LXDE Spin

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== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
Fedora LXDE Spin - Fedora for systems with limited resources
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The Fedora LXDE spin is meant to be a lightweight but yet complete desktop based on [http://lxde.org LXDE], the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment.
  
 
== Owner ==
 
== Owner ==
* Name: [[User:Cwickert|Christoph Wickert]]
 
* (feel free to add yourself)
 
  
== Current status ==
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* Targeted release: [[Releases/11| Fedora 11]]  
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* Last updated: 2009-03-04
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* Name: [[User:Cwickert|Christoph Wickert]]
* Percentage of completion: 95% (I have a [http://cwickert.fedorapeople.org/lxde/fedora-livecd-lxde.ks working kickstart file] and waiting for feedback on a fedora-logos vs- system-logos issue for weeks now.)
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* email: <cwickert@fedoraproject.org>
  
 
== Detailed Description ==
 
== Detailed Description ==
The Fedora LXDE spin is meant to be a lightweight but yet complete desktop based on LXDE, the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment. For more information about LXDE please visit the [[Features/LXDE|  LXDE wiki page]] .
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LXDE is a modern but lightweight desktop including a panel, desktop icons and a file manager together with a collection of lightweight applications for every day needs. For more information about LXDE please visit the [[Features/LXDE|  LXDE wiki page]] .
  
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
Current Fedora installs need a lot of disk space and resources. This is an attempt to make Fedora suitable for older and smaller machines.
 
  
== Scope ==
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Some package reviews, livecd
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Current Fedora installs need a lot of disk space and resources. This is an attempt to make Fedora suitable for older and smaller machines like Netbooks or the XO.
  
== Test Plan ==
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== Kickstart File ==
  
# get the kickstart file accepted by the spin SIG and add it to the [[SIGs/Spins/KickstartPool|KickstartPool]]
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* http://cwickert.fedorapeople.org/kickstarts/fedora-livecd-lxde.ks
# Run [[JeremyKatz/SpinChecklist#Testing_of_the_Spin| basic spin testing]]
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* http://cwickert.fedorapeople.org/kickstarts/fedora-livecd-lxde-de_DE.ks
# Get the missing packages into Rawhide
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# Test installs from livecd and usb, test livecdcreator
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# [[Features/LXDE#Things_to_test| Things to test on LXDE]]
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# Work with Fedora QA to ensure that we have sufficient coverage
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# Spin should be released with F-11
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== User Experience ==
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== ISO Name / FS Label ==
A modern but lightweight desktop including a panel, desktop icons and a file manager together with a collection of lightweight applications for every day needs.
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* ISO name: Fedora-$release-$arch-Live-LXDE
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* FS-Label: Fedora-$release-$arch-LXDE
  
Screenshots: [[Features/LXDE#Screenshots Fedora]], [http://lxde.org/image_galleries/screenshots Upstream]
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== Dependencies ==
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== Package Selection Proposal ==
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* packages not yet in Fedora (link to the review page if there is one)
In addition to [[Features/LXDE#Detailed_Description|  the packages already provided by LXDE]]  here is a proposal for packages for the livecd.
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* features that need to be accepted before this Spin can use them
{| style="t1" rowclass="th" tablewidth="97%"
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* features that need to be completed before this Spin can use them
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* any other dependency you can think of, items to be completed
| Terminal Emulator || [http://gnomefiles.org/app.php/Lxterminal LXTerminal]  || X || [http://roxterm.sourceforge.net/ roxterm], xterm || X
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| Web Browser || [http://software.twotoasts.de/?page=midori Midori]  || X || [http://kazehakase.sourceforge.jp/ Kazehakase], [http://www.muhri.net/skipstone/ Skipstone] || X/-
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| Email Client || [http://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/ sylpheed]  || X || claws-mail || X
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| Instant Messaging || [http://ayttm.sourceforge.net/ ayttm]? ||  ||  ||
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| IRC || [http://lostirc.sourceforge.net/ lostirc]  || X || xchat || X
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| Bittorrent || [http://www.transmissionbt.com transmission]  || X || bittorrent-gui, [http://code.google.com/p/linkage/ linkage]  || X
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| Office || abiword, gnumeric || X || [http://siag.nu/ Siag Office]  ||
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| Calendar || [http://www.day-planner.org/ dayplanner]  || X ||  ||
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| Address Book || [http://gfa.sourceforge.net gfa ]  || X ||  ||
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| Document Viewer || [http://trac.emma-soft.com/epdfview/ E-PDF]  || X || gv || X
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| Audio Player || [http://www.sacredchao.net/quodlibet/ quodlibet], [http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXMusic lxmusic] || X/- || audacious, [http://eina.sourceforge.net/ eina] || X/-
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| Movie Player || [http://xinehq.de/ gxine]  || X || [http://home.gna.org/whaawmp/ whaawmp] ||
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| CD Ripper || [http://littlesvr.ca/asunder/ asunder]  || X || [http://nostatic.org/grip/ grip]  || X
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| Disc Burning || [http://gnomebaker.sourceforge.net/ gnomebaker] ? || X || [http://graveman.tuxfamily.org/ graveman]  || orphaned
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| Image manipulation || [http://mtpaint.sourceforge.net/ mtpaint] || X || [[http://mypaint.intilinux.com/ MyPaint]] || X
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| Login Manager || [http://slim.berlios.de/ SLiM]  || X || xdm || X
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| Calculator || [http://galculator.sourceforge.net/ galculator]  || X || xcalc || X
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| Clipboard Manager || [http://code.google.com/p/xyhthyx/ parcellite]  || X || ||
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| Wireless || NetworkManager-gnome  ||  || [http://wicd.sourceforge.net/ wicd], [http://wifi-radar.systemimager.org/ Wifi Radar]  ||
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|}
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Please add your suggestions at [[Talk:Features/LXDESpin#Proposed_applications]]
 
 
== Dependencies ==
 
 
* [[Features/LXDE]] (done)
 
* [[Features/LXDE]] (done)
* [[SIGs/Spins/SpinSubmissionProcess]]
 
* Some new LXDE apps that should be in the final spin
 
**[https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=475823 Reviev Requirest: menu-cache] DONE
 
**[https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=477719 Reviev Requirest: lxsession-edit] DONE
 
**[https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=478668 Reviev Requirest: lxmusic] WorkInProgress
 
  
== Contingency Plan ==
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== Scope / Testing ==
* Drop new apps if they are not reviewed
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== Documentation ==
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* packages included (e.g. packages that need to be tested, like a game that would need to start)
Most of the packages ship their own manpages and are well documented
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* modifications (configuration changes to applications, etc.)
 
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* what you are changing (anything you change that might break the product or the applications on your product)
Upstream documentation:
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* http://lxde.org/faq.html
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# Run [[JeremyKatz/SpinChecklist#Testing_of_the_Spin| basic spin testing]]
* http://wiki.lxde.org/
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# Test installs from livecd and usb, test livecdcreator
* http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Fedora
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# [[Features/LXDE#Things_to_test| Things to test on LXDE]]
 
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== Release Notes ==
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Are spins announced in the Release Notes?
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== Comments and Discussion ==
 
== Comments and Discussion ==
  
* feel free to add a comment at [[Talk:Features/LXDESpin]]
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* See [[Talk:Features/LXDESpin]]
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== References ==
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* LXDE Forum - Lightweight applications list: http://forum.lxde.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=9
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* Xfce Wiki - List of recommended applications: http://wiki.xfce.org/recommendedapps
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* tuxmachines.org - Top 5 Tiny Distros: http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/26480
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* DeviceGuru - Getting to know Ubuntu Lite: http://www.deviceguru.com/getting-to-know-ubuntu-lite/
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* Debian SID lite: http://www.cap.gediam.de/apps-en.html
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Revision as of 00:01, 15 June 2009


Contents

LXDE Spin

Summary

The Fedora LXDE spin is meant to be a lightweight but yet complete desktop based on LXDE, the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment.

Owner

Detailed Description

LXDE is a modern but lightweight desktop including a panel, desktop icons and a file manager together with a collection of lightweight applications for every day needs. For more information about LXDE please visit the LXDE wiki page .

Benefit to Fedora

Current Fedora installs need a lot of disk space and resources. This is an attempt to make Fedora suitable for older and smaller machines like Netbooks or the XO.

Kickstart File

ISO Name / FS Label

  • ISO name: Fedora-$release-$arch-Live-LXDE
  • FS-Label: Fedora-$release-$arch-LXDE

Dependencies

Scope / Testing

  1. Run basic spin testing
  2. Test installs from livecd and usb, test livecdcreator
  3. Things to test on LXDE

Comments and Discussion