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#26 2013-05-07 20:25:06

brig
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From: NiagaraFalls NY. USA
Registered: 2013-03-20
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Re: Ideas for Janice

If you could find an ancient adept wizard,  and some magical fairy dust, I would like a button to click that would install Netflix Desktop....like the system you have set up for clicking on which browser you  would like to use pleasey  {)  8o


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#27 2013-05-07 20:33:12

Menschenkind
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Registered: 2011-08-20
Posts: 203

Re: Ideas for Janice

Scrap Abiword, as suggested here.

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#28 2013-05-07 20:42:09

lowrider
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From: Germany
Registered: 2011-09-10
Posts: 749

Re: Ideas for Janice

VastOne wrote:

lightdm +1

systemd +1

Removal of pulseaudio +1

That!
And a removal of Gimp (for a option in cb-welcome) so that the whole thing fits a standard CD.


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#29 2013-05-07 20:44:36

th3pun15h3r
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Registered: 2011-11-22
Posts: 571

Re: Ideas for Janice

I liked everything in waldorf and as far as new features:

adding the multimedia debian repos by default.

+infinity for deadbeef

bring back pidgin

I like the super + alt left or right arrow key bindings to snap the windows into corners at half screen size, I would like to see that if we put our mouse cursor to upper left and right corners do the same thing.

a gui program to make key bindings like the obmenu.

more crunchbang wallpapers

AND....

make a #! distro based on sid called #! ANIMAL!

]:D  ........................................... 8o

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#30 2013-05-07 20:45:31

slartie
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Registered: 2013-05-06
Posts: 53

Re: Ideas for Janice

Just a quick mockup to illustrate what the post installation thingy could look like. It's been a while since I did any Bash scripting, but at least it works smile

Post Installation Mockup

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#31 2013-05-07 21:37:06

rockon1215
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From: Florida
Registered: 2009-05-30
Posts: 39

Re: Ideas for Janice

slartie wrote:

Just a quick mockup to illustrate what the post installation thingy could look like. It's been a while since I did any Bash scripting, but at least it works smile

http://oi42.tinypic.com/2qjm2vt.jpg

I know you've probably already thought of this, but you should be able to pick multiple choices as well

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#32 2013-05-07 21:41:48

damo
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From: N51.5 W002.8 (mostly)
Registered: 2011-11-24
Posts: 5,434

Re: Ideas for Janice

th3pun15h3r wrote:

I like the super + alt left or right arrow key bindings to snap the windows into corners at half screen size, I would like to see that if we put our mouse cursor to upper left and right corners do the same thing.

Couldn't you do that with Hot-Corners - eg get it to use cb-aerosnap?

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#33 2013-05-07 21:50:50

xoraxiom
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Registered: 2013-03-07
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Re: Ideas for Janice

+1 remove the GIMP (make it an option in the post-install)
+1 systemd

Make the default text-editor geany. (Abiword attempts to open some files by default that it shouldn't.)

Add options for enabling sid/experimental repos (and adjust pinning accordingly) in cb-welcome.

Fix the odd cb-aerosnap behaviour where it aligns windows a few pixels off on the right-side of the screen.


Also, a convenient way to manage dot-files. I think there was a python utility on the forums (floating around some time ago) for changing openbox themes, perhaps something similar for managing openbox/geany/terminator/etc. configs.

Or, another thought... might we all post our individual collections of dot-files to a github repo and create something of a community 'CrunchBang Config Archive'?

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#34 2013-05-07 21:52:56

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Registered: 2009-03-09
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Re: Ideas for Janice

^ I like the idea of selecting which repo to track (jessie/testing) at install time.


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#35 2013-05-07 21:54:31

slartie
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Registered: 2013-05-06
Posts: 53

Re: Ideas for Janice

rockon1215 wrote:

I know you've probably already thought of this, but you should be able to pick multiple choices as well

Absolutely. I have no clue if standard bash can handle that. If not, it's fairly easy to do with dialog

dialog --checklist "Choose what you'd like:" 15 40 5 1 Java off 2 Flash on 3 'Printing' off 4 Media off

Gives you:

dialog mockup

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#36 2013-05-07 21:59:45

Ozitraveller
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From: Less is More!
Registered: 2011-04-26
Posts: 289
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Re: Ideas for Janice

th3pun15h3r wrote:

I liked everything in waldorf and as far as new features:

adding the multimedia debian repos by default.

+infinity for deadbeef

bring back pidgin

I like the super + alt left or right arrow key bindings to snap the windows into corners at half screen size, I would like to see that if we put our mouse cursor to upper left and right corners do the same thing.

a gui program to make key bindings like the obmenu.

more crunchbang wallpapers

AND....

make a #! distro based on sid called #! ANIMAL!

]:D  ........................................... 8o


I thought the codecs and UI's in the multimedia repos were now included in the main repo. smile

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#37 2013-05-07 22:23:16

VastOne
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Registered: 2011-04-26
Posts: 10,165
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Re: Ideas for Janice

SabreWolfy wrote:

^ I like the idea of selecting which repo to track (jessie/testing) at install time.

This, and of course an option to track SID


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#38 2013-05-07 22:54:16

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From: Denmark
Registered: 2012-09-11
Posts: 43

Re: Ideas for Janice

th3pun15h3r wrote:

I like the super + alt left or right arrow key bindings to snap the windows into corners at half screen size, I would like to see that if we put our mouse cursor to upper left and right corners do the same thing.

When the window is in the restore mode alt+space -> e you can press the super + left or right to do this.
But mayby it would be a good thing to let it do it when the window is in the Maximized mode also? If it's possible...


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#39 2013-05-07 22:56:42

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From: Medellín
Registered: 2013-04-28
Posts: 30

Re: Ideas for Janice

Thunar (update to 1.6) or SpaceFM is beautifull and not simple...cool:
I like SLIM, is lighweight and hasnt problem in old pc...
Remove Gimp... (a option in cb-welcome)
Maybe another wallpaper for default (?) with the #! logo
pulseaudio removal +1
systemd +1

Bradi wrote:

Some nice theme for grub? I liked the one in Statler better.

Yeah a good theme like this adnPQJ1S.jpg

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#40 2013-05-07 23:41:13

Super-Nathan
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From: South Korea
Registered: 2009-12-18
Posts: 158
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Re: Ideas for Janice

I've seen some great Ideas, let me try and summarize with my opinions

  • LightDM yes: but only if we can get some themeing, maybe a fork of the unity-greeter in black. based soley one defaults, i might have to vote for SLiM.

  • Deadbeef yes:    Keep VLC, but deadbeef is small and light enough that it should be included as a dedicated music player.

  • SpaceFM YES: If i got one thing in the next release, i would want SPaceFM

  • Grub themes yes:While a nice theme for Grub is an option, i prefer syslinux/extlinux, and would really like to see it as an option in the new installer. if we are working off the testing repos it should be new enough for UEFI support.

  • Pulse Mehh:i dont care about pulse, it works for me, doesnt cause too much trouble.

  • font manager no: bloat

  • Telnet no: bloat

  • Locate yes: basic system tool

  • Openbox Icons YES: With the new packages coming in, we will have Openbox 3.5 standard. that will allow us to use icons in the main Openbox menu. I would love to see a port of the dynamic and iconified menu used by the Manjaro openbox spin

  • SystemD as an option: at least as an option, even if it is a seperate .iso

  • Gimp no: Move Gimp to post-install

  • Abiword no: bloat, causes problems, not needed

  • Multimedia Repos yes: in the post install before dist-upgrade there should be an option to add multimedia and to switch to Sid

I have made the most complete list so far, and it looks like a ton of work. I would also like to see come more community involvement. We have a ton of smart and experienced users and I would like to see more community contributions. I think a #! git would be a great way to get Janice into shape and to tap the great resource of #! users.


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#41 2013-05-07 23:46:33

mbemboom
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Registered: 2013-03-30
Posts: 104

Re: Ideas for Janice

Super-Nathan wrote:

I would also like to see come more community involvement. We have a ton of smart and experienced users and I would like to see more community contributions.

I think this is a good idea.


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#42 2013-05-07 23:56:57

cliffmiller
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From: Oz
Registered: 2013-05-07
Posts: 60

Re: Ideas for Janice

Definitely no GIMP and PulseAudio.
Menu transparency and shadow disabled by default, maybe. Very unpopular idea I know, but I like the idea of a simple and "straight-to-the-point" WM.


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#43 2013-05-08 01:55:50

cliff
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Registered: 2013-05-08
Posts: 2

Re: Ideas for Janice

my 2c
smxi is a peach, perhaps segue into it from cbwelcome(optionally)?


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#44 2013-05-08 01:57:40

VastOne
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Registered: 2011-04-26
Posts: 10,165
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Re: Ideas for Janice

^ Actually, there is a stub method for smxi that is awesome and one I highly recommend...


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#45 2013-05-08 02:26:36

junkie
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Registered: 2012-05-04
Posts: 370

Re: Ideas for Janice

Since Janice is such a groovy Muppet maybe some default music creation application like audacity. You already have the GIMP representing for the visual artists.

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#46 2013-05-08 02:35:31

Super-Nathan
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From: South Korea
Registered: 2009-12-18
Posts: 158
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Re: Ideas for Janice

junkie wrote:

Since Janice is such a groovy Muppet maybe some default music creation application like audacity. You already have the GIMP representing for the visual artists.

Not as a default, as a post-install, right?  wink


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#47 2013-05-08 02:45:57

junkie
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Registered: 2012-05-04
Posts: 370

Re: Ideas for Janice

I personally couldn't imagine #! without GIMP. I understand the logic of the post install script for us non bloat lovers.

Wait a minute, didn't CrunchBang used to have Audacity as a default back in the day? I could be wrong but if true, I'm thinking that's actually how I discovered it.

For me, Audacity is like my text editor for music and I think of CrunchBang as the best distro/environment for visual, audio production.

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#48 2013-05-08 04:32:26

tom957
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From: Portland, OR, US
Registered: 2013-02-09
Posts: 5

Re: Ideas for Janice

+1 for touchpad disable while typing

+1 for removing Pulseaudio

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#49 2013-05-08 05:37:51

DebianJoe
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From: The Bleeding Edge
Registered: 2013-03-13
Posts: 1,207
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Re: Ideas for Janice

If keeping SLiM, use SLiMlock to replace X-screensaver.
+1 Remove GIMP as standard
+1 systemd
+1 No pulseaudio
+1 Telnet
+1 No mo' Abiword

mbemboom wrote:
Super-Nathan wrote:

I would also like to see come more community involvement. We have a ton of smart and experienced users and I would like to see more community contributions.

I think this is a good idea.

Not to derail, but I had attempted to get something like this going previously.  Unia was the only one other than myself who showed any interest in attacking upstream improvements.  If something comes up (ideas, corrections, minimal programs) hit me up.

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#50 2013-05-08 06:01:19

pvsage
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From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 13,970

Re: Ideas for Janice

+1111111111111 for killing pulseaudio (with fire if possible)
+111 dump Abiword
+11 something prettier than xscreensaver for those who need to lock their screens
neutral on The GIMP...might help get back under 700MB (though last I checked, just about all the CDs we can get around here are the 800MB variety)
+1 deaDBeef (though I actually prefer qmmp because of its nice projectM plugin)

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