (jdk, webcore-fonts), or officially branded binaries (firefox, thunderbird). You may have to consider a policy to apply to mirroring these packages.

Eric
Thanks for your suggestions, Eric. I'll give QBitTorrent a spin, though I admit I'm a die-hard Transmission user. It's just perfect in terms of usability. Plus, it integrates nicely with Oxygen GTK. Last but not least, my users love it.

I know about problematic packages and patent rules. My policy with that can be resumed in the austrian word "Wurscht" (a slang word, literally "sausage"), which is untranslatable in other languages, and even germans outside of Bavaria don't quite get the sense. It's sort of a non-offensive and smiling way of saying "I don't care" (or even "I don't give a ****"), and at the same time seeking a consensus with the other person, who is more or less supposed to say: "You're right, this isn't worth caring about". It's really a whole one-word-philosophy, which might also explain the huge mentality gap between Austria and Germany, even though we're neighbours.

On the other hand, if mirroring these packages on taper.alienbase.nl is a problem for you, I perfectly understand, Eric. By the way: I don't host Firefox and Thunderbird packages anymore, since 14.0 switched to ESR. I only have a couple of language packs. As for jdk, I'll probably follow your suggestion and move to the open substitue for the next release.
 
Old 08-16-2013, 08:14 AM   #34
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This is looking really good.

Is it possible to trim kdeartwork and kde-wallpapers as they take up 211M, which is a huge part of the total download. If you are trying for one application per type, then perhaps you should only have one theme/look.
BTW, you'd be suprised what users complain about. A while back, after I migrated several public libraries from Windows XP to Linux (CentOS 5.x), the library personnel complained that the new system contained no Minesweeper and Solitary card game. Of course, the problem could be easily solved (yum -y install gnome-games), and everyone was happy.
 
Old 08-16-2013, 10:05 AM   #35
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the new system contained no Minesweeper and Solitary card game

these are the essentials for every office!
 
Old 08-16-2013, 12:42 PM   #36
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BTW, if you want go give it a spin, you can basically use the MLED documentation. Everything named "MLED" simply becomes "MLWS": scripts, repo URLs, etc.

Once you've installed all the packages, check out ChangeLog.txt for updates.

Enjoy!
 
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:34 AM   #37
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My policy with that can be resumed in the austrian word "Wurscht" (a slang word, literally "sausage"), which is untranslatable in other languages, and even germans outside of Bavaria don't quite get the sense. It's sort of a non-offensive and smiling way of saying "I don't care" (or even "I don't give a ****"), and at the same time seeking a consensus with the other person, who is more or less supposed to say: "You're right, this isn't worth caring about". It's really a whole one-word-philosophy, which might also explain the huge mentality gap between Austria and Germany, even though we're neighbours.
Off topic: You can say "Wurscht" even outside Bavaria - maybe not every person in every federal state will understand it, but at least in regions of Nordrhein-Westfalen (Ruhrgebiet, Westfalen and Rheinland) everyone will understand you if you say it. Since it is off-topic, I guess it is wurscht in the end
 
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