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RE: New Project Proposal: The ArabicOpenCD

Salam alykum,
I thank you for the idea .and effort . I think this would be an encouraging for many to switch to linux .in fact ,I think this idea should be adopted by open-source-encouraging computer magazines and training centers .

I have some suggestions i would like to say :

1- Upload the cd as BitTorrent shared-file:
Bittorrent is becoming a standard for downloads . the reason is that http download speed decrease when demand on file (no. of download  operations) increase ; while bittorrent download speed increase when demand increase . I recommend azureus as the best crossplatform bittorrent client .

2- include some other programsin the cd
 -bittorrent client as: bittorrent officialclient , azureus , utorrent (meu-torrent)
-Multimedia codecs : XviD (openDivX project) ,ogg vorbis codec
-Wiki program : Moin moin ( the program used for dos of Theopencd.org

3- highlight on dependencies and plug ins for each program :
dependencies of programs should be highlighted  as to make user install them first , under th description you may write dependencies and request their install ,here are some examples:
-please instal  JRE or JDK (= JRE + compiler )  before installing Azureus  or eclipse ; openOffice.org also require jre but it is bundled with it in this installer .
-please install GTK2+ before installing  GIMP;Gaim  also require gtk+ butit is bundled with it ,gnumeric is bundled with gtk+/win32 diffrent than the official one
-please Install  7-zip before extracting MediaPlayerClassic zipped with 7-zip .
-please install python before installing blender
-please install cygwin before installing texmacs or monodevlop ( advanced / experimental)

also plugins notice for example as:
-Abiword plugins:

-Audacity  plugins:
  Nyquist plugins:

4-use a wiki program for auto run:
letting autorun script open an html page would highly increase customizability , as editing would be easier for guiding pages and no compiling will be needed . also using a wiki program as moin moin will make editing easier  and more contribution may be given   to project if this wiki is hosted on the website ;and included information about dependencies and plug ins may rapidly increase .

also wiki support localization making it possible to make a multilingual cd (Arabic/English ); exactly perfect for programs containg bundled internationalization as audacity and abiword , and programs with separate localizations package , [ but not pretty perfect if you have to choose between arabic and english as openoffice.org :(  , couldn't be perfect]

Mohammed EnNaqeeb

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