Archive for the ‘packages’ Category

Conky now in Fedora Extras

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

After nearly 3 months, maybe more, conky has been approved and I have commited it to CVS today A huge thanks goes out to the conky development team for adding countless legal fixes, and even some major fixes to the code to get it included in fedora. Im not planning on making a Fedora Core 5 Branch because when I last checked there was some missing deps and I dont feel like maintaing seperate spec files. I will however be willing to do so if enough people ask for it. If you are one of these people who would like to have it in FC5 please file a bug report on bugzilla about it.

PekWM, its whats for breakfast!

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

I have been trying to get a package built for fedora for pekwm. PekWM is a nice light weight window manager for X-11. I decided to give it a shot using it because it supported dynamic menus. I built a package and filed a bug report so it could be included in fedora extras. After my first couple of comments it was suggested to me to create something more fedora friendly for my package. As it is the default menu provided by pekwm has a lot of apps in it. I didnt even have 1/2 of them my self. This was a minor problem to provide a package to a user who in turn cant use 1/2 of whats in the menu. It doesnt take an expert to figure out that bugs would be filed about things “not working”. I decided to take the code from fluxbox-xdg-menu and fork it to work for pekwm. After about an hour or so of hacking I removed all the unneeded stuff from its code base and had a fully functional dynamic menu generator using standards. Tonight I plan to repackage pekwm and post an updated .spec file and src rpm. I hope that by the first of next week I will be commiting pekwm to fedora extras cvs.

Fedora Extras Sponsered!!

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Hey, thats right!! I have now been sponsered and I got my CVS access yesterday to the fedora extras project. Patrice Dumas has sponsered me so now it looks like I will be able to add some of my packages to the Fedora Extras so you can now install them offically via yum. Right now I have been approved to add scrot, wmctrl, and root-tail. Look for these packages soon in a repo near you.

More Fedora RPMS

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

I have been on a kick lately building packages for Fedora. I have started to build packages for:

And several others which are slipping my mind right now. I plan to add as many new packages each day as I can. I am still building fluxbox and fluxbox-svn packages too. All the packages are built using mock to help make sure that all the deps are met during build time, and that they are built in a clean env every time (just like in the fedora extras project 🙂 ) In the next couple of weeks I will be submitting all the packages I have been building for review to the fedora extras project (I really hope they get accepted and find their way in so I can yum install them on my other systems 😛 ).

Fluxbox RPMS for Fedora

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

I started building RPMS for Fedora Core 3 4 5 and 6 of the latest versions of fluxbox. Right now I have SVN versions of fluxbox built for Fedora Core 5 and 6, and will have RPMS for version 3 and 4 by weeks end. I will also have 1.0rc2 release packages up sometime tonight for core 5 and 6 with 3 and 4 to follow.