Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Jan. 26 2006,06:22
Forced to choose, I'd convert GRUB to a downloadable script as a Mydsl extension file.
It is only used for installations, which are done infrequently.
Browsing for files, or editing textfiles are done more often even when running from livecd on a PC that is not connected to the Internet.
Regardless, my vote for the program to leave is the new version of TED. In addition to some flakey behavior when you try and print a document, the program and all of it's associated files take up a large amount of space, even after they are compressed. I don't know the exact size, but the TED 2.14 extension weighs in at 4.2MB and that is a gzipped compressed file.
I like TED, but not at the expense of a whole bunch of other programs.
Some possible alternatives:
1) Figure out some way to slim down TED or slim down the associated files like the ones in /usr/share/ted for example.
EDIT: I didn't read the part about the TED docs being offloaded to the DSL web site in 2.2RC1. I am still running 2.1b, so I did not realize that it has already been done to some extent.
2) Put FLWriter back in (I dunno about the size of this program).
3) Resume the Hunt for the best compromise of word processor functionality vs. size
Just my $0.02