Flidas Release Issues

Blocking Issues

Please list here issues which are blocking Flidas release. If you want to report a new issue, you can report it here and then list it here.

  • [SOLVED] Making the netinst/text-mode installer
  • [SOLVED]WiFi not able to connect to Hidden network
  • [SOLVED]Missing dependencies for CD/DVD burn software
  • Set up alternative architecture build jails
  • [SOLVED] Issues with repo signatures
  • Trisquel mini and other editions

Critical Issues

Minor Issues

Dist-upgrade from 6.0 and 7.0

A usually tedious and complicated task, but critical for the release.
The related helper is make-ubuntu-release-upgrader. Helping resolve this
task involves setting virtual machines with the previous releases and
running the release-upgrader script applying fixes until the upgrade
works smoothly. Due to signature requirements it is not easy to test
without full access to the production archive repository.

Artwork [x]

Having a look at Uruk may help.

Adding Missing Programs [x]

The current image is missing many programs, such as Pidgin, Gimp, etc. They haven't been compiled yet, in most cases their helper scripts need to be reviewed and upgraded.

There are many packages pending to build, some required for the main
edition, some for trisquel mini or other of the alternate editions, and
some packages that are edition-independent.

This is one of the main areas where volunteer work can be done
efficiently and without much bottlenecks. All that is needed is to
install a development image of T8 and install/build/improve the related
packages through the helpers system. Merge requests for the helpers
would then be published, reviewed and built.

Polishing Desktop Issues [x]

The desktop environment still needs some polish, in particular to iron some kinks in the GTK theme.

Software Selection [x]

Starting with the current list of preinstalled applications (which we want to preserve if possible), we need to decide which need replacement, and what is the best program to include instead. We can also add some new programs, but keeping in mind not to bloat the system. We do not preinstall two applications that do the same thing.

Software proposal by category

  • Guide:
    • bold names: currently installed in alpha release
    • italic names: installed by default in Ubuntu MATE 16.04 (xenial)
    • regular names: proposed
    • |: OR operator, choose one of them
    • ,: AND operator
  • Multimedia
    • audio player: rhythmbox,
      rhythmbox-plugins | audacious
    • multimedia player: smplayer | mpv |
      vlc,
      vlc-plugin-notify
    • scan: simple-scan,
      system-config-printer-gnome,
      system-config-printer-udev
    • video player:
  • Internet
    • chat: pidgin,
      pidgin-otr,
      pidgin-libnotify
    • new aggregator: liferea
    • torrent: transmission-gtk |
      deluge-gtk
    • web browser: abrowser |
      icecat
    • mail client: enigmail, icedove |
      sylpheed | claws-mail
  • Accessories
    • application launcher:
      synapse
    • archive manager: engrampa,
      p7zip-full, xz-utils, unar,
      unzip, zip
    • backup: deja-dup,
      deja-dup-backend-gvfs,
      deja-dup-caja
    • bitcoin: electrum
    • character map: gucharmap
    • display manager:
      lightdm
    • encryption: seahorse
    • irc client: hexchat
    • menu editor: mozo
    • office suite:
      libreoffice
    • partition editor:
      parted,
      gparted
    • password manager: keepassx
    • pdf viewer: atril
    • text editor (graphical):
      pluma,
      emacs
    • text editor (command line): nano,
      vim-tiny
    • usb creator:
      usb-creator-gtk
  • Games
    • FPS :
      xonotic
    • RTS :
      0ad
    • TBS :
      hedgewars
    • TPS :
      kobodeluxe (third person scrolling 2D shooter), teeworlds
      (sidescrolling multiplayer-only shooting game)
  • Graphics
    • image organizer: shotwell,
    • image viewer:
      eom
    • raster graphics: mypaint | gimp,
      imagemagick
  • System Tools
    • apt: aptitude, gdebi
    • disk cleaner: bleachbit
    • disk utility:
      gnome-disk-utility
    • file manager:
      caja,
      caja-extensions-common,
      caja-open-terminal,
      caja-gsku
    • indicator:
      indicator-application,

      indicator-application-gtk2,
      indicator-keyboard,
      indicator-network,
      indicator-power,
      indicator-sound,
      indicator-sound-gtk2

    • network manager:
      network-manager-openvpn,
      network-manager-openvpn-gnome
    • search files: catfish
    • shell:
      bash,
      bash-completion
    • terminal emulator:
      mate-terminal,
      xterm
  • universal access:
    • magnifier: xzoom
    • onscreen keyboard:
      onboard
    • screen reader: espeak,
      gnome-orca

Revisions

11/29/2016 - 22:41
SalmanMohammadi
12/04/2016 - 16:54
Mangy Dog
01/10/2017 - 09:15
SalmanMohammadi
02/08/2017 - 19:19
Hdesmi
04/23/2017 - 15:57
Lightmoon
08/14/2017 - 17:09
Ker Tris
11/25/2017 - 01:04
Majin Buu
03/28/2018 - 14:22
Geshmy