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#1 2011-05-13 04:50:13

tomd123
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Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

This is the official thread of the Arch Homer Madness! Nominations!
    * It's that time again, to push the boundaries of what defines procrastination. Some of the trusted users (td123 & falconindy) are willing to listen to the community for package nominations from the AUR to the [community] repository.
    * To vote, post the package names, and a brief explanation of why they should be included. Only comments made on the BBS thread will be considered. Make sure that the packages you nominate follows the guidelines [1].
    * The reason you give is the main criteria for getting packages into [community]. So nominations with the most votes will not be guaranteed to be taken in.
    * At least 1 package will be added, but expect more to get included. You will be able to nominate packages until May 31st 23:59:59 UTC time.

MUST FOLLOW TO BE CONSIDERED:
Package nominations from the AUR MUST have a good reason attached to them.
gnome2 packages not allowed

NOTE TO TRUSTED USERS:
You can bring in the package as soon as you want to [community]. You don't have to wait until the deadline for nominations. Please leave a quick, courteous reply to the aur package maintainer asking them if you can bring their package into community. Something along the lines of "Hi, I am interested in bringing this package into [community], what do you think?"

Have fun!
- Arch Linux world domination Inc

[1] - https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AU … ty.5D_Repo

Explanation why we called it Arch Homer Madness:
Every Arch Madness nominations will start being named after archlinux releases. Homer is the first release codename. For a list of past release names, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arch_Linux#Release_history

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#2 2011-05-13 06:38:20

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Re: Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

sxiv: imho, the best image viewer.
acpid2: should eventually replace acpid.
bleachbit: useful for deleting flash cookies, caches, and other cruft.

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#3 2011-05-13 06:55:52

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Re: Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

nagios-nrpe
Pretty much essential for monitoring any machine with Nagios.

amanda
1) TU can make a split PKGBUILD for -server and -client. AUR can't.
2) It's a bit of a bastard to build (required root privs if the amanda user/group doesn't already exist)
3) Common *nix backup utility.

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#4 2011-05-13 08:26:54

Allan
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Re: Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

pangzero:  awesome game

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#5 2011-05-13 08:30:13

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Re: Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

galculator
Because it's a good (popular) calculator and "pacman -Ss calc" doesn't return anything for Xfce/Gtk2.

Edit: And mingetty since it's recommended for automatic logins.

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#6 2011-05-13 09:37:17

litemotiv
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Re: Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

Stebalien wrote:

sxiv: imho, the best image viewer.

I second this, it's a great little image viewer from one of our own, it deserves a place next to feh in [extra].

Together with:

imlibsetroot  - a root backgrond (wallpaper) setter with support for image scaling and xinerama.

Since together with sxiv it becomes a complete feh replacement.


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#7 2011-05-13 09:50:16

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Re: Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

muttprint: very useful print formatter for mutt (and other email clients)
par: again, useful application for formatting text in applications like, but not limited to, mutt


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#8 2011-05-13 09:52:03

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Re: Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

stqn wrote:

galculator
Because it's a good (popular) calculator and "pacman -Ss calc" doesn't return anything for Xfce/Gtk2.

Why didn't I think of that... I tried to pacman -S it just last night! smile

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#9 2011-05-13 13:17:13

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Re: Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

# aur/minecraft-server

+ Very popular game, works very fine on arch and with the openjdk6 package.
And i really prefer running it in Arch, for simplicitys sake smile

I think it is a strong game/server to have in the offical repo.


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#10 2011-05-13 15:17:09

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Re: Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

Barthalion's sognature wrote:

Arch Linux - rolling release distro, where people are wanting to downgrade to a previous version

downgrade - I'm not sure if it makes sense to make it an official package (it's a bash script), but it's a great little app for ... downgrading :-)
dvtm - ti's like dwm but for the console! It's a dynamic virtual terminal manager for those who don't need (or don't understand ;P) tmux.
lrzip - a compression tool (suite?): for bigger packages it's usually both faster and compresses better than xz (but uses more memory).
mingetty - because agetty is such a space hog ;-) and doesn't allow automatic logins.
rmlint - Tool to remove duplicates and other lint, being much faster than fdupes.
nethogs - A net top tool which displays traffic used per process instead of per IP or interface.
xnviewmp - It's a multiplatform (hence the 'mp') version of xnview -  a featurefull image viewer, browser and converter. (License: unknown ...)

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#11 2011-05-13 15:30:33

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Re: Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

I too vote for galculator, its very neat and have very few dependencies. And a calc app should be included in a standard set up.

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#12 2011-05-13 15:32:28

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Re: Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

swanson wrote:

I too vote for galculator, its very neat and have very few dependencies. And a calc app should be included in a standard set up.

You can use bc & calc :-)
No to mention xorg-xcalc.

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#13 2011-05-13 15:41:53

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Re: Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

google-talkplugin - Great alternative to skype and works pretty well. The video quality is usually better than skype's. In addition none of the IM clients (empathy/pidgin) on the linux desktop support gtalk video/audio as well as this plugin.

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#14 2011-05-13 15:43:22

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Re: Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

karol wrote:
swanson wrote:

I too vote for galculator, its very neat and have very few dependencies. And a calc app should be included in a standard set up.

You can use bc & calc :-)
No to mention xorg-xcalc.

Or just bash (& echo) perhaps, i was going to say, but my syntax fails: http://i.imgur.com/UCvqa.jpg

Though i think it is doable, if i just were more hacky and less tired tongue


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#15 2011-05-13 15:47:09

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Re: Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

PReP wrote:
karol wrote:
swanson wrote:

I too vote for galculator, its very neat and have very few dependencies. And a calc app should be included in a standard set up.

You can use bc & calc :-)
No to mention xorg-xcalc.

Or just bash (& echo) perhaps, i was going to say, but my syntax fails: http://i.imgur.com/UCvqa.jpg

Though i think it is doable, if i just were more hacky and less tired tongue

[karol@black ~]$ echo $((120+120))
240
[karol@black ~]$ ntr=120
[karol@black ~]$ ntr2=100
[karol@black ~]$ echo $(($ntr+$ntr2))
220

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#16 2011-05-13 15:49:00

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Re: Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

karol wrote:
PReP wrote:
karol wrote:

You can use bc & calc :-)
No to mention xorg-xcalc.

Or just bash (& echo) perhaps, i was going to say, but my syntax fails: http://i.imgur.com/UCvqa.jpg

Though i think it is doable, if i just were more hacky and less tired tongue

[karol@black ~]$ echo $((120+120))
240
[karol@black ~]$ ntr=120
[karol@black ~]$ ntr2=100
[karol@black ~]$ echo $(($ntr+$ntr2))
220

Darn it, i had a feeling it was those damned paranthesis i lacked (and the logic to use them) smile

I blame my lack of multitask-thinking.

Last edited by PReP (2011-05-13 15:49:14)


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#17 2011-05-16 08:17:24

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Re: Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

ck4up: small and fast utility that can monitor website changes based on regular expressions, e.g. package updates
davmail: very useful if you are forced to use an exchange server and your mail client does not support interacting with it natively
hdapsd: a daemon for hard drive protection against fast movements of the notebook/harddrive (just thinkpads I think)
mimeo: manage mime associations and open files base on these associations or configured regular expressions
physlock: console locking program; really nice replacement for vlock; can fork into background and therefore be used in pm-utils scripts; written by an arch user

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#18 2011-05-16 08:46:28

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Re: Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

xduugu wrote:

mimeo: manage mime associations and open files base on these associations or configured regular expressions

I echo this one - makes mimetype processing tons easier for lightweight systems (and reduces the file browser-specific options needed).

To add on to that - xdg-utils-mime is the perfect compliment since some apps (for example Firefox) default to using xdg-utils anyway. Its replaces xdg-utils but since its additionally patched (and not just a compile-time option) I think it would maybe qualify (and not break rules)?


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#19 2011-05-16 09:22:01

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Re: Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

guayadeque: fast developing mediaplayer which handles large music collections very well (written in C++ using wxWidgets and seems to be getting popular with a large community in ubuntu)

Last edited by martin_herndl (2011-05-16 09:40:30)

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#20 2011-05-16 22:57:38

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Re: Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

BleachBit - The Linux answer to CCleaner. Not only does it clean your trash and temp files but it can also clean extraneous languages not unlike localepurge.

Speedcrunch - A small Qt-based calculator. With gcalctool now being a GTK3 apps, its nice to have alternatives.

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#21 2011-05-16 23:50:25

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Re: Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

karol:  Nethogs is in.  (I asked Daenyth about moving it a few weeks ago.  He gave me the go-ahead and then I promptly forgot.)

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#22 2011-05-17 00:00:19

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Re: Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

faenza-icon-theme - seems to be quite popular, looks good, very complete

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#23 2011-05-17 01:00:12

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Re: Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

obdevicemenu
The thread https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=114702 contains too many applause - can not add something more.

alsa-tools
The thing is, the package contains two tools for RME sound cards (hdsp alsa kernel driver) - hdspmixer and hdspconf. Without the first one it's just impossible to use RME sound cards at all. Without any exaggeration.

fbxkb
I have not found another standalone (I mean beyond DE/Panel/...) keyboard systray indicator. Sorry, if my search wasn't sufficiently thorough.

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Also ++ for speedcrunch and nethogs.

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#24 2011-05-17 06:56:21

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Re: Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

PBurn - A very lightweight and versatile CD/DVD burner

Also, +1 for galculator

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#25 2011-05-19 14:51:31

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Re: Arch Homer Madness! Nominations

Allan wrote:

pangzero:  awesome game

According to the maintainer, the game is unmaintained upstream which is why he doesn't want to bring it into [community]

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