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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:24 am 
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This one seems nice :)

http://customize.org/fluxbox/themes/54369


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Wicd repo for Debian:
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deb http://apt.wicd.net debian extras

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I would like to see xmms and streamtuner replaced by a music manager. Since vlc seems a bit heavy for antix, perhaps aqualung (in repos) would work better. It may have a lot of dependencies, but not much more than xmms + streamtuner. It is more modern, fetches album art, etc. I know xmms is light, but it is considered outdated. Thanks.

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I just installed aqualung on a test machine. It looks good. Unfortunately it does not replace streamtuner. I also had trouble running it - I had to figure out what parameters to pass to the app when I launched it from a terminal. On the plus side, it can rip cds. So it could replace xmms and grip, but not streamtuner. It also has some better sound capabilities than xmms. It also edits tags. Not bad.

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I realize xmms is not cutting edge, but I agree with anti....xmms just sounds better. I've tried a few other apps but nothing puts out the sound quality on my older boxes and sound cards like xmms. I don't do anything but listen to online radio....for that xmms still shines. My vote is to keep xmms.


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I just tested vlc vs. aqualung. They seem to use about the same memory and cpu load. So for the money, vlc is the better bargain. I like xmms, but I think it's long in the tooth. I understand it still has fans and I'm not knocking it. I would like to see it replaced by a more robust but equally light app. And impuwat is right - that's not easy.

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OU812 wrote:
I just tested vlc vs. aqualung. They seem to use about the same memory and cpu load. So for the money, vlc is the better bargain. I like xmms, but I think it's long in the tooth. I understand it still has fans and I'm not knocking it. I would like to see it replaced by a more robust but equally light app. And impuwat is right - that's not easy.

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vlc is brilliant, and works well on every machine i've used it on, whatever the platform.

I also use Audacious a lot, but wouldn't know if it's any "Heavier" on RAm or resources than any of the others. Always seems snappy to me, even on older machines, and it's highly skinable.

I do like xmms though (Although i hardly ever use it nowadays) especially with the ALMOND skins! :)


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If you think vlc is a bit heavy, then how about alsa-player

http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Multimed ... -358.shtml

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apt-get install alsaplayer-common

it's pretty nice and seems to be fairly light. It plays files and cds and can play streams. So it could replace xmms, but nothing else. It's not a media manager, but I think they might be too heavy for antix anyway. I think this is a good replacement for xmms, I think it suits antix very well, and I think that perhaps if vlc is too heavy for antix, then the user can install on their own (or other media manager of their choice).

john

P.S. You don't need a gtk front-end for alsaplayer - there is a cli version in the repo as well. This could be a good combo: alsaplayer gtk + alsaplayer cli + streamtuner + gmplayer.


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How about the web browser-Kazehakase?
And an Antix startpage portal like Netvibes,Pageflakes, or igoogle.
How about the flux menu pointing to online-tools to help old hardware?
Just throwing ideals out there.


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I for one like the idea of less is more. That being said why don't we think about what we do not need rather than what else we need? I really do not need a spread sheet and have no real need for the program Gnumeric. Same is true for the math calculators. I am happy just with Fluxbox although icewm is a very nice plus. (My suggestion is to keep it).


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antiX does aim to be a complete desktop distro for older boxes so it will keep gnumeric, calculator, geany etc.

For those that wish to customise from the beginning, I would advise installing antiX-base (about 190MB) and adding whatever you please.

I'm having second thoughts about catfish. Not that it is over-large to install, but it seems a bit sluggish on low RAM. For the next test release I might add some more rox apps including its search facility.

But do keep the suggestions coming.

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on the subject of wifi tools I found this: wifi-wiz. It works fine but like ceni needs root privileges. It's pretty good, can run as daemon so can connect at boot. I also noticed that wpa_supplicant these days has an official gui front end called wpa_gui. It's in the Debian repos (maybe only Sid) and works very well.


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Nice - I would like to see antix take full advantage of the power of rox - not just use the filer.

I would also like to see configuration panels as in tinyme, win32, etc. I'm working on the last bit.

Ultimately, it's difficult to come up with ideas since it is sometimes difficult to figure out if our choices will still keep antix "lean and mean."

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How about an alternate install or some kind of option to bypass the "live cd" for those with really low memory?
As you know, I'm new to antiX so I'm not really sure how much memory is actually required for an install via live cd ?

Just a suggestion, I'm not sure if it's even possible to do such a thing!
Danny :lol:


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OU812 wrote:
I would also like to see configuration panels as in tinyme, win32, etc. I'm working on the last bit.


Are you the one behind that rather nifty "antiXcc"? Superb idea, and something that i think would make a great difference to antiX, especially to people that aren't quite "Hardcore Linux" yet, but are not exactly newbies either..... :)

It's great for trying out things and for changing/customising antiX!

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Ultimately, it's difficult to come up with ideas since it is sometimes difficult to figure out if our choices will still keep antix "lean and mean."
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Do you mean ideas for the antiXcc? Or ideas for general inclusion in antiX?


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