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Re: What software is missing in the Fedora repository?



Rahul Sundaram wrote:
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.


Rahul


I have one that is preventing me from upgrading my wife's and daughters computers.

kxstitch.
http://kxstitch.sourceforge.net/

I have been in contact with the author about updating the software but I cannot build it on F10. Not enough experience yet on my part.


My other issue is there are packages within Fedora that are based on older release candidates that have updated development (SVN/CVS/GIT)versions but not release versions. One it the Motorola Phone package. Moto4lin

http://sourceforge.net/projects/moto4lin

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/buglist.cgi?query_format=specific&order=relevance+desc&bug_status=__all__&product=Fedora&content=Moto4lin

Here is a product that is not maintained but the SVN has been updated multiple times to fix minor problems and add the number of phones supported but as the Fedora maintainer states, until an official release is out, forget it.

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=426667

I feel that this is a diservice to Fedora users.

The best way of answering this is to look at the software packages available for Ubuntu and cross reference. The responses on this list are going to be those that subscribe to this list. The users that don't subscribe but try Fedora and drop it due to missing package will never comment.

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Robin Laing


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