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These are just my thoughts, but we should let Warren know what the community wants:

A version of VLC backported from Wheezy can play just about everything. That should stay the default media player.

Music Manager /Player: Any votes for Clementine? I'll have the newest Amarok 2.5.0 up in the CR soon, but I still think Clementine beats it.

The latest static version of Calibre downloaded and installed in /opt, with some script GUI (kdialog) that will run the command to update it. Or maybe just a "calibre-static-installer" package that will run the script and conflict with the Squeeze and CR packages?

Any others?


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I'd vote for the one window Gimp to be added as well, if possible, and the msn fix in kopete is quite important.

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Eadwine Rose wrote:
I'd vote for the one window Gimp to be added as well, if possible, and the msn fix in kopete is quite important.

You read my mind.

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I'll add my support for Clementine as the default, and suggest Dropbox.

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chrispop99 wrote:
I'll add my support for Clementine as the default, and suggest Dropbox.

Ditto!


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Gparted, I definitely do not like the KDE offering
winff
Thunderbird
skanlite
cheese - so we can test webcams from the live CD
include fatresize so the partitioner can work with thumb drives
l10n-engb language packs included because not everyone spells words like the US does.
ia32-libs preloaded in 64-bit
kdegames - maybe only to make Mepis appeal to a wider audience
midnight commander
gsmartcontrol - so we can properly diagnose a faulty HDD from the Live-Media.
exif so the system and apps can do more with digital images.
kde-servicemenu-kim4 - adds to the right click for images, a real winner.
Improved fonts - I don't see it, but its one of the more common issues pointed out to me
Auto-login to demo account from Live-CD

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Stevo wrote:
These are just my thoughts, but we should let Warren know what the community wants:

A version of VLC backported from Wheezy can play just about everything. That should stay the default media player.

Music Manager /Player: Any votes for Clementine? I'll have the newest Amarok 2.5.0 up in the CR soon, but I still think Clementine beats it.

The latest static version of Calibre downloaded and installed in /opt, with some script GUI (kdialog) that will run the command to update it. Or maybe just a "calibre-static-installer" package that will run the script and conflict with the Squeeze and CR packages?

Any others?
VLC, Clementine and Calibre agreed; add aufs by default and ceni, wicd-kde application on the live-CD.

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I would not include Dropbox (although I use it a lot) unless they remove its rewriting of fstab. Until then, the first use of Dropbox can break the system - a bad introduction for a newcomer.

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1. Please bring back mxconfig repair facility on the live-dvd.

2. Okular always crashes on PDFs for me - can we have a better default application for PDFs?


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Gaer Boy wrote:
I would not include Dropbox (although I use it a lot) unless they remove its rewriting of fstab. Until then, the first use of Dropbox can break the system - a bad introduction for a newcomer.

Phil


A number of other distributions include it by default, and don't seem to suffer any problems, so I think it can still be included as long as the problem can be solved.

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