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Re: [gNewSense-users] ideas & suggestions about gNewSense

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] ideas & suggestions about gNewSense
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 14:00:27 +1030

On Tue, 25 Nov 2008 03:23:46 +0000
Bruno Miguel <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Tuesday 25 November 2008 02:43:40 Karl Goetz wrote:
> > Just because somethings "more popular" doesn't mean its a better 
> tool,
> > or more useful.
> Better tools can be a matter of opinion. I'm using Kmail 1.10.1 and I
> say it's the better email client I've used, but that's just my
> opinion. Some people here may disagree with me and say, for example,
> that Mutt is much better.

Absolutely agree.

> > > - OpenJDK also should be preinstalled at gNewSense (or IcedTea 
> with
> > > Open Java
> > > applets).
> >
> > Java is huge (all its implementations are). I think someone else
> > said gjc was included by default, so java may already be there.
> The user needs to install IcedTea, available in gNS repos.

That explains it (I didn't think a whole java implementation was

> > > (free) codecs I should
> > > install and which not.
> >
> > If its in the repos and is non-free its a bug, so every codec
> > installable via synaptic should be free.
> GStreamer, as far as I know, provides free (as in freedom) support
> for all major formats. It's just a matter of installing all the
> gstreamer related packages.

It doesn't handle a few popular-for-some formats like .rm/ram or .wma
(or the video version thereof)

(trimmed out the rest).

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian user / gNewSense contributor
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