[Inx] Thread three: Ideas

Niels Egberts niels.egberts at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 00:18:16 PDT 2008

I think a option to save your configuration and files to a usb-stick can
indeed be very handy. Maybe a script which synchronizes the /home folder to
a usb stick would be enough?

* An easy way to upgrade INX. I think the nicest method would be to create a
.deb file with all the inx-scripts and let it depend on anything that needs
to be installed on top of ubuntu-minimal, like vim, aptitude, pine, etc.
Then it should be fairly easy to set up an inx-repository so that anyone can
just use "sudo apt-get upgrade". For now, a PPA (personal package archive)
on launchpad can be used. Everyone can host up to 1GB in the repository. And
with that repository maybe it would be handy to be able to install INX on a
regular ubuntu installation. I've got a minimal knowledge of creating deb's
(I've packaged a few) but I would like to help in this process.

* Adding support for gettext to the scripts. For the ones that don't know,
with gettext you can easily make your program multi-lingual. When you print
a string, gettext searches for that string in the various .mo-files (1 file
for every language) and prints it in the language chosen by the user. Also
it can be linked with https://translations.launchpad.net/inx so that
everyone can easlily help with translations whithout knowing about the
technical stuff. I think being able to learn to commandline in your own
language can be a big help.

On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 11:22 PM, Peter Garrett <inx-one at optusnet.com.au>wrote:

> I've been thinking about stuff that we could add to INX with minimal
> trouble (hah!) :
> * An option to save work and config to a USB stick - for example, mail
> settings, customised tweaks (like people who change their
> ~/.screenrc-* , .vimrc, files etc.), possibly a choice of ~/.auto-menu
> configurations (e.g. "advanced mode" - with different menus on various
> ttys, maybe screen sessions etc. , "guru mode¨ with bare prompts on all
> ttys ;-)
> * Obviously, the inxtaller needs work.
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