Xournal is an application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus.
previewed on linux.com I haven't tried it but it looks cool. provided link to it's homepage on sourceforge.
*** Bug 143179 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created attachment 104526 [details]
Heres an ebuild that I whipped up for it, but I dont have a tablet, so I wouldnt feel comfortable maintaining the package.
I've been very bad about reporting my experiences...
The contributed ebuild worked great for me for about a month of regular use.
There was some misbehavior (failing to track the pen, or crashing) when I used xrandr or xsetpointer while the app was running.
A new version of the program, 0.3.3, has been released.
Renaming the ebuild to xournal-0.3.3.ebuild is sufficient.
0.3.3 is also functional, and the bugs I mentioned seem to have been fixed. (This is probably related to the new support for drawing with the core pointer.)
I would love to see this in portage, but I don't think I have the time to maintain it myself. =(
Created attachment 114694 [details]
Here is the updated 0.3.3 ebuild for xournal.
0.3.3 tested on AMD64. Works well.
Created attachment 125143 [details]
an alternative ebuild
I wrote my own ebuild before I found this one. I put my one here just because I do not want to throw it away. The ebuilds are almost identical.
Also works with Xournal 4.1 - just rename the ebuild
Created attachment 142839 [details]
xournal-0.4.1 with pdf and not xpdf
Xournal 0.4.1 works with kde-base/kpdf as pdf-application two.
But I'm new in editing ebuilds, so I don't know how to give several options in pdf? () so that emerge uses kpdf if installed or xpdf if installed so that only one pdf-application must be installed?
(In reply to comment #8)
> Xournal 0.4.1 works with kde-base/kpdf as pdf-application two.
Actually, Xournal only requires pdftoppm (which is provided by poppler). Xpdf, or kpdf are not required.
I'm attaching a new ebuild to reflect this.
Created attachment 143833 [details]
Updated ebuild reflecting poppler dependency
Only need poppler, not xpdf / kpdf
Created attachment 144389 [details]
added desktop menu install
* Removed the eautoconf command as xournal only needs autogen.sh to be run.
* Added the installation of the desktop menu entry and icons.
* Moved the pdf dependencies to RDEPEND as xournal is only dependent on them at run time, not compile time.
* Moved the autoconfigure commands into src_unpack() instead of src_compile() since emerge was complaining.
Created attachment 146943 [details]
Fix sourceforge bug 1891727 with xorg-server-1.4
See also Bug #214233, and references there in
Created attachment 146945 [details, diff]
Patch from sourceforge bug 1891727
Created attachment 147220 [details]
Ebuild for the newly released xournal-0.4.2
Xournal-0.4.2 was just released. I attach an ebuild.
Btw -- I notice that Gentoo has almost no software for tablet PC users. Xournal is by far the best one I've used, and it would be really nice if you added it to the "official" portage tree.
Created attachment 147511 [details]
Version bump for bugfix release 0.4.2.1
Works perfectly. No icon under accessories, though. I made it app-text/xournal, don't know what the consensus category would be. Thanks for the ebuild.
Created attachment 147598 [details]
I would add the ebuild to the media-gfx category, which already carries applications like Inscape, other drawing tools and Cellwriter.
How do others feel about this?
I've already prepared a commit to the tree, so please raise objections now. Jeff, can you please test with the attached ebuild wheter the icon appears in Gnome properly?
correction, the icon came up for display later. Works perfectly.
(In reply to comment #17)
> I would add the ebuild to the media-gfx category, which already carries
> applications like Inscape, other drawing tools and Cellwriter. How do others
> feel about this?
I added to app-office in my tree. It's primarily a note taking application, not a drawing program, so I don't know if media-gfx is appropriate.
I have added app-text/xournal-0.4.2.1 to the tree.
In case you are working with this ebuild from your local overlay, and it was installed from a different category, please unmerge and re-emerge with the version in the tree.
I encourage everyone here to continue participating in xournal and Gentoo, please open new bugs for version bumps, or if something does not work as expected. Thanks!
@category: I agree that media-gfx might not reflect the note-taking character of the application, but it's also not simply an office ebuild, especially since that category mostly contains officie suites.
in the recent version of xournal , pdf annotation don´t work.
the guys from archlinux have a working patch for this issue.
please include the patch !
(In reply to comment #21)
> in the recent version of xournal , pdf annotation don´t work.
> the guys from archlinux have a working patch for this issue.
> please include the patch !
If this patch works for you, please report it upstream and ask them to release an update. Also, please do not reuse old bug reports for new issues.