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Re: [gNewSense-users] gNewSense based on Feisty

From: Alejandro Serrano
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] gNewSense based on Feisty
Date: Sun, 08 Apr 2007 23:07:38 +0200
User-agent: Thunderbird (X11/20070306)

Yes, I think we should really start coding. I think we should
concentrate in those tasks. Maybe one person or group of people could
make one of them:
1. Integrate the new code into the Subversion repository. In my opinion,
we should start a new branch apart from the dapper one, because mixing
both versions could end up in a real mess.
2. Finish artwork: that task would hav two 'subtasks':
a) modifying the usplash images for different resolutions. It would be
great if the person who did the original usplash image could resize them
in the required dimensions;
b) modifying the new artwork package so they use those images (this work
is partially done). The point is that artwork has been repackaged in
several packages, so we need to check that everything works OK.
3. Modify the gen-firefox script to work with Firefox 2.0.
4. Modify the gen-kernel script to work with the Linux kernel shipped
with Feisty.
5. Modify the gnome-panel to remove the Ubuntu help submenu.
6. Modify the KDE-related packages.
7. Check that gen-update-manager works OK, and if it doesn't, repair it.
8. Check the new dependencies of ubuntu-standard and ubuntu-desktop so
they don't include requisites such as 'hwdb' (Hardware Database) or
9. Investigate the new way codecs can be installed we needed: at first
I've seen that it only work with free codecs, but we should check it
doesn't come to non-free ones.

About having Firefox or IceWeasel, I think we should keep having our
'BurningDog' modified version of Firefox (although the final word must
come from the gNewSense mantainers), and optionally provide IceWeasel.

I would like to ask the gNewSense mantainers, Paul and Brian, if they
don't mind if we start this new project and if we could use both the
Subversion repository and the wiki. I think that if we work hard, we can
do it in little time, and have a working gNewSense-from-Feisty.


Paul O'Malley escribió:
> (...)
> deltaf makes the most sense so anyone wondering what version was what
> would be able to find it
> delta was chosen as it is a small change
> nothing to see here move along to the room where they do some coding
> please :)
> Regards,
> P.

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