I just bumped GNU Chess to 6.1.0 in Gentoo (package games-board/gnuchess, optionally games-board/gnuchess-book). Since the change log advertised a new graphic mode using Unicode characters without showing pictures, here is something for you to see: Default, non-graphic Graphic mode (guake, default font settings) Graphic mode (guake, font “Monospace 32pt”, board only) PS: The PNG images […]
ansi2html now supporting eix output 2013-09-30 2 Comments
I was close to writing something like ansi2html myself when I googled that name to see if it was available… and found Ralph Bean had done that work before. Nice! The idea is to turn colorized shell output (making use of ANSI escape codes) into HTML. For example: # echo -e ‘\x1b[31mRED TEXT\x1b[0m' RED TEXT […]
Contents On Debian (using 32-bit chroot) On Gentoo (using a mix of multilib and emul-linux-x86-* packages) I recently had trouble getting (the 32-bit binaries of) PC game Hotline Miami to run on a amd64 Debian machine. In the end I got it to work using a 32-bit chroot. That’s what the post is about, mainly. […]
Just a quick update on Freeverb3 in Gentoo: media-libs/freeverb3-3.0.0 is now unmasked and working with media-sound/audacious-3.3.4, the latest Audacious in Gentoo. Give it a try PS: The theme on the screenshot is Radience known from Ubuntu or x11-themes/light-themes in Gentoo.
Fwd: Video of interview with Gentoo developer Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn at LinuxTag Berlin 2013 2013-05-29 1 Comment
Originial title (and link): GNµ 11 – LinuxTag Berlin 2013 – Teil 2: Gentoo, Fedora, Mageia English subtitles available, audio is German.
When working on (the still on-going) migration of the Gentoo java project repositories from SVN to Git I ran into bugs with svn2git 1.0.8 and my own svneverever 1.2.1. The bug with svn2git 1.0.8 was a regression that broke support for (non-ASCII) UTF-8 author names in identity maps. That’s fixed in dev-vcs/svn2git-1.0.8-r1 in Gentoo. I […]
In this post I am going to present a quick guide to set up a basic environment to test and develop GRUB 2 themes on Gentoo Linux. Its core feature is the use of virtualization so you restart virtual hardware rather than physical one. Ingredients: KVM (or QEMU) — i.e. package app-emulation/qemu-kvm or app-emulation/qemu GNU […]
It has been on my personal todo list for a while to remake the background of the “gentoo-cow” GDM 2.x theme in vector format. So I took some time to work on that today. The result is an SVG file and a bunch of PNG renderings (in many resolutions, ratios 4:3, 5:4, 8:5 and 16:9), […]
My best tool with package bumps: Meld 2012-04-09 5 Comments
For quite some time I have been using Meld to detect relevant changes between two releases when I update a package in Gentoo. I run # ebuild foobar-1.2.ebuild manifest prepare # ebuild foobar-1.3.ebuild manifest prepare and throw Meld at both outputs # meld /var/tmp/portage/[..]/foobar-1.2/work/foobar-1.2/ \ /var/tmp/portage/[..]/foobar-1.3/work/foobar-1.3/ & Meld makes it easy to see what has […]
While repoman does a good job of finding smells in ebuilds, a tool to evaluate an overlay with respect to the state of the Gentoo main tree has to my knowledge been missing so far. overlint is a simple command line tool. From a technical view point it reports which version bumps from the overlay […]