[BL] Usefull software for BasicLinux?
davidjmoberg at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 22:12:54 EST 2005
> On 11/1/05, Markus Laire <markus at laire.info> wrote:
> > The CD(s) should be usable as is, without any Internet-connection to
> > download extra packages -- so when you get in front of an old
> > computer, and you have a task to do, you could install BasicLinux and
> > the needed programs from the CD(s) to do the task.
> > So I'd like to get some help about what I should include on such a CD(s).
I think that (s)vgalib would be useful; it is a lighter system for getting a
graphical user interface than X.
BL3 already includes good Internet functionality, so that should be
Basic graphics utilities would be useful; perhaps a small selection of
netpbm tools. caca or libaa perhaps, for those who only want text
You could include a basic sound kernel, and one of the little sound
packages for BL3. Streaming audio is probably not very useful on a
Small office-type applications. There are several command-line
spreadsheets, as well as tiny editors like e3.
That is about all that I can think of right now.
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