[Mageia-dev] Mageia 2 LiveCD contents...
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Mon Apr 30 13:22:23 CEST 2012
On 30 April 2012 04:03, Sebastian <sebsebseb_mageia at gmx.com> wrote:
> Donald Gimp is one of those packages that I think would be ok to remove from
> the Live CD's, if something will replace it at least to some extent such as
Well that is de specific, yes gimp is written in gtk, but it is almost
independent in my mind from GNOME. I still feel that it is a rather
specialist programme to have.
> What's Hugin?
Hugin is for panorama's, and while have the kipi-plugin for
gwenview/digikam is nice, I don't feel that it merits the weight of
> On 29/04/12, David W. Hodgins:
>> Looking at the list, the first one I would consider removing is
>> inkscape. I'ts large, a leaf package, and doesn't look like
>> something that a lot of people would use.
> As for Inkscape I think that's a good idea to remove.
I agree with this, inkscape really is something specialist.
> On 29/04/12, Sander Lepik:
>> What about LibreOffice? LiveCD is mostly for testing. And LO doesn't
>> change much in time. Do we really need to keep it on LiveCDs? Maybe some
>> smaller alternative for it? Calligra for example? We would save a lot of
> As for LibreOffice I think that should stay on the CD, because certain users
> will want to use that on the CD. In fact recently someone from my LUG tried
> out Mageia 1 Gnome and KDE, from Live CD's, and trying out LibreOffice was
> part of the Mageia 1 review that was sent to the LUG mailing list. I assume
> they tried LibreOffice from Live CD.
> Here's a reason why I think LibreOffice should stay on the CD's of Mageia
> for probably many releases to come:
> http://blog.mageia.org/en/2010/11/14/mageia-supports-libreoffice/ Yes since
> Mageia is giving LibreOffice full official support, and to do so, it has to
> be on the Live CD's, in my opinion.
Libreoffice should stay, when my hard disk failed, this allowed me to
still complete my work while waiting for a new on to arrive.
> Calligra uses Qt so I guess that would mean the Gnome Live CD would require
> Qt installed on it, to run it, so I guess as a result that's out. Unless
> the KDE and Gnome versions start having some differences when it comes to
> additional software.
> There are apps that could be used together to replace LibreOffice for many
> tasks, such as Abiword and Gnumeric, and so on.
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