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#1 2010-10-07 11:15:57

willxtreme
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Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Post your suggestions to make ArchBang better big_smile
You're free to propose alternatives/better lightweight packages here if you know any & we'll discuss smile
Here's the list of what's coming in ArchBang 2012.06

-==File Manager==
pcmanfm -> the file manager

-==Archive Manager==-
xarchiver ->the archive manager
zip-> ZIP support
unzip-> ZIP support
unrar-> RAR support
p7zip->7z support (it also creates a 7zFM shortcut)
arj-> ARJ support
lzma-utils-> LZMA support
lzop-> LZOP support
(tar/gzip/bzip2 are included in base package)

-==Task Manager==-
tint2 > lightweight & highly configurable task manager
tintwizard > a GUI wizard which generates config files for tint2 panel
gsimplecal > lightweight calendar for when you click on the clock 

-==XORG==-
xorg-server (part of Xorg's base package)
xorg-xinit (part of Xorg's base package)
xorg-utils (part of Xorg's base package)
xorg-server-utils (part of Xorg's base package)
mesa -> for 3D support
xorg-drivers -> group of video drivers (for the live CD)
xorg-xkill -> it pwns windoze's ctrl+alt + delete

-==ALSA==-
alsa-firmware -> required to make some sound card work/mic
alsa-utils -> contains alsamixer
alsa-oss -> to allow OSS applications to work w/ software mixing
volumeicon -> volume manager

-==lovely Openbox==-
openbox > Great window manager
obkey-git > to edit keybindings
obconf > its configuration manager
obmenu > user friendly menu editor :P
oblogout >logout manager
openbox-themes >set of themes
openbox-menu > for icons in the menu

-==Wallpaper manager==-
nitrogen >lovely

-==Text based system monitor==-
conky ftw

-==Open a program in a blink==-
gmrun > classic & you can run other commands
dmenu-xft > just for launching but its awesome

-==Eye Candy==-
xcompmgr-dana > only thing required

-==Utilities==-
lxappearance >to customize look & feel
catfish > lost something?
fbxkb > change kb language
gucharmap > simple character map
gnome-disk-utility > disk management
xfburn > Burn CD/DVD (it was ditched because it used to depend on hal)
leafpad > simple text editor
rxvt-unicode-patched > THE BEST TERMINAL IN THE WORLD
urxvt-clipboard > to paste urvt's selection elsewhere 
parcellite > clipboard manager
hardinfo > gives info on your system
arandr > screen resolution
batti > battery monitor which also shows remaining time
lxinput > Input Device Preferences
galculator>a calculator
geeqie > image viewer
scrot > take a screenshot
zathura > lightweight pdf viewer

-==MULTIMEDIA==-
gnome-mplayer > for video
deadbeef > for sound

-==INTERNET==-
firefox-aurora > browser
transmission-gtk > torrent 

-==login manager==-
slim -> login manager
slimlock -> to lock the screen

-==flash & codecs==-
gstreamer0.10-plugins >codec support
flashplugin -> you need this

-==NETWORK==-
networkmanager >a simple network manager
network-manager-applet > gui
xfce4-notifyd > required
gnome-keyring > to store authentication details

-==Other stuff==-
dialog >required for the installer
vcp >required for the installer
base-devel >required for packer & making pkgs
sudo > power thirsty?
squashfs-tools > needed for the live CD
ntfs-3g > NTFS support
ntfsprogs > NTFS fs utils
packer > best tool to get AUR pkgs
consolekit > framework for defining & tracking users, login sessions, and seats
dnsutils -> dig host nslookup (needed to perform DNS requests through proxy)
rsync -> A file transfer program to keep remote files in sync
dosfstools-> DOS fs utils
paccheck > tool to detect compromised packages
gnome-menus > required by openbox-menu
cairo-ubuntu > uber font rendering
fontconfig-ubuntu > uber font rendering
freetype2-ubuntu > uber font rendering
libxft-ubuntu > uber font rendering
bash-completion > improves & extends the reach of Bash's native auto-completion

-==Themes & icons==-
gnome-carbonate-icon-theme > used by default
gnome-icon-theme > required by some applications
hicolor-icon-theme > required by some applications
gtk-engine-murrine > required by some applications
gtk-engines > required by some applications

NO
-News/RSS feeders/microbloggers/mail manager/social network/contact manager/office/game applications please
-packages that pull Qt
-Heavier packages than what's included


I will sometimes use this new acronym: LTTU -> left to the user
(Don't feel offended smile)

The generated iso must not be over 430MB for the x86_64 architecture
Current size:426MB
(AB is almost saturated!)

Adopted suggestions:

-bash-completion (credits moa)
-xcompmgr-dana over xcompmgr (credits pablokall)
-Progress bar while copying files (credits scjet)
-Firefox Aurora over nightly (credits nyan)
-keybind to read the Doc (credits Mr Green)
-Super + L to lock (credits Kosava)
-Fix Open Mixer in volume icon (credits Kosava)
-Being able to edit 01-keyboard-layout.conf while installing (credits rob.til)
-2 finger scrolling enabled by default (credits orschiro)
-better font rendering (credits orschiro)
-rxvt-unicode-patched w/ urxvt-clipboard (credits orschiro)
-adding resume in mkinitcpio.conf (credits orschiro)
-Volume control/suspend keybinds (credits orschiro)
-Recent files (credits orschiro)
-neater menu (credits Mr Green)
-menu icons (credits Kosava/Mr Green/pablokal)
-using Xarchiver instead of file-roller (credits foolishgrunt)
-volumeicon (credits Conker1r)
-hal removed (credits xunil)
-adding user in log group (credits oliver)

Refused suggestions:

-adding freearc (by ki3rk3gaard) > it's not among the 3 default archivers of pcmanfm
-lfpower for logout (by katulu) > already using oblogout
-arch-wiki-lite (by nemesis2all) > lttu & iso size cap must not be broken
-eject medium after installation (by csat) > /run/archiso/bootmnt device busy even after umount -fa in rc.shutdown & many use a flash drive
-aero-snap (by fcuk112) > lttu https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Openbox#Aero_Snap_Behaviour
-obshutdown (by diegoauyon) > oblogout is good enough
-CB oblogout fork (by orschiro) > oblogout is good enough
-bleachbit (by barchi) > lttu

Pending:

currently empty

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#2 2010-10-15 21:02:43

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Hi, Will

Once upon a time there was a routine at the end of the CD installation that prompted the user to remove the CD by ejecting it.  Check if it is available.  I remember that sHy had once implemented it but didn't keep in the latest releases.


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#3 2011-01-11 17:30:12

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

I would suggest adding volumeicon to the system tray. It makes adjusting the volume 100 times easier.


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#4 2011-02-07 11:09:45

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Perhaps disable hal? I disabled it, the system is now much lighter.
Hal isn't much needed.
The only problem oblogout needs hal to shutdown and reboot but I fixed it.
I removed oblogout and use the Zenity shutdown,reboot,logout script.

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#5 2011-02-07 13:47:55

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

how about automatically adding the created user to the 'log' group so they can read the files in /var/log without raising credentials?

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#6 2011-02-11 07:31:59

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

my suggestion is to add bleachbit to the apps section, it deletes unneeded files to free disk space and maintain privacy.
http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=22499

Only thing to configure is define the languages one wants to keep, after that the tool can delete all other languages support on your system and frees significant disk space.
When using chromium or firefox, the cache of the browsers is filling rapidly using much diskspace, which can also be deleted by bleachbit as well as the system cache and many other unneeded cached files, if the user chooses them.

Because ArchBang is a lightwight distribution and is therefore likely to be installed on machines with older hardware and or lower hardware environments such as  low RAM and or low diskspace,
i think bleachbit would be a good addition.

Last edited by barchi (2011-02-13 18:26:29)

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#7 2011-05-15 07:15:03

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Will the best and kewlest developer in the whole wide world.... how about freearch instead of file-roller.
It's awesome I swear.. the way way it handles p7zips and all the obscure compression types... I love it... whaddaye think?




merci beaucoup
   ki3rk3gaard


EDIT>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.. freearc not freearch (wonder why I made that mistake...lol)

Last edited by ki3rk3gaard (2011-05-15 07:16:19)


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#8 2011-07-02 16:06:40

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

I'm currently using lfpower for logout which doesn't appear to require HAL;

lfpower.png

Seems like it's meant only for laptops though.

Last edited by katulu (2011-07-02 16:07:52)

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#9 2011-08-02 13:14:21

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

I'd like to second ki3rk3gaard's motion to move away from file-roller. It appears that file-roller drags in an otherwise unnecessary nautilus dependency. Any number of different lightweight file managers could be used; I'm currently using Xarchiver, though the similarly named Xarchive would also work.

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#10 2011-08-20 22:18:52

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Hi to everyone, I'm new to this forum, I'm an Arch user like 3 months for now. My first option when I looked in the wiki was OpenBox. 3 days ago I found ArchBang, so I'm really excited to find out that, there is a community to Arch+OpenBox.

2 things:
First,isn't hal already deprecated and instead using udev? Udev

Second, for logout, restart, hibernation purposes, why don't implement obshutdown? It's really customizable  (You can configure it, to use whatever you want for logout, restar, etc). Here is a snapshot:

Obshutdown

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#11 2011-08-21 11:09:38

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

It would be nice to have menu icons


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#12 2011-09-04 11:53:38

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

any plan for aero-snap support in archbang?  only thing i miss from ubuntu, win7, gnome...

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#13 2011-09-22 13:50:41

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

This new version is more better then previous, i have few suggestions...

1.) Shourcut for sflock (super + l)
2.) On volume icon i noticed when i right click it cannot open Open mixer
3.) Artwork is fine, but there are alot better mouse theme i would love to see some better mouse theme....

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/ … tent=55211
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/ … tent=55210

Last edited by Kosava (2011-09-22 13:51:04)

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#14 2011-09-28 15:07:17

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

It's nice to have a default 01-keyboard-layout.conf in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/  now
... if it were accessible from the config menu while installing
That's all to say here - everything else just works wink

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#15 2011-09-28 18:55:34

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

It will be accessible big_smile

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#16 2011-10-02 11:56:07

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Would like to see Menu [from Conky Config to Wallpaper] in a menu item make the look neater plus Archbang at top of menu

Copy to Ram dropped?

Last edited by Mr Green (2011-10-02 11:59:51)


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#17 2011-10-04 03:10:01

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Compliments, Orschiro, for your elaborate and constructive post. Well done!!


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#18 2011-10-05 03:23:43

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Wouldn't Firefox Aurora be a better choice? It is also updated nightly with everything that works, but it takes some measures so that you don't end up with a completely nonfunctional browser.

Last edited by nyan (2011-10-05 03:23:54)

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#19 2011-10-05 04:37:30

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

orschiro wrote:

Well done, apart from the theme and the decision to go with firefox nightly instead of chromium I can live with that release. But still some feedback to improve several things it in the upcoming release.

1. As you already provide a 10-synaptics.conf then please enable two finger scrolling by default.

              Option "VertEdgeScroll" "on"
              Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "on"
              Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "on"
              Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "on"
              Option "CircularScrolling" "on"
              Option "CircScrollTrigger" "2"
              Option "EmulateTwoFingerMinZ" "40"
              Option "EmulateTwoFingerMinW" "8"

2. Didn't you want to provide a better font rendering using freetype2-ubuntu fontconfig-ubuntu libxft-ubuntu cairo-ubuntu packages?

If so be aware that there is a font width problem in urxvt afterwards. This can be fixed with the patched 'rxvt-unicode-patched' package.

3. Since you are using urxvt now there is a nice script made by Xyne that allows the user to paste selection with ctrl+v instead of middle click only.

It is called urxvt-clipboard and requires the entry URxvt.perl-ext-common: default,clipboard in .Xdefaults

4. Please add the resume hook to mkinitcpio.conf by default as it avoids problems with resuming from suspension and hibernation.

5. As mentioned earlier perl-file-mimeinfo solves many problems with filetypes. Please add that as well to the next release.

5. This package is not needed. Add export 'DE=xfce' and 'export BROWSER=browser' before the exec command in .xinitrc.

6. Personally I think providing keybindings for multimedia keys by default is a win win situation. The one who does not have them does not care, the one who has them can use them directly as they are usually mapped with XF86*.

 <keybind key="XF86AudioRaiseVolume">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>amixer set Master 5%+ unmute</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="XF86AudioLowerVolume">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>amixer set Master 5%- unmute</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="XF86AudioMute">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>amixer set Master toggle</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="XF86ScreenSaver">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>slimlock</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="XF86Sleep">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>sudo pm-suspend</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>

7. If you will certainly stick with pcmanfm instead of thunar, forget this point. Otherwise I would love to see custom actions for a search.

See: http://thunar.xfce.org/pwiki/documentat … om_actions

8. The networkmanager applet is pretty ugly. Can this be more integrated?

Yes it can. Add export GTK2_RC_FILES="$HOME/.gtkrc-2.0" before the exec command in .xinitrc.

9. What about having a commented entry for the multilib repo in pacman.conf? This way it can be easily uncommented when needed.

10. Crunchbang has a nice menu entry called 'Recent files' which is pretty useful. You may think of adding this as well.

I think, that's it so far. smile

Regards

All noted smile

nyan wrote:

Wouldn't Firefox Aurora be a better choice? It is also updated nightly with everything that works, but it takes some measures so that you don't end up with a completely nonfunctional browser.

Thank you for making me discover the Aurora version which supports add-ons and is still blazing fast smile
Easily getting around 2.8K when benchmarking @ http://sliste.sl.funpic.de/bmark/

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#20 2011-10-06 21:40:30

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

willxtreme wrote:

I've been trying pcmanfm for fun and it works perfectly + it shows thumbnails without tumbler & gvfs' optional (udisks being sufficient) & of course you can extract/compress in the context menu smile
This would make AB even smaller trading 6 pkgs for 1 pkg lol:

thunar
thunar-volman
gvfs
thunar-archive-plugin
tumbler
ffmpegthumbnailer

vs

pcmanfm

We had PCManFM a long time ago back in Apeiro and went back to Thunar just because of personal preferences but these days, I want to optimize the size of AB so this would be a good move for 2011.11


+1 i agree to add pcmanfm

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#21 2011-10-07 18:18:59

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

I disagree with going back to pcmanfm. Thunar is a much better file manager imo. The addition of samba support in Thunar is huge for a lot of people. They can now browse windows shares with gvfs-smb installed. I think this should be added to the default list of packages.

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#22 2011-10-08 00:02:13

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

This is turning into one of those which is best threads, whatever file manager makes no difference. If a user wants to change once installed then its down to them. Even running live provided you have a working network connection you can install what you need. Last resort create your own custom Archbang from guides in Wiki & shipped DOC


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#23 2011-10-09 03:52:27

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Hello Willxtreme it would be good to remove oblogout, it's not needed anymore because now you can shutdown your pc using consolekit.
See the Arch wiki it works much better, it works without editing the sudoers list.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Al … o_Shutdown

It works great! just add the lines to menu.xml

To shutdown

dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest="org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit" /org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Manager org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.Manager.Stop

To Restart
dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest="org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit" /org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Manager
org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.Manager.Restart

To Suspend
dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest="org.freedesktop.UPower" /org/freedesktop/UPower org.freedesktop.UPower.Suspend


And I saw this great theme it matches Archbang I hope it will be included it looks very nice with the Clarity icons.
http://luxieblack.deviantart.com/art/QD … -156727260

Thanku.

Last edited by xunil (2011-10-09 08:08:54)

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#24 2011-10-09 05:11:56

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Xunil,

Been looking for something like QDarkStudio4. Thanks for posting the link!


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#25 2011-10-09 06:25:46

willxtreme
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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

xunil wrote:

it looks very nice with the Clarity icons.
http://luxieblack.deviantart.com/art/QD … -156727260

Indeed that theme is tight smile

Edit: except that 'hardinfo' complains about the vertical scrollbar >.<

Invalid borders specified for theme pixmap:
        /usr/share/themes/QDarkStudio4/gtk-2.0/Scrollbar/scrollbar_vertical.png,
borders don't fit within the image

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#26 2011-10-09 08:27:53

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Indeed I started hardinfo it doesn't display it well, but the theme is very good it it's not hurting my eyes.

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#27 2011-10-09 12:52:02

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

not hurting my eyes

What is this with dark themes?
I get very depressed by them.
Commercial break:
++++++++++++++
I still use my own Madpablo theme: openbox-madpablo-theme https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=37577
++++++++++++++++++
Are you'll on drugs or so?? ;-)


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#28 2011-10-09 13:30:35

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Darker the better, we could make you a nice pink theme if you so wish.....  wink


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#29 2011-10-09 15:57:39

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Pink?
I will give you extra dark sunglasses for your birthday....to cover your weary eyes.


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#30 2011-10-09 19:16:43

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

I use brighter coloured icon themes to offset the dark themes that I like. I'm not a fan of dark icon sets.


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#31 2011-10-10 08:03:25

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

pablokal wrote:

Pink?
I will give you extra dark sunglasses for your birthday....to cover your weary eyes.

Well the light themes are much brighter,they indeed hurt the eyes. With the dark themes I don't have this problem, I can sit hours on the pc
without burning my eyes. Btw I can't find a nice looking light themes they seem very window95 except for ambiance theme is very nice.

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#32 2011-10-10 08:04:29

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Mr Green wrote:

Darker the better, we could make you a nice pink theme if you so wish.....  wink

lol

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#33 2011-10-10 09:16:25

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

archvortex wrote:

Xunil,

Been looking for something like QDarkStudio4. Thanks for posting the link!

QDarkStudio4 does look good with Clarity, now to find an Openbox theme to do it credit.....


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#34 2011-10-11 11:37:41

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

I just like the "KISS" theme, if you want others, just ~/.themes  them. wink
  lets have an early-bird special, I can't wait anymore.
...where is 2011.11 ?, is it Oct. 31st yet ?  -Lol

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#35 2011-10-12 01:19:40

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

I just found the stylish addon for firefox with this addon you can style websites if made all the websites look dark to save my eyes using this.
http://userstyles.org/styles/23516/midn … dark-style
http://userstyles.org/styles/16996/carbon-extreme
http://userstyles.org/styles/13864/blac … ompanion-i
There are many styles to choos from.

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#36 2011-10-12 01:59:10

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Mr Green wrote:

Darker the better, we could make you a nice pink theme if you so wish.....

Black and neon pink would be cool! Maybe create an Onyx-pink. smile


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#37 2011-10-12 17:56:04

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Archbang 2011.10 is quite nice. I've migrated over from Crunchbang as Statler doesn't seem to run the later Firefox releases as well as it perhaps could if it had newer components version like GCC. That's just a guess as I'm just an end user who doesn't know much about these things.

Out of all the "light" Linux distros I've tried over the past year this definately has the least quirks and best OOB experience so far. It's the first time my USB sound just works, ie without any tweaks needed.

If it weren't for the text installer which can be daunting I'd say AB is far more beginner friendly than Linux Mint LXDE, Peppermint Two, and Crunchbang.


The few issues I had during install were:

1) Partitioning the unallocated space on my drive as I had an existing Windows installation. I had no idea so I exited and used GParted to do that.

2) Not an issue but when the option to create a swap appears it would have be helpful to suggest a swap size or indicate it's optional.

3) I had no idea what "Do you want to mount other static partitions at bootup?" was. Is it for multi-booting other OSes?


The only tweaks I've had to do so far is edit a couple of files to enable autologin and multi-boot. Installing regular Firefox (So I can use my favourite add-ons) and Samsung ML-1665 printer drivers from the AUR are on my to do list.

It would be nice if the Faenza icons, CPU frequency scaling, and BURG could be preinstalled in future releases.

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#38 2011-10-13 04:20:29

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Do you want to mount other static partitions at bootup?

Say you have a backup of storage partition you want to mount each time you boot up, this creates a mounting point and the automatic mounting.


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#39 2011-10-16 01:19:59

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

I think a great addition for archbang would be arch-wiki-lite. Could update the doc to reflect usage.

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#40 2011-10-18 13:12:04

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

I think Archvortex may need to edit wiki too ... Do we create a script or package to remove drivers? kind of limited use but it is an interesting point maybe Will may change it...


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#41 2011-10-19 01:13:06

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Mr Green wrote:

I think Archvortex may need to edit wiki too

I edited it when I originally added the DOC page to the Wiki big_smile

Agreed about the DOC being in the browser on start up and it should look like a webpage and not a text document for professional appearance sake.


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#42 2011-10-19 01:16:42

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Installer does give options to edit configs, but I understand what you mean. DOC could be bound to a keyboard shortcut [open in Leafpad or browser]


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#43 2011-10-19 04:49:45

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

The offline DOC will be upgraded to an html version w/ anchors for quick navigation & Super + R keybind to "Read the Doc" tongue

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#44 2011-10-19 04:56:15

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Awesome!! Great to hear! Thanks Will!


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#45 2011-10-19 10:43:40

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

yes, TY Will, and good idea with the Super +R

-or, on a fun note:
Super+R -> See Your "Doc"tor

  :?
  sry, for the  bad pun.

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#46 2011-10-29 07:22:36

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

A minor polishing issue, regrading 2011.10 :

Near the end of a default install, the terminal simply says:
"...Now finishing copying files :D ... "  ?

However, I noticed that it sometimes takes awhile, and with nothing else displaying activity on the terminal/screen, a user might think it's all done. (like I did wrongfully).
Maybe you could add a rotating vertical-scroll-bar ?, or scrolling "#" signs, atleast just to show some activity ?,  or the percentage left to actually copy ?, and also a  "Done" (only when it is really done), or reboot now, or whatever.

Thanks.

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#47 2011-11-03 04:29:50

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

I think you should include bash-completion package. It is very useful tab completion scripts for cli.
Cheers! )

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#48 2011-11-03 05:57:24

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

to include 'SUDO' is not neccesary i think!

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#49 2011-11-03 06:39:00

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

moa wrote:

I think you should include bash-completion package. It is very useful tab completion scripts for cli.
Cheers! )

sure smile

archy wrote:

to include 'SUDO' is not neccesary i think!

Nothing pulls it so it must be listed (maybe one day it will be part of the base group but not yet)

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#50 2011-11-03 07:06:24

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Include rsync

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#51 2011-11-03 07:15:03

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Kruppt,

I've got rsync on a fresh install of 2011.11 and haven't updated yet on VirtualBox smile It's in the package list.


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#52 2011-11-03 09:35:39

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Hello everyone, I would like to have the ability to continue installation via CLI, wirelessly. Currently we or maybe just I, myself cannot connect wirelessly in command mode only. I have used Arch for many years and other distros. I remember being able to connect to a wireless network prior to installing x in Arch a few years ago and download what I needed, but now, without ifconfig and such, it seems impossible. I tried with the instructions that Will has on his page but to no avail.
An other suggestion would be to include a Network Topic in the forum.
I do enjoy a great distro and ArchBang is a great distro in the making. Bravo a toi Will...

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#53 2011-11-03 20:33:00

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

ArchVortex wrote:

Kruppt,

I've got rsync on a fresh install of 2011.11 and haven't updated yet on VirtualBox smile It's in the package list.

Great!! Hadn't looked .......but glad it is now on the LiveCD.

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#54 2011-11-06 13:27:56

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

In connection with my bug-report I'd like to suggest gnome-themes-standard, (perhaps) gtk-engine-unico and a nice theme with both GTK2 & 3 variants to be included as a new default (until Shiki-Statler goes GTK3).

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#55 2011-11-08 07:17:36

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

I would like to see sudo be locked down by default.

the file /etc/sudoers.d/g_wheel leaves the system wide open as it requires no password for anyone. i think if it was simply modified this way:

%wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL
%power ALL= NOPASSWD: /sbin/shutdown
%power ALL= NOPASSWD: /sbin/reboot

it would allow users to still shutdown and reboot the system with no password(thus allowing the exit menu to still work) but still requiring a password for everything else.

maybe rename the g_wheel file or create a g_power with the 2 last lines.

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#56 2011-11-08 12:51:48

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

grondinm wrote:

I would like to see sudo be locked down by default.

I have seen this debate in other forums (most recently PC-BSD).  A lot of the debate comes down to who gets put into the wheels group, if they are put in there then they would have approval for admin items without the need for putting in the password, what about some items that want to run as root, if you do add someone to wheels and then give them the password are you really gaining anything, etc.

I think the best solution is a good wiki on the choices and how to set them up.  Unfortunately I am not the one to write the wiki as this is the first that I came across how to set up the sudoers permissions (which I am writing down so I can remember).  Does someone know a good link for more on this subject?  Or can I inspire someone with the knowledge to submit a tutorial?

Thanks


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#57 2011-11-08 12:53:41

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Sudo

How I learned how to install and set sudo up...


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#58 2011-11-08 17:05:39

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

histo wrote:

I disagree with going back to pcmanfm.

Yep but...thunar is heavier than pcmanfm!


Mr Green wrote:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Sudo

How I learned how to install and set sudo up...

Sudo is sooo Buntus...

never used sudo on almost 999 distros i proved! always nice with 'su' :emoidea:

willxtreme wrote:

Suggestions

GRUB 2! get innovation...

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#59 2011-11-08 23:38:03

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

2011.11 is just slick guys. Kudos guys.

Is there a plan/roadmap for integrating the following

1. Lightdm
2. Grub 2
3. Upstart

I understand the focus is right now more on desktop experience, but the distro feels old until we login to the desktop environment.

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#60 2011-11-09 05:23:26

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Would be nice to provide links to what you mention:
Upstart: http://upstart.ubuntu.com/
Quote on upstart from someone who boots in 8 seconds:

Ubuntu uses upstart for a partially parallel boot process. For arch, i recommend to have a look at systemd, there is an excellent article in the wiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Systemd and a dedicated forum thread: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=96316&p=1 I'm using it here without problems

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 69#p947369
For me the boot process of Arch is quick enough.
lightdem: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LightDM
Grub2 is well documented all over the place.
The two later solutions seem less KISS to me than what we have now and I would not be glad if they were adopted.


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#61 2011-11-09 06:29:36

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

You are right. upstart, lightdm seems a bit complicated. Actually, I was bit disappointed by the plain image of Slim, but after I configured with different theme, Slim looks cool. Will check systemd with the current system and report back.

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#62 2011-11-16 23:39:41

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

LightDM is complicated truee but i changed Slim with LXDM much better solution big_smile

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#63 2011-11-20 20:46:52

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

My votes:

thunar
bleachbit
terminator
smplayer

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#64 2011-11-21 08:00:49

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

dodo3773 wrote:

terminator

agreed

My vote is for obdevicemenu (an Openbox pipe menu for the management of removable media with Udisks)
http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=47192

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#65 2011-11-21 09:15:30

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

BTRFS! <--[SIZE XLARGE]

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#66 2011-11-21 23:15:13

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

One more. I am not sure if it is included but I would really like the "inetutils" package included.

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#67 2011-11-25 02:43:47

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

I think we should still leave a plain "text" copy of the "DOC" in ~/ ,  which is already in Super+r -> /usr/share/ab/DOC.html,  would be a handy thing.
Just in case ppl run into startx/X problems, and/or can't bring up Super+r for whatever reasons.

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#68 2011-12-05 04:48:48

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

archy wrote:

BTRFS! <--[SIZE XLARGE]

+. Just a must have for archbang
can't wait for fsck support

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#69 2011-12-21 03:51:25

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Inetutils seems a little bit strange to me... It combines useful stuff like ftp and hostname with obsolete and unsafe rlogin, rcp, etc.
For example, on debian issuing rlogin calls ssh in fact which seems to be quite reasonable to me.

I don't know about btrfs (I saw very different opinions in the web - probably it's a little bit early to include it) but I think jfs fits well in such lightweight environment. Now there is a bug - I could not install AB on jfs without some shaman dancing...

I also would like to see reacher and more integrated DE. It doesn't mean switching to xfce or something, but just adding some additional stuff seamlessly. To me, some useful functions are missing. Personally I miss smb/nfs clients built into a FM and desktop icons.

Xarchiever has a bug with long Cyrillic file (or, more probably, directory) names. Had to switch to file roller so far.

Xcompmgr appears to be a buggy stuff. It crashed on my laptop from time to time and I replaced it with cairo-compmgr, that seems to be a better choice.

Feh is able to replace both nitrogen and geeqie and good enough to be voted for.

I also think than AB will quickly gain popularity as a laptop OS due to its lightness and effectiveness. I've spent a lot of time setting up all this acpi/power/laptop mode stuff and would be glad to find some pre-configured packages available.

Besides this, I think the distro is really good, and still have a potential to improve much further. Thanks for your work!

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#70 2011-12-23 12:37:38

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Humans did all innovations to make life easier. Arch is much easier when you decide to get your hands dirty.
Archbang is another great innovation to make virtual life a little more easier.

But still there is packages that I do not use are left in the system. I do not much care about them until they bite
me. Some packages are,
DeadBeef - (I prefer) XMMS2
Gnome Mplayer - I use only VLC.
OpenBox and related customization tools - I like Xfce.
Office Zathura - I never opened that one.
Archbang is like a capsule extracted from ArchLinux, isn't it?

I always liked the idea about building a system from base, but where arch linux is time consuming and
archbang is quiet a complete distro, it also left me some packages that i never wanted to use.

Where i am getting is, why dont Archbang let the user decide which packages the user want to use in there
system
instead of figuring about which package should be included in the distribution?
I think,  this way is more closer to..
    1 Simple
    2 Elegant
    3 Versatile
    4 Expedient

Let me explain a little more.
On the archbang live cd the user get prompt for the default set of applications that are already included in the Archbang livecd.
(like, some default application i mentioned above.) Besides on that prompt the user is given a categorized list
for Gnome, Xfce, LXDE, where if the user did not choose one then install the default Openbox. The list can be
expanded in to whatever categories that makes sense (Like Multimeda, Education and so on..) . As i mentioned
above a simple categorization (innovation?) could make life a lot more easier.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Packages:
	--Core (Local)
	--Archbang's Default Set of Applications (Local)
		----Openbox
		----Gnome Mplayer
		----Zathura

Downloadable from Internet:
	--Desktop Enviournments
		----Gnome
		----KDE
		----Xfce
		----OB/FB and others
	--Education
		----
		----
		----
	--Games
		----
		----
		----
	--Graphics
		----
		----
	--Multimedia
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

With something like this way Archbang is only installing packages that is needed by the user.
Isn't that simple?


I am also aware that we could make an arch linux iso with our own selected packages.
Still but top on that this method could be more convenient.

Please do not tell me to do this myself if i want things like that. I cant do this because of 2 reasons.
1. Am not a developer as a profession or passion.
2. Am not very rich to pay some one to create an another distribution.

Take it only as a suggestion.


Let's talk about rights and lefts. You're right so I left.

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#71 2011-12-23 14:41:47

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Listen: in one command you can uninstall all the things you don't  need after you have installed what you want.

#pacman -Rns  openbox obconf obmenu lxappearance deadbeef gmplayer zathura

AB is not a extraction: it is the Arch base with a certain simple ready-to-go configuration.

And if you want to configure Arch with no unnecessary stuff, just build it up yourself: http://willensky.blogspot.com/
It is no drama; you can do it!!


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#72 2012-01-07 12:40:30

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

Also gtk3 theme is a must have, most applications are moved to gtk3 now (in my case Transmission, it's the most popular gtk3 app for me)
If there no ways to port original theme - http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic … r-testing/

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#73 2012-01-08 10:56:40

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

kanyck wrote:

I also would like to see reacher and more integrated DE. It doesn't mean switching to xfce or something, but just adding some additional stuff seamlessly. To me, some useful functions are missing. Personally I miss smb/nfs clients built into a FM and desktop icons.

No, don't add anything, i don't like even things that already provided in addition to openbox, because i prefer Xfce. (If i don't forget, crunchbang provided xfce version long time ago, but now it's gone sad ) If you make the distro openbox centric, it will be much harder to delete all elements and deps of what you've installed. (at now it's batty, tint2, volumeicon, nitrogen, openbox, dmenu-xft, conky and some of their dependicies) - pretty huge list for KISS distro. There also many trash packages in archbang, right now i'm checking /var/lib/pacman/local for installed packages, which from them is useful and which is not.

If you want all in one featured distro - install ubuntu and enjoy ._.

Also please exclude scrot, xorg-utils and xorg-server-utils, they are useless for most users IMO

Sorry for partially bad english

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#74 2012-01-08 18:11:29

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

ReckouNT wrote:

right now i'm checking /var/lib/pacman/local for installed packages, which from them is useful and which is not.


It would be more thorough to run 'pacman -Q' and redirect the output to a file

# pacman -Q > /tmp/all_installed_apps.out

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#75 2012-01-09 01:34:58

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Re: Suggestions thread/What's in ArchBang

oliver wrote:
ReckouNT wrote:

right now i'm checking /var/lib/pacman/local for installed packages, which from them is useful and which is not.


It would be more thorough to run 'pacman -Q' and redirect the output to a file

# pacman -Q > /tmp/all_installed_apps.out

Then look at what is in Archbang here

http://wiki.archbang.org/index.php?title=Package_List


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