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Rox Desktop for Gentoo

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1.  Project Description

The Rox Desktop Project handles all rox-desktop related issues of the Gentoo distribution. This largely involves keeping up-to-date with the rox development community and adding new packages and versions as they occur.

2.  Project Goals

The eventual goal is to include all rox-desktop packages as listed on http://rox.sourceforge.net/desktop/software with a meta-ebuild called 'rox-all' which mimics the "official" rox 0install ROX-All meta-package.

3.  The Overlay

There is a new way to test the latest and greatest (and unstable-est) upcoming features that will someday be integrated into the rox packages in the Gentoo tree: the ROX overlay.

Warning: This is an experimental overlay, recommended for advanced users only. See the main overlay wiki page for more details.

4.  Developers

Developer Nickname Role
Jim Ramsay lack Lead

All developers can be reached by e-mail using nickname@gentoo.org.

5.  Herds

The rox project maintains the following herds:

Herd Members Description

6.  Package Status

Core software

Program Gentoo Package Notes
ROX-Filer rox-base/rox
OroboROX rox-base/oroborox I will not be stabilizing this until an actual stable version is released upstream.
Archive rox-extra/archive Pulls in different package handlers based on USE Flags.
ROX-Session rox-base/rox-session
ROX-All rox-base/rox-all Coming soon!
AddApp none This will probably never be included, as it is the front end to 0install, who is the enemy of portage
Zeroinstall Injector rox-base/zeroinstall-injector Okay, so I lied about it being the enemy. Version 0.27 and later works quite well with distro-packaged applications, so it is here. By default, it will only work with portage-install applications, since the global Network setting is set to "off-line". This can be changed per-user by running '0launch --gui' and editing the preferences there.

Audio/Video

Program Gentoo Package Notes
Jammin None No immediate plans to add
mplayer-rox None No immediate plans to add
Mp3Ogg2Wav rox-extra/mp3ogg2wav This is quite slow, unfortunately, but is required by roxdao.
Ripper rox-extra/ripper
Volume rox-base/volume Somewhat deprecated by DevTray, but still works fine
MusicBox rox-extra/musicbox flac support has been removed until upstream comes up with a patch compatible with recent flac libraries.
VideoThumbnail rox-extra/videothumbnail
Album None No immediate plans to add, but may be nice for use with MusicBox?
RoxCD rox-extra/roxcd

Configuration

Program Gentoo Package Notes
Autostart rox-base/rox-autostart
Font None No immediate plans to add
Appearance None No immediate plans to add
Time None No immediate plans to add
XPlanet rox-extra/rox-xplanet
LookAndFeel None No immediate plans to add
Resolution rox-extra/resolution
Mouse None No immediate plans to add
Keyboard None No immediate plans to add
Gamma None No immediate plans to add
MIME-Editor rox-base/mime-editor
Wallpaper rox-extra/wallpaper

Development tools

Program Gentoo Package Notes
Zero2Bundle None No immediate plans to add

Games

Program Gentoo Package Notes
ROX-MAME None No immediate plans to add

Graphics

Program Gentoo Package Notes
Picky rox-extra/picky Version 0.5.4 is buggy, unmaintained, and will not be added
ComicThumb rox-extra/comicthumb
MagickThumbnail rox-extra/magickthumbnail

Internet

Program Gentoo Package Notes
Beluga None OpenBSD only, will not be added
ROX-Samba None No immediate plans to add
Ratatosk None No immediate plans to add
WiFi rox-extra/rox-wifi
Postal None No immediate plans to add
DownloadManager rox-extra/downloadmanager
Launch None No immediate plans to add
Mail None No immediate plans to add
Fetch rox-extra/fetch
roxGet rox-extra/roxget Deprecated - Fetch is better, but this still works.

Monitoring

Program Gentoo Package Notes
HddTemp None No immediate plans to add
Lithium rox-extra/lithium
System None No immediate plans to add
NetStat None No immediate plans to add
Mem None No immediate plans to add
Load None No immediate plans to add
FreeFS None No immediate plans to add

Other

Program Gentoo Package Notes
XDGSupport None Should be added soon, once upstream fixes some outstanding issues
ROX-Trasher None No immediate plans to add
Thumbs rox-base/thumbs
XAttr None Probably should be added soon
Execute None No immediate plans to add
rox_unpack.sh None No plans to add
Trashcan None No immediate plans to add
ROXTerm x11-terms/roxterm This is in the tree, but not strictly part of this project
Depend None Probably will not be added
Rubbish None No immediate plans to add
Trash None No immediate plans to add
ROX-GNOME-thumbnailer rox-extra/gnome-thumbnailer
RoxISO rox-extra/roxiso
RoxDAO rox-extra/roxdao
Memo rox-extra/memo
Contacts rox-extra/contacts
AppFactory None No immediate plans to add
Songer rox-extra/songer
Rename rox-extra/rox-rename

Panel Applets

Program Gentoo Package Notes
DevTray rox-base/devtray
DeviceHandler None Deperecated by DevTray, will not be added
Weather rox-extra/weather
TaskTray rox-base/tasktray
RETicker rox-extra/reticker
XDG-Menu rox-base/xdg-menu
PanelClock None No immediate plans to add
ToggleDesktop None No immediate plans to add
SystemTrayN rox-base/systemtrayn
Tasklist None Requested (Bug 81216), but still not ready.
Pager rox-base/pager
Menu None No immediate plans to add
Clock rox-extra/clock

Text Processing

Program Gentoo Package Notes
Diff rox-extra/diff
Tail rox-extra/rox-tail
Edit rox-extra/edit
Find rox-extra/find I think I would literally die without this application

Library

Program Gentoo Package Notes
librox-perl None No immediate plans to add, unless suddenly a useful app starts using it
ROX-Rib None No immediate plans to add, unless suddenly a useful app starts using it
ROX-Lib rox-base/rox-lib
ROX-CLib rox-base/rox-clib
TrayLib rox-base/traylib


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Page updated December 5, 2007

Summary: The Rox Desktop Project handles all rox-desktop issues of the Gentoo distribution.

Jim Ramsay
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