[arch-general] Is there a burning tool able to replace K3b?

William Houser wchouser3 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 21 07:19:53 EST 2014

On 01/21/2014 10:43 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> Hi,
> a short question but a long story, perhaps somebody could give some
> hints.
> To stop a green drive spinning up and down again and again I removed
> gvfs from my machine, but each time I used K3b seemingly a KDE thingy
> makes my drive spin up and down again and again until I reboot.
> Is anybody aware if developers of desktop environments care about things
> like green drives, optional vs hard dependencies?
> I also noticed that if using a desktop environment's GUI editor as root
> this could cause serious issues nowadays.
> Am I the only one who tries to get rid of desktop environments and the
> software, such as the desktop environment's editors?
> I'm experimenting with getting rid of Xfce and I'm testing Jwm at the
> moment, but generating the menu is PITA and to find good replacements
> for editors, file browsers etc. isn't easy.
> Does anybody know burning software that is nearly as comfortable as K3b
> is, but that doesn't need GNOME or KDE dependencies?
> Regards,
> Ralf

I've got an off the wall possible solution:

The only thing that comes close to K3b is a program called "imgburn." 
The only bad news is that it is only available for Windows. The good 
news is that it works perfectly well in Wine.

Just thouoght I'd throw that out there. I understand your position on 
installing libraries for desktops you have no intention of using. You 
should really re-consider though. KDE has some of the best open-source 
software out there, and in terms of disk space, it's really not a big deal.

I've tried every disk burner out there. K3b is the only useful one that 
doesn't ruin several blank disks before finally getting it right. 
(brasero), and opens iso's directly through double clicks unlike some 
others (xfburn)

All that being said, There is an option but there again...give it 
another consideration.


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