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Talk:List of recommended GNU/Linux software
I would like to add profile-sync-daemon to this list (it symlinks browser profiles to tmpfs/RAM and writes back occasionally) under something akin to a performance subsection. Any suggestions?
- It sounds like it belongs under the Backup and Sync section since it basically just uses rsync to make periodic backups of your browser profile. --Ebay (talk) 18:58, 25 December 2015 (EST)
While there are many music players, MPD is NOT one of them, it is a daemon for music player clients. So I'm thinking of making MPD and its clients in one separate category inside Music Players section, any objections? --Morpheus (talk) 02:50, 12 December 2015 (EST)
- It is a bit messy when in its own section. Since MPD plays music in combination with an MPD client it is logical to include it in the Music Players section with a bullet list of MPD clients underneath it. I think it is neater and more compact this way. If you don't like it feel free to revert my edit. --Ebay (talk) 11:57, 25 December 2015 (EST)
- Given that there exists more than one music server for Linux (ie. mpd, subsonic, mopidy, etc...), perhaps there should be a subsection for that. Also, i believe that the MPD clients should be moved to the regular music player section and it should just be noted in the description that they require an MPD server.
Not only for Lunix-likes
- You could add a note in the intro that much of this software also works on BSD. Or you could make a new page "List of recommended BSD software" and add it on Recommended_software. Then you could just copy paste software which is compatible from this page onto the new one. Prism Break has a list of BSD compatible software, so it shouldn't be hard to fill out a new page. Ebay (talk) 21:29, 19 December 2015 (EST)
For the sake of consistency I think we should use this format:
- Link to internal pages in the first word of the program description rather than in the program title heading. If there is no internal wiki page then use an external link to the project home page instead. It is not practical to make wiki pages for every program listed here.
- Start descriptions as a sentence, not a bullet point. Most entries already use this format. For example: "GIMP is a powerful image editor" not "GIMP - a powerful image editor".
- I can agree with this. Also, please add profile-sync-daemon SOMEWHERE. — Galactus (talk) 08:18, 25 December 2015 (EST)
- It's a daemon that moves your browser profile to tempfs (might use overlayfs if you have it, for superior performance) and syncs it back to disk according to a cronjob. Personally, mine does it every 15 minutes IIRC. I have no idea which category it falls under, if any (refer to the first topic of this talk area). — Galactus (talk) 17:10, 25 December 2015 (EST)
I want to point out that since nearly the inception of this page, the sections have been sorted alphabetically. I have found (and corrected) several instances of software added to the top of sections out of order.
I will be removing the "minimalistic" sections and merging the listed software into the regular sections. It is far too subjective. If you want to indicate that something is minimialistic, then incorporate that into the description somehow (ie. "pcmanfm is a minimalistic file manager and desktop wallpaper manager"). I feel justified in doing this as I am the person who originally separated everything into regular/minimal applications and looking back on it, I believe it to be an error of judgement.
irqbalance and numad
Where should I add them? They increase performance of SMP non-NUMA and NUMA systems respectively automatically.