On Monday 08 January 2007 07:25pm, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
I hope you don't mind if I be a bit verbose:
Not at all. As a long time KDE user (also with years of simultaneous Gnome
usage), I'd like to give my $/50 in response.
* Browser: konqueror
Cool. I kinda like the fact that there is no Flash support for
Konqueror. I use Seamonkey for my heavy browsing myself.
Huh? I've used (and still do) Flash with Konqueror on some boxes (don't
bother others) for years.
* Irc: konversation
Recently switched to this from Chatzilla, I love how well it works
* IM: kopete
Great application. Good choice.
* office: koffice
I going to assume that the filters will be part of the spin. If so, good
* PDF: KPDF
No real preference or dispute here
I prefer kpdf, but I also use Adobe Reader sometimes.
* audio(most): amarok
I'm going to assume that the xine engine will also be installed?
amarok with the xine engine works great here. I'd like to see gstreamer get
back in the game, too.
I'd also like to see better integration/easier configuration of netaudio.
This probably requires more work than just packaging, though. Perhaps some
good documentation being included could help.
* Media Burner: K3b
Why exactly is K3B under the multimedia section? Burning MP3/Audio CDs
is only half of what it could do.
No idea. I think it's more a utility than a "multimedia" app. But
does "Media Burner:" mean media as in removable media?
* System Cleanup: kleansweep
Never heard of it. Will Google eventually
* Project management and groupware: Task Juggler
* Home user backup?
While I am _still_ (I am loosing a lot of time) working on
system-config-backup for Fedora. It seems that the KDE way would be
Bellow here I would like to put forth other suggests, based on
applications currently in use on my desktop
* Organizer and Email: Kontact
Excellent app. I'm using it right now :) .
* Photo organisation: Digikam
* Photo Editing: Krita (incase not considered as part of KOffice)
I think it is considered part of koffice. It's a good app, though I find I
still use gimp sometimes, as it is the best-of-breed app for this category.
I would also like to put forward a request that a verbose, clearly
worded document on rolling Fedora compatible RPMSs be produced and
I have attempted several times to read through, and follow
the existing available documents on the topic. I have also received
recommendations to read other .spec files. For what ever reason (I
have near ruled out my own laziness) I find following the tutorial
towards an end to be difficult.
I say this (instead of starting a new thread) as I would like to
actively start rolling packages that are KDE centric....with mind to
Fedora compatible items from kde-look.org
That would be excellent.
Lastly, I would like to suggest, if the Gtk-QT engine is used, that
some exclusion be made for the system-config tools. I think there are
multiple benefits in have the system-config tools look different from
the persons desktop applications AND yet "universally" alike.
I like that idea.
Good luck with the KDE spin. Anything towards having me not have to
`rpm -e gdm` post Fedora install has my blessings.
Lamont Peterson <lamont(a)gurulabs.com>
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