Wish list for Trisquel 8

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Ignacio.Agullo
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se unió: 09/29/2009

Got some wishes for Trisquel 8, and suppose that the rest of you would have some too, so I decided to start a list.

1. Installers to comply with Free System Distribution Guidelines (GNU FSDG). Trisquel 7 ISO image contains a installer that does not offer the four freedoms - specifically, Trisquel text mode installer does not offer the freedom 0, the freedom to execute, because it is an online installer and relies on network connection which isn't either eternal or guaranteeable against failure - as a matter of fact, the Trisquel 7 32-bit ISO text installer is broken since more than two months ago because of a package which fails to download. So, either no online installers or all online installers having offline mode too.

2. Full-disk encryption capable installers. Trisquel 7 graphic installer has no full-disk encryption capability because of requiring an unencrypted partition for /boot. Trisquel 7 text mode installer has it. It would be nice for all installers to have this capability.

3. Keyboard shortcuts. Trisquel 7 out-of-the-box lacks the most elementary shortcuts: Undo (Ctrl+Z), Redo (Ctrl+Y), Cut (Ctrl+X), Copy (Ctrl+C), Paste (Ctrl+V), Find (Ctrl+F), etc... I know that techies such as myself can create this shortcuts in the Control Panel, but i) is it necessary to make us pass through that pain without a reason?, and ii) that makes inviable recommending Trisquel to other users, because of knowing that they are going to experience recoil from the start.

4. Abrowser able to sync. Browser Abrowser, probably the first application to be opened after completing the installation of Trisquel, has an old bug prevents it from syncing. This happens not with Firefox. I know that Trisquel cannot be blamed for this, just saying it would be nice for Trisquels default browser being able to work right out-of-the-box.

Ignacio.Agullo
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se unió: 09/29/2009

"Keyboard shortcuts. Trisquel 7 out-of-the-box lacks the most elementary shortcuts: Undo (Ctrl+Z), Redo (Ctrl+Y), Cut (Ctrl+X), Copy (Ctrl+C), Paste (Ctrl+V), Find (Ctrl+F), etc... I know that techies such as myself can create this shortcuts in the Control Panel, but i) is it necessary to make us pass through that pain without a reason?, and ii) that makes inviable recommending Trisquel to other users, because of knowing that they are going to experience recoil from the start."

I have to take that back, I just found it was a keyboard malfunction on my part.

t3g
t3g
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se unió: 05/15/2011

You can install Trisquel and any other Ubuntu based distro without an internet connection. It is just suggested so you can nab updates quicker.

jxself
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se unió: 09/13/2010

Regarding alleged freedom zero violations: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/imperfection-isnt-oppression.en.html

Jodiendo
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se unió: 01/09/2013

I'm glad that I switch to Debian 8, everything works fine "out of the box", still withing the guidelines of FSF not BEEN posses.

Magic Banana

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se unió: 07/24/2010

A little suggestion: ship by default Transmageddon instead of OggConvert, which has been unmaintained or many years.

jxself
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se unió: 09/13/2010

OggConvert is a mature program and doesn't get many releases. That doesn't mean it's unmaintained though. Rather it falls into the class of programs that have accomplished what they set out to do. Much like procmail, which hasn't had a release since 2001. It is stable and complete: They define the features they wanted and worked on implementing them. Avoiding feature creep, all of the bugs get slowly worked out and development slows. Unmaintained is not the same as a mature program and I don't think Transmageddon has reached that point yet.

Magic Banana

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se unió: 07/24/2010

Here is OggConvert's website: http://oggconvert.tristanb.net

Call that mature if you wish...

jxself
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se unió: 09/13/2010

That's the website, not the software. :)

willcoderwang
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se unió: 12/23/2014

I use ffmpeg to convert audio from mp3 to ogg. It works perfect.