Joined: July 2004
||Posted: Mar. 06 2008,01:14
Here's a short list of the extensions I like best. With the exception of gimp, which I only just started using, and gcc, which I load only when compiling, These apps are used nearly every day.
moc.uci - console music player
I wrote a Bash script that would recursively play a directory of mp3/ogg
files, but it was not interactive beyond choosing the initial directory.
You could skip the currently playing file, but that was about it.
Moc provides a way to control playback as well as any gui music player
(better than most), including dynamically creating playlists. It's also
very cool that its interface is very similar to midnight commander.
mc.uci - console file manager
Having the same file management in console and in X is a huge benefit to the
user who is prone to habitually using a particular key combo before realizing
it doesn't work in the current application (that would be me). The Midnight
Commander has been a staple in my Linux arsenal from nearly the first days I
tried Linux, and will probably be there for years to come.
vim.uci - console text editor
Vim is, in my opinion, the best text editor ever created. While DSL base
includes vim, that version is missing a few things I'd consider necessary features, such as syntax highlighting.
vim_7.1.244.uci is a newer version which I have yet to try
gimp-1.2.uci - gtk1 image manipulation program
Although it's far from the current 2.4 Gtk2 version in features, this
version of GIMP still provides all of the basics of image editing in
a package size that is practically nothing compared to the newer versions,
and requires nothing that isn't already in DSL.
gcc1-with-libs.dsl - C/C++ compiler including many development files
This is a full compiling package for many source packages you might
find online. It doesn't include everything you'd ever need, of course,
but for a DSL user who builds mostly small programs, you might find
that you won't need to add many other headers.
gqview-1.2.2.uci - Gtk1 image viewer
Like GIMP, I have a newer Gtk2 version of gqview installed on my Slackware
system, but time and again I'm wishing that Gtk developers would realize
how much faster the older toolkit runs and start thinking about why that
is. This version of gqview is super fast even when scanning a directory
with thousands of images, and still has a pretty good collection of key
controls. One negative is that in fullscreen I lose the ability to
switch window manager desktops.
screen.uci - console "window manager"
I say window manager not because it is, but because that's the nearest thing
I can think of to describe what it is ("multiplexor" sounds like marketing).
Screen allows you to run multiple screens in a single terminal, including
split or toggled screens, as well as disconnecting from a running process
so you can log out, leave the process running, and come back to it later
either from the same machine or remote through ssh.