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Some software to try
I have seen a couple of programs who look interesting and are well
worth a look. It would be a good thing if someone compared them
against their direct equivalent shipped in Indy
Look in www.freshmeat.net to find URLs
gentoo: This is a GTK-based file manager who seems to have a UI
similar to FileRunner's. It also seems easier to configure and
visually more attractive. My main concern is bugs.
gtkzip: A gtk based aplication to view compressed files. Its
equivalent in Indy is Tkzip. Tkzip is really good but it is shareware
(free for personnal use) so in case gtkzip is good enough I would
prefer shipping it. In addition Gtkzip would probably integrate
better with Gnome apps.
As a word processor we shipped Maxwell but it is no longer developped
for profit and its ueduse of Motif 2.0 places severe restrictions on
bazr-like development so it is dead. As a replacement Koffice is
still not ready for prime time but I would like someone trying AbiWord.
Finally there are the ever popular demand for people interested in
trying games (http://www.happypenguin.org, http://www.linuxgames.com)
and 3D software specially modelers given that the ones we ship
mmonlight and Blender will have to be replaced. moonlight is no longer
maintained and Blender has licensing programs.
Jean Francois Martinez
Project Independence: Linux for the Masses