new "recommended applications" wiki page

André Miranda andreldm1989 at
Tue Jul 21 16:41:09 CEST 2015

No objections, but what should be done with the wiki list/page? Just a 
link to ?

On 07/21/2015 10:47 AM, Mohammad Ghasemi wrote:
> Pros: The <> also keeps 
> softwares in their appropriate categories. Some software should be in 
> more than one category. e.g. mplayer is both a music player and video 
> player.
> I would only need to add appropriate links to website for each category.
> Do you see any problem with my all this reform, guys/girls?
> On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 6:12 PM, Mohammad Ghasemi 
> <ghasemicompany at <mailto:ghasemicompany at>> wrote:
>     I want to move the list to
>     <> This website has already done the job
>     for us.
>     This makes it super easy to contribute to xfce software list and
>     keeps it more updated. In addition the users can see more
>     descriptive information about each software in better polished
>     manner. We also would benefit from not only remarks from xfce
>     user's but all other users.
>     contributers would only need to add xfce as a "custom platfrom" to
>     the software they want to add to the list. And this process takes
>     less than 10 seconds. The process is much easier than editing the
>     wiki page.
>     But there is a downside to it too. The list would be stored on a
>     website other than xfce's. Which means... well you know better.
>     On Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 7:23 PM, Mohammad Ghasemi
>     <ghasemicompany at <mailto:ghasemicompany at>> wrote:
>         The page does not help
>         users choose applications, very much.
>         The description of most applications merely says "this app is
>         lightweight". Which is a redundant sentence, because the are
>         meant to be lightweight!
>         The format of the page also makes it hard for the user to
>         compare and choose applications.
>         I think the Use case for "recommended applications" wiki page
>         should be something like this:
>         To help the users to find the lightest application in each
>         category that meets their needs.
>         To satisfy this use case we need one table for each category
>         that has the following fields: Name, Ram usage, Features,
>         Website, Remarks
>         The table should be sortable by field name. It should be
>         sorted by Ram usage by default.
>         Usage Scenario: the user visits the page. He/she wants to find
>         the lightest software in category x that has the features he
>         wants. The User chooses the category. He then sees a table
>         sorted by ram usage that contains a list of software in that
>         category. He then reads the features field of every software
>         (starting from the top, lightests first) until he finds the
>         software that has all the features he wants. Then he read the
>         remarks (if existed). After that, he looks on Name field to 
>         check if the software exists on his distro's repo or not. If
>         it does not exist, then he would look at website field to
>         visit the website of the software.
>         That's it.
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