Default applications on Lubuntu 10.04 - Summarize of the UDS Session

a quick summarize of the session we had in UDS about the workflow for choosing default applications, and with a current proposal.

Blueprint : https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/lubuntu-lucid-default-applications
Complete spec : https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Specs/LubuntuLucidApplications

Current consensus was to stay with the list of applications we have for Karmic (but please read until the end of this mail :))

The general proposal for the roadmap is the following :
- Determine areas not currently covered in Karmic seed that still need to be addressed
- Discuss applications that could be replaced
- Organize a IRC meeting to stop the applications list

For problematic applications, we'll need discussions preferably with advantages/disadvantages, benchmarks (memory and CPU usage , dependencies, installed space ...). The goal is not to replace all the seed, but focus on some keys applications that can be discuss, and which have solid arguments for a replacement.

lubuntu RAM and CPU Requirements

We don't have for now the requierement needed for Lubuntu, because some components are still in developpement.

However, I done some testing on Karmic + LXDE/Lubuntu packages updated from Lucid + some adjustements, and a session start with 50-60 Mo, according to the taskmanager. So in your case, the memory could be a bit short to be confortable.

For the processor, I can't test if it's useable. But It will be a good candidate for testing Lubuntu Lucid, and I will be happy to have your feedback on it.

lubuntu 10.04 browsers

The choice of the browser is not final for lubuntu 10.04. It will be discuss during the cycle, and also during Ubuntu Developpers summit. You can see details on this 2 specifications :

- https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Specs/ArmLightweightBrowser

lubuntu Lucid preparations

The real first release of lubuntu should be for Lucid (10.04), in six months. To prepare it, I began to write 3 specifications [1] about the future Lubuntu, to hold discussion about some aspects of it. I hope to be at the Ubuntu UDS [2] to work on them. Feel free to contribute to them (with constructive arguments, not troll please :))

Nothing is decided, and help in various aspects to make Lubuntu 10.04 rocking, will be very appreciate :)

[1]
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/lubuntu-lucid-artwork
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/lubuntu-lucid-default-applications
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/lubuntu-lucid-packaging-policy

[2]
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UDS

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