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From: Matthew Schick <matt@...>
Subject: Re: Gentoo Desktop - Proposal
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 02:13:17 -0600
I've attached a copy of the non-core applications that we've come up
with so far.  This list is by no means complete, but I think all the
major bases are covered...

On Sun, 2004-03-14 at 02:25 +0000, James William Dumay wrote:

> Yeah, I sat down and thought about it some more. Heres what I have come
> up with. I welcome flames, comments and changes to the document.

Looks good to me, just a few minor points:

> - Novell's plans to use Ximian Desktop as the proffered desktop on 
> SuSE Linux instead of KDE

Novel isn't planning on replacing KDE as the default ATM. To quote from
the SUSE letter
( to the
KDE folks: "...we will also enable our 
customers to use GNOME with the same convenience and comfort KDE offers..."

> - Hardware detection and configuration scripts and services.

This is one of the goals of the Installer project, and the time frame
will prolly mean moving it to the second Milestone.

> - Prefered Application Handling and Mimeinfo settings

Extending the current GNOME Preferred Application to include audio and
video at the very least would be a good thing.

Application	Purpose			Integration
Gaim			IM		aim:// URI
Pan			News Reader	news://, not currently implemented
					(better candidate available?)
Rhythmbox		Music Player	audio mimetypes, might be better off
					with xmms or beep till it matures
Evolution		Groupware	mailto://, vcard mimetype
XChat			IRC		irc://, needs work to read GNOME URI
Straw/Liferea		RSS Aggregator	pros/cons for each
Epiphany		Web Browser	http://, https://, should also include
					Extenstions for added functionality
Abiword			Word Processor	mimetypes
Gnumeric		Spreadsheet	mimetypes
Sound Juicer		CD Backup	
Totem			Movie Viewer	mimetypes, default thumbnail handler for
					supported mimetypes
Easytag			Audio Tagger	no integration, just good to have handy
GThumb			Photos		supported picture mimetypes, nautilus
					view, v2.3.0 also has import via
Gnome-Cups-Manager	Printers 	nautilus, needs access from menu
gLabels			Labels/Cards	
Gnome-Sudo		Sudo GUI	.desktop files for applications
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