when it comes to software we are going to include, it would vote only for the stuff we have in our repo + all packages required to checkout and build Haiku on Haiku. Maybe a browser would be good as well. I don't worry about an updater, package manager or anything else in an alpha.
Sorry, but an updater is *ESSENTIAL*. Even if not fancy. By updater I mean a way for the user to easily check if there are fixes and to apply then without losing data or having to completely reinstall the system.