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#1 2004-01-09 12:45:48

rasat
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What packages do you like most in AL?

I am curious to know what Arch Linux users consider as their ten (10) most liked AL packages. I am planning to use this information when guiding newbies and also for the Live CD package selection.

<b>Beside pacman, my most liked pkg are.....:</b>
Kbear (A graphical ftp client for KDE)
K3b (A CD and DVD burning application)
Konqueror (kdebase)
Opera (Browser & e-mail client)

<b>Packages what I consider good:</b>
AbiWord (Wordprocessor)
Scribus (Desktop publishing)
Quanta (HTML editor)


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#2 2004-01-09 15:38:42

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Re: What packages do you like most in AL?

I'll chime in.

evolution
xmms
epiphany
flashplugin (my homestarrunner fix for obvious reasons... wink)
ssh
xscreensaver
vnc
gvim
python

I wouldn't be able to work/play without these!


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#3 2004-01-09 17:16:11

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Re: What packages do you like most in AL?

makepkg
namcap
pacman

crond
ssh
java (+jdom(in my TUR) +jdsl(not archpackage because of licence))
perl
cups (ever tried to install a hpdj880 on a linux with the old lpd?)
alsa-drivers (much better sound :-) )
kernel wink (2.6.0 for work, 2.4.24 for 3d-stuff (because of 3d-acceleration works))

ion (fast)
kde (3.2b2 - powerfull, very customizable if you know how - use fam for better responsability)
gnome (compatibility reasons)

rasmol
latex et al.
stellarium
celestia
xplanet

fortune
cowsay

kaffeine (xine)
abcde
cdcd
audacity
juk

eboard
bzflag (have to find out how to play)
tuxracer
(have to find out how to play windows-games under linux for free: do not want to buy vmware, but want to play Siedler4)

habe for sure fogot a lot of basics, but these should exist on every system :-) (i mean links, pico/nano, ...)


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#4 2004-01-09 20:39:47

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Re: What packages do you like most in AL?

Rhythmbox. No other music app comes close.


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#5 2004-01-09 22:35:18

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Re: What packages do you like most in AL?

In no particular order tongue

1. Xfce (desktop -- ok, it's more than one package but it's really nice)
2. Beaver (gui editor -- the 0.3.x series are to prefer unfortunatly they have dissapeared from the development site)
3. The Gimp (image editor)
4. Mozilla Firebird (webbrowser)
5. Mozilla Thunderbird (mailclient)
6. Abiword (word processor)
7. Beep Media Player (duh!)
8. Nano (cli text editor)
9. Xine (media player)
10. Python (interpeted programming language)

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#6 2004-01-10 13:14:43

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Re: What packages do you like most in AL?

Xfce4 desktop
Mozilla
Thunderbird
Pan
Openoffice
Gcombust & dvd-writing tools
XINE
YAbasic (don't laugh, I use it at work for generating reports)
Mplayer
XMMS
Nano

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#7 2004-01-10 15:44:50

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Re: What packages do you like most in AL?

I'll try to think which packages I'd install first on my new system, if I had one smile
I guess that would also be my favourite packages (I don't mention the dependencies):

1. enlightenment
2. mozilla-firebird
3. evolution
4. openoffice
5. xine
6. gimp
7. k3b
8. xmms
9. ripperx
10. audacity

That was hard. There's lots of packages I should have mentioned just to be able to use the ones above.

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#8 2004-01-10 21:51:32

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Re: What packages do you like most in AL?

Here are my favourite packages:

1. epiphany
2. gaim
3. evolution
4. openoffice
5. totem
6. bmp (beep media player)
7. k3b
8. amule
9. giftui
10. gnome

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#9 2004-01-10 23:38:30

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Re: What packages do you like most in AL?

eterm, vim, emacs, scite, xine, mplayer, mp3blaster, xmms, emelfm, sed, grep, diff, patch, mc, sane/xsane, rip, cdcd, gift/giftcurs, ncftp, ssh, scp, mozilla-firebird, irssi, dillo, gaim, telnet (unfortunately i need telnet), transcode, lbreakout2, tuxracer, lincity, gltron, etc.


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#10 2004-01-11 00:30:52

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Re: What packages do you like most in AL?

KDE 3.2 beta2
k3b
linux 2.6.1
xine

erm.. that's about it, everything else KDE provides (except bloody kaffeine)

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#11 2004-01-11 05:52:13

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Re: What packages do you like most in AL?

xfce4
xmms
gaim
mozilla-firebird
rox
konsole
openoffice
xine


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#12 2004-01-11 17:24:12

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Re: What packages do you like most in AL?

Pacman  #1
MC
ALSA
Nano
Slocate
Mozilla-Firebird
XMMS
XFCE4
Xcdroast
OpenOffice
Kernel 2.6.1
Cups
wink  My top picks of the many excellent packages AL provides. Thanks!!!


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#13 2004-01-11 18:01:34

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Re: What packages do you like most in AL?

After being a red hat user for years, I have moved to arch because of Pacman!

1. Pacman
2. Apache
3. MySql
4. Postfix
5. J2SDK
6. SSH
7. CVS - thinking of moving to Subversion
8. Tomcat - but I installed this myself as there is no pacman config

primarily server applications.

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#14 2004-01-11 19:19:51

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Re: What packages do you like most in AL?

Thanks. This is great seeing the favorite packages.

To make this topic helpful for users who are interested to know what are the favorite Arch Linux packages, here below I have login with <b>wiki</b> username and pasted packages what have been posted into pre-assigned categories. I am also including the information of the package. Packages what I don't know, I am asking the contributor to add his/her pkgs in the same content by login with wiki (password: wiki) and then click edit. Any new contribution, please be free to add. Also if anyone wants to improve the outlook of the content, be free to edit.

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=2243


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#15 2004-01-11 19:47:04

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Re: What packages do you like most in AL?

<b>ARCH LINUX FAVORITE PACKAGES</b>
URL: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?p=12157#12157

<b>Base</b>
Pacman (A .tar.gz based package manager with dependency support)
Cpio (A tool to copy files into or out of a cpio or tar archive)
Slocate (Provides a secure way to index and quickly search for local files)

<b>Daemons</b>
Ifplugd (A daemon which brings up/down network interfaces upon cable insertion/removal)
Openssh (A Secure SHell server/client)
Cups (The CUPS Printing System)
Apache (A high performance Unix-based HTTP server (with SSL)
MySQL (A fast SQL database server)

<b>Devel</b>
Quanta (A web development tool for the K Desktop Environment.)
Python (A high-level scripting language)
J2Sdk (Sun's java development kit)

<b>Editors</b>
Nano (Pico editor clone with enhancements.)
Vim (Vi IMproved console)

<b>Emulators</b>

<b>Games</b>
Lbreakout2 (A breakout game with nice effects, graphics, and sounds)
tuxracer (Tux Racer lets you take on the role of Tux the Linux Penguin as he races down steep, snow-covered mountains)

<b>Gnome</b>
Epiphany (A GNOME2 web browser based on the mozilla rendering engine)
Totem (    A GNOME2 integrated movie player based on Xine)
Gnome-desktop (The GNOME Desktop)
Rhythmbox (A i-tunes like music player/ libary)

<b>Kde</b>
Kdebase - Konqueror (Unix-based Web browser, file manager, and universal viewer from KDE)

<b>Kernels</b>

<b>Lib</b>

<b>Modules</b>

<b>Multimedia</b>
K3b (Feature-rich and easy to handle CD burning application)
Xmms (The X MultiMedia System)
Xine-ui (A free video player for Unix)
Gimp (GNU Image Manipulation Program)
Mplayer (A movie player for linux)
VLC  (VLC is the fastest multimedia player for various audio and video formats 'MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...')
Ripperx (GTK program to rip and encode mp3 files)
Audacity (Audacity is a program that lets you manipulate digital audio waveforms)

<b>Network</b>
Kbear (A graphical ftp client for KDE)
Evolution (Integrated Workgroup and Personal Information Management for Gnome)
Mozilla-firebird (Standalone web browser from mozilla.org)
Mozilla-thunderbird (Standalone Mail/News reader from mozilla.org)
Pan (A powerful Newsgroup Article reader based on GTK2)
Gaim (A GTK+-based messaging client)
Opera (Browser & e-mail client)

<b>Office</b>
Abiword (A fully-featured word processor)
Scribus (Desktop publishing for KDE)
Openoffice (A full featured office suite)

<b>Science</b>
Celestia (Real-time space simulation)


<b>System</b>
Sudo (Allows a system administrator to give certain users the ability to run some commands as root)
Hdparm (A shell utility for manipulating Linux IDE drive/driver parameters)

<b>X11</b>
WINE (Runs Windows programs on Linux)

<b>Xfce4</b>
Xfce (A lightweight desktop environment for various UNIX systems)


Edited by whatah (vim, sudo, hdparm, ifplugd)[/url]


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#16 2008-06-10 13:20:03

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Re: What packages do you like most in AL?

I'm going to say Openbox, I'm a newbie, and I love it, I don't have a DE installed, I tried XFCE, but that didn't work for me.

You will also have to consider the PCs power, and just running a WM is a lot faster than a DE  me thinks, perhaps you should give them the option upon installation.

I second VLC, I would also through in Leafpad as an alternative to notepad. Finally, LXApperance for the customisation of GTK, its in the AUR, its allows the user to change the icons and themes in one app.


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#17 2008-06-10 13:42:04

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Re: What packages do you like most in AL?

opera
pidgin
irssi
screen
mplayer
abiword
vim
ssh

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#18 2008-06-10 13:52:21

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Re: What packages do you like most in AL?

emacs-cvs
openssh
auctex
pygtk
python
texlive
mod-python

edit: ops old old thread as noted below.

Last edited by lessthanjake (2008-06-10 13:57:19)

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#19 2008-06-10 13:53:35

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Re: What packages do you like most in AL?

· Firefox (possibly 3)
· Pidgin
· rtorrent
· Vim
· mpd + mpc
· ncmpc
· Gimp
· Inkscape
· ssh
· VLC / mplayer (either)

· TeXLive (I have put it as the 11th, since I know this is too much tongue)

EDIT:
Hey! I just realised how old this thread was. Holy crap!
I'll just leave my post for... hmm... reference...


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#20 2008-06-10 14:06:13

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Re: What packages do you like most in AL?

Well, this thread is certainly being revived from the dead.  I'm sure some opinions have changed over the last four years.  Continuing the necromancy:

· pacman
· xfce (especially terminal + mousepad)
· deluge
· chromium bsu
· geany
· quod libet
· mplayer
· git
· firefox
· gcc

Now guess which one would not be on a list I made for every other distribution I have tried.... big_smile

Edit:  I see other people noticed how old this thread was.  What gave it away? kernel 2.6.1?

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#21 2008-06-10 14:16:14

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Re: What packages do you like most in AL?

I thought pacman was there by default (now I'm wondering about Vim, I can't remember...).

I suspected the thread when I saw the strange formatting.


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#22 2008-06-10 14:39:40

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Re: What packages do you like most in AL?

4 years ago I did not use Arch, so it may be okay to put my 2 cents her.

* emacs
* texlive
* lilyterm
* pysol
* lbreakout2
* fotox(x)
* gimp
* abcde
* sithwm

About webbrowsers: Since yesterday I used kazehakase, but now I gave conkeror a try and I am not sure which one I like more yet.

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#23 2008-06-10 19:22:15

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Re: What packages do you like most in AL?

Assuming the GNU tools, etc.. are a given, I love the following packages:
emacs
openbox
terminal
gnome-terminal (I love it, so..)
thunar
rtorrent
checkgmail
yaourt
twin
kdebase (for kate)

Other packages leftout of the list:
tomboy
vlc (well actually 'vlc-nightly'+'gstreamer0.10-base-plugins'+...)
pidgin
trayer
kooldock
icecat
arora
k3b
yarssr
parted+gparted

Note: you have to be crazy to mix all of the above on my list together, so be responsible! big_smile

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#24 2008-06-10 19:27:34

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Re: What packages do you like most in AL?

pacman
emacs-git
firefox3 (currently the one from unstable since every self-built fails at something -.-)
amarok


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#25 2008-06-12 16:46:55

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Re: What packages do you like most in AL?

finferflu wrote:

Hey! I just realised how old this thread was. Holy crap!

Interesting to read what were liked four years ago. This is my list today:

KDEmod
Firefox
Kmail
Konqueror
Gimp
gThumb
K3b
KMyMoney
Skype


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