during some of the earlier IRC meetings there was a suggestion made that why
don't we create something along the lines of these are not installed, but
are good apps, ooo would fit in there nicely i believe.

Adam

On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 6:25 PM, Andrew Woodhead <
andrew.woodhead...@googlemail.com> wrote:

> It's not copying, it is as you say learning from others. OpenOffice just
> isn't suitable but will be accessible via reops if you must install it. I
> personally only use abiword and know a great many users who have the entire
> suite installed and only use the writer. Its laughable.
>
>
> On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 12:22 AM, Dallas Wiebelhaus 
> <wiebelh...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> I agree Abiword is so incredibly fast and small and if someone has not
>> tried it they should give it a spin , it's a brilliant little application! I
>> could foresee someone adding openoffice if they needed that extra
>> functionality but for simple out of the box word processing in a small
>> efficient quick package , abiword can't be beat. We should all take a long
>> hard look at what other small distributions are doing because they like
>> Puppy have already pounded these discussions out , I'm not saying to copy
>> but to learn from from their methodology.
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 6:14 PM, Andrew Woodhead <
>> andrew.woodhead...@googlemail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> OpenOffice in my opinion is far too bulky for a lightweight distro.
>>>
>>> 0 upgraded, 44 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
>>> Need to get 123MB of archives.
>>> After this operation, 412MB of additional disk space will be used.
>>>
>>> Its just stupidly fat and bloated and doesn't fit with the ethos of
>>> Lubuntu. 0.5Gb for office productivity when gnumeric and abiword use a
>>> microscopic fraction of this.
>>>
>>> No way
>>>
>>> -Andy
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>  On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 10:52 PM, Ed Hewitt <
>>> edwardahew...@googlemail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>  I think we should go with Firefox. However, OpenOffice would solve the
>>>> problem of having no presentation software if we went with Abiword &
>>>> Gnumeric. We could use these tweaks to speed up OpenOffice. >>>
>>>> http://lifehacker.com/software/optimization/speed-up-openoffice-270775.php
>>>>
>>>> By going "small", we will achieve the objective of achieving a
>>>> lightweight distro. However, I still think a good out of the box 
>>>> experience,
>>>> as long as we keep it to a minimal. So by having a few basic utilities 
>>>> (such
>>>> as synaptic), need a few must have apps (such as web browser, office apps,
>>>> chat, media player). we can still achieve a user friend lightweight distro.
>>>> Its all about getting the right balance.
>>>>
>>>> Maybe another Lubuntu IRC Meeting could be useful to discuss my points.
>>>> It would be great to have an application list set in time for Karmic. Could
>>>> be Lubuntu's first release????
>>>>
>>>> --
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