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Bug 246554 - x11-wm/eaglemode-0.72.0 (new package)
Summary: x11-wm/eaglemode-0.72.0 (new package)
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
Assignee: Default Assignee for New Packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-11-12 22:55 UTC by Martin Bays
Modified: 2014-07-19 19:41 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

ebuild (eaglemode-0.72.0.ebuild,1.08 KB, text/plain)
2008-11-12 22:57 UTC, Martin Bays
eaglemode-0.84.0.ebuild (eaglemode-0.84.0.ebuild,1.93 KB, text/plain)
2013-12-23 11:27 UTC, Ondrej Grover
Version bump to current 0.85.0; using virtual/jpeg (eaglemode-0.85.0.ebuild,1.92 KB, text/plain)
2014-07-19 19:39 UTC, John Doe
eaglemode-0.85.0.ebuild (eaglemode-0.85.0.ebuild,1.92 KB, text/plain)
2014-07-19 19:41 UTC, John Doe

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Description Martin Bays 2008-11-12 22:55:11 UTC
Basic ebuild for eaglemode, a "zoomable user interface" (see

The ebuild can probably be improved. The means of giving appropriate arguments to the build script to indicate which packages our useflags indicate we don't want to build is not very elegant, though I have tested that it works. The ebuild does dodoc on the ps documentation; I'm not sure if that's the right thing to do.

The depend version restrictions are based on those I happened to have installed when I tested it - they're probably much more restrictive than necessary. The exceptions are perl and gcc, for which I took the version restrictions from
Comment 1 Martin Bays 2008-11-12 22:57:22 UTC
Created attachment 171582 [details]
Comment 2 Jesse Adelman 2009-02-11 23:04:16 UTC
There's a new bugfix update, 0.72.1, out. I'll download the ebuild here, bump the version, and test. This test will be on a (mostly) x86 Pentium M laptop (Fujitsu Lifebook P7120D).
Comment 3 Jesse Adelman 2009-02-11 23:32:59 UTC
OK, it builds and runs. However, boy, I didn't realize how "janky" and odd this app is, in terms of user interface. And it doesn't help that I often don't run with a scrollwheel'd mouse... ;) I changed the libtiff dep to the current stable x86 version:

tiff? ( >=media-libs/tiff-3.8.2-r4 )

Oh, and I've got a font problem, too, but that's a local issue, I guess? The progam spits out:

Warning: Unable to load any usable ISO8859 font
Error: Aborting: no font found

and the eaglemode window's fonts are just huge. But, I guess it "works"... but probably not quite ready for primetime, or to substitute for ROX/Nautilus/etc.
Comment 4 Martin Bays 2009-02-12 00:48:23 UTC
Yes, it's probably more of an interesting toy than a useful tool, at least currently.

It doesn't complain about fonts for me (with 0.72.0, at least). Not sure what that's about.
Comment 5 Ondrej Grover 2013-12-23 11:27:37 UTC
Created attachment 365978 [details]

I made this ebuild for the new version 0.84.0. It is mainly based on the ebuild supplied with the program
and an ebuild in the bgo-overlay (for module selection)

I only added USE flags for libs that appear to be build-time dependencies, because otherwise there would be more than a dozen USE flags for optional runtime dependencies as per
so I rather added a message pointing to that file.

Sadly, it requires xine-lib-1.1* for video support which is not in portage anymore.

Also, their strange build system does not honor CFLAGS.

I did my best to determine versions of dependencies, unfortunately, the developer just uses what he has in Debian.
Comment 6 Ondrej Grover 2013-12-23 11:43:23 UTC
BTW, I think this package should be in a different category than x11-wm, because it's not a Window manager, more like a DE or file manager.

so perhaps it should be in app-misc (that's where most independent file managers and interfaces are)
Comment 7 John Doe 2014-07-19 19:27:30 UTC
I renamed the ebuild to eaglemode-0.85.0.ebuild and had to change the jpeg dependency from media-libs/jpeg:62 to virtual/jpeg:62 and it runs fine with my installed media-libs/libjpeg-turbo:62.

No font warnings here, and the fonts look ok.
Comment 8 John Doe 2014-07-19 19:39:17 UTC
Created attachment 381066 [details]
Version bump to current 0.85.0; using virtual/jpeg

New ebuild.

Check out the 'eaglemode Linux Kernel Configurator'.
It is explained in bottom left of the 'virtual cosmos'.

Its a kernel patch installed to /usr/lib/eaglemode/res/emLKC/emLKC.patch.bz2
which gives you a zoomable kernel configuration tool with 'make emconfig' from the kernel root dir. 

I'd say its useful but still have to give it a try.

I agree on this beeing no x11-wm, rather an app-misc.
Comment 9 John Doe 2014-07-19 19:41:27 UTC
Created attachment 381068 [details]