You can use the Notes
plasmoïd instead of Tomboy, and BasKet
instead of Zim. Both are available in Pardus.
I'm now in danger of hijacking my own thread... It looks like Pardus packaging policy is self-defeating. What if I already got used to Zim or Tomboy and don't care for a change
Let's see what we have:
(1) Unparalleled in Linux world technological base.
(2) Combination of stable core apps and up-to-date production applications. The only other distro maintaining the same balance is PCLinuxOS, to my knowledge.
(3) User friendliness, up to a point (4)
(4) Sparse repositories. They feel just as sparse today as they felt a year ago, which suggests rather policy than simple inaction.
I can explain why I'm interested in Pardus. I run two boxes: a laptop, my very own (Arch), and a family box (Arch at present) which I can't abandon to its non-advanced users for obvious reasons. Pardus looks like an ideal fire-and-forget substitute, except that I'll have to build all the missing apps myself. That's a good definition of self-defeat.
Why not borrow some ideas from Arch?
(1) core == pardus(year)
(2) extra+community == contrib
(3) AUR != personal pigmy repositories+user(pigmy too)
Why not consolidate user effort the AUR way? You see, Arch build system (ABS) is a great, easy to use tool, but you don't even need to learn it: regular repos+AUR contain everything
, to all intents and purposes. That's because
(1) Regular repos (core extra & community) contain all the apps which proved themselves to be in demand;
(2) AUR contains everything ever needed by a single user
One cannot do any better, IMHO