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#51 2006-03-22 20:57:04

Gullible Jones
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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

WM: Openbox

Terminal: urxvt

Archiver: xarchiver

Browser: none (GTK-Webcore devs: please, give us another release instead of keeping everything in CVS!)

Music player: MPD

Multimedia player: GXine (but the browser plugin is not so great sad )

PDF: none (xpdf has never worked well for me, Evince requires Gnome for some dumb reason)

Word processor: Abiword (has Gnome deps, but lighter than others)

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#52 2006-04-07 14:16:59

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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

Not sure if somebody already mentioned it - avidemux is very fast and responsive video editing tool.

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#53 2006-04-16 20:46:20

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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards


I am a gated community.

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#54 2006-04-16 20:52:10

Gullible Jones
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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

Epdfview immediately has my support. In fact, I'll go so far as to say it belongs in the Extra repo.

Edit: same with Asunder.

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#55 2006-04-18 21:24:21

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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

pdfview needs printing support, besided that it's just awesome!
asunder has been a usefull program for quite some time now for me :>

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#56 2006-04-19 01:01:19

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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

Window Manager:
WindowMaker:  It isn't the smallest but certainly fast.


Sweet, now I can play with myself.

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#57 2006-04-19 14:37:37

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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

gunnix wrote:

My picks:

WM: icewm with good menu made with menumaker (or ratpoison)
fm: emelfm (or bash)
terminal: aterm
music: xmms (strangely uses fewest resources for me -- less then mpd, mpg321, cplay, mp3blaster, ... )
movie: mplayer
pdf: xpdf
mixer: alsamixer
editor: vim, nano and nedit
mail: muttng and sylpheed-claws
irc: irssi (or weechat)
ftp: lftp
browser: opera (full featured) , links2 -g (light graphical) and elinks (text only)
word processor: abiword
graphics viewer: xzgv and feh
graph editors: xpaint and xfig
burning: graveman
ripping: abcde
network: nmap
....

http://users.skynet.be/six/gpure/tech/lightdesktop.html

I certainly like your set up, however for internet I like to use Conkeror for mouse independance.  It's not very light and fast though.

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#58 2006-04-19 19:25:17

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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

Ok, let's make some official list, couse everybody writes his own favourite software.
Let's make voting for the best, light apps ever ^_^

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#59 2006-04-20 14:12:03

Bison
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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

Great idea, and we can make it illegal to use software not provided in the list!

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#60 2006-04-20 20:26:10

Gullible Jones
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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

That would make all Java software illegal, and probably most Mono and pyGTK stuff... lol

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#61 2006-04-20 20:48:12

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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

Husio wrote:

Ok, let's make some official list, couse everybody writes his own favourite software.

What about on the wiki? Under "light applications" or something like that...

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#62 2006-04-21 14:16:53

Bison
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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

On a more serious note.  I think we need some more docs on the wiki about setting up more text mode type apps.

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#63 2006-04-25 15:08:36

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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

I have to add Transmission to this list.

http://transmission.m0k.org/

Transmission is a free, lightweight BitTorrent client. It features a simple, intuitive interface on top on an efficient, cross-platform back-end.

Transmission is open source (MIT license) and runs on Mac OS X (Cocoa interface), Linux/NetBSD/FreeBSD/OpenBSD (GTK+ interface) and BeOS (native interface).

It's in my repo (and the AUR, but the AUR version doesn't use GTK).


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#64 2006-04-25 21:30:32

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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

It's in your repo? Woo hoo! I haven't been able to get the damn thing to build with GTK...

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#65 2006-04-29 03:57:53

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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

Man, only one or two mentions of MPD? Intigrate that with conky and add some mpc commands to my keys in fluxbox and who needs anything else?


There's no place like 127.0.0.1

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#66 2006-04-29 05:07:47

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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

Gullible Jones wrote:

That would make all Java software illegal, and probably most Mono and pyGTK stuff... lol

pyGTK isnt too bad. Java and mono are though.

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#67 2006-04-29 06:18:28

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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

just wandering what you guys use for firewall? Manually configure iptables?

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#68 2006-04-29 07:55:32

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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

mac57 wrote:

Best LnF Music Player: xmms. Does it all, takes only minimal screen space. No play lists though
Runner Up 1: wxMusik. An iTunes look-a-like that provides a lot of functionality
Runner Up 2: gtkpod. Play music from (and manages) your iPod

How could you not mention mpd?

mac57 wrote:

Best LnF CD Ripper: grip. An excellent, excellent package. You're probably using it now
Runner Up: ripperX

abcde is a very nice CLI ripper.


boo!

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#69 2006-04-29 17:47:18

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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

sputnik wrote:

just wandering what you guys use for firewall? Manually configure iptables?

Yup (at least I do)

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#70 2006-04-30 01:13:59

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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

Wow, Transmission is really something... Fastest BT client I have ever seen. Definitely nets my approval.

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#71 2006-04-30 06:11:28

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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

Gullible Jones wrote:

Wow, Transmission is really something... Fastest BT client I have ever seen. Definitely nets my approval.

rtorrent is a very nice light one. smile


boo!

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#72 2006-04-30 11:23:14

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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

iphitus wrote:

my best small editor (if you dont let me count vim sad ) would be.... vi!

Sick bastard ...

Good as an "editor of last resort" though.
When you've *really* fscked up an install, you'd better know vi.

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#73 2006-04-30 13:43:38

Infinite
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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

transmission
lighttpd
vsftpd
mpd + pygmy
pine
iptables
mirage

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#74 2006-04-30 16:07:08

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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

medit is a great alternative to gedit. Loads fast, syntax highlighting and tabs, and very nice. I've just ditched leafpad for it.

And I hear that it will be going into community (thanks to WillySilly, TU extraordinaire).


I am a gated community.

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#75 2006-04-30 17:42:38

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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

mac57 wrote:

I have always said that emacs isn't an editor, its a way of life! If you don't understand, you haven't used it enough!  big_smile

Agreed, it is worth to use.


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