Some packages I'd like to see added
dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Dec 29 21:11:29 PST 2004
On Wed, 2004-12-29 at 04:11 -0800, Jeremy Utley wrote:
> Hey Guys -
> Just throwing this out for comment - I know you're in the finishing
> stages for BLFS-6's release...but there's a few things I'd like to
> possibly see added in after that. Let me know what you think:
> Messaging software (irssi, xchat, gaim)
Fits well in chapter 36. Would be really nice to complete that section
with messaging sofware.
> Fortune (utilized by xscreensaver)
I wonder where though...best currently would be chapter 10...but it
really doesn't seem to fit anywhere WRT the current layout. If it
weren't for xscreensaver, I'd say it's not for BLFS.
Don't know anything about gkrellm, but based on the description below,
it should fit well in sysutils...I'll have to check it out sometime.
> Messaging software is something that BLFS has never addressed in it's
> history, and I think it would be a nice addition. Fortune is utilized
> by some of the screensavers in xscreensaver to put random quotes on the
> screen, and gkrellm makes a very nice system monitoring daemon for a
> desktop system.
> I know you guys are super busy, so I even volunteer to write these up in
> BLFS XML format and submit patches when the time comes.
Thank you very much for the help...I like all of the above except for
Fortune, however, it does take care of a listed dep for xscreensaver so
it should be fine. :-)
-- DJ Lucas
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