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Bug 498886 - sci-biology/foldingathome - add install options through USE flags for FAHviewer and FAHcontrol
Summary: sci-biology/foldingathome - add install options through USE flags for FAHview...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Science Biology related packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-01-22 06:17 UTC by georgia_tech_swagger
Modified: 2021-04-11 21:49 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description georgia_tech_swagger 2014-01-22 06:17:12 UTC
The Folding@Home program now includes a viewer which shows you PS3-style the protein it is working on and stats as well as a new tray docked GUI to control things graphically.   It seems the most logical way to do this is to add two new USE flags to the existing ebuild ... maybe fahviewer and fahcontrol ... that will fetch the appropriate files and install them as well

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 georgia_tech_swagger 2014-01-22 23:28:02 UTC
Also, if somebody wants to go over the top for brownie points, here is how to fully integrate FAHScreensaver (perhaps installs with another USE flag) into XScreenSaver and KDE:
Comment 2 Manfred Knick 2020-03-22 18:11:18 UTC
@ Assignee Ian Stakenvicius:

Humble question, after more than six years:

   Any WIP intended upon this subject?


Kind regards
Comment 3 Jack 2020-12-18 00:36:36 UTC
I'm also curious about this.  I see I can easily extract FAHviewer from the package download from the FAH site, and it works fine.  However, the download for FAHControl shows it is a python program, and implies it still uses python2.7, which could be a problem.  I may play with it, but I'm no python expert, so I may not get far.
Comment 4 Jack 2021-04-11 21:49:04 UTC
I looked more carefully, and FAHControl uses python3, not 2, but I haven't looked at how much it cares which specific version.  Also, even though FAHControl and FAHViewer have separate source URI's, I don't know how to make download dependent on a potential USE flag.  Would it have to always download to distfiles, but USE flag only controls installation?