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I'm satisfied with software defaults as they currently are.
I can always add or delete software packages. PV & team provide a wide sample of software. If not then Slackbuilds will sometimes have what I need. If not then just build a package from source.
-1 for sbopkg in /extra . The official website has an up-to-date Slackware package already. If your installation is networked, you can get the latest version as soon as your card is up. Otherwise you don't need it at all.
Yes would be nice sbopkg in extra... maybe not everybody use ccrypt or pidgin-otr but replace that kind of program for better ones more secure, would be convenient. If any one need to use some encryption would use something more secure. ccrypt instead of crypt.
And what other program you think should be the default?
Also some kind of simple gtk pdf reader would be welcomed by me. And maybe Xfburn would be nice too. Slackware seems to center more around KDE, which I find rather distracting and way to flashy to do real work. However I love XFCE that comes with Slackware, just by default it feels kind of incomplete, until sbopkg comes into play. So one or two simple gtk applications for cd burning, image viewing and document reading would not hurt.
There are very few things that are missing in Slackware but they are a pain.
1. GNOME. The community support for GNOME is not a proper excuse for a fully supported distribution implementation.
Not going to happen.
2. PAM. It is possible to install PAM from /extra/sources/pam but unless it is properly configured and other integral applications are built against it, it will only serve cosmetic purposes.
Likely going to happen in future - it is kind of inevitable. But when, is the question. In one year? In ten years?
3. Multilib support. Alien Bob is doing a good job, but integrating multilib seamlessly in Slackware would be better.
Not going to happen. Multilib's need should go away when all the proprietary stuff finally moves to 64-bit. But, the money-happy vendors are reluctant to do something just because it the right thing to do.