Default applications for Lubuntu Lucid

Registered by Julien Lavergne

This spec will describe the workflow for choosing default applications for the Lubuntu Lucid release. It will be based on the one used for Karmic cycle :

# Determine areas not currently covered in Karmic seed that still need to be addressed
# Add to seed: lxdm, lubuntu-artwork, lubuntu-default-settings
# Discuss applications that could be replaced
# Vote on identified items, with discussion on mailing list/wiki page
# Make a IRC meeting to decide the applications list.
#Update and summarized explanation of some choices. The goal is to make a reference when people will say « I want this by default »
# Update the seed and upload to the archive.

Impact on :
- lubuntu-desktop

Blueprint information

Julien Lavergne
Needs approval
Julien Lavergne
Series goal:
Proposed for lucid
Milestone target:
milestone icon lucid-alpha-3
Started by
Julien Lavergne
Completed by
Julien Lavergne

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Summary :
- Some applications have been adding to covered missing features (printing, hardware info, tasks manager ...). See lubuntu-meta changelog since lubuntu-meta 0.9
- Adding specific packages (lubuntu-artwork and lubuntu-default-settings) and lxdm
- Discussion was made on some key applications (browser, e-mail client, video-player and music player).
- Some applications was replcaced for technical reasons (network-manager instead of wicd)
- Changes was uploaded to the archives
- Adjustement to the seed if it's necessary.
- Update the documentation

- Adding pcmanfm2 as default (need push of pcmanfm2 into the archive, and adapt lubuntu-default-settings)

04/26/2010 : Update summary, blueprint closed for lucid

02/18/2010 : Add a summary of items.

11/18/2009 : Update with discussion on UDS + some possible missing areas (gilir)

There is serious discussion about replacing firefox, at least for arm/unr, perhaps with epiphany-webkit or chromium. This should be tracked, and maybe for many of the same reasons, if this is actually chosen for that, it should be done for lubuntu as well.


Work Items

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* Blueprints in grey have been implemented.