[Inx] Introduction, Contributing and suggestions
jared.bernard at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 13:30:44 PDT 2008
WOW! what a great project. My name is jared and i'm very excited about a
X-less Linux distro. I was also trying to develop a similar
project, see some of my post on http://bernard-fam.blogspot.com, but since
you already have something up and running I would love to help any way I
I saw some previous mailings asking for suggestions, so here are my
suggestions, comments and questions in no particular order:
1. The Menu - I like the intro to INX but there doesn't seem to be a
logical layout. I would suggest laying out the menu into categories such
as: Internet and Email, Office, Multimedia, Administration, Games, etc.
to the way some GUI application menus are layout. These would then link to
other appropriate menus.
2. Installer - It looks like you are working on an installer. Are you not
able to use the debian installer which is used for the alternative install
3. Have you approached Distrowatch to track INX?
4. I have several tutorials by example already written, if you are
interested in possibly including them. I envisioned these tutorials
opening up in a split screen session, with the tutorial above in less and
a shell below for the user to apply what is in the tutorial.
5. package suggestions - gcalcli (connects to Google Calendar)
http://code.google.com/p/gcalcli/wiki/HowTo, hnb (wiki type note
taker), alpine (easy to set up email), mybashburn (cd/dvd burning ), BSDgames
6. screen tabs - how about more colorful tabs. I have some different
screen 'themes'. Maybe a menu option where the user can choice a 'theme'
of their liking. Similar to your flip color scheme for the menu but for
7. Website - Can you add a link that lists all the applications? How about
8. Multimedia - have your menu aid the user to play a DVD or other
media with mplayer in framebuffer or view an image with fbi or view a PDF with fbgs would be
I know I've just thrown alot out there, but I'm willing to help. I've
thought alot about the structure of a project like this. I'm not
much of a coder and I haven't looked
at your scripts yet, but I want to help where I can.
"Don't Fear the Penguin!"
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