Lubuntu Next progress in some senses has been stalled for a bit because of decisions on the default applications. I would like to finally get these decided on, with a final decision date being Alpha 1. If further discussion is needed, that's fine, but generally, this is what it should probably be done by:
We need these decided on so we can do things like work on documentation, have screenshots that feature our actual default applications, and a slideshow for the installer that actually accurately reflects what applications we plan on shipping.
Also, this is being done here so it doesn't drag out more than it already has. This is a public site, but it's not on places like the mailing list with thousands upon thousands of subscribers that everyone will have a different opinion on...
Here are the applications we need to decide on:
|Purpose of Application||Options||Status|
|Task manager||qps||Needs final decision|
|Games||2048-Qt and others||Decide if games are something we want to include|
|Disk burning||usb-creator-kde||Doesn't have KDE deps and mkusb isn't in the repos, needs final decision|
|Notes||nobleNote||Qt 4, but releases have been done upstream; needs final decision|
|Mail client||Trojitá||Needs to be packaged and a final decision needs to be made on it|
|Torrenting||Transmission, qtorrent, fatrat, qbittorrent||Needs more discussion and picking of a candidate|
|Text editor||Kate||All other options are dead upstream, needs final decision|
|Scanning application||Skanlite||Needs final decision|
|Office suite||Calligra, LibreOffice||Needs more discussion|
|Image viewer||Nomacs, LXImage-Qt||Needs more discussion|
|Instant messaging||Quassel||Needs final decision|
|Archiving application||PeaZip, Ark||Currently we use Xarchiver but that's GTK-based; PeaZip seems lighter but very unclear upstream, Ark is KDE but very active upstream, needs discussion|
|PDF Viewer||qpdfview||Final decision needed, Debian MIA Team contacted about maintainer (so ~lubuntu-dev can take over maintainership if he doesn't respond)|
|Media player||SMplayer, Audacious, VLC||More discussion needed, there's no clear choice besides smplayer being light|
|Bluetooth application||Bluedevil||Needs final decision|
|NM frontend||nm-tray||Right now we use the GNOME frontend, which is fine, just brings in extra deps... nm-tray should be packaged and then we need to work with upstream to get it working decently enough to include by default|
Present your choices.