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#1 2010-12-11 02:16:56

tomd123
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Arch holiday madness! nominations

This is the official thread of the "Arch holiday madness!" nominations!
Please read the article located on rollingrelease.com or archlinux.org before posting nominations here.

I will repost the article here for people having issues.

    * It's that time again, to give and receive presents, and to push the boundaries of what defines procrastination. That is why some of the trusted users (td123 & kaitocracy) are willing to listen to the community for package nominations to the [community] repo.

    * To vote, post the package names, and a brief explanation of why they should be included, to either the ML [1] or bbs [2]. Only comments made on the ML thread or BBS thread will be considered. To appease Xyne, we will only accept nominations on the ML that do not top-post. Make sure that the packages you nominate follow the guidelines [3]. We will consider packages which have the most nominations, but that will not be the definitive criterion.

    * At least 1 package will be added, but expect more to get included. You will be able to nominate packages until December 23rd at 23:59:59 UTC time. The packages that have been accepted will be announced sometime before December 24th 23:59:59 UTC, the day before Christmas.

- Arch Linux world domination Inc

   1. http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/ … 12510.html
   2. https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=109897
   3. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AU … ty.5D_Repo

EDIT:
README - MUST FOLLOW:
I have seen a lot of posts without brief explanations to why the packages mentioned should get included.
I specifically said this in the article, so please add a reason. Nominations without a reason wont be considered.

I appreciate how everyone is trying to help by aggregating submissions into a single list with vote counts, but please understand that Kaiting and I are mostly looking for reasons why a package should be considered.

This is an example of what we're looking for:

Natanji wrote:

I would really love to see enigmail and lightning. Both are very essential Thunderbird addons that seemingly need Arch-specifics to work properly (installing the generic versions via Thunderbird's own addon system doesn't work properly), and both are a pain in the ass to recompile. Compiling also takes hell long. So it would be REALLY awesome if they could be properly supported!

Oh, and just because it's nice to have: xtrlock. Awesome screen locking tool, very simple and lightweight too.

This is also a great submission:

dcc24 wrote:

Kupfer (135 votes on AUR): Launcher application written in python. Similar to Gnome-Do / Launchy. (No mono dependencies, hooray!)

Why it should be included: It has a lot of votes, gets regular updates, it's quite easy to maintain and most importantly, why shouldn't it be included?

This submission is not very useful to us:

Mhm, lets check pacman -Qmq
...
0. kbd-neo (well, my keyboard layout)
1. simple-scan (must have)
2. ranger (noaw)
3. jdownloader

nice to have:
* pike
* android-sdk
* spe
* pan
* linuxdcpp

What is simple-scan and why is it a must-have?

Also yaourt will never ever ever zero chance until the end of time enter an official repository. Any package that automatically installs unsupported packages, has licensing restrictions against redistribution, or requires significant patching to function will not be considered.

Last edited by tomd123 (2010-12-12 02:16:08)

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#2 2010-12-11 09:10:10

antarhes
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Re: Arch holiday madness! nominations

deadbeef - very good audio player.
Calibre - ebook manager.

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#3 2010-12-11 09:32:33

jsteel
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Re: Arch holiday madness! nominations

dvdbackup - short of a few votes but it has only just been moved to AUR from extra. The best software I have found for backing up DVDs. Other software such as vobcopy (community) fail to backup a lot of my DVDs; dvdbackup has never let me down.

Last edited by jsteel (2010-12-11 09:36:09)


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#4 2010-12-11 09:45:16

Dieter@be
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Re: Arch holiday madness! nominations

rollingrelease.com is down and archlinux.org doesn't say anything about this.
so, what's this about?


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#5 2010-12-11 09:48:09

Allan
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Re: Arch holiday madness! nominations

Dieter@be wrote:

rollingrelease.com is down

Works for me...

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#6 2010-12-11 10:07:55

Dieter@be
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Re: Arch holiday madness! nominations

http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/rollingrelease.com
It's not just you! http://rollingrelease.com looks down from here.

hhmz, think it's a routing issue. my packets vanish after 10gigabitethernet2-1.core2.fmt1.he.net


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#7 2010-12-11 10:09:55

Allan
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Re: Arch holiday madness! nominations

I hear it was moved to a new server today...  I guess DNS change is still propagating.

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#8 2010-12-11 10:16:54

hume's doona
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Re: Arch holiday madness! nominations

CDM

the console display manager, so light, yet it works well

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#9 2010-12-11 10:35:52

Husky Puppy
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Re: Arch holiday madness! nominations

GHDL

Because we do not yet have a VHDL simulator in our repositories. And GHDL is definitely the best choice.

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#10 2010-12-11 10:38:31

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Re: Arch holiday madness! nominations

Dieter@be wrote:

http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/rollingrelease.com
It's not just you! http://rollingrelease.com looks down from here.

hhmz, think it's a routing issue. my packets vanish after 10gigabitethernet2-1.core2.fmt1.he.net

This is a me too post/quote.

Why is DNS so slow on this side of the Atlantic? sad


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#11 2010-12-11 11:32:12

Husky Puppy
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Re: Arch holiday madness! nominations

I'm using OpenNIC and rollingrelease.com works like a charm. smile

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#12 2010-12-11 13:08:17

ilembitov
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Re: Arch holiday madness! nominations

pandoc is the universal Markdown interpretator which can be used as an easy way to produce ODT, RTF, PDF, PS and LaTeX documents. There are really no alternatives for markdown

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#13 2010-12-11 13:30:24

skarn
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Re: Arch holiday madness! nominations

Calibre

It's, AFAIK, the best (FOSS) eBook collection manager, a must have for anyone who has an eBook reader, or simply likes to keep their ebook collection clean and tidy.

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#14 2010-12-11 13:32:35

sas
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Re: Arch holiday madness! nominations

mnemosyne

Because it helps me remember lots of things smile
(And judging from the vote count, other people too...)

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#15 2010-12-11 13:44:17

sas
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Re: Arch holiday madness! nominations

ttf-ms-fonts and ttf-vista-fonts

Because they're needed for correctly displaying many documents and websites created by Windows users.

Last edited by sas (2010-12-11 13:45:58)

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#16 2010-12-11 13:55:47

Allan
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Re: Arch holiday madness! nominations

Both are not going in the repos...

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#17 2010-12-11 14:03:57

sas
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Re: Arch holiday madness! nominations

Allan wrote:

Both are not going in the repos...

A matter of principle, or a matter of licensing issues?

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#18 2010-12-11 14:08:11

Allan
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Re: Arch holiday madness! nominations

Licensing issues sort of.  Note ttf-ms-fonts was dropped from the repos about a week ago because of this.   You can not distribute its files directly in a package.  You have to distribute the original exe files and extract the fonts later.  So pacman will not actually track those files.

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#19 2010-12-11 14:19:30

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Re: Arch holiday madness! nominations

That, and nobody takes Windows users seriously anyway tongue. If you run a website, run it on a *nix at least...


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#20 2010-12-11 15:54:29

Dirk Sohler
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Re: Arch holiday madness! nominations

My pacman -Qqm says …

flashplugin
hsetroot
jdownloader
mozplugger
mupdf-darcs
pcmanfm-mod
rxvt-unicode-256color

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#21 2010-12-11 16:04:20

Inxsible
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Re: Arch holiday madness! nominations

deadbeef - a nice music player
and
jumanji - a great lightweight browser


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#22 2010-12-11 17:09:00

thestinger
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Re: Arch holiday madness! nominations

Dirk Sohler wrote:

My pacman -Qqm says …

flashplugin
hsetroot
jdownloader
mozplugger
mupdf-darcs
pcmanfm-mod
rxvt-unicode-256color

flashplugin is in [extra] on i686 and [multilib] on x86_64, flashplugin-prerelease is the current 64-bit version

looks like you're using the outdated one full of known drive-by exploits tongue

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#23 2010-12-11 17:12:17

litemotiv
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Re: Arch holiday madness! nominations

thestinger wrote:
Dirk Sohler wrote:

My pacman -Qqm says …

flashplugin
hsetroot
jdownloader
mozplugger
mupdf-darcs
pcmanfm-mod
rxvt-unicode-256color

flashplugin is in [extra] on i686 and [multilib] on x86_64, flashplugin-prerelease is the current 64-bit version

looks like you're using the outdated one full of known drive-by exploits tongue

And rxvt-unicode in [extra] already supports 256-colors these days. wink


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#24 2010-12-11 17:14:24

tomd123
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Re: Arch holiday madness! nominations

Dirk Sohler wrote:

My pacman -Qqm says …

flashplugin
hsetroot
jdownloader
mozplugger
mupdf-darcs
pcmanfm-mod
rxvt-unicode-256color

flashplugin - outdated package, use prerelease for 64bit
mupdf-darcs - mupdf is already in community
rxvt-unicode-256color - I deleted this one myself, switch to rxvt-unicode in extra since it has 256 colors enabled

Haven't checked out the other ones.

Btw, you didn't follow the article. You should provide a brief sentence about why we should include it.

Last edited by tomd123 (2010-12-11 17:15:58)

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#25 2010-12-11 17:15:54

thestinger
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Re: Arch holiday madness! nominations

My nomination(s):
cairo-xcb + awesome

Simply the best window manager ever (sorry xmonad fans). I know a lot of other archers use it too, so it would sweet to see it in [community].

Last edited by thestinger (2010-12-11 17:16:42)

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