QUOTE(InSearchOf @ Sep 7 2007, 11:16 AM)
QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Sep 6 2007, 07:51 PM)
Does that mean we'll be getting past 1.1.0 sometime soon? I think it's long overdue...
Yes, 2 means a new begining pdaXrom 2.0.0
as for the debate on lite vs full, in my experience and observations, the lite variety is only used by about 20-30% of the user base whilst the rest prefers the heavy full all you can have type with everything preinstalled and working out of the box. This is probably one of the reasons Windows used to appeal to many users, because the most essential apps were readily available in windows once it was installed. of course you can install more stuff later on, but the basic stuff that you want and need is already be there. of course you have to put some thoughts into what should be there already.
I have found that what windows is supplying out of the box is what an average user needs more or less with just a bit of fiddling.
So here is a list of things to consider:
notepad - maybe leafpad or xpad
calculator - galculator or the calculator that comes with xfe
file manager - xfe or pcmanfm
terminal - urxvt or xterm
browser - dillo or firefox (this one is going to be a tough choice since there are so many available but none that can really fulfill all the needs)
im - pidgin
video player - mplayer with some nice GUI
audio player - xmms
image viewer - gqview
of course people can always uninstall the ones they don't like and install something else if they prefer, but the goal is to have something that most people will find useful.
a success will be when people can install a distro and say that it is usable out of the box and just needs a few extra apps for their specific needs rather than, ok distro installed, frantic hunt for essential apps in order to have a working system during which the system is unusable because it is too bare minimum and nothing really works.