Standard Features for the Linux desktop

This is intended to keep track of the functions and features we expect to be available and working under the standard CSCF Linux environment.

See Also: LinuxTestSuite (these two should be merged)

System

  • nntp

Manipulate CD/DVD burner

  1. k3b - but it requires KDE and we want to encourage GNOME (right?)
    • Hm, I don't know about encouraging GNOME over KDE... but a google-search suggests that Gnome users will keep kde libraries around, solely to use k3b (posted July 05). - drallen
  2. cdrecord - CLI
  3. cdrdao
  4. dvd+rwtools

Programming Languages / Compilers / Interpreters

  1. some form of Java
  2. C/C++ (gcc)
  3. perl
  4. python
  5. ruby / rubygems
  6. tcl / tk
  7. netbeans
  8. eclipse

Web Browser

  1. Firefox
  2. Mozilla
  3. elinks
  4. w3m

Mail / News Clients

  1. Thunderbird
  2. Evolution
  3. mutt
  4. pine (gross)
  5. slrn

Sound / Video

  1. xine
  2. xmms
  3. MP3 plugins for everything
  4. mpg123 / mpg321
  5. mplayer + Win32 codecs
  6. ogg stuff (vorbis-tools, ogg123)
  7. Flash plugins for web browsers

Text / Graphics Manipulation

  1. vi*
  2. joe
  3. *TeX
  4. acroread / gpdf / xpdf
  5. ghostview / gv
  6. xfig / dia / gnuplot
  7. emacs
  8. openoffice
  9. gimp
  10. ImageMagick

Window Managers

  1. GNOME
  2. KDE
  3. Windowmaker
  4. ion
  5. fvwm

Login shells

  1. bash
  2. tcsh
  3. rdesktop (RDP counts, right?)
  4. zsh

Misc

  1. screen
  2. Oracle Calendar
  3. gpg (Enigmail too?)
  4. sudo
  5. sshd
  6. xlock / xscreensaver
  7. cvs
  8. subversion
  9. rcs

Printing

  1. CUPS

Timewasters

  1. gaim
  2. xchat
  3. irssi
  4. nethack

-- LawrenceFolland - 26 Apr 2005

-- MikePatterson - 28 Apr 2005

-- DanielAllen - 04 Aug 2005

Topic revision: r7 - 2010-05-13 - LawrenceFolland
 
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