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Re: PM8 ideas?
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2017, 01:38:54 pm »
I tend to agree with travis82, lxtask is minimal but functional .. if users want something heavier (even if only a bit) they can install whatever they choose.

The Peppermint ethos dictates we don't make software choices for our users beyond what is necessary .. in fact I'd be more inclined to do away with a task manager altogether if I didn't consider it pretty necessary for the vast majority.

A few kilobytes may not sound like much, but if we did that with ALL packages.....

That said, show me a function of another task manager that the vast majority of users would consider "necessary" and I'll certainly consider it .. but you'll have to tell me the exact name of the package, "system monitor" doesn't tell me much ;)
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Re: PM8 ideas?
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2017, 01:38:54 pm »

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Re: PM8 ideas?
« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2017, 06:30:09 pm »
I specifically mentioned gnome-system-monitor in my first post, and there is a package with that name in the repositories.


The part I find necessary is the network history graph. As far as I'm aware, lxtask has nothing like it. I've spent about 2 days looking for a way to monitor my transfer after first installing Peppermint (my first GNU/Linux distro ever actually).
First I looked for something inside XFCE, because I didn't want to pull dependencies(I probably had too much reading on KDE/Gnome incompatibility for my minuscule level of Linux experience). I accidentally discovered that Cinnamon/Unity/Gnome/XFCE/LXDE are built using GTK and quite cross compatible, and settled on gnome-system-monitor.

The application I wanted to substitute was Windows Task Manager, in it's Windows 8 incarnation:
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Re: PM8 ideas?
« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2017, 06:54:01 pm »
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I specifically mentioned gnome-task-monitor in my first post

Sorry I missed that :-[

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The part I find necessary is the network history graph.

Yep, I can see the network graphing might be useful to a limited few .. but as I said our ethos doesn't generally allow us to load everyone with stuff only a few will use .. if on the other hand it's MORE functional and the same weight (give or take) I might be convinced, so I'll take a look.

I have a funny feeling though that I looked at gnome-system-monitor previously (as I did xfce4-taskmanager) and ruled it out .. but I can't for the life of me remember why :-\

Glad you found what you needed though :)
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Re: PM8 ideas?
« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2017, 06:54:01 pm »

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Re: PM8 ideas?
« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2017, 06:06:12 am »
Will PM8 be a LTS Release? or Did I misunderstood about LTS releases?
Will I be able to upgrade from PM7 to PM8 without re-install?

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Re: PM8 ideas?
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2017, 09:27:08 am »
PM8 will be an LTS release, albeit a shorter-longterm one ;)
PM is built on Ubuntu LTS, specifically PM7 and PM8 is/will be built on Ubuntu 16.04. They will reach EndOfLife simultaneously in 2021.

I don't know if you'll be able to upgrade between them without reinstalling(ask PCNetSpec, it's up to him), but any upgrade would be minor and to PM specific packages only, as the rest of the OS is updated from the same Ubuntu Xenial repositories
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Re: PM8 ideas?
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2017, 09:27:08 am »