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    What software is missing in the Fedora repository?

    Hi,

    I am doing a quick survey for software that you use on a regular basis that is not available via the Fedora repository. Software that you suggest should be free and open source, free of patent and other legal issues.

    Tell me the home page of the software and give me a brief description on what it does. Bonus points if you can see in Google for "software-name fedora package review" to figure it if it is already in the Fedora package review queue. If you know of RPM packages in other distributions for the software your are suggesting, that information is useful as well.

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    Gjiten is one I miss. The old version (for FC4) doesn't work in Fedora 10 Although a DEB of the latest (well, it's still old!) is available for Ubuntu/Mint

    http://gjiten.sourceforge.net/

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    CMU Common Lisp. It hasn't been in the Fedora repos since F8.

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    dansguardian would be nice, parental controls should be available for all systems.
    http://dansguardian.org/?page=copyright2
    http://dnmouse.org/parental_controls.html
    some lightscibe writing software like Lacie although its free i dont think it can included (licence etc..)
    http://www.lightscribe.com/downloadS...nux/index.aspx
    http://dnmouse.org/lightscribe.html

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    Panini perspective tool (formerly known as pvqt) http://sourceforge.net/projects/pvqt/
    RPMs for Fedora and a spec file are available at http://hanzlici.cz/packages/fedora/panini/ but I can't find any package review requests.

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    Hi,

    Mplayer - is already included in RPM Fusion and won't be in Fedora due to the patent issues associated with it.

    Dansguardian - review at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=458643

    Rest of the packages, I will check
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    Do add-ons to programs already in fedora count? such as a pidgin extension?
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    CeltX http://celtx.com/

    It uses derivative of Netscape's Mozilla Public License (MPL) (http://www.celtx.com/CePL/) not sure if that is acceptable though.

    (Admittedly it's peanuts to install but would be nice to have it in repos for convenience.)

    Another is Inform7 http://www.inform-fiction.org/ they do offer generic Linux build but I can't find licensing information about it anywhere. Alternatively Gnome Inform (http://gnome-inform7.sourceforge.net//) which is under GPL (never tried).
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    I think pdfchain would be a good addition, it's a shame it's still a alpha version ( if I had the time I would package it myself ).

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfchain


    Here's a rough srpm, it isn't up to review standard.

    http://leigh123linux.fedorapeople.or...1.fc10.src.rpm


    Would Google Earth meet the packaging guidelines like this

    http://leigh123linux.fedorapeople.or...1.fc11.src.rpm

    Debian includes a Google Earth package in there repo.

    http://packages.debian.org/lenny/googleearth-package

    utility to automatically build a Debian package of Google Earth

    Google Earth is available for GNU/Linux from their web site, but is not only not Free Software, but is completely undistributable by a third party.
    This utility makes it possible to build your own personal Debian package of Google Earth. The packaging itself is Free Software, but the Google Earth program is governed by the copyright holder (Google), so you may be limited as to what you can do with the resulting package (i.e. no redistribution, etc). This package will simply help you create the package--it is your responsibility to use the resulting package responsibly.

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    Well, Sonata 1.52 is already in the F10 repo, but it's very buggy. An update to 1.62 would be more than welcome!
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    Hi,

    Yes, pidgin extensions can be packaged. If you had one in mind, let me know. CEPL is not in the approved licensing list, so I would have to ask Fedora Legal for advice. Hacks for proprietary software would not be allowed. Requests for updates of existing software should go into http://bugzilla.redhat.com
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    Ok Rahul

    http://code.google.com/p/pidgin-musictracker/

    It's under GPLv2.

    Notes:
    I have successfully got version "0.5.0" to compile on Fedora 10 64-bit, they all compile no problem, even 0.4.17. However, on 64-bit, if you compile standardly, it doesn't always show up in extensions list, however on 0.5.0 this is not a problem.

    There is a supposed fix to this on 0.4.17, actually 0.4.17 contains this fix, but it did not

    Read all the release notes if you package it about the 64-bit.

    Note: Not to be confused with the other music tracker. Here




    Edit: After checking the pages I spotted a link "fedora RPMs" that hasn't been there long. Seems to be out of date though xD.

    My bad, I didn't spot it was in koji till AFTER this post.
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    Rahul,
    I am certainly in the minority here, but I have noticed that many amateur radio softwares are missing from the fedora repos, yet are in the Debian repos. I could be wrong, but I think that many of those programs used to be available in fedora core. Perhaps it is a problem with no one keeping them up-to-date.
    Just something to keep in the back of your mind. Thanks,
    Best regards,
    Bob

    Dan...what do you know about this?
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    Hello Rahul:

    I have no idea how popular or not MuseScore is ?
    http://musescore.org/

    I've been helping them out with packaging some rpms for Fedora.
    http://musescore.org/en/download

    Another application, which is an add on for nautilus is
    Naughtysvn
    http://naughtysvn.tigris.org/
    I have built rpms for this application as well.

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