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Linux Lite 4.0 Suggestions welcomed
« on: February 04, 2018, 07:59:31 AM »
 

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Hi everyone,

LETS DO THIS!

I'm now taking suggestions for new features in Linux Lite 4.0

What constitutes a good suggestion? (I'm going to number these so that I can help point out to those who make a suggestion that doesn't fit the below criteria)

1. An idea that benefits the majority. Personal ideas can be good, but remember, they are preferences personal to you.
2. Software, features, additions to existing software that will benefit most people.
3. New wallpapers: must be a minimum of 1080p, and less than 1mb, excellent quality (no pixelation) that has general appeal. Only png's and jpegs will be accepted and you must provide the actual source and accompanied license in a url.
4. Additions to the Help Manual. These are always welcome.
5. Avoid software that requires a PPA.
6. Cross platform software that computer users know of or use - must work on Mac Linux & Windows.

Example of a good suggestion:

I was thinking about adding a media multi converter to Lite Software. It will convert images, video, audio, documents etc. I think this is something that would benefit a lot of people.
Source - https://sites.google.com/site/ffmulticonverter/



What stays the same during a Series? (I'm going to assign a letter to these so that I can help point out to those who make a suggestion that doesn't fit the below criteria)

Usually the following:

a. Boot splash
b. Login screen
c. Grub
d. Default theme and icon set
e. Menu and menu structure
f. File manager, Terminal, Browser, Email client etc

I will read and consider every post in this thread. Please don't get disconcerted if I don't reply to your post. There is the chance I may think your idea would be better suited to the next Series for example.

A big thank you from me and the developers :)

Jerry
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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2018, 08:40:38 AM »
 

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Definitely recommend FF Multi Converter - I have installed it on LL series 2 and 3 with no problems and use it regularly.  :)
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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 04:38:01 PM »
 

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Been doing a fair amount of Debian triage lately and have finally grown immensely frustrated enough with the tedious optical disk install method. As it happens, largely out of that frustration I came to use the Ubuntu write to disk application to prepare four USBs with bootable Debian 9 net install ISOs and all worked perfectly enough that I handed off some of the effort to a helper at the shop. I am curious why such an easy to use Ubuntu application is not native in LL. Far better than I expected it to be. Perhaps it deserves consideration for inclusion in 4.0. Perhaps related on another note I noticed  the "back in time" repos are seriously out of date. Probably not a good choice for LL in the future. Onward as usual with the S-M debgluck hesitant to apt pin firefox in Debian on machines I rarely come in contact with just to get the newer more fully mitigated versions.

PS: Will try compiling blacksmith tomorrow in LL.

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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 09:20:15 PM »
 

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How about better support for Intel HD Graphics. XFCE 4 has a few problems with it, even with the display compositor turned on. Also how about adding Intel Graphics Update Toolto Lite Software Repo.
 

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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2018, 09:10:53 AM »
 

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How about better support for Intel HD Graphics. XFCE 4 has a few problems with it, even with the display compositor turned on. Also how about adding Intel Graphics Update Toolto Lite Software Repo.


There is the Intel graphics stack that is for the Intel HD, it requires Linux hardware headers to make this work/of benefit above 1024x768 resolution, I don't know if in LL4 series there will be these headers.
I tried many other distros to see if any had these in the default release and none did at the time I tried, several  months ago.
I have not check more recently.
 

Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2018, 09:31:05 AM »
 

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I recently installed an Ubuntu16.04 LTS OS on a newer Intel box for someone and after detecting the hardware it installed the 4.13 kernel. This is part of a sudden new cooperation with Intel concerning its graphics stack. S-M is causing doors to open that were previously closed and outdated.

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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2018, 07:30:54 PM »
 

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Something I would like to see in LL4 would be a usb writer and formater similar to the one in Linux Mint,it is simple and very easy to use and works first time every time,far easier to use than say Unetbootin in the Buntus !
 

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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2018, 08:06:32 PM »
 

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Something I would like to see in LL4 would be a usb writer and formater similar to the one in Linux Mint,it is simple and very easy to use and works first time every time,far easier to use than say Unetbootin in the Buntus !

Ralphy has made MintStick and other cool tools available for Linux Lite users!  I love that formatter/writer.  See my signature for the link to "Cool Tools."
 

Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2018, 08:27:35 PM »
 

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While it might not technically meet the criteria, I'd like to see Etcher included. I've been using it since last summer and it works great!
 

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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2018, 02:41:45 PM »
 

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I've helped several people make the switch to Linux, and I think it would be nice to adopt an OEM install like the Linux Mint distribution.  With that, one can give a new user a computer, and that user can create their own username, password, hostname, etc.  For them, it is a familiar experience to starting up a brand new computer.
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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2018, 10:23:08 PM »
 

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I've helped several people make the switch to Linux, and I think it would be nice to adopt an OEM install like the Linux Mint distribution.  With that, one can give a new user a computer, and that user can create their own username, password, hostname, etc.  For them, it is a familiar experience to starting up a brand new computer.

You mean something like SysPrep on Windows... I must say it's a good idea. I'm still getting to know Linux but I guess the LL team will be able to tell you if it's possible I guess.
Following up on the idea, I again don't know if it's possible but could the Lite Welcome "detect" it's in Live mode and show a Bigass button to start the installer from there (also hiding the Install Update, etc. buttons), this would simplify things even further.

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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2018, 06:42:26 AM »
 

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Just a thought, but regarding the default setup of the terminal with regards to the mv, cp and rm commands - for the uninitiated move, copy or remove file(s)/folder(s).

Running the alias command (alias mv, alias cp or alias rm) shows that there is no alias set up for the three commands.  As I understand it, this means that anyone (especially a fellow newbie) using any command on one or more files or folders may accidentally move, copy-and-overwrite, or delete files and folders.

Might it be worth either:
1)  Setting up aliases to include the -i parameter such that mv, cp and rm operations by default prompt for confirmation; and noting in the manual that you can use \mv or \cp or \rm instead when performing multiple operations in one go to avoid prompts, or,
2)  Make explicitly clear in the manual that mv, cp and rm as it stands will overwrite or delete existing file(s) or folder(s)?

Apologies if I have made any mistakes here - I'm just starting out with the terminal basics.  Minor point anyway, I expect.
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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2018, 08:09:47 AM »
 

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Jerry, I know your feelings about all things G.  I wonder however whether you would sort out Google Earth for linux so it can be loaded with ease from a ppa .
I note your point 5)   BUT there is no alternative to street view which is an invaluable tool.  No Linux alternative AFAIK.
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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2018, 12:27:11 PM »
 

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Please replace the startup Boot Splash screen wallpaper.

Replace the white-feather-on-yellow-background for startup boot splash with either of the two new Linux Lite wallpapers, such as the image shown by @Jerry  in the Linux Lite 3.6 release notes (reproduced below).

Reason this change would benefit the majority of users: A more modern yet LL-specific wallpaper was included in the new wallpapers from LL 3.6 onward (i.e. as seen in image shown below). Because of this change, why not add this more modern image to the boot splash screen also? First impressions are important, and ALL USERS see the startup boot splash screen! So modernizing this every-time experience with the flat design shown below will be of benefit to all users.


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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2018, 05:30:45 PM »
 

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I have a small suggestion for the 4.x series: I suggest changing the default icons from Faenza to Obsidian. Faenza doesn't seem to be maintained anymore, and does not have icons for newer applications. Obsidian is a fork of Faenza (and is actively maintained), so the old look people are used to with Faenza will be maintained. As an example, Obsidian has the new Firefox Quantum icon with the square Faenza look.
 


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