[sword-devel] Re: Christian Debian distro talk / Report
evangelinux at thefreelyproject.org
Tue Apr 5 10:18:10 MST 2005
On Tue, 5 Apr 2005 08:28:54 +0200 (CEST)
Hugo van der Kooij <hvdkooij at vanderkooij.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Apr 2005, Pastor Ed B. wrote:
> > 1) there are a LOT of extra packages from Knoppix in IchthuX that just
> > don't really need to be there to meet our stated outreach goals. Looking
> > at the overloaded KDE menu just makes me feel bloated.
> > The entire KDE menu structure is WAY too complicated. It should be
> > streamlined down to just a few menu entries, with organized submenus. I
> > know this is possible, because the Multimedia menu is subdivided into
> > Sound, Video, and Viewers. This is excellent - let's continue this all
> > the way through and SIMPLIFY.
> Sub menu's are NOT simplifying in my book. It means more work to navigate
> and more room for errors. (When they exposed me to windows XP I was
> seriously annoyed to find this kind of RSI inflicting sub-sub-sub-sub
> menu's becoming the standard.)
> Remove the parts you do not need but do not start to complicate a system
> with loads of menu's.
When I used to run Windows at home, I would always create menu groups, such
as "Office", "education", "games", etc. That's logical to me. Now when you
start needing 3 or 4 levels of menus, you may have too much software. For a
demo/newbie-oriented distro, there's no need for 3 or 4 spreadsheets.
OpenOffice.org, Firefox/T-Bird, a chat client (maybe two), Evolution or
Kontact - things like that should suffice.
Just make sure to include:
<> one or two of the Sword projects
<> Lyricue (Lyrics display)
<> Include InfoCentral or CHADDB (steps for setting up CHADDB to work
with OpenOffice.org are fairly simple)
<> GCompris (if possible - really neat educational tool for kids)
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