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jbobdorman
December 7th, 2012, 01:23 AM
any plans to make an xfce Christian Edition spin?

UltimateCat
December 7th, 2012, 02:11 AM
Hard to say as I am not sure what the Linux/Ubuntu Developers might be up to at the time being. A Christian XFCE would be very nice to have .

It takes time to build a distribution and that varies; bugfixes can go in immediately. New features requiring changes in different areas can take a while.

http://distrowatch.com/search.php?desktop=Xfce

I found this article you might like:
Ubuntu Christian Edition 12.04 Is Based on Ubuntu 12.04.1


http://www.linuxine.com/story/ubuntu-christian-edition-1204-based-ubuntu-12041

jbobdorman
December 8th, 2012, 10:42 PM
Thank you for the reply. I might try installing an xfce or lxde desktop on uce and mess around with it in a virtual box, if i have any luck ill post it here :)

DukeOfMixture
December 9th, 2012, 02:29 AM
You could install xubuntu and then xiphos

that's what i have

jbobdorman
December 10th, 2012, 03:24 AM
that would be too easy :P
lol

DukeOfMixture
December 10th, 2012, 04:04 PM
Hello

I've decided to try to bring you a little more help with this regard. I woke up this morning and had an "itch" to do this.

To have an xfce version of Ubuntu CE:

1. Install Xubuntu

2. Ubuntu CE Includes the following packages:

a. Xiphos. Available in the standard Ubuntu repositories.

b. OpenLP (http://openlp.org/en). This is church presentation software. I had looked into this a while back and apparently it is for those who might find PowerPoint (or similar) problematic. Available in the standard Ubuntu repositories.

Apparently it can be integrated with LibreOffice / Open Office Impress as well as VLC, and it contains Bible plugins. Wiki page (http://wiki.openlp.org/Version_2_Features).

c. Quelea (http://quelea.org/). Lyrics projection software. Download page (http://quelea.org/download). I couldn't find this in the repositories.

d. DansGuardian (http://dansguardian.org/). They call it web content filtering. It's a net nanny. Available in the standard Ubuntu repositories.

There website says "The latest release contains Xiphos (http://xiphos.org/), OpenLP (http://www.openlp.org/), Quelea (http://quelea.org/), and much more."

It's the much more that I haven't figured out yet.

Because I have a lot of practice with PowerPoint, although I use Libre Office Impress today, I don't see how I would have a need for OpenLP or Quelea. But it looks as though OpenLP has an integration with Bible plugins that might make it more practical if you need that type of program.

prism01
December 10th, 2012, 05:43 PM
Hi
This author will confirm D.O.M.'s observation about integration of OpenLP with LO and VLC.

Re: the need for OpenLP:

It does "automate" things a bit in terms of inserting hymn text and Biblical text, etc. as observed by D.O.M. .

However, it also is not that amenable to tweaking the presentation as can be done with LO Impress. And also, it just has a.... hard to describe... "heavieness" about it.

But, if one approaches things relatively simply and wants an "automated" approach that any, relatively untrained, person could use then yes OpenLP does a good job.

prism01

nixblog
December 10th, 2012, 09:50 PM
If you need the web filtering capabilities then I believe the UCE web filtering is based off this article (someone correct me if I'm wrong),

http://blog.bodhizazen.net/linux/web-content-filtering-made-easy/

and it uses the UFW option for redirection.

stlsaint
December 13th, 2012, 04:45 AM
any plans to make an xfce Christian Edition spin?

yes...but in the distant future.

Freedomeagle1967
January 5th, 2013, 05:25 AM
Hello

I've decided to try to bring you a little more help with this regard. I woke up this morning and had an "itch" to do this.

To have an xfce version of Ubuntu CE:

1. Install Xubuntu

2. Ubuntu CE Includes the following packages:

a. Xiphos. Available in the standard Ubuntu repositories.

b. OpenLP (http://openlp.org/en). This is church presentation software. I had looked into this a while back and apparently it is for those who might find PowerPoint (or similar) problematic. Available in the standard Ubuntu repositories.

Apparently it can be integrated with LibreOffice / Open Office Impress as well as VLC, and it contains Bible plugins. Wiki page (http://wiki.openlp.org/Version_2_Features).

c. Quelea (http://quelea.org/). Lyrics projection software. Download page (http://quelea.org/download). I couldn't find this in the repositories.

d. DansGuardian (http://dansguardian.org/). They call it web content filtering. It's a net nanny. Available in the standard Ubuntu repositories.

There website says "The latest release contains Xiphos (http://xiphos.org/), OpenLP (http://www.openlp.org/), Quelea (http://quelea.org/), and much more."

It's the much more that I haven't figured out yet.

Because I have a lot of practice with PowerPoint, although I use Libre Office Impress today, I don't see how I would have a need for OpenLP or Quelea. But it looks as though OpenLP has an integration with Bible plugins that might make it more practical if you need that type of program.



Hi,DukeOfMixture
Why do you want/feel the need for dansguardian ( net nanny )?

mikodo
January 15th, 2013, 12:02 AM
Hi everyone,

I am transitioning from Ubuntu 10.04 to Xubuntu 12.04. I have them both installed, and will be with just Xubuntu for the future. Last week I stuck UCE 12.04 on as a third boot, but didn't like the Unity shell, and removed it.

I would really like to see a XCE (Xubuntu CE). I think it would be a real plus for people around the world not wanting/able to use Unity's processing needs or DE design.

Just a hunch, that it would be a bigger success, for the Christian/Linux masses.

Blessings!

;p

offgridguy
January 20th, 2013, 01:26 AM
From the bit of experimenting i have done so far, i can't say i am a fan of Xfce, but DE are
such a matter of personal taste there will always be detractors to any DE.

On another note, the desktop seems to have a larger influence on peoples likes or
dislikes of an OS, than the rest of the system which underlies it.?:neutral:

TRPrecht
January 21st, 2013, 07:40 AM
From the bit of experimenting i have done so far, i can't say i am a fan of Xfce, but DE are
such a matter of personal taste there will always be detractors to any DE.

On another note, the desktop seems to have a larger influence on peoples likes or
dislikes of an OS, than the rest of the system which underlies it.?:neutral:

So true. Whats even more odd, is that the choice of background images on a live cd also seems to influence many people when trying out a new distro? A couple people at my work will only use a distro if the live cd has the right color scheme.....

axy_david
January 22nd, 2013, 03:25 AM
Well I ditched Unity 'cause I hated the startmenu which is simmilar to 8's style.
Now it's gnome all the way!

MrNovi
October 8th, 2013, 05:04 PM
Having a CE edition based off of XFCE, LXDE, or Mate would be a GREAT idea. The Unity DE is the main reason I'm having problems getting it adopted locally. NO ONE likes Unity (just like they dislike Win8). I have a LOT of XP users with older computers that can't afford new computers that will need to migrate to something that is still supported before XP support runs out next April. Many of these systems can't run Unity that well, but can run XFCE, LXDE, or Mate with no problems. Having a CE based on one of them would be be ideal for these people.

I know that I could always install a different DE on their computers, but that defeats the purpose, especially since the LiveDVD/USB would still have the abomination known as Unity on it.

Sorry if that offends anyone, but that's the way I see it.

Elfy
October 8th, 2013, 05:06 PM
Closed.

Not any real reason to bump a thread and then start trolling in it.