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#76 2006-05-01 02:06:41

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

stonecrest wrote:

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).

Really nice and fast but for some reason when I have it start and open a file, two windows open up. one blank and one with the file.

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#77 2006-05-01 03:30:28

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

sputnik wrote:
stonecrest wrote:

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).

Really nice and fast but for some reason when I have it start and open a file, two windows open up. one blank and one with the file.

Weird, that doesn't happen here.


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#78 2006-05-02 16:36:02

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

medit is really nice, although i can't open files in a shell like

medit foo.c

it works from thunar, but not from the shell.
and it hasn't syntax highlightung for many languages (java's missing o_0)
but it's a good start.

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#79 2006-05-02 16:40:56

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

I vote for ed in the best light & fast editor category. smile After using ed you'll think that vi is bloated like Emacs.

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#80 2006-05-02 22:06:00

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

Nobody has yet mentioned a light and fast emacs clone. Zile for the win!

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#81 2006-05-10 05:58:45

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

Firehol is nice light firewall app, not as light as iptables itself but easier to manage.

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#82 2006-05-10 16:48:09

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

Text Editor - gtkedit
Browser - Opera
Image Viewer - gimageviewer
Basic image editor - XPaint/mtpaint
More advanced editor - cinepaint
PDF/PS viewer - gsview
File Manager - XFE/Thunar
Download Manager - Aria

There are plenty of otherwise fast applications like XChat, Abiword, Gimp which perform poorly on my system because of the GTK2 toolkit.

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#83 2006-05-12 00:00:56

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

[text editor]

tea
http://tea.linux.kiev.ua/

# Extremely small size
# Built-in file manager Kwas
# Spellchecker (using the aspell)
# Built-in search within files (using multiply charsets).
# Tabbed layout engine
# Multiply encodings support
# Code snippets, sessions and templates support
# The ability to open OpenDocument, RTF, KWord, Abiword, OpenOffice.org Writer files
# SRT-subtitles preview with Mplayer in a current subtitles position
# Text analyzer called UNITAZ
# Hotkeys customizations
# "Open at cursor"-function for HTML-files and images
# Misc HTML tools
# Brackets matching
# Wikipedia, Docbook, LaTeX editing support
# Preview in external browsers
# String-handling functions such as sorting, reverse, format killing, trimming, filtering, conversions etc.
# Bookmarks
# Morse code translator
# Syntax highlighting
# Drag'n'drop support (with text files and pictures)
# Built-in image viewer (PNG, JPEG, GIF, WBMP, BMP, SVG)
# UI localizations: English, Japanese, Serbian, Ukrainian, French, Polish, German, Czech, Russian, Latvian, Spanish
# Automatic text encoding detection for Russian, Ukrainian, Finnish, German, Serbian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, Slovak, Slovenian, Latvian, France.

scribes
http://scribes.sourceforge.net/index.html


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#84 2006-05-15 12:24:32

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

OpenOffice/Firefox/AdobeReader fast and lightweight?  lol

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#85 2006-05-15 14:45:25

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

Here's one that I like - Swiftfox. It's an AMD optimized version of firefox, and its blazing fast. To install it on a system that already has firefox (and you have to have firefox), extract the tarball and do a ./swiftfox in directory you extracted it to.

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#86 2006-05-15 17:07:16

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

Is there any difference with just changing your makepkg.conf and using the PKGBUILD of firefox?

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#87 2006-05-15 22:32:58

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

Is there any difference with just changing your makepkg.conf and using the PKGBUILD of firefox?

If your refering to compiling your own optimized version of firefox, I suppose you could do it your way as well. The tarballs on the swiftfox website are pre-compiled, however, and are pretty simple to use

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#88 2006-05-16 17:25:53

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

Thanks, that's what I wanted to know.
It could be nice to have a PKGBUILD for this so that pacman can handle it.

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#89 2006-05-16 23:54:46

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

Interestingly I find Firefox to be quite a bit faster now than it was, faster and lighter than Galeon or Epiphany. It seems as though the code that makes it usable as a library makes it use more RAM.

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#90 2006-05-17 03:50:39

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

i use abcde for ripping. It is FAST LIGHT and has no GUI-> everything i like


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#91 2006-05-17 04:06:17

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

Another addition
I use
WM(not a DE) fluxbox(the base like arch)
File manager -Rox(LIGHT, FAST, FEATURE RICH)
Web- links(non graphic stuff) firefox (for the rest)
editor- nano(fastest), emacs(not light but matchless)
archiver->i dont need one(i tar -x[j/z]vf <foo>
cdburner-> graveman( This is the only thing i tried)
Ripper->abcde(Superfast, cddb database usage)
music,audio,video->mplayer(1 for all, not all for 1)
pdf->xpdf(small,dependencies less,)
chm->xchm(the only)
wordprocessor->abiword( is there competition ??)
image management->gimp(rockin', a class of its own)
sound mixer->aumix(small and fast, sstable)


Be yourself, because you are all that you can be

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#92 2006-05-17 11:32:52

Ibex
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Registered: 2006-03-02
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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

My favorite LnF applications:

window manager: fluxbox (self compiled)
file manager: emelfm2
web: firefox
mail: thunderbird
editor: nano or leafpad
music,audio,video: mplayer or xmms
pdf: acroread
msn: amsn
wordprocessor: openoffice (not LnF, but whatever...)
image management: gqview + gimp
sound mixer: alsamixer
system monitor: gkrellm2

smile.

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#93 2006-05-17 11:37:02

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

Crinos wrote:

The only trouble is that there's 7 different versions(for 7 different architectures)... not as simple as a single PKGBUILD.

Yes it is, because it is a PKGBUILD, not a package. So just one is enough, the others architectures can be obtained by edited the first one (for example just put a variable _pkgarch)

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#94 2006-05-17 15:25:02

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

I just made a PKGBUILD based on your suggestion. I haven't submitted it to the aur just yet, but I posted it on the forum here

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#95 2006-06-04 21:56:57

mac57
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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

I read recently in Linux Format magazine about a new file manager called PCManFM which bills itself as blazingly fast - the magazine said it "just screams along". We have the package in AUR and it built OK, but when I tried to run it, it moaned about needing a package called gamin and just died.

When I checked the AUR page for PCManFM, it mentioned something about replacing gamin with fam and so I had hoped gamin wasn't REALLY needed anymore. However, it seems to be.

After some hunting, I find gamin in the testing library - how can I get this package. pacman doesn't see it, so I assume I need to add some thing more to my pacman config file. Can anyone point me at what needs to be added to access this?


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#96 2006-06-04 22:00:55

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

uncomment testing in /etc/pacman.conf and run pacman -Sy <package>

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#97 2006-06-04 22:29:04

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

pcmanfm will run without gamin, but you need to have the fam deamon running. Install fam (pacman -S fam) and then add fam to the DAEMONS= line in your rc.conf.

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#98 2006-06-05 00:11:35

mac57
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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

Hmmm... no "testing" line for me to uncomment. Can someone point me at where the testing repo is - I can likely take it from there. Thanks.


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#99 2006-06-05 00:20:43

mac57
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Re: The Best Light and Fast Applications - 2006 LnF Awards

Thanks barebones. I gave that a try and it worked! Much appreciated.

I would still be interested in knowing where the testing repo was though, so that I could include it when I wanted. Thanks again.


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#100 2006-06-05 00:42:22

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

There should be a line in your /etc/pacman.conf that looks like this:

#[testing]
#Server = ftp://ftp.archlinux.org/testing/os/i686

deleting the #'s should enable it. If it isn't there, adding it will enable it. However testing is called testing for a reason (especially right now) so you shouldn't enable it unless you're prepaired to fix stuff if it's broken.

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