This is kelsoos first draft list of proposed default applications for the Dragora 3 CD. Dragorians please comment.
After looking as all the options many were rejected as to bloated and not in the spirit of keeping things simple and pure and nearer to the Unix way as we could. We decided to avoid GTK3 and QT5 at least by default. We decided to avoid systemd and all it's baggage.
Dragora users tend to make their system their own but we all have a similar desire to keep the system light, flexible and libre. In short non of the current developers or users would keep the default install, we all know what we want and can build the packages to make our perfect desktop or working environment.
We felt that the new D3 CD should be geared for ordinary users and try to use the one application for one job model. In a clean functional interface that would allow them to either just use it or help use make it better. If ordinary users have the bandwidth and higher spec computers and reguire higher spec applications they should add them from the repo or use the Dragora 3 DVD.iso.
The desktop will is aimed at ordinary users (Non technical)that want to run free-libre-software.
It aims to be light so it is available users with old low spec computers (512MB pentium4) as a base but usable on less.
It aims to be accessible for people with slow or expensive internet.
It aims to be easy to use for most common tasks.
It aims to be secure and offer some extra level privacy to the user.
It aims to try and avoid large monolithic dependences.
It aims to offer a good base for users wishing to learn to program.
It shall not use systemd.
It shall not use pulse-audio by default.
(AP = action point)
(D3 = Dragora 3)
(Nessie = seamonkey)
Proposed default D3 setup for Dragora 3 CD.
xdm made pretty ap (kelsoo)
openbox ap (kelsoo)
comment: spacefm has an excellent range of plug-ins that can be added.
audio & video:
lxmusic or gogglesmm (fox tool kit)
fbpanel (I shall do a config for tint2 as well)
fbpanel (built in?) or gvolumicon 3MB (built for gtk2) or fittstool? verylight but not intuitive. volwheel uses perl 7MB volti is even heavier 10MB
audacity or sweep
mpv (with gui) ap (mprodrigues) done and tested on D2
spacefm has a mpv plugin
ripping & encoding:
in weight order > undvd or oggenc or handbrake
spacefm plugin or simpleburn or xfburn?
openshot or flowblade or blender?
in weight order > viewnoir or mirage or qeegie
Graphics: editing: bitmap:
xpaint > gimp
Graphics: editing: vector:
skencil or sk1/2 or inkscape
shutterbug (built in to fox tool kit) or xterm -e scrot -d5 -c5 setup to "print screen"
icecat or midori or Nessie
chatzilla plugin or hexchat or lostirc or dxirc or loqui or a link in icecat to the webchat
in weight order > sylpheed or claws-mail or thunderbird
Nessie (seamonkey) as it provides browser-email-chat-and-addressbook-editor and is lighter overall
fireftp browser plugin or gftp or filzilla
Comment: gftp seem abandonded
xsane or simplescan?
adie (built in to foxtool kit)
calculator (built in to foxtool kit)
xterm or lilyterm or lxterminal
clipit or parcellite