[Fedora-livecd-list] Re: Fedora 7 Test 4 GNOME based i386 Live CD report

Matthias Clasen mclasen at redhat.com
Sat Apr 28 11:26:04 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-04-28 at 08:01 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> >> * Beagle is installed by default and replaces gnome-search-tool on the 
> >> UI like the previous release. Might be better to keep these entries 
> >> separate.
> > 
> > No. Offering several different search tools in the menu is a bad idea.
> > Medium-term, we're hoping to see a unified frontend for the various
> > indexers.
> I understand the long term view but there are two short term rather 
> prominent issues
> 1) Beagle sucks up CPU
> 2) With the default settings searching there gets no results.
> I still think Beagle should either not by installed by default because 
> of relative immaturity or atleast by separate from the gnome-search-tool 
> in the UI so that I can keep using it without having to uninstall beagle 
> to get the UI option back

Removing beagle or installing tracker instead is certainly something we
can discuss for F8.

> Tomboy is pretty useful though it is not visible in the user interface. 
> I think we can place it in the panel by default along with Abiword in 
> the GNOME based live images atleast.

That too.

> The prime spin still has Firefox, Evolution and three openoffice.org 
> applications which makes sense for RHEL but not for Fedora. I would 
> prefer something more home user oriented for Fedora.

Why on earth do you think firefox, evolution and OOo don't make sense
for Fedora users ? The only reason OOo is not on the livecd is space.

> >> * SCIM input icon doesnt show up on the system tray unlike the previous 
> >> test release. Default is showing on demand but setting it to show always 
> >> does not make it show up on the system tray.
> > 
> > You should get it by default if you are logging in in a CJK locale. For
> > other locales, use the "input method" capplet to turn it on.
> I am in the default English locale and I had to select custom input 
> method and choose scim (which was the only option) instead of the system 
> wide configuration (scim) setting which was enabled by default. If both 
> of these were using the scim methods why would choosing one of them make 
> a difference here? If scim is the only "custom" input method available 
> should that option even be enabled? Relogging and left click on the 
> hardly visible light grey icon does nothing. I couldn't figure out how 
> to enable Tamil as a alternative input method while logging into the 
> English locale. The SCIM setup UI does not seem to be following GNOME 
> HIG. All of this user interface details seems to be a mess that could 
> use  a cleanup.

The input method capplet needs some revision, Warren posted about that
some time ago. I hope he looks after getting that done for F7.


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