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What is your favourite FLOSS application?
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Dotan Cohen
2009-11-17 11:22:21 UTC
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Tshepang Lekhonkhobe has been running the Favourite FLOSS survery for
several years on the Debian list. This year, with his blessing, I take
the survey to the Ubuntu and Kubuntu lists. Below is a template where
you can fill in your favourite applications. If an app does not fit in
any of the categories, please put it under misc utilities and suggest
a new category. Please do not add what you have not really used. You
can include more than one entrant per category, but please don't
bloat.

Accessibility:
Address Book:
Audio Editor:
Audio Player:
Calendar:
CD Ripper:
Collaboration:
Database Management:
Desktop Environment OR Window Manager:
Development:
Dictionary/Translation:
Disc Burner:
E-mail Client:
File Compression:
File Manager:
Finance:
Learning tool:
FTP Client:
Game:
Image Creator/Editor:
Image Viewer:
Instant Messenger:
Mapping:
Mathematics:
Misc Utilities:
Note-taking:
P2P:
Package Manager:
Personal Wiki:
Phone/PDA Sync Tool:
Photo Organizer:
Plenetarium:
PDF/PS Reader:
PDF Writer:
Security:
Spreadsheet:
Terminal Emulator:
Text Editor:
Video Player:
Virtual Machine / Windows Emulator:
Web Browser:
Word Processor:


SPECIAL CATEGORIES

Non-free applications that you use:
Websites for finding new applications:
Unreleased and highly anticipated application:
Dying/dead applications (abandonware) still in use:
Software available for Windows that you need on Linux:
One outstanding issue with Linux/Ubuntu that needs immediate attention:
Any organisation or community deserving great honours:
Any FLOSS developer deserving great honours:
Anything else deserving great honours:
--
Dotan Cohen

http://what-is-what.com
http://gibberish.co.il
Donn
2009-11-17 12:29:17 UTC
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Kabc - K address book with Kmail
Audacious
Mysql + phpMyAdmin
KDE
Python, Gvim, wxPython, Blender
Kmail
tar + gzip
Konqueror
Gimp, Inkscape, Mypaint, Blender
Okular
Pidgin
rsync
gkrellm
Django
Apache
Python
GNU tools.
Gnote
aptitude
Gnote
Okular
Lyx + ghostscript tools (and company)
ssh
OOO Calc
konsole
Gvim, Kate
Totem, Mplayer
Firefox 3.5
Lyx
Post by Dotan Cohen
SPECIAL CATEGORIES
Nvidia 3D drivers, NDIS wireless driver wrapper
Blender 2.5
Flash-like animation IDE
Blender Foundation, KDE, wxPython, Cairo, FSF (Savannah hosting), Inkscape
All the GNU/Linux peeps in the world!


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Font manager : https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/fontypython/
Myriam Schweingruber
2009-11-17 21:43:40 UTC
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Hi all,
Post by Dotan Cohen
Tshepang Lekhonkhobe has been running the Favourite FLOSS survery for
several years on the Debian list. This year, with his blessing, I take
the survey to the Ubuntu and Kubuntu lists. Below is a template where
you can fill in your favourite applications. If an app does not fit in
any of the categories, please put it under misc utilities and suggest
a new category. Please do not add what you have not really used. You
can include more than one entrant per category, but please don't
bloat.
Please all, if you want to participate, send your contribution to
Dotan by private mail, this does definitely not belong here!


Regards, Myriam
--
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http://www.fsfe.org
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Derek Broughton
2009-11-18 00:40:18 UTC
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Post by Myriam Schweingruber
Hi all,
Post by Dotan Cohen
Tshepang Lekhonkhobe has been running the Favourite FLOSS survery for
several years on the Debian list. This year, with his blessing, I take
the survey to the Ubuntu and Kubuntu lists. Below is a template where
you can fill in your favourite applications. If an app does not fit in
any of the categories, please put it under misc utilities and suggest
a new category. Please do not add what you have not really used. You
can include more than one entrant per category, but please don't
bloat.
Please all, if you want to participate, send your contribution to
Dotan by private mail, this does definitely not belong here!
Will you stop playing Cop on OUR list, please. I don't care who you think
you are, it does indeed belong on our list.
--
derek
Dotan Cohen
2009-11-18 07:27:31 UTC
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Will you stop playing Cop on OUR list, please. ?I don't care who you think
you are, it does indeed belong on our list.
Myriam may feel the need to protect the list. The ubuntu-users list
quality has certainly declined with OT and misleading posts, and she
may be trying to prevent that from happening to the kubuntu list as
well. I actually applaud her effort, even if I disagree about the
specifics of this particular thread. Thanks for backing me up, though,
it certainly is important to know if the list community - not just
Myriam or myself or anyone else - accepts or does not accept an
occasional metathread.
--
Dotan Cohen

http://what-is-what.com
http://gibberish.co.il
Myriam Schweingruber
2009-11-18 16:34:15 UTC
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Hi all,
Post by Myriam Schweingruber
Hi all,
Post by Dotan Cohen
Tshepang Lekhonkhobe has been running the Favourite FLOSS survery for
several years on the Debian list. This year, with his blessing, I take
the survey to the Ubuntu and Kubuntu lists. Below is a template where
you can fill in your favourite applications. If an app does not fit in
any of the categories, please put it under misc utilities and suggest
a new category. Please do not add what you have not really used. You
can include more than one entrant per category, but please don't
bloat.
Please all, if you want to participate, send your contribution to
Dotan by private mail, this does definitely not belong here!
Will you stop playing Cop on OUR list, please. ?I don't care who you think
you are, it does indeed belong on our list.
Well Derek, even if you don't like it, but I am, together with
Jonathan Riddell and Clay Weber, an administrator and moderator on
this list, which has clear guidelines. Also, this is *not* your list,
you are a subscriber here like everybody else, if there is an owner
here it is the people who started the Kubuntu Community and those who
are part of it, and these people did appoint the three of us to
moderate it.

Derek, if you don't like what I do, this is your opinion, but the
guidelines and the Code of Conduct clearly state what is acceptable
and what is not. Off Topic about non Kubuntu related subjects is as
prohibited here as are rudeness and insulting people, which you
clearly seem to have forgotten here.

I didn't close this thread but asked the participants to send their
contribution to Dotan by PM, and Dotan agreed with me on this
procedure. There are 1200+ readers on this list of which most are
lurkers, but imagine they all send their participation to this list!
The searchable archive will become totally unusable since you will not
be able anymore to search for a particular application name and then
wade through the hundreds of replies to this thread before finding an
eventual useful thread with a solution.
This is the sole reason I think this thread is not appropriate, and it
would have been great if Dotan had thought of asking people to send
him their contributions by PM instead of sending those to the list.

Bear with me, what we moderators try to do is to keep this list
healthy and useful as a support list for Kubuntu users.

I might happen to be the one that answers often and more often closes
a thread than others, but this is not me censuring, the decisions are
always taken after discussion with the two other moderators. FYI, we
do this by mail with a copy to kubuntu-users-owner at lists.ubuntu.com so
we have archives about the decisions, and we do sometimes discuss this
in the #kubuntu-devel channel on IRC which is an archived developer
channel, as are all Ubuntu channels.

And, BTW, there seems to be a climate of fear in this channel, since
more often than not we get complaints in PM about off topic
discussions and congratulations when we take measures. I just wonder
why people are afraid to speak up... I am not and will do so on behalf
of those who are afraid to, since that is my role.

FYI, this list has had many moderators in the past and was, at least
for some time, left almost abandoned and grew out of hand (and OT).
Many of those moderators have left because they gave up on a mailing
list with supposedly grown contributors who behave worse than a group
of kids in Kindergarten. Users scaring moderators away who try to do
this in their spare time because they are convinced that the Kubuntu
community is worth the effort... something is wrong somewhere.

Again, please, lets keep this mailing list a true technical support
channel as it is meant to be. No users should be afraid to speak up
when it grows out of hands and if the guidelines are not respected.


Regards, Myriam
--
Protect your freedom and join the Fellowship of FSFE:
http://www.fsfe.org
Please don't send me proprietary file formats,
use ISO standard ODF instead (ISO/IEC 26300)
Dotan Cohen
2009-11-18 19:58:13 UTC
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Post by Myriam Schweingruber
I am, together with
Jonathan Riddell and Clay Weber, an administrator and moderator on
this list
I think that this should have been stated up front, Myriam. I consider
myself a list regular and I did not know that you held that position.
I agreed to what you said because it was sensible, not because of any
respect for authority. I believe that Derek was, like you, trying to
protect the list. We do not need self-appointed list police bullying
people around any more than we need OT posts and Karl using the list
as his personal blog. However, Canonical-appointed mods are in fact
needed and very welcome, even if they made decisions that we sometimes
disagree with. When exercising authority it would be appreciated if
you stated the authoritative position. Going through the list archives
you will see that Derek is a very active and helpful list member, and
considering the lack of a statement of authority given the context his
message was no less appropriate than your own.

That said, I reiterate that your dedication to the list is
appreciated, and we all know what would happen to the list without
someone doing the dirty work. Just state your authority when
exercising it and responsible list members would more than likely
comply within reason. Thanks!
--
Dotan Cohen

http://what-is-what.com
http://gibberish.co.il
Derek Broughton
2009-11-18 19:45:38 UTC
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Post by Myriam Schweingruber
Well Derek, even if you don't like it, but I am, together with
Jonathan Riddell and Clay Weber, an administrator and moderator on
this list, which has clear guidelines.
Which do not include not discussing appropriate software for Kubuntu.
Post by Myriam Schweingruber
Also, this is *not* your list,
It's certainly not my _personal_ list, but it is, as I say "our" list. What
arrogance.
Post by Myriam Schweingruber
Derek, if you don't like what I do, this is your opinion, but the
guidelines and the Code of Conduct clearly state what is acceptable
and what is not. Off Topic about non Kubuntu related subjects is as
prohibited here as are rudeness and insulting people, which you
clearly seem to have forgotten here.
You should take that to heart - you have never yet closed discussion of a
topic politely, and I particularly resent it because the first time you did
it to me, you publicly berated me (obviously a COC violation) for ignoring
you, conveniently ignoring the fact that we may not necessarily see _your_
posts before ours leave our system. And I got no apology.
Post by Myriam Schweingruber
Again, please, lets keep this mailing list a true technical support
channel as it is meant to be. No users should be afraid to speak up
when it grows out of hands and if the guidelines are not respected.
And no users should be afraid to talk about software relevant to our
systems.
--
derek
Charles T. Bell
2009-11-18 08:01:17 UTC
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Post by Dotan Cohen
Tshepang Lekhonkhobe has been running the Favourite FLOSS survery for
several years on the Debian list. This year, with his blessing, I take
the survey to the Ubuntu and Kubuntu lists. Below is a template where
you can fill in your favourite applications. If an app does not fit in
any of the categories, please put it under misc utilities and suggest
a new category. Please do not add what you have not really used. You
can include more than one entrant per category, but please don't
bloat.
SPECIAL CATEGORIES
Accessibility:
Address Book:
Audio Editor: Audacity
Audio Player: Amarok
Calendar:
CD Ripper:
Collaboration:
Database Management:
Desktop Environment OR Window Manager: Compiz Fusion
Development:
Dictionary/Translation:
Disc Burner: K3B
E-mail Client: Thunderbird
File Compression: Ark
File Manager: Dolphin
Finance: Buddi
Learning tool:
FTP Client:
Game:
Image Creator/Editor: GIMP
Image Viewer: Gwenview, Rawstudio
Instant Messenger:
Mapping:
Mathematics:

Misc Utilities: IQFIRE-wall (category: Firewall)
KOceanSaver (screensaver)
Album Shaper (create photo albums in html)

Note-taking:
P2P:
Package Manager: Kpackagekit, Synaptic, Apt-get, Aptitude
Personal Wiki:
Phone/PDA Sync Tool:
Photo Organizer:
Plenetarium:
PDF/PS Reader: Okular
PDF Writer: OOo Writer
Security: OpenPGP
Spreadsheet:
Terminal Emulator: Konsole
Text Editor: Kate
Video Player: VLC, Dragonplayer (until it was broken by kubuntu Karmic
Koala)
Virtual Machine / Windows Emulator: WINE
Web Browser: Firefox
Word Processor: OOo Writer

Tom Bell

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? -- Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis (Juvenal), Roman Poet, late 1st, early 2nd century AD
("Who will protect us from the protectors?")


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Willy Hamra
2009-11-18 11:31:56 UTC
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Post by Dotan Cohen
Tshepang Lekhonkhobe has been running the Favourite FLOSS survery for
several years on the Debian list. This year, with his blessing, I take
the survey to the Ubuntu and Kubuntu lists. Below is a template where
you can fill in your favourite applications. If an app does not fit in
any of the categories, please put it under misc utilities and suggest
a new category. Please do not add what you have not really used. You
can include more than one entrant per category, but please don't
bloat.
Accessibility:
Address Book:
Audio Editor: Audacity
Audio Player: Amarok 2
Calendar:
CD Ripper: audiocd kio slave
Collaboration:
Database Management:
Desktop Environment OR Window Manager: KDE4
Development:
Dictionary/Translation: google translate? :P
Disc Burner: k3b
E-mail Client: Thunderbird
File Compression: tar bzip
File Manager: dolphin
Finance: gnucash
Learning tool: rutebook
FTP Client:
Game: wesnoth
Image Creator/Editor: gimp
Image Viewer: gwenview
Instant Messenger: amsn, skype
Mapping: google earth
Mathematics:
Misc Utilities:
Note-taking:
P2P: utorrent using wine
Package Manager: aptitude
Personal Wiki:
Phone/PDA Sync Tool:
Photo Organizer:
Plenetarium:
PDF/PS Reader: okular
PDF Writer: open office
Security:
Spreadsheet: open office
Terminal Emulator: konsole
Text Editor: kate, nano
Video Player: vlc
Virtual Machine / Windows Emulator: virtualbox
Web Browser: firefox 3.7preA
Word Processor: open office


SPECIAL CATEGORIES

Non-free applications that you use: skype, vlc, nvidia drivers, google
earth, utorrent (wine), winRAR (wine)
Websites for finding new applications: packages.ubuntu.com if needed.
mostly using apt-cache
Unreleased and highly anticipated application:
Dying/dead applications (abandonware) still in use: some of the games
installed from repos i have :P
Software available for Windows that you need on Linux: good torrent
client like utorrent. an archiving program feature-full like winrar.
One outstanding issue with Linux/Ubuntu that needs immediate
attention: better acpi support. it's already improved, but
hibernate/resume still has its woes. it should *just* work.
Any organisation or community deserving great honours: the KDE team,
wonderful job they're doing. the Kubuntu developers working on the new
project to improve kubuntu. we deserve to be as shiny as ubuntu. the
mozilla team, excellent work on firefox, been compiling trunk FF every
week, perfect developing.
Any FLOSS developer deserving great honours: Linus Torvalds of course.
for making this wonderful kernel.
Anything else deserving great honours: everyone in the world who wrote
added a line of code to the FLOSS community, who submitted a genuine
bug report, who triaged a report, who helped a developer write FLOSS
code, and those who whole-heartidly love and support Free software.
--
Willy K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems
nepal
2009-11-18 16:38:44 UTC
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kabc
Audacity
gmusicbrowser
k3b/SoundKonverter
KDE (for the time being ;)
K3b
KMail
Ark
Konqueror
torcs
GIMP
Gwenview
knowit
none, they are all terrible and seem to be getting worse!
but I make do with synaptic
okular
OOo WP
konsole
gedit
vlc
VBox
Konqueror
OOo WP
Post by Dotan Cohen
SPECIAL CATEGORIES
nvidia drivers
viruses and malware ;)
nvidia drivers
nepal.
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