new "recommended applications" wiki page

Mohammad Ghasemi ghasemicompany at
Tue Jul 21 17:19:39 CEST 2015

one link for every category:

for audio and music:
For back up software:

On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 7:11 PM, André Miranda <andreldm1989 at>

>  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>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>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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