[Inx] a few suggestions for INX

Samson Wong samsonctwong at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 19:41:19 PDT 2008

Opps, replied to Karl instead of the list

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From: Samson Wong <samsonctwong at gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 1:40 PM
Subject: Re: [Inx] a few suggestions for INX
To: Karl Goetz <karl at kgoetz.id.au>

Hi guys,

Thought I'll make a reply. I shouldn't leave everything on IRC all the time

On Thu, 16 Oct 2008 17:08:21 -0500
Dan Mazzei <sehku17 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Customization is always good, but different users have different needs,
> so it might be beneficial to be conservative as to how many custom
> settings for applications we put in.

To me it comes down to what INX intends to be. I agree that customisations
should be kept conservative; INX overall is about learning the console, to
me this means learning about them as they are found by default. Since I
believe that if I learnt "foo", I should know how to use "foo" in any
environment, not just within "INX".

Of course, this begs the question whether INX is (also?) has goals of
becoming a "complete OS solution" in its own right. If so, what I said above
doens't matter so much, since they should be "within INX" anyways. Hope this
make sense.

On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 10:45 AM, Peter Garrett <inx-one at optusnet.com.au>wrote:

> On Wed, 15 Oct 2008 22:41:43 +0200
> CGA <callea.gaetano.andrea at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 1 - include weechat in by default. thoreauputic already told me that you
> > ain't gonna replace irssi (which it's a nice app) and that one could
> install
> > weechat on his own.
> thoreauputic did indeed say something like that :) I was very nearby at
> the time, so I am able to confirm this *g*

I wasn't at this convo, but I was on this morning when you guys had a 2nd
convo about it. :)

> >       well while this is true, i recon that weechat might be the right
> > choice if you want to keep one and one only application for each task
> > because it has at least a couple of strong point:
> >
> >       a - it has a native user list
> >       b - it's easily exetensible with scripts. (downloadable from
> website
> > and easily installable/removable)
> >       c - it's easy to learn and manage and once you master it it simply
> > kick asses. i use it as my only IRC client on every computer i own, even
> if
> > it has X.
> >       d - it's easy to customize
> That would be "couple+2" or "couple squared" *g*
> What do other list members think? Should we use weechat?

I only seen the screenshots. But weechat looks nice. Need to tries it when I
got time tonight.

"INX Is Not X" Live CD based on Ubuntu 8.04 : http://inx.maincontent.net
Screenshots slideshow: http://inx.maincontent.net/album/1.png.html

On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 1:21 PM, Karl Goetz <karl at kgoetz.id.au> wrote:

> On Wed, 2008-10-15 at 22:41 +0200, CGA wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > and now let's get straight to the point:
> Cool!
> > firstly some software suggestions:
> >
> > 1 - include weechat in by default. thoreauputic already told me that
> > you ain't gonna replace irssi (which it's a nice app) and that one
> > could install weechat on his own.
> Is it just an irc client?
> >
> >       a - it has a native user list
> Whats this mean?

This means the the list of who is in the chat is always present on the side,
like most GUI irc clients.. So one doesn't need to /name to see the list.

> >
> > 2 - include a unique IM sw for msn jabber and stuff except than IRC,
> > like a pidgin/kopete for cli. read about them here:
> >
> http://blog.mypapit.net/2007/10/centerim-and-finch-ncurses-based-instant-messenger-for-linux.html
> Could be doable.

I personally use centerim in my remastered version of inx 1.0. It's very
easy to set up. Bitlbee is another option though.

> >
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> Karl Goetz <karl at kgoetz.id.au>
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