Episode 52: FluxBox
News & personal updates
- Neil McGovern of the Debian team has announced that Debian 6 was for released on February 5th. During the two years that Debian ‘Squeeze’ was under development, the Debian Project managed to close over 149,000 bugs. Debian.org
- Linux.com ran a discussion of Linux Mint Debian Edition, which we will be talking about in an upcoming episode (http://bit.ly/dYRK4g).
- The Document Foundation launches LibreOffice 3.3, the first stable release of the free office suite developed by the community. In less than four months, the number of developers hacking LibreOffice has grown from less than twenty in late September 2010, to well over one hundred today. http://bit.ly/eNnh09
- The TexasLinuxFest 2011 Call For Papers is Open! http://www.texaslinuxfest.org/callforpapers – submit your talk today.
- KDE 4.6 to be included in Mint 10 KDE http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1645
- The internet is running out of space! But IPV6 is to the rescue with 340 trillion trillion trillion addresses.
- KOffice the up and coming office suite of the future? Developer Thomas Zander blogs about the Calligra Office split and the project views on challenging other office suites.
This week we review and discuss Linux Mint Fluxbox Edition.
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8 Replies to “Episode 52: FluxBox”
Just finished listening to episode 52. First I’d like to thank Charles and Rothgar for there past contribution to Mint; without there dedication there wouldn’t be a Mintcast.
About this episode. Aside a few technical issues with repeated content it was a good podcast. As the podcast progressed I felt you all started to sound more relaxed and conversational – this is not an easy thing to do especially when everyone is in a different location.
I like the format change and the interview with Kendall was a very good segment; one I hope to see continue on a regular basis.
Keep up the good work. I see strong potential for a growing listener base.
Plz note my less than exceptional spelling mistake – there instead of: their past contributions. Probably other mistakes. 🙂
Others will likely explain more fully, but we had a few technical problems. I think they’ve been fixed now.
Yes, the uploads, to my knowledge are now clean of glitches. It seems there was a problem while uploading the files, as the glitches were not in the original editing file.
Really enjoyed episode 52. Debian Fluxbox sounds really interesting and will be trying it went its released.
Looking forward to the LMDE review.
Enjoyed the podcast and look forward to your next episode.
Your review of Linux Mint Fluxbox Edition was informative and your interview with Kendall fit well with the review.
I have not tried Linux Mint Fluxbox Edition yet, but I am using Fluxbox on a Debian 5.0 installation. I also appreciate the “clean desktop” approach of Fluxbox.
One of things that goes along well with the “clean desktop” is to use shortcut keys to bring up your favorite applications and perform commonly used tasks.
I will assume Linux Mint Fluxbox Edition keeps its fluxbox configuration files in the same place as fluxbox on Debian 5.0. That is in /home/”your userid”/.fluxbox. In that directory you should the find the file named “keys”. Here are some of my additions to this file to bring up applications using the “Windows Key” + letter key combination:
Mod4 f :ExecCommand firefox
Mod4 i :ExecCommand rox-filer
Mod4 l :ExecCommand leafpad
Mod4 g :ExecCommand geany
Mod4 a :ExecCommand abiword
Mod4 v :ExecCommand gvim
Once you use shortcut keys it is hard to back and rely on just the right click menu.
Thanks for a good podcast.
Thanks for a great review on Mint Fluxbox.
After listening to the podcast, I flushed my old server running Ubuntu-server with Gnome-core (ran like syrup after a period of uptime). Installed Fluxbox, all services has been running smooth ever since. The system is actually real snappy, even for a singlecore 512MB RAM box.
Looking forward to the LMDE review 🙂
Nice job on mintCast #52. Liked the outtake at the end. Keep the interviews coming with developers and maintainers. It is interesting to find out why they do certain things. Thanks.