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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

another fine prog that doesn't get much publicity is:

reboot .

...well, u could call it a prog. I seldom use it myself, but it's very mature and stable imo :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it an MS Windows Emulator or Demo? Sounds weird ;)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmealman wrote:
perry wrote:
I used to use a program called XnView to for image file viewing, resizing, etc. Mostly used it when I downloaded images from my digital camera and wanted to put em on the web.

I stopped using it when I switched to Gentoo a couple months ago because there wasn't an ebuild, and I don't have the slightest clue how to make one. And I really haven't had a need for it recently, so I haven't bothered installing "by hand".


http://www.tarsis.org/ebuilds/xnview_ebuild.tar.gz
Untar it under /usr/portage/media-gfx/ and emerge xnview

I'll submit the ebuild to the portage tree, but it takes a while for new ones to be accepted.


Neat, thanks! Just remembered to check back into the thread or I woulda seen this earlier.

Just emerged, no problemo.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lavaps

awesome process viewer.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kanuslupus wrote:
reboot - Is it an MS Windows Emulator or Demo? Sounds weird ;)


Apparently the MS windows version is very well done: it is scripted to automatically execute at random intervals of time and requires no user input. After having reverse engineered its code - the linux developers noticed that the execution pattern is resembling that of the moon cycle and is closely interlinked with it. It is simply fastinating how much science goes into this.

The linux version however lacks the advanced functionality of the MS one. too bad, this could be the one app that would attract the users to linux community....

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Then make an ebuild it's really not that hard just take another similar ebuild and adapt then try emerge --debug ebuildfile and if it installs with no errors great, otherwise use the debug output to see where it went wrong.

man 5 ebuild is an exellent ressource for ebuilders.


I know, if I only had more time :(

I'm pretty new at making ebuilds, I've only made one and even that didn't work all that well...

Well anyway I've been working on an ebuild for reZound, but I''ve had problems just compiling it by hand. Now I'm waiting for the next release, and see how it works out.

I've not used linux exclusively very long, although I did ditch windows for gentoo (no more dualboot). I thing it takes a bit of time for an ex windows software developer to get hang of things (well not completely ex- since I still do it for money :( still don't have a great linux job. ).
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made a quick ebuild for rezound:

Code:
# Copyright 1999-2002 Gentoo Technologies, Inc.
# Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2
# $Header: $

IUSE="oggvorbis"

DESCRIPTION="a stable, open source, and graphical audio file editor"
HOMEPAGE="http://rezound.sourceforge.net/"
SRC_URI="http://belnet.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/rezound/${P/\_beta/beta}.tar.gz"
LICENSE="GPL-2"
SLOT="0"
KEYWORDS="x86"

DEPEND=">=media-libs/audiofile-0.2.3
        >=x11-libs/fox-0.99.193
        >=dev-libs/fftw-2.1.3
        >=media-sound/lame-3.92
        oggvorbis? ( media-libs/libogg
                     media-libs/libvorbis )"
#libvorbisfile and libvorbisenc are not in portage!!!

#fftw support will not work! the fftw ebuild installed two copies of fftw.h,
#dfftw.h and sfftw.h. a symlink of one of them to fftw.h is needed in the fftw
#ebuild.

S="${WORKDIR}/${P/\_beta/beta}"

src_compile() {
        cd ${S}
        econf || die
        emake || die
}

src_install() {
        einstall || die
        dodoc docs/AUTHORS docs/COPYING docs/Features.txt docs/NEWS docs/README
}
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aqua Data Studio!!!!

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=30160&highlight=
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If you like PWM (and you should), you'll love ion.


I used ION when I worked for Transmeta. (Jr. Sysadmin, in-house tech support) It worked GREAT on my dual-head display. I never did like it much for home use though. In the end, I liked having control over the size of my windows, so I ended up sticking with pwm...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chrony
It's an ntp client that also is able to work as a server. It is designed for use on clients not online all the time. It will adjust for drift so your time is accurate when offline.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xbuffy and getmail.

I'm going to redo the mutt and single user article at some point, taking out fetchmail and putting in getmail.

Xbuffy is great if you're in X.

FWIW, I have pages (not Gentoo specific on each)

(Getmail is an ebuild, not sure about Xbuffy)
http://home.nyc.rr.com/computertaijutsu/xbuffy.html
http://home.nyc.rr.com/computertaijutsu/getmail.html

Hrrm, hope I'm not spamming :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

forget about oowriter crap, use LyX :!: :D
After using LyX for a long time I was recently forced back into (oo)word usage, it's hell, believe me :!:

(there is some learning curve, but not even that steap/long... try it!)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Subversion ebuild certainly requires more attention.

Its 0.10_pre (almost a year old!!!) ebuild is way too outdated while 0.16.1 is already available from Tigris.

Subversion with its meta-info control (for example aka properties) can be a very good companion tool for Portage.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2003 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

keifir wrote:
another fine prog that doesn't get much publicity is:

reboot .

...well, u could call it a prog. I seldom use it myself, but it's very mature and stable imo :)

keifir


Funny when I try this program my computer crashes :) must be the most instable program ever
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2003 12:07 pm    Post subject: scite Reply with quote

I second SciTE, the best text editor on both Linux and Windows imho. Syntax highlighting for all languages, tabs, folding (essential for C programming), and much more. Though I do miss the feature to open files directly on a FTP server and edit them in place (instead of edit then having to use FTP client to upload again).

Slypheed for email client (thought I use The Bat! under Windoze)

ROX - the best Filer I've found for Linux, lightening fast

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2003 7:35 pm    Post subject: My two cents Reply with quote

Hi all,

I heard some of you mention image viewers. Well, I had the same problem (no decent image viewer), and I dislike XnView cause it keeps opening new windows piling over my desktop.

I found two things, both already have an ebuild:

1. pornview (http://pornview.sourceforge.net), nice name ;-) and nice viewer.
2. gqview, nice, small, fast, and you have the ability to define edit commands, i.e. scripts to rotate a pic, which is quite useful. (http://gqview.sourceforge.net)


Well, that's all :-)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2003 1:14 am    Post subject: dockapps... Reply with quote

Dockapps... everybody should have some... especially these:

  • wmspaceclock
    This dockapp clock is so god damn beautiful... you'll never need a wall clock again. The anti-aliased handles are really nice.
    [img:0b965cebd6]http://wmspaceclock.sourceforge.net/screenshots/brown.png[/img:0b965cebd6] [img:0b965cebd6]http://wmspaceclock.sourceforge.net/screenshots/green.png[/img:0b965cebd6] [img:0b965cebd6]http://wmspaceclock.sourceforge.net/screenshots/white2.png[/img:0b965cebd6]

  • wmpinboard
    You've no idea just how useful this is... the number of features fitting into such a tiny application really is amazing.
    [img:0b965cebd6]http://www.tu-ilmenau.de/~gomar/stuff/wmpinboard/screenshot.gif[/img:0b965cebd6]

  • Gkrellm
    Want to know something about your computer? Gkrellm will tell it to you... it is the swiss army knife of dockapps... the screenshots are on the webpage - too tall to go here.

  • Sherman's Aquarium
    If there's a cuter dockapp out there, I've yet to see it. It gets it's name from the artist who created the cartoon fish.
    [img:0b965cebd6]http://aquariumapplet.sourceforge.net/screenshots/ns02.jpg[/img:0b965cebd6]

  • wmCalClock
    I find it complements wmspaceclock perfectly.
    [img:0b965cebd6]http://nis-www.lanl.gov/~mgh/WindowMaker/wmCalClock.gif[/img:0b965cebd6] [img:0b965cebd6]http://nis-www.lanl.gov/~mgh/WindowMaker/wmCalClock4.gif[/img:0b965cebd6]

  • A number of dockapps make use of the matrix screensaver hack, including (surprisingly) wmmatrix and Sherman's Aquarium (as a mouseover option).
    [img:0b965cebd6]http://nis-www.lanl.gov/~mgh/WindowMaker/wmMatrix.gif[/img:0b965cebd6]


Some dockapp resources:
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2003 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone mentioned UFED?
The Gentoo Linux Use Flags EDitor.

I find it pretty handy but maybe its just me.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2003 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a slightly-hacked version of PWM; I munged it so that I have one tab group per program name -- per virtual desktop. So now I have tab groups for each of six virtual screens. Very nice.

I saw that the dillo web browser was mentioned, but many folks have not yet noticed the awesome graphical-mode links web browser. It is wicked fast and very lightweight, and had very good rendering for such a small browser. And SSL support...

Finally, I have to put a plug in for Celestia, a totally 3D astronomy/universe explorer. Started and maintained by an nVidia programmer, this app really pushes the envelope of OpenGL programs. Better than Starry Night Pro, IMHO. I use it for educational outreach to teach simple astronomy.

All of these are in Portage already.

Now if only we could get Austin to port X-Plane to Linux... he's primarily a Mac OS X developer...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2003 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ghetto wrote:
Has anyone mentioned UFED?
The Gentoo Linux Use Flags EDitor.

I find it pretty handy but maybe its just me.
But do you have a link (or an emerge command) for it?

To watersb,

Celestia is nice, although there are a few issues with it regarding some kinda automatic tour (if there is one I couldn't find it) and the behaviour of the object go-to (it speeds up but doesn't slow down, rather just 'stopping' at it's destination which is a little unelegant).

If you're going to plug X-Plane (propietry, btw), I'm sorry but I have to plug (the very open source) FlightGear which really has potential and Racer which is effectively open source but not yet in portage.

Racer:
[img:469e17d0c6]http://www.racer.nl/images/country_lg.jpg[/img:469e17d0c6]
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2003 11:53 am    Post subject: Stellarium Reply with quote

Following on from Celestia, how about this (somewhat alternative) approach to seeing the stars: Stellarium

"It renders 3D photo-realistic skies in real time. With stellarium, you really see what you can see with your eyes, binoculars or a small telescope."

This includes realistic real-time rendering of the ground, atmosphere, planets (zoom in), stars, galaxies... I'm contemplating making an ebuild for this.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2003 7:29 pm    Post subject: J armedbear Reply with quote

One of the nicest editor I've ever used is j:
- small
- fast
- Java-based (and still a really small memory footprint)
- 1000 of advanced features (like reading mail for the emacs guys)
- a really leet UI

http://armedbear-j.sourceforge.net/

Direct link to the screenshots:
http://armedbear-j.sourceforge.net/j-0.14.0.png (editing java code)
http://armedbear-j.sourceforge.net/j-0.16.4.png (reading mail)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2003 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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But do you have a link (or an emerge command) for it?


Hows this?:
$ emerge ufed -p

These are the packages that I would merge, in order:

Calculating dependencies ...done!
[ebuild R ] app-admin/ufed-0.2

:)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2003 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recommend flexbackup for doing backups. From the README
Quote:
Features:
o Easy to configure
o Uses dump, afio, tar (gnu), cpio, star, pax, or zip archivers
o Backup, list, compare, extract, extract list of files modes
o Compression and buffering options for all backup types
o Full (0) and numbered levels of incremental backup (like "dump")
o Keeps a table of contents so you know what's on each tape
o Does remote filesystems (over rsh/ssh; no special service)
o Works with IDE/SCSI tapes, Linux ftape,
or archives to normal on-disk files rather than a device
o Nice log files

It makes a level-0 backup on Sundays and a level-1 backup on weekdays and Saturdays of my system. And it works great.

Flexbackup has no ebuild (yet).
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2003 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

charlieg wrote:

If you're going to plug X-Plane (propietry, btw), I'm sorry but I have to plug (the very open source) FlightGear which really has potential and Racer which is effectively open source but not yet in portage.


Did you have to do anything special to get racer to run?
I get a
bin/racer: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Figured it out:
emerged lib-compat, fixed everything


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