Just wanted to drop my first post and say I installed #! today. I've been looking for a distro like this. So let me throw out my opinion on the apps, even though I understand everyone is going to have their own opinion on the matter. These are the adds I replaced :
Mplayer instead of Totem
Exaile instead of Rhythmbox
Thunderbird instead of ClawsMail
Gnomescan instead of Xsane
Removed File-Roller since Squeeze is installed(Didnt know why we should have 2 Archivers)
Then I also removed alot of the sound converters/movie editors(kept kino & Winff)
Replaced Desktop Wallpaper and GDM Theme with those created by omns (nice work dude, they look nice)
Now one thing I wanted to raise some questions on are about the Openbox Autostart config. For one I'm not sure if nitrogen refused to work because of me removing the sleep times or if because I possibly removed something(even though im 100% sure I removed nothing that would interfere with Nitrogen). So Nitrogen refused to show me any backgrounds after modifying the autostart so I just removed nitrogen altogether and replaced it with hsetroot in the config as follows:
hsetroot -fill /usr/share/backgrounds/Crunchbang_Stripes_Widescreen_by_omns.png
Also I choose to remove the xfce mcs manager from startup since I had set the theme and icon theme in the gtkrc-2.0 file. Also because upon opening the xfce-setting-show ui it automatically runs the xfce mcs manager. I also disabled the autostart of gnome keyring since it starts without the need for an autostart listing.
My question with the autostart config is about the sleep times. What exactly does the sleep times do to the apps? I removed all the sleep times in the default config and it seems to load the desktop instantly instead of having a delay.
Anyways I just wanted to let you know I'm very pleased with the distro you put together and will continue using it.
Last edited by xxploit (2008-12-03 08:00:39)
Hello xxploit Thank you for the introduction and feedback, it is appreciated.
Regarding the changes you made to the application line-up, like you said, it comes down to personal preference. Still, it is good to know your application preferences as it helps to get a good idea of popularity. FWIW, File-roller was included by popular demand, even though an existing archive manager was available.
Also I choose to remove the xfce mcs manager from startup since I had set the theme and icon theme in the gtkrc-2.0 file.
The first releases of CrunchBang used a similar approach, however problems arose with gnome-settings-daemon and the xfce mcs manager approach was implemented. So far it has been working quite well, at least far fewer problems have been reported. Having said that, I fully understand why you would want to take the gtkrc-2.0 approach
Regarding the sleep commands within autostart.sh, they were implemented for older machines to give Openbox a chance to fully load before running commands which affect the environment. To be honest, more work needs to be done on this area as it is somewhat flakey at the moment.
Thanks again for the feedback and hope to see you about the place, your experience could come in handy!