[As-users] Fedora 8 RPMS - Added medit, parcellite; new versions of

Jeff Krebs (jkrebs@tconl.com)
Thu, 6 Dec 2007 19:20:46 -0600


The AfterStep Applets RPM repository has now been updated to include
medit and parcellite, and new versions of rxvt-unicode and worker.

Notes on new versions and new releases:

medit-0.9.0 is a GTK-based text editor.

	http://mooedit.sourceforge.net/

Medit is my replacement for Nedit.  Nedit has always been my favorite 
editor, but these days it's "a little-long-in-the-tooth".  In addition 
to the standard X dialogs getting a bit old, I was running into 
cut-and-paste crashes and "locks".  I hadn't been happy in the past with 
the gnome offerings, so I decided to look for some alternatives.  I came 
across two editors that seemed to fit with what I wanted rather well: 
Medit and Tea Editor.  Medit wasn't in any current repositories, and I 
didn't find a Fedora RPM for it.

Medit is FULLY featured and fast: Python and C plugin support, Python or 
MooScript (a built-in script language) configurable tools available from 
the main and context menus.


Parcellite-0.4 is a lightweight GTK+ clipboard manager.

	http://code.google.com/p/xyhthyx/

Parcellite is a nice GTK+/Python clipboard manager.  It works well 
within the systray (trayer under AfterStep) and is a well-executed 
replacement for xclipboard.


rxvt-unicode-8.7 is a unicode version of rxvt.

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

Rxvt-unicode is the heir-apparent to aterm.  It offers all of the 
functionality of aterm with unicode support, including 
libAfterImage/AfterStep support.

The last version in the repository was 8.4.  There have been many bug 
fixes and enhancements (including libAfterImage improvements) in this 
version.  If you run AfterStep, this is THE terminal emulator to use.


worker-2.16.1 is a file manager for X in AMIGA style.

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

This version of Worker adds support for avfs 
(http://avf.sourceforge.net/), a library allowing viewing inside 
compressed files and archives.

Worker is my favorite file manager and offers incredible configuration 
and flexibility.  It consists of the standard two-pane window with 
buttons, but offers many options, built-in functions and tools.  And 
it's great for managing large groups of files.


About the AfterStep Applets Repository:

This repository contains AfterStep, aterm, rxvt-unicode and over 60 
Wharf/Dockapps for use with AfterStep and WindowMaker.

In addition, there are some added utilities that work well under 
AfterStep.


Instructions for YUM installation can be found at:

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


As usual, these Fedora 8 RPMS can be found at:

ftp://ftp.afterstep.org/stable/rpms/RPMS/fc/8/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.
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