SCE extensions (self contained extensions) add functionality to a minimalistic dCore base installation. They are managed through various commands. Strategies to optimize extensions are also outlined.
Traditionally dCore extensions are managed via command line. If using a Window Manager set up for dCore, the built-in Control panel (System Tools → Control Panel) now has an 'Sce Tools' button that launches these commands in a terminal with default options: sce-import, sce-load, sce-debpurge, sce-update, sce-remove. This is most suitable for new users or those that do not require fine-grained control over SCE extension management.
More advanced users will appreciate the richness provided by command line options. In a terminal, enter the command name followed by –help (two dashes) for usage information (eg. sce-import –help).
An overview of dCore's SCE extension system and management:
- dCore SCE Overview
- dCore TCE (/tce/) Directory
- dCore sceboot.lst
- dCore Repositories
- Miscellaneous dCore Files
Primary commands used to manage SCE extensions (
sce-import initially most important):
Additional SCE management commands not included in the base dCore system:
Miscellaneous commands related to 3rd party software:
> dCore-google-chrome-stable-installer Command: This command must be imported using
sce-import dCore-google-chrome-stable-installer. It has no associated –help file. It is used to convert Google Chrome browser into an SCE. Note the script was not functional when last tested as Google has changed their download process and Terms of Service, patch submit welcome!
> getFlash11 Command: This command must be imported using
sce-import getFlash11 and has no associated –help file. Running
getFlash11 runs a script to download and convert the most recent Adobe Flash 11 release into an SCE. Note older non-SSE2 capable hardware requires Flash 10, review this member submitted dCore Flash 10 SCE Creation Script for more information.
Advanced SCE strategies to fine tune extensions:
- Lightweight software
- List File SCE(s)
- Dependency SCE(s)
- List vs Dependency Imports
- Boot vs OnDemand
- SCE Purge
- Boot Code nomd5
- Locales and Languages
- Man Pages
- Default SCE Configuration
- Version Conflicts
- Broken SCEs
- Creating Personal Extensions