[As-users] Fedora 7 RPMS AfterStep 2.2.7, aterm 1.0.1,

Jeff Krebs (jkrebs@tconl.com)
Mon, 27 Aug 2007 16:07:47 -0500


Fedora 7 RPMS AfterStep 2.2.7, aterm 1.0.1, rxvt-unicode 8.3, and more.


Updated at AppletRPMS:

	AfterStep version 2.2.7
	aterm 1.0.1
	
	
New to AppletRPMS:

	rxvt-unicode version 8.3
	mined version 2000.14
	yudit version 2.8.1
	worker version 2.15.0
	calcoo version 1.3.18
	libAfterImage-NoX version 1.15


Instructions for YUM installation can be found at:

http://www.afterstep.org/download.php?show=RPMS


As usual, these Fedora 7 RPMS can be found at:

ftp://ftp.afterstep.org/stable/rpms/RPMS/fc/7/i386


Source RPMS that should work with most versions of Fedora
(Core 3+) and other distros can be found at:

ftp://ftp.afterstep.org/stable/rpms/SRPMS


Feedback via the AfterStep User Mailing List is appreciated.


Notes on releases:


AfterStep:

Version 2.2.7 is a significant improvement over prior versions.  There
are many bug fixes and optimizations.  Memory and CPU usage are greatly
reduced.

This RPM release of AfterStep 2.2.7 breaks-out libAfterBase-1.11 and
libAfterImage-1.15 as separate packages.  This was done for two reasons:
to allow the installation of rxvt-unicode and aterm without the need of
installing the full AfterStep package, and to keep the AfterApplet repo
in-line with the Fedora repo.

Use yum to update to the newer version of AfterStep.  If just using RPM,
you may need to completely remove the AfterStep, AfterStep-libs, and
AfterStep-devel packages before installing the newer ones.


aterm:

New version 1.0.1, updated after 2 years.  This version also introduced
another bug, mainly that -trsb (transparent scroll bar) option didn't
work.  A  patch is included that allows -trsb to work... sorta... OK,
let's put it this way: -trsb works, and -tr (transparency) works, but
they won't work together without the -sh (shade) option.  If you want
-tr AND -trsb, you'll need to set -sh to some value (0 works for no
effect).  If someone can submit a patch to fix this, it would be
appreciated - version 1.0.2 would happen quickly.


rxvt-unicode: http://software.schmorp.de/pkg/rxvt-unicode.html

Version 8.3 offers support for libAfterImage!  Those folks who have been
bugging Sasha over the years for a Unicode aterm need not fret any
longer; rxvt-unicode is the heir-apparent to aterm.  I wanted to include
a CVS snapshot instead of this release, but was a little concerned about
stability.  Hopefully the next version will be out soon.  There are
many, many, optimizations and performance improvements.  Rxvt-unicode
version 8.3 requires libAfterImage 1.15 or greater.


mined and yudit: http://towo.net/mined/ and http://www.yudit.org/

Unicode text editors.  Every web page I looked-at included these
applications as "must-haves" for Unicode text editing, yet Fedora didn't
include them in their repository.  Well, I'll help the masses on this...


worker: http://www.boomerangsworld.de/worker/

This is a nice, highly configurable file manager that works very well
with AfterStep or any other window manager.  It uses the ole' buttons
and two panes approach and is highly reminiscent of the Amiga DirWorks
program (those were the days!).  It works well with large numbers of
files.  Once again, Fedora doesn't see fit to include it, so I will.


calcoo: http://calcoo.sourceforge.net/

A nice, clean, and complete scientific calculator that doesn't need
gnome or KDE to operate (just GTK v2).  Supports RPN as well.


libAfterImage-NoX:

Version 1.15.  DON'T INSTALL THIS IF YOU WANT XORG ON YOUR SYSTEM!  Yes,
this is libAfterImage built with the "--without-x" option.  It's
targeted at servers that don't have Xorg/XFree86 installed.  It should
be useful for using libAfterImage with web server applications.


Your humble RPM geek,

Jeff Krebs
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