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Suggestions for F9



I have been looking at Fedora to see what functionality it provides or, more importantly, doesn't which is useful to me at home and that I think business would like. I have provided a list of functionality (by programs which I think would best fit it) below. This is a list meant for Fedora 9.

Thunderbird Enigmail
What: A program which adds gnupg and s/mime support to Thunderbird
Where: http://enigmail.mozdev.org/
Why: This would greatly help people who want to use the same mail program in Windows/Linux or who think Evolution does a horrible job (such as full imap support). The 64 bit compiled version for Linux is only available via the website, not the add-ons functionality, it is usually behind, so an RPM would be great.

Changes Needed: Unknown


Thunderbird Lightning
What: A program which adds gnupg and s/mime support to Thunderbird
Where: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/lightning/
Why: This would greatly help people who want to use the same mail program in Windows/Linux or who think Evolution does a horrible job (such as full imap support). No 64 bit precompiled version is available, so an RPM would be great. This finishes out helping Thunderbird fully replace Evolution and supports CalDAV.
Changes Needed: Unknown


Darwin Calendar Server
What: A full CalDAV server which can be integrated with multiple authentication/group information schemes including Active Directory (via Samba for us).

Where: http://trac.macosforge.org/projects/calendarserver
Why: A calendar server really is a must. Since there is the open standard of CalDAV this should be supported. This particular server seems further along in development than most. It seems to be well designed and developed. Additionally, this is the one used by OS X. Why not reduce efforts and standardize? This is a good compliment to Thunderbird Lightning plugin.
Changes Needed: Probably a few patches to Python Twister, but not many and may not be required long as efforts to sync up are in progress.


Pykota
What: A program which does accounting and quotas for printers
Where: http://www.pykota.com/
Why: It is good to be able to know who is printing and how much, possibly restricting this. I am using this at home and know business who use Linux (server and/or desktop) who would love this.
Changes Needed:
  • A use pykota option in system-config-printers for each printer. This option should not appear for cups auto-configured printers as the accounting should be done on the print server.
  • Possibly a button which will open the pykota config for the printer in system-config-printers.
  • Add GhostPCL package (http://www.artifex.com/downloads/), now under GPL 2
 

Please, let me know if I need to add these somewhere to be considered.

These are the major changes I think Fedora needs.

Thank you,
Trever Adams

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