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Re: Proposed changes to lubuntu-desktop
1. Lubuntu is lightweght + "good usability". Sometimes usability
should outweigh memory usage if the lighter alternatives are not as
usable, xpdf for example. Midori is not stable enough. In addition,
browser is the most critical part of a desktop system and is one of
the largest security hole. A famous browser with large user base can
have instant security fixes and more complete testing. So practically
I don't think there should be any real lighter alternatives.
2. LibreOffice is not Java-based. Java AFAIK is an optional dependency.
On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 10:02 AM, James Gifford <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Just my two cents here - libreoffice is Java based, so (in my
> experience anyway) it probably isn't lighter-weight.
> You mentioned Midori. In my experience, Midori isn't good for the
> average user, and some sites (namely, gmail) refuse to work with it at
> Just my two cents, take it for what it's worth. :)
> --James Gifford
> On Jun 6, 2011, at 21:57, Markus Brummer <markus.brummer@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I'd like to propose some changes to the lubuntu-desktop package. This is primarily meant to the developers, but other users may be interested.
>> The point of Lubuntu & LXDE is to make a very lightweight desktop to end users. This proposal would 1) make many of the dependencies as recommends and 2) add lighter / better alternatives. This would in the end make the installation more flexible. Inspiration for this came from the xubuntu-desktop package.
>> The following recommendations are packages that aren't necessary for the overall usability of Lubuntu: on a normal installation, all packages marked as recommended are installed.
>> Package list (dep > rec):
>> abiword / libreoffice-writer
>> chromium-browser / midori
>> evince / mupdf / xpdf
>> file-roller / xarchiver
>> gnumeric / libreoffice-calc
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