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A grumble about Ubuntu/Debian

December 28, 2008 — BarryK
I have been noticing that some Ubuntu packages are quite old. I would like to give an example:

Again, Ubuntu uses a very old version. The 'pnmtopng' utility is broken.

In this case, the problem was fixed by using more recent versions. We are talking about a really old version being used by Ubuntu, and I presume also Debian, which I think is weird -- makes me wonder that maybe they are neglecting some packages.

As I'm in grumble-mode right now, I'll complain about Openbox. I find the bug with SeaMonkey download dialogs to be most annoying. So much so, I might dump it, maybe use Pekwm that plinej has also prepared a pet package for.

LXPanel -- one thing I have noticed is that the nice grouping of items with separators in the second-level of the menu is no-more, as LXPanel just automatically scans the .desktop files.
I really don't know about this automatic scanning thing anyway, in terms of the CPU overhead.


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Username: dogone
"Sorry Barry, the title to my last post is mysterious error. Should be "Alternate Base". It appears one cannot submit blog comments using Opera 9.6.3. Click "Add comment" and nothing happens. I post this using Seamonkey.

Username: Leon
"Xfce Xfce from Gray's xfce 4.4.3 package solved all the problems I had with my most of the time favorite Jwm: - Seamonkey and Firefox can now display live streaming in fullscreen mode using the latest version of Adobe Flash Player - All dialog boxes are properly handled. - All keyboard shortcuts works properly. - Works very fast and flawlessly. It has all the features that I like: - small, fast, simple, easy configurable - panel autohide - Xfce menu and my own additional menu - panel program launcher - Show Desktop, Network Monitor, Generic Monitor, Clipman and Clock icons in system tray - my own theme LXPanel It hasn't tray autohide property. This is an important feature when using computers with small screens.

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