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Re: FC3 (and beyond) wishlist

I think something like Red Carpet is very nice, I mean you could have
seperate channels for Core, Extra and 3rd party repos. And now that
Ximian released Open Carpet it might be worth it - I do seem to recall
us having been down this path before though. But I agree, we DESPERATELY
need a frontend for yum. As for excluding it just because it was
developed by Ximian (now Novell) and that that company is a competitor
is just silly, if that was the case we would have to remove Evolution,
OpenOffice and a basically every other app in the repo since it wasn't
specifically developed by RedHat - the beauty of Open Source is that we
couldn't care less about such issues, if it's good - we ship it (There
are silly legal issues at times with e-patents and other nastiness which
must be considered as well though).

On the subject of sounds, I seem to recall of the default actions being
linked to a none existing sound file - also ogg support in the sound
event system would be nice (GNOME issue, not a FC issue though).

- David 

On fre, 2004-07-16 at 14:06 +0200, Peter Backlund wrote:
> Hello.
> Here's a list of things I'd like to be addressed in FC:
> - system-config-packages that handles remote sources and updates (merge 
> with up2date frontend). Think Red Carpet.
>   Whatever happened to 
> http://fedora.redhat.com/projects/config-tools/specs/redhat-config-packages/ 
> anyway?
> - Clean up the menu. "Name-Generic Name" or whatever format is agreed 
> upon, but please make it consistent.
>   Preferably the order would be dependent on user locale, since for 
> example in Swedish, the order "Generic Name-Name"
>   sounds much more natural than the other way around.
>   Also, gnome-print-manager has 2 entries + the notification icon (which 
> does nothing when you run it from the menu).
>   More user settings should be moved out to "More settings...". 
> Sessions, proxy server and maybe a few others.
>   The "about myself", login manager photo and password dialogs could be 
> unified. Ideally there would not be overlapping
>   tools in user settings and system settings, but instead one should 
> have the option to apply the settings system-wide
>   (mouse, keyboard, display etc).
> - modprobe.conf.d and prelink.conf.d, similar to ld.so.conf.d.
> - A decision on how to, and tools for building and packaging 3:rd party 
> kernel modules, including driver updates.
> - Red Carpet (+ Daemon) as preferred dependency manager. It is faster 
> than yum, written partly in python (unlike apt),
>   has a much better graphical frontend than apt (Red Carpet vs. 
> Synaptic), handles both installs, removals and updates
>   (unlike up2date). The only disadvantage as I see it, is that it was 
> developed by
>   the number one competitor (Ximian, now Suse/Ximian/Novell), so I 
> suppose this one would be out of the question (?).
> - Clean up Xsession handling. Currently, there are session files in 
> /etc/X11/dm/Sessions, /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions and
>   /usr/share /xsession at least. There should be no more than one place.
> And some Gnome issues:
> - System sounds. And no, don't say "but there are system sounds!". The 
> existing ones are far worse than none at all.
>   Things like login/logout, "new mail", error/notification message 
> sounds, etc.
> - Non-opaque resizing of splitter widgets  (this is probably not 
> correctly phrased, but I think you know what I mean). 
>   Currently GTK is simply too slow to have opaque resizing, and that 
> goes for XUL apps as well.
> - Why is the file selector widget using double-click to show bookmarked 
> directories? This, to me, is highly irregular.
> - In the file association manager, display a list of "known programs", 
> like in the "Run..." dialog, when you select a program
>   with which to open a certain file type.       
> /Peter Backlund

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