Comments on DUG update

John Babich jmbabich at
Mon Feb 5 11:38:24 UTC 2007

On 2/4/07, Timothy Murphy <tim at> wrote:
> This is a nice document, IMHO,
> though with a rather odd selection of topics.
> Maybe more will be added later?

On behalf of all the contrbutors, thanks. The selection of
topics was determined by the following:

Assumptions: The reader has a standard Desktop class
installation of Fedora [Core 6], including a user account
with the default settings. The reader does not have access
to the root password.

This document was written for Fedora Core 6. A rewrite is
under way for Fedora Linux 7, which may cause this doc
to be structured differently, to take into account the merger
of Core and Extras, as well as allowing for greater choice
in the desktop manager used.

> As a matter of interest,
> what application is being used in the chapter on Photos?
> And can one run it later to add thumbnails,
> if the pictures are downloaded from the camera as jpegs?

Gthumb is normally available for thumbnailing. To be honest,
this section was written by someone else, as I didn't have a
digital camera available to me at the time. I would guess
that it's either gphoto2 (more a CLI than a GUI app) or, more
likely, f-spot. I personally like GQview, which is available in
extras, for jpeg viewing.

> In general, is it assumed that one is running
> either Gnome or KDE in this document,
> and if so which?

GNOME is the default desktop manager in Fedora Core 6.
The desktop manager can be selected at installation time to
be GNOME or KDE or even xfce. Currently there's a very
active group working to provide full KDE functionality for KDE.
Historically, GNOME has been better supported, but this is
definitely changing.

I hope that helps.

John Babich
Volunteer, Fedora Docs Project

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