"Must have apps" - 32bit official repo requests

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"Must have apps" - 32bit official repo requests

Post#1 by brokenman » 11 May 2011, 20:34

What are the 'must have' apps in the categories below?

Please help my latest project by adding apps that you think are worthy to the list.

Internet
Office
Graphics
Multimedia
System
Utilities
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Re: Must have apps

Post#2 by 82issa » 12 May 2011, 04:10

What type of user experience are you trying to provide. I think if you need the must have's. There are already hundreds of distro's with that base.
My personal must haves is a short list comparatively.

Internet opera browser
Office openoffice
Graphics gimp
Multimedia mplayer without gui. mencoder lame
System alsamixer
Utilities to many to list all cli tho
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Re: Must have apps

Post#3 by jcsoh » 12 May 2011, 13:25

Internet -Firefox ,JDownloader ,KTorrent
Office -Openoffice, Sane/Xsane ,Kopyshop
Graphics -Comix
Multimedia -VLC
System -Krusader ,Conky
Utilities

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Re: Must have apps

Post#4 by Blaze » 12 May 2011, 13:33

Internet - Firefox, JDownloader, KTorrent
Multimedia - Kaffeine
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Re: Must have apps

Post#5 by cest73 » 13 May 2011, 07:56

Slackware vanilla:
A. development package as an option (removable or not) with kernel headers included (to build a graphic driver or whatever as in slackware)
B. web browser (my preference is Seamonkey on tight hardware, and Chromium on better, can be Firefox4), the faster the better, Seamonkey has HTML editor
C. XPDF (evince won't hurt, but xpdf is simply essential)
D. Konqueror (ever waded trough many downloaded web pages) the "battle cruiser/has it all" app IMHO
E. (KDE4 or-)Trinity/XFCE/fluxbox as X option (inter swappable)
F. moudepad/kwrite
G. Midnight commander (*must have*)
H. rest of A series of Slackware (stripped down)
I. GIMP, ristretto (or comix), aalib
J. a mail client (Seamonky? Kmail? thunderbird? to go by web?)
K. irc client (kopete?)
then:
L. transmission
M. office as option: Koffice/GNOME office/Open office (now two there)
L. vector graphics: Inkscape and blender3D as option
M. i use krusader on occasion, krename, a hex editor (besides mcedit) and
N. lots of games as sets and separate modules (depending on size)


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Re: Must have apps

Post#6 by brokenman » 15 May 2011, 13:17

What type of user experience are you trying to provide?

I am creating a 'Porteus bundle builder` where users can choose from a category, then select which apps they prefer. All packages and dependencies will then be downloaded to a chosen directory. It is a prelude to a package manager, but in this case it will be premade packages on our official server.

I'd like to use the raw packages from slackware/slacky for the package manager, but it will be more difficult for me to write a dependency resolver. If i modify the slackware packages and add PACKAGES REQUIRED: then it becomes a whole lot easier. This is where the xzm team will need to do a little work modifying slackware packages.

The process to modify slackware packages. (I will write a script to automate this somewhat)

1. Boot to an always fresh default install of porteus.
2. activate chosen slackware module
3. run slackyd -d and make note of missing required libraries
4. allow slacky to download missing packages or find them elsewhere if slacky can't resolve

Open the /var/log/packages file in the chosen package and change the following.

change PACKAGE LOCATION: ---> PACKAGE CATEGORY: internet (for example)
add a line PACKAGE REQUIRED: library-one.so, lib2.so.1, lib3.so.1.34 (this should be a single comma separated line.)

That's pretty much it. Library packages will not require a PACKAGE REQUIRED: line although making one would be a big bonus. It would be alot of work though.
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Please keep listing 'must have; applications as i will add the popular ones to the 'bundle builder'. Suggestions to improve this system are always welcome, but hurry because development is already underway.
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Re: Must have apps

Post#7 by Ahau » 15 May 2011, 23:02

I have found Midori to be a good alternative to Firefox, for those who want to run flash and javascript, with lower RAM usage than FF. Lots of deps to resolve, though ;)
Please take a look at our online documentation, here. Suggestions are welcome!

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Re: Must have apps

Post#8 by cest73 » 17 May 2011, 18:30

Roles:
A. DTP/SOHO
add all offices and CUPS drivers and print add ons, Inkscape + GIMP + XARA + IMAGEMAGICK
B. MEDIA CONSUMMATION / WEB SURF
add player back ends (mplayer, xine, VLC) add codecs, add browsers (OPERA, FF4, Seamonkey, Konqueror, Amaya, DILO, W3C...).
C. MEDIA AUTHORING
add each app as a full (dep-resolved) package, and a overall bundle with Aduio + video + animation added up ad dep-resolved
D. PEN-TEST/SECURITY/DATA ACQUISITION
You all know what goes here ;o)
more?

And:
1. each role should have a bundled single "AIO" module and modules one per app/suite with all dependency included (IMHO). As soon as those single modules get positive reviews and high ratings, they should go into the big AIO module...
2. Each module should be "get and go" on Vanilla, ie no deps unresolved; why?
SCENARIO:
I'm on the road, have my trusty Porteus, I find out i need Inkscape: I hook USB up to a PC, I boot and go online, go to the rep, i download >Inkscape< and cp it to /modules, i reboot - and I _need_ it to "just work".
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I wouldn't worry for overlapping:
Anyone having modules which overlap content should be advised to join them and fix this that way (trough FAQ section)?

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My _WRONG_ translation of KISS:
Keep It Sophisticated Simple
My _CORRECT_ translation of KISS:
Keep It Stupid-Simple
I would provide modules for various:
offices
browsers
apps
games
as a start template and further would I expect to be community contributed (or asked for)

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DTP/SOHO
Open office (oracle's)
Libre office
Gnome office (abiword + gnumeric +...)
Koffice

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MEDIA CONSUMMATION/ WEB surf
mplayer (full codecs)
xine
VLC
XMMS
BMP
AmaroK
etc
most non authoring codecs (free and non free separated)
Opera
Firefox4
Chrome
Seamonkey
Amaya
W3C
Dilo
Thunderbird
Kmail
Konqueror
Kopete
Transmission
KTorrent

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MEDIA AUTHORING
Audio:
musepack, roesegarden, ardour,...
Video:
Blender3D, Cinelera, Avidemux, DVD::rip,...
Animation:
2D animation apps...

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PEN-TEST/SECURITY/DATA ACQUISITION
Sleuth kit,
Wireshark
Kismet
Aircrack
Jack
etc...

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SERVER
apache
sql servers
samba
nfs
with a config each, maybe webmin (port shifted), etc

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CAD/CAM
wine (needed for LTspice, WinAVR, FEMM CAD, etc)
QCAD
other CAD/CAM software out there (CNC)
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Re: Must have apps

Post#9 by rnport » 21 May 2011, 01:11

The iso file downloadable by users should probably have only essential stuff: one standard application per task. Other modules should be available for downloading from a simple to use repository. Dependency issue can be addressed by slackyd. As the title here says "Must have apps", we need to determine which application for internet browsing, image viewing etc. This will also help downloadable iso file to be of relatively small size with fewer bugs. Reliability of main iso file is of paramount importance for long-term success. This is what I feel.

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Can we add a voting pad on this forum for registered users to vote for different options ? That may give better idea about which options are more preferred? I hope it is not a crazy idea.

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Re: Must have apps

Post#10 by cest73 » 21 Jun 2011, 07:43

1. I agree the core should be essential and rock solid.
2. I agree there should be "in core" picks for :
A> surf
B> e-mail
C> chat
D> terminal on X
E> file management
F> basic media review
G> basic office

I vote for:
A+B> Seamonkey
C> Pidgin or kopete
D> rxvt
E> PCmanFM
F> Vanilla Xine from Slackware
G> I respect Koffice, but can't go without Libre/Open suite at the moment :(

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Re: "Must have apps" - 32bit official repo requests

Post#11 by Cyril » 17 Nov 2011, 11:26

I'd like to see TurboPrint (it's an incredible pack of printer drivers) and DoubleCommander or smth else similar to TotalCommander.

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Re: "Must have apps" - 32bit official repo requests

Post#12 by brokenman » 24 Nov 2011, 13:40

Excellent, thanks to all.

While the original concept of a 'bundle builder' was dropped in favour of a package manager, your contributions will help alot when populating our server with modules.

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Re: "Must have apps" - 32bit official repo requests

Post#13 by RamonTavarez » 31 Dec 2011, 14:52

Internet: Google Chrome
Graphics: Blender 2.61 or higher, GIMP
Office: LibreOffice 3.4.4 or higher
Multimedia: VLC
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Re: "Must have apps" - 32bit official repo requests

Post#14 by brokenman » 08 Jan 2012, 22:19

I will add what i can from these requests tomorrow. Many already come with the standard Porteus and many are already on the server available through PPM in Porteus v1.1.

Sorry Turboprint is a paid app so won't be adding that one. Still working on libreoffice, but perhaps the builder is the better way too go anyway.

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Re: "Must have apps" - 32bit official repo requests

Post#15 by miguipda » 23 Jun 2012, 15:38

Cyril wrote:I'd like to see TurboPrint (it's an incredible pack of printer drivers) and DoubleCommander or smth else similar to TotalCommander.
Hi,

the main known similar program of TotalCommander is called Krusader in KDE environment.
http://slackbuilds.org/result/?search=krusader&sv=13.37

I always use it and it is a great program.

I hope we will be able to get it soon.

Thx for all the developers of Porteus that help us seriously.

Have a nice day,

Miguipda ;-)

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Hi,

here are also two really necessary programs that could help a lot of Porteus users.

Luckybackup that can be used for backup and (folders) synchronization.
http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/features.html
http://slackbuilds.org/result/?search=l ... p&sv=13.37

Basket that is a great simplify way to have all the needed information (in many formats and links) to summurize your ideas, projects or current work.
http://basket.kde.org/

If we can get both soon in the repo it could be great for us.

Sincerely thanks and have a nice day,

Miguipda ;-)

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