Fedora LXDE Spin - Fedora for systems with limited resources
- Name: Christoph Wickert
- (feel free to add yourself)
- Targeted release: Fedora 11
- Last updated: 2009-03-04
- Percentage of completion: 95% (I have a working kickstart file and waiting for feedback on a fedora-logos vs- system-logos issue for weeks now.)
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 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.
Some package reviews, livecd
- get the kickstart file accepted by the spin SIG and add it to the KickstartPool
- Run basic spin testing
- Get the missing packages into Rawhide
- Test installs from livecd and usb, test livecdcreator
- Things to test on LXDE
- Work with Fedora QA to ensure that we have sufficient coverage
- Spin should be released with F-11
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.
Package Selection Proposal
In addition to the packages already provided by LXDE here is a proposal for packages for the livecd.
|Terminal Emulator||LXTerminal||X||roxterm, xterm||X|
|Web Browser||Midori||X||Kazehakase, Skipstone||X/-|
|Office||abiword, gnumeric||X||Siag Office|
|Audio Player||quodlibet, lxmusic||X/-||audacious, eina||X/-|
|Disc Burning||gnomebaker ?||X||graveman||orphaned|
|Wireless||NetworkManager-gnome||wicd, Wifi Radar|
Please add your suggestions at Talk:Features/LXDESpin#Proposed_applications
- Features/LXDE (done)
- Some new LXDE apps that should be in the final spin
- Drop new apps if they are not reviewed
- Don't ship the spin
Most of the packages ship their own manpages and are well documented
Are spins announced in the Release Notes?
Comments and Discussion
- feel free to add a comment at Talk:Features/LXDESpin
- LXDE Forum - Lightweight applications list: http://forum.lxde.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=9
- Xfce Wiki - List of recommended applications: http://wiki.xfce.org/recommendedapps
- tuxmachines.org - Top 5 Tiny Distros: http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/26480
- DeviceGuru - Getting to know Ubuntu Lite: http://www.deviceguru.com/getting-to-know-ubuntu-lite/
- Debian SID lite: http://www.cap.gediam.de/apps-en.html