) Proper firewire plug'n'play support
- When a user pops in a drive in the firewire slot, it shows up in /mnt
) Proper USB support
- Whenever a user pops in a USB device, it's made available, a notification
occurs, and if no proper software is installed, a suggestion is made,
if the system knows about any appropriate software
) Proper printing support
- When a USB printer is plugged in, our a user scans for a parallell
printer, it is automatically configured and made available for use
) Good control panel
- Available in all supported desktop environments
- Takes care of low-level stuff:
- configuring all Gentoo-specific apps (gentoolkit, portage, ...)
- package administration
- scan for new hardware, show hardware hierarchy,
- append diagnostic info to bugzilla bugreport
- select kernel/modify boot menu
- services/runlevel administration
- through libconf: configure other stuff, like apache, ...
) Bugreport tool
- report <package-name>, which automatically creates a proper bug
ticket, gathers system info, takes the user through suitable forms
based on package category and the nature of the problem.
) WLAN profiles
- When a user takes his laptop home and plugs it in the wall, it
automatically configures for home profile.
- We also need a graphical widget for manual selection and profile
creation. Think MacOSX.
- Snazzy Gentoo themes for supported desktop enviroments. We have
backgrounds and cursors and stuff, it's just a matter of making it into
This is just what I dumped before I went to bed. You guys probably have
a lot more. We should follow the formal process that's been discussed
earlier for the items that we find to be of the highest priority.
Also, I think we should work together, and tackle one problem at a time.
If I start on problem firewire, and dams on problem control panel, we'll
be too resource-starved to get anywhere.
Most of these problems are big enough to be a 2+-man job.
Question is of course, should be proceed bottom-up or top-down? If we
solve all these technical problems first, because we know they're there,
we may end up with a good corporate desktop solution or a good end-user
solution, but most likely neither.
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