This is the first time I am packaging a software.
I chose xnoise. I have been using xnoise (compiled
from the source repository) for sometime and I like it.
What is Xnoise?
Xnoise can play every kind of audio/video data that gstreamer
can handle. Xnoise uses a tracklist centric design and uses
a hierarchical tree structure media browser. It also has a
plugin interface. Xnoise is always running in a single instance,
so that music files that are associated with it, will always be
added to the tracklist instead of starting a new instance.
Xnoise is written in vala. This means it is compiled to pure
Gobject/C and therfore very fast and lightweight compared
with other Gtk music players written in mono or python.
The license of xnoise is GNU GPL v2 or later. There is a
license exeption for the distribution together with non-GPL
compatible gstreamer plugins.
SPEC URL : http://rtnpro.dgplug.org/Packages/xnoise/xnoise.spec
SRPM URL : http://rtnpro.dgplug.org/Packages/xnoise/xnoise-0.1.2-1.fc12.src.rpm
Bugzilla URL : https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=586433
Koji scratch build URL :
Please review this package and report any necessary changes to be made.
I am going to run a workshop on "internationalization through gettext" via #fedora-india IRC channel in freenode, coming Friday. You should have a recent Fedora system running with root privileges and make sure to install emacs & fonts for your language before coming.
# yum install emacs
#yum install lohit-hindi-fonts
#yum install lohit-devanagari-fonts
Reading material at
I will be covering the basics of internationalizing your application through gettext library and you can
follow along and i18nize & translate a "hello" project. I can continue the session for a couple of hours or until everyone can internationalize, localize & see their application running in local language. My nick is nkumar on #fedora-india, if you have any questions about getting started.
Pretty interesting. If anyone is interested, there are already Firefox
add-ons such as Adblock plus and you can run fedora-cvs
mozilla-adblockplus to get a working example and modify it instead of
writing a spec from scratch.
rktime is a command-line utility which displays the time in multiple
timezones in an easy-to-read way, using color to help indicate which
locations are currently in business hours.
SRPM already available. Someone just has to submit it for review. Will
be low maintenance work.
We have tentative plans to do online workshops on the following:
* I18N (Internationalization)
* L10N (Localization)
If we get other subject matter experts, we will do more going forward.
Your feedback is most welcome.
** Ouch - sent from wrong mail alias **
On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 9:30 PM, susmit shannigrahi
> On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 9:16 PM, gaurav agrawal <grv.agrwl(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have deleted the network manager applet as well as the sound control
>> applet from Desktop's panel. How to restore it??
>> further how to connect internet the other way??
> rm -rf ~/.gconf*
> logoff and logon (or restart)
Ouch - don't throw out the baby with the bathwater :-)
The above command will get rid of all your gnome customizations. (and
also, it is almost always a good idea to do mv instead of rm -rf )
For the network manager applet, you may have done two things:
1. (More likely) - you have removed the notification area applet from
the GNOME panel. To add it, right click on panel -> Select "Add to
Panel" -> Choose "Notification Area"
2. If the above does not work, you may have really managed to get rid
of the applet from the panel - from the command line (GNOME
Terminal), run the command nm-applet. If that works, from the Main
Menu -> System -> Preferences -> Startup Applications, add the command
nm-applet (or you can also enable "Network Manager" if it appears in
the list of Startup Applications)
As for the sound applet, from the Main Menu -> System -> Preferences
-> Startup Applications, add the command gnome-volume-control-applet
(or you can also enable "GNOME Volume Control" if it appears in the
list of Startup Applications)