Forum: The Testing Area
Topic: March Extensions
started by: roberts
Posted by roberts on Mar. 06 2007,23:09Just posted another batch of extensions.
Thanks goes to Felson for:
Thanks goes to MakodFilu for:
Thanks goes to Juanito for:
Thanks goes to J. S. for:
Some are new and some are updates.
Check them out. Be sure to read the info files.
Posted by Felson on Mar. 07 2007,18:26Changes to Emacs Extension:
I added Tramp, lua mode and php mode.
DSL: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/emacs-21.4.dsl >
MD5: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/emacs-21.4.dsl.md5.txt >
Info: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/emacs-21.4.dsl.info >
UNC: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/emacs-21.4.unc >
MD5: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/emacs-21.4.unc.md5.txt >
Info: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/emacs-21.4.unc.info >
Posted by WDef on Mar. 07 2007,19:35gtk-gnutella.dsl in the mail to Robert.
Meanwhile, a bzip2 tarball containing it can be downloaded < here >
Posted by roberts on Mar. 07 2007,21:25
Now posted in their respective repositories.
Posted by roberts on Mar. 07 2007,21:26
Now posted in the testing section.
Posted by roberts on Mar. 07 2007,21:31gnumeric.unc and gnupg.unc are now available in the unc section.
Posted by Jason W on Mar. 10 2007,14:26Submitted Xine-0.99.4.unc and Xfe-0.88.unc. Xfe is a nice midsize file manager.
Posted by roberts on Mar. 11 2007,00:24Now posted in the unc section:
Also Andrew has repacked gnumeric.unc so that it does not need the gnupg.unc. It too is posted in the unc section.
Posted by roberts on Mar. 11 2007,00:27Thanks goes to user curaga for
is now posted in the testing section.
Posted by Felson on Mar. 11 2007,17:16Extension: XFree86-devel
Fixed for frugal. Used to clobber the /usr symlink.
DSL: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/XFree86-devel.dsl >
MD5: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/XFree86-devel.dsl.md5.txt >
Info: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/XFree86-devel.dsl.info >
UNC: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/XFree86-devel.unc >
MD5: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/XFree86-devel.unc.md5.txt >
Info: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/XFree86-devel.unc.info >
Posted by Felson on Mar. 11 2007,18:55Extension: gtk+-2.10.9
This is going to be in testing for a long time I think.
DSL: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/gtk+-2.10.9.dsl >
MD5: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/gtk+-2.10.9.dsl.md5.txt >
Info: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/gtk+-2.10.9.dsl.info >
UNC: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/gtk+-2.10.9.unc >
MD5: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/gtk+-2.10.9.unc.md5.txt >
Info: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/gtk+-2.10.9.unc.info >
DSL: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/gtk+-2.10.9_devs.dsl >
MD5: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/gtk+-2.10.9_devs.dsl.md5.txt >
Info: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/gtk+-2.10.9_devs.dsl.info >
UNC: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/gtk+-2.10.9_devs.unc >
MD5: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/gtk+-2.10.9_devs.unc.md5.txt >
Info: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/gtk+-2.10.9_devs.unc.info >
Posted by Felson on Mar. 11 2007,20:54Extension: konsole
DSL: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/konsole.dsl >
MD5: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/konsole.dsl.md5.txt >
Info: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/konsole.dsl.info >
UNC: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/konsole.unc >
MD5: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/konsole.unc.md5.txt >
Info: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/konsole.unc.info >
Posted by mikshaw on Mar. 11 2007,21:19konsole requires gtk2? That's something I would never have expected, considering it's a Qt application.
Posted by Felson on Mar. 11 2007,21:21Ok, this is the last one, I promise.
I have been working on these for a while, but I wanted to make sure that they were somewhat stable before I posted them.
DSL: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/gaim-1.5.0.dsl >
MD5: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/gaim-1.5.0.dsl.md5.txt >
Info: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/gaim-1.5.0.dsl.info >
UNC: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/gaim-1.5.0.unc >
MD5: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/gaim-1.5.0.unc.md5.txt >
Info: < http://www.myte.ca/dsl/gaim-1.5.0.unc.info >
Posted by Felson on Mar. 11 2007,21:24well.... it doesn't really require the gtk2 stuff, but it needed much of the base libs I put in that package. I had original made the gtk package as 2 seperate ones, but I figured they may as well be 1, just to reduce the number of dependencies.
Posted by Jason W on Mar. 14 2007,03:00Felson,
Konsole? Gaim? GTK-2.10.9? I have to say I admire your efforts, as the least venture into compiling GTK2 stuff on DSL for me has been a headache, and QT hasn't been much easier. But GTK2 from Sarge pretty much installs right into Woody without any (I'm pretty sure) non-GTK2 package upgrades, and that may be the easy way out for me to make a package so I can fiddle with GTK2 stuff with DSL without all the trials. Haven't tried that approach yet but it should make things easier for me. Anyway, I wanted to say nice work, even if Konsole brought my machine to it's knees.
Posted by Felson on Mar. 14 2007,22:49he ya, Konsole is a bit of a pig. I am to used to haveing my keymapings & tabs in it, so it drives me nuts to work without it now. I supose I could have just built mulit-gnome-terminal, but I don't like that one as much. I may just build it anyway though. Be nice for those with computers that aren't strong enough for konsole.
As for debs, I tried that first. Didn't have allot of luck, so I just bit the bullet, and did it this way. I think, at this point, the DEBs are a lost cause.... The ones that are "safe" are just to darn old, and the ones that aren't are about as much work as building from source.
Posted by roberts on Mar. 15 2007,06:03Now posted in the testing area:
Now posted in the UNC area:
Also, I have uploaded an alsa.dsl based on the alsa.unc. The new alsa.dsl is for dsl-3.x (2.4.26 kernel) and will be supported in the next v3.3 RC3 for autoload as the current alsa.unc does now. The alsa.dsl is in the system area.
Posted by nickelplated on Mar. 15 2007,19:36GNU Mac Changer
< http://www.featureset.org/macchanger-1.5.0.dsl >
< http://www.featureset.org/macchanger-1.5.0.dsl.info >
< http://www.featureset.org/macchanger-1.5.0.dsl.md5.txt >
Posted by roberts on Mar. 18 2007,00:04New extensions now posted in the testing area:
Posted by roberts on Mar. 18 2007,18:31From Jason, we now have:
Posted by roberts on Mar. 21 2007,05:37User J.S. has updated:
in the testing area now.
Posted by curaga on Mar. 22 2007,13:03I just got around and made the one you've all been waiting for....
Grub with splash sent for evaluation..
I would have also made an unc but dsl2unc resulted in a lot of errors and a 2.6k unc file... So it's just dsl for you guys now.. It works fine, tested with livecd and "norestore base".
Meanwhile, comments on my < doc >?
Posted by roberts on Mar. 23 2007,20:17Curaga's grub-splash.dsl now posted in the testing area.
Posted by Jason W on Mar. 25 2007,04:36Gtk-theme-switch can sometimes prevent Firefox from loading. Not often, but twice thus far. There shouldn't be any conflicting libraries or clobbering directories since the extension does not update any libraries or packages in the DSL base, but on a couple of occasions the extension has prevented Firefox from starting back up. But all other GTK1 apps seem to work ok with it. I will look into it more. Maybe a quirk in the original Woody packages themselves, but I will try to find the cause. Until then, use with (mild) caution.
Update: Gtk-gnutella died suddenly when I moved the scrollbar with the crux theme, and it was running fine for 16 days straight. But gtk-theme-switch was also installed for 16 days, and was working fine for that time. The Firefox issue was with another machine and did not happen on this one. Not to complain, but just want to share possibe issues with the theme switch extension. I have noticed this is usually with the crux theme. Again, I will look into it.
Update #2: Offending theme is Crux. It causes these issues and more. Step is also a useless theme, as it has issues of it's own. Will rebuild the package after further testing shows that this is the root cause and cure.
Posted by lucky13 on Mar. 25 2007,05:41
Most of GTK-1 and -2 themes are buggy to some extent, it's just that some are a lot worse than others. Mepis' developer addressed a (pretty bleeping serious) GTK theme issue in his latest release because the default he'd had in Mepis didn't play nice with Firefox (fifth paragraph):
< http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS2810946310.html >
Posted by Jason W on Mar. 25 2007,12:00Lucky13, Thanks for pointing that out. The package seemed to play well at first or I wouldn't have submitted it. In light of the general state of GTK themes I guess this is just a case of let the user beware, rather than there being an actual fix. The default themes in DSL are nice anyway. Sometimes in Linux, as in life, less really is more.
Posted by lucky13 on Mar. 25 2007,14:13The user should always beware. Themes are no different from anything else that can be downloaded and installed on a system. Well, save for the fact that GTK themes generally work system-wide on all GTK apps so it can be a little more dicey than simply having one buggy app. It kind of compounds the misery that some GTK apps are buggier than others, too. It's a little chicken/egg when buggy themes meet buggy apps. There's no fix for either except sound judgment.
I have the old switch.dsl downloaded and installed on most of my DSL USB keys and on this DSL hard drive install. I use GTKBe (primarily) and (less occasionally) WindowMaker themes, which haven't caused me any trouble. I've had some serious $%*# problems with certain themes downloaded from freshmeat, though. Some of them are well-conceived and fixable, some are total basketcases.
Posted by roberts on Mar. 30 2007,06:38Thanks to Andrew for an update to gnumeric.dsl
Thanks to Felson for the following:
And in the UNC area:
Posted by curaga on April 03 2007,12:00Wonder if any of you noticed, but in gaim.unc.info the short description is
"konsole termninal program"
So how about changing that to, um I don't know, maybe "IM client"?
Posted by sheldonisaac on April 09 2007,23:05Thanks a lot, curaga, for the grub-splash.dsl
And your documentation file is excellent!
This was the first time I ever used a .dsl file, and it went pretty smoothly.