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Design workspaces for things we may want to see in our desktop.  Proto-features.  Bluesky, crackrock, good shit, or low-hanging fruit.   
 
Design workspaces for things we may want to see in our desktop.  Proto-features.  Bluesky, crackrock, good shit, or low-hanging fruit.   
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== Polish tasks ==
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Small things that improve the look and feel of the desktop without big functional changes.
  
 
{| style="t1" rowclass="th2"
 
{| style="t1" rowclass="th2"
 
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/PhoneSync| Evolution Phone synchronization]] || or Why is Linux still inferior as desktop ||2008-10-29
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/MenuIcons| Menu Icons]] || Removing icons from menus ||2008-10-27
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/HybridSuspend| Hybrid Suspend]] || Merge suspend and hibernate ||2008-10-27
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|-
 
|-
 
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/PowerManagementDefaults| Power Management Defaults]] || Fix the power manager default settings ||2008-10-27
 
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/PowerManagementDefaults| Power Management Defaults]] || Fix the power manager default settings ||2008-10-27
 
|-
 
|-
 
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/RemoveAboutMenuItems| Remove About Menu Items]] || Remove the About Fedora/GNOME/Computer menu items ||2008-10-27
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/Firewall| Firewall]] || What does a firewall offer a desktop ||2008-10-27
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|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/MenuIcons| Menu Icons]] || Removing icons from menus ||2008-10-27
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/BetterFonts| Better Fonts]] || What can we do to improve our font collection ||2008-10-27
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/GnomeShell| GNOME Shell]] || A new environment for the GNOME desktop ||2008-10-27
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/BetterFaceImage| Better Face Images]] || Improve the quality of the default face images ||2008-10-27
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/BetterHostname| Better Hostname]] || A better hostname ||2008-10-27
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/Wallpaper| Wallpaper]] || Improve the quality of the default desktop wallpapers ||2008-10-27
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/FastBoot| Fast Boot]] || Start quickly ||2008-10-27
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/UserSwitchTransitions| User Switch Transitions]] || Nice transitions when switching users ||2008-10-28
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/FirefoxDownloads| Firefox Downloads]] || Make Firefox downloads not suck ||2008-10-27
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|}
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== Rethinking the desktop ==
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{| style="t1" rowclass="th2"
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|-
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/GnomeShell| GNOME Shell]] || A new environment for the GNOME desktop ||2008-10-27
 
|-
 
|-
 
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/DesktopSearch| Desktop Search]] || Find my stuff ||2008-10-27
 
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/DesktopSearch| Desktop Search]] || Find my stuff ||2008-10-27
|-
 
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/TabletSupport| Tablet Support]] || Make tablets just work ||2008-10-27
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/NotificationCenter| Notification Center]] || Better notification management ||2008-10-27
 
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/NotificationCenter| Notification Center]] || Better notification management ||2008-10-27
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/InputMethods| Input Methods]] || Make SCIM not suck ||2008-10-27
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/StandaloneWebApps| Standalone Web Apps]] || Install web mail/apps as applications  ||2008-10-27
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|-
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/RemoveAdministrationTools| Remove Administration Tools]] || Remove the Administration and System Tools menus ||2008-10-27
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|-
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/ControlCenter| Control Center]] || Still a trainwreck.  What to do? ||2008-10-27
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|-
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/GdmScreenLock| GDM Screen Lock]] || Use GDM as the lock screen ||2008-10-27
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|-
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/LocationAwareness| Location Awareness]] || Integrate location awareness into the desktop ||2008-10-27
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|-
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/GuestUser| Guest User]] || Support guest users ||2008-10-27
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|-
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/SecureDesktop| Secure Desktop]] || A place to ask security questions? ||2008-10-28
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|-
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/InhibitApis| Inhibit APIs]] || Consolidate our various inhibit APIs ||2008-10-27
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|-
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|}
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== Applications ==
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{| style="t1" rowclass="th2"
 
|-
 
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/BetterLastfm| Better Last.fm]] || Make last.fm rock ||2008-10-27
 
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/BetterLastfm| Better Last.fm]] || Make last.fm rock ||2008-10-27
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/VideoChat| Video Chat]] || Video chatting ||2008-10-27
 
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/VideoChat| Video Chat]] || Video chatting ||2008-10-27
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/ExperienceIndex| Experience Index]] || Is it useful to have an experience index? ||2008-10-27
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/FirefoxDownloads| Firefox Downloads]] || Make Firefox downloads not suck ||2008-10-27
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/StandaloneWebApps| Standalone Web Apps]] || Install web mail/apps as applications  ||2008-10-27
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|}
|-
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/RemoveAdministrationTools| Remove Administration Tools]] || Remove the Administration and System Tools menus ||2008-10-27
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== Online Desktop ==
|-
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/RemoveAboutMenuItems| Remove About Menu Items]] || Remove the About Fedora/GNOME/Computer menu items ||2008-10-27
+
{| style="t1" rowclass="th2"
 
|-
 
|-
 
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/MusicSync| Music Sync]] || Make portable music players just work ||2008-10-27
 
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/MusicSync| Music Sync]] || Make portable music players just work ||2008-10-27
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/PhotoUpload| Photo Upload]] || Make it easy to upload photos from a camera to the web ||2008-10-27
 
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/PhotoUpload| Photo Upload]] || Make it easy to upload photos from a camera to the web ||2008-10-27
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/Backup| Backup]] || Secure your data and feel good while doing it ||2008-10-27
+
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/WeatherAlerts| Weather Alerts]] || Integrate weather alerts into clock applet ||2008-10-27
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/InhibitApis| Inhibit APIs]] || Consolidate our various inhibit APIs ||2008-10-27
+
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/BackgroundChannels| Background channels]] || Get your backgrounds online ||2008-10-27
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/GdmScreenLock| GDM Screen Lock]] || Use GDM as the lock screen ||2008-10-27
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|}
 +
 
 +
== Making other parts of the system better for the desktop ==
 +
 
 +
{| style="t1" rowclass="th2"
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/BetterFonts| Better Fonts]] || What can we do to improve our font collection ||2008-10-27
+
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/HybridSuspend| Hybrid Suspend]] || Merge suspend and hibernate ||2008-10-27
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/ControlCenter| Control Center]] || Still a trainwreck.  What to do? ||2008-10-27
+
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/Firewall| Firewall]] || What does a firewall offer a desktop ||2008-10-27
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/WeatherAlerts| Weather Alerts]] || Integrate weather alerts into clock applet ||2008-10-27
+
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/FastBoot| Fast Boot]] || Start quickly ||2008-10-27
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/LocationAwareness| Location Awareness]] || Integrate location awareness into the desktop ||2008-10-27
+
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/Backup| Backup]] || Secure your data and feel good while doing it ||2008-10-27
 
|-
 
|-
 
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/UserAccountManagement| User Account Management]] || A new User and Group Management tool ||2008-10-27
 
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/UserAccountManagement| User Account Management]] || A new User and Group Management tool ||2008-10-27
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/GuestUser| Guest User]] || Support guest users ||2008-10-27
+
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/P2VMigration| P2V Migration]] || Keep your previous OS - in a VM ||2008-10-28
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/BetterFaceImage| Better Face Images]] || Improve the quality of the default face images ||2008-10-27
+
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/DriveSharing| Drive Sharing]] || Share a CD drive over the network||2008-10-28
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/Wallpaper| Wallpaper]] || Improve the quality of the default desktop wallpapers ||2008-10-27
+
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/ModernVirtualConsoles| Modern Virtual Consoles]] || A modern replacement for VT+getty ||2008-10-28
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/BackgroundChannels| Background channels]] || Get your backgrounds online ||2008-10-27
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/PerUserXServer| Per-user X Server]] || Run X server as user ||2008-10-28
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/VolumeControl| Volume control]] || Intuitive volume control ||2008-10-27
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|}
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== Other ==
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{| style="t1" rowclass="th2"
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/VolumeApplet| Volume Applet]] || De-appletize volume applet ||2008-10-27
+
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/PhoneSync| Evolution Phone synchronization]] || or Why is Linux still inferior as desktop ||2008-10-29
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/LiveUSB| Live USB]] || Can we make the Live USB experience better than Live CD?||2008-10-28
+
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/BetterHostname| Better Hostname]] || A better hostname ||2008-10-27
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/P2VMigration| P2V Migration]] || Keep your previous OS - in a VM ||2008-10-28
+
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/TabletSupport| Tablet Support]] || Make tablets just work ||2008-10-27
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/DriveSharing| Drive Sharing]] || Share a CD drive over the network||2008-10-28
+
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/InputMethods| Input Methods]] || Make SCIM not suck ||2008-10-27
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/ModernVirtualConsoles| Modern Virtual Consoles]] || A modern replacement for VT+getty ||2008-10-28
+
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/ExperienceIndex| Experience Index]] || Is it useful to have an experience index? ||2008-10-27
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/PerUserXServer| Per-user X Server]] || Run X server as user ||2008-10-28
+
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/VolumeControl| Volume control]] || Intuitive volume control ||2008-10-27
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/UserSwitchTransitions| User Switch Transitions]] || Nice transitions when switching users ||2008-10-28
+
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/VolumeApplet| Volume Applet]] || De-appletize volume applet ||2008-10-27
 
|-
 
|-
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/SecureDesktop| Secure Desktop]] || A place to ask security questions? ||2008-10-28
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|<class="yes" |  ||[[/LiveUSB| Live USB]] || Can we make the Live USB experience better than Live CD?||2008-10-28
 
|-
 
|-
 
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/SmartcardAuthentication| Smartcard Authentication]] || Make smartcards support great ||2008-10-28
 
|<class="yes" |  ||[[/SmartcardAuthentication| Smartcard Authentication]] || Make smartcards support great ||2008-10-28

Revision as of 18:06, 3 November 2008

Design workspaces for things we may want to see in our desktop. Proto-features. Bluesky, crackrock, good shit, or low-hanging fruit.


Contents

Polish tasks

Small things that improve the look and feel of the desktop without big functional changes.

Menu Icons Removing icons from menus 2008-10-27
Power Management Defaults Fix the power manager default settings 2008-10-27
Remove About Menu Items Remove the About Fedora/GNOME/Computer menu items 2008-10-27
Better Fonts What can we do to improve our font collection 2008-10-27
Better Face Images Improve the quality of the default face images 2008-10-27
Wallpaper Improve the quality of the default desktop wallpapers 2008-10-27
User Switch Transitions Nice transitions when switching users 2008-10-28

Rethinking the desktop

GNOME Shell A new environment for the GNOME desktop 2008-10-27
Desktop Search Find my stuff 2008-10-27
Notification Center Better notification management 2008-10-27
Standalone Web Apps Install web mail/apps as applications 2008-10-27
Remove Administration Tools Remove the Administration and System Tools menus 2008-10-27
Control Center Still a trainwreck. What to do? 2008-10-27
GDM Screen Lock Use GDM as the lock screen 2008-10-27
Location Awareness Integrate location awareness into the desktop 2008-10-27
Guest User Support guest users 2008-10-27
Secure Desktop A place to ask security questions? 2008-10-28
Inhibit APIs Consolidate our various inhibit APIs 2008-10-27

Applications

Better Last.fm Make last.fm rock 2008-10-27
Better Instant Messaging Improve IM workflow 2008-10-27
Video Chat Video chatting 2008-10-27
Firefox Downloads Make Firefox downloads not suck 2008-10-27

Online Desktop

Music Sync Make portable music players just work 2008-10-27
Photo Upload Make it easy to upload photos from a camera to the web 2008-10-27
Weather Alerts Integrate weather alerts into clock applet 2008-10-27
Background channels Get your backgrounds online 2008-10-27

Making other parts of the system better for the desktop

Hybrid Suspend Merge suspend and hibernate 2008-10-27
Firewall What does a firewall offer a desktop 2008-10-27
Fast Boot Start quickly 2008-10-27
Backup Secure your data and feel good while doing it 2008-10-27
User Account Management A new User and Group Management tool 2008-10-27
P2V Migration Keep your previous OS - in a VM 2008-10-28
Drive Sharing Share a CD drive over the network 2008-10-28
Modern Virtual Consoles A modern replacement for VT+getty 2008-10-28
Per-user X Server Run X server as user 2008-10-28

Other

Evolution Phone synchronization or Why is Linux still inferior as desktop 2008-10-29
Better Hostname A better hostname 2008-10-27
Tablet Support Make tablets just work 2008-10-27
Input Methods Make SCIM not suck 2008-10-27
Experience Index Is it useful to have an experience index? 2008-10-27
Volume control Intuitive volume control 2008-10-27
Volume Applet De-appletize volume applet 2008-10-27
Live USB Can we make the Live USB experience better than Live CD? 2008-10-28
Smartcard Authentication Make smartcards support great 2008-10-28
Fingerprint Authentication Make fingerprint support great 2008-10-28
Default CD ripper Make Rhythmbox as good as iTunes for CD import 2008-10-29