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MacLibre Sugestions

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Suggestion Smultron, Text editor:

Suggestion or alias disk inventory X

Suggestion Include Openoffice 2 (now multilingual, i.e. french too !!!) There is a tutorial about Installing and Tuning OpenOffice on Mac OS X if you want more informations about configuring it...

Suggestion Include TCL/TK.Acqua , and update of MacPython for get standart python GUI running

Suggestion include D-Vision : 100 % Cocoa application to encode Divx 3, 4, Xvid and h264. It is a GUI for Mencoder. You can fix and split your Divx files too.

Suggestion include DTV : DTV is a new, free and open-source platform for internet television and video

Suggestion Include iTerm probably the best oss terminal emulation for mac, with tabbed windows
Answer iTerm 0.8.1 added

Suggestion Update the Desktop Manager package there is a new version much more improved
Answer Maclibre provides Desktop Manager 0.6 which seems to be latest available.

Suggestion include AbiWord : Text editor smaller then OpenOffice
Answer Abiword 2.2.10 added

Suggestion include HandBrake : HandBrake is a GPL’d multiplatform, multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 ripper/converter. HandBrake was originally available on the BeOS, but now has been ported over to MacOS X and to GNU/Linux.
Answer Version 0.7.0 beta 3 and 0.6.2 added

Suggestion include mPlayer : 3ivx, DivX 3,4,5 and other codecs files. Might be an interesting alternative to VLC when you need conversions of files or subtitles
Answer Is going to be added, a few changes to MacLibre have to be made for installing this software.

Suggestion include Fire free Instant Messaging client for OSX
Answer Done. 1.5.3 and 1.0.4 versions added.

Suggestion include Aqua Open Source Desktop Publishing
Answer MacLibre 0.1 isn’t able to install this software now ( lack of tgz/tbz support ).

Suggestion include OmegaT : Computer Assisted Translation tool (translation memory based) / What if a .app package is provided in a .dmg or .pkg ?
Answer MacLibre 0.1 isn’t able to install this software now ( lack of .jar support ).

Suggestion include Yagol : Small Game
Answer Games will be added in a new games specific distribution

Suggestion include BZFlag : Famous multiplayer network tank battle
Answer Games will be added in a new games specific distribution

Suggestion see or for a good list of opensource programs for OS X


You have an improvement idea ? let us know

Suggestion It would be nice to be able to choose a location/folder where the applications will be installed into
Answer According to the manual : If you are not allowed to write in /Applications, packages will be installed in a folder named Applications in your home directory. But indeed in a next release we could ask the destination folder as an option in the ‘Preferences’ panel.

Suggestion Ask the admin code, after the package selection. And use a bigger police / text to explain what you need the code (because it’s not the standart os X windows to enter admin code)
Answer The admin code will be asked in a more convenient way ( see our TODO list ) with a native box in a next release.
We could also display a small message explaining why we need it, but the password will still be asked before the package selection. (We need it for knowing which packages are uninstallable)
Suggestion Then you should provide this information to the user from within the program. As of now, a novice will find it illogical and unnecessary to provide the admin password. (Imagine you have just downloaded MacLibre like me and are asked for this password in the first place, without a real explanation!)

maclibre_suggestion_page.txt · Last modified: 2011/07/21 14:23
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