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.Use this page to post a request for a packages that can't go to Fedora but would be nice to have in the RPM Fusion repository. For update requests or package enhancements use bugzilla please.

/!\ Important Note: Package request that don't give a good reason why the package cannot go to Fedora will get removed from this list immediately without further notice; if you are unsure if a package is suitable for Fedora then submit it to Fedora Wishlist; alternatively ask Fedora or RPM Fusion contributors for advice!

Note, there is no guarantee that package will be built, but it serves as a basis for maintainers looking for ideas on what to package next. But that doesn't happen very often, as you can guess from the length of this list. The best way to get a package into RPM Fusion quickly is to join RPM Fusion and maintaining the package yourself.

Please also note that these packages have not undergone license reviews. It is possible that a package in this list might have strict license restrictions that disallow the sort of redistribution that RPM Fusion would entail.

Please edit this page to add a new request ensuring the layout is maintained. For example:

 Request: foo
  Summary: What does this program do ? What features ?
  URL: http://www.exemple.org
  Why not in Fedora :
  Notes:
Thx

Requests will be removed where an RPM already exists in Fedora or RPM Fusion itself.

Current Requests

Place your current requests here, in alphabetical order.

  Request: aacgain
  Summary: AACGain is a modification to the excellent mp3gain program. It supports AAC (mp4/m4a/QuickTime) audio files.
  URL: http://altosdesign.com/aacgain/
  Why not in Fedora: Same reason mp3gain is not eligible; fear of patents. And it requires packages only available in rpm fusion.
  Notes: Should be a straight-forward addition.  
  F14 src rpm at http://rpm.globe-nl.net/fedora/release/14/source/SRPMS/aacgain-1.8-1.fc14.src.rpm can be built (rpmbuild)
  and installed without issues on F20.  It appears to work without problems.

  Request: acx100/acx111
  Summary: Driver for Texas Instruments wireless device based
  URL: http://sourceforge.net/projects/acx100/
  Why not in Fedora: There are legal questions raised about the origin of that driver.

  Request: Adobe ICC Profiles
  Summary: ICC profiles for use in gnome-color-manager
  URL: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/iccprofiles/iccprofiles_linux.html
  Why not in Fedora: Non-free license, but free to redistribute.
  Notes: OpenSUSE source RPM available at: http://download.opensuse.org/source/factory/repo/non-oss/suse/src/

  Request: Aegisub
  Summary: Subtitling+typesetting application with ASS/SSA support
  URL: http://www.aegisub.net/
  Why not in Fedora: Depands on FFMpeg for video preview
  Notes: Fedora 10 rpm available but unstable: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showpost.php?p=1197600&postcount=7

  Request: amule adunanza (in progress)
  Summary: software to use kad network for fastweb users
  Url: www.adunanza.net
  why not in fedora: could be legal problems with p2p software

Request: Antivir
  Summary: Antivir is a free and highly popular German virus scanner with one of the best detection rates on the market and e.g. available on openSUSE.
  URL: http://www.avira.com/en/download/product/avira-free-antivirus
  Why not in Fedora: Antivir is free, but not open. For private use only.

  Request: anyremote-j2me-client
  Summary: J2ME client for anyRemote (bluetooth remote control for PC)
  URL: http://anyremote.sourceforge.net/
  Why not in Fedora: anyremote-j2me-client uses Sun WTK (which is free, but not open-source) for build.
  Notes: Review Request at https://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/show_bug.cgi?id=167

  Request: Arista Transcoder
  Summary: A simple preset-based transcoder for the GNOME Desktop and a small script for terminal-based transcoding. Settings are chosen based on output device and quality preset.
  URL: http://www.transcoder.org
  Why not in Fedora: Fear of patents. And it requires packages only available in rpm fusion.
  Notes: Easy to build.

  Request: ATI Stream SDK
  Summary: An SDK for OpenCL on ATI cards.
  URL: http://developer.amd.com/gpu/ATIStreamSDK/Pages/default.aspx
  Why not in Fedora: This is proprietary closed-source software.

  Request: audacious-plugins-oss
  Summary: OSS part of audacious-plugins which is not included in Fedora's audacious-plugins
  URL: http://audacious-media-player.org/
  Why not in Fedora: Fedora package maintainers think that OSS is legacy and thus have removed the oss-part.

Request: AVG
  Summary: AVG is a free and popular virus scanner.
  URL: http://free.avg.com/gb-en/download.prd-afl
  Why not in Fedora: Non-Free and only for private use.
  Notes: Downloads can be found here http://free.avg.com/us-en/download.prd-alf

  Request: Bitcoin
  Summary: Client for alternative online currency
  URL: http://bitcoin.org/, https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/
  Why not in Fedora: can't be available due OpenSSL's ECC requirement, which is restrited due to patent issues

 Request: Bitwig Studio
  Summary: Bitwig Studio is a dynamic software solution for music creation and performance. 
  URL: http://www.bitwig.com
  Why not in Fedora : Fedora does not support proprietary software.
  Notes: RPM packages available on https://mega.co.nz/#F!AIYzXT6R!u_XfolVkr7Nv1A_ZyrqvMw. It´s easier for users to set up a repo to stay up to date, than searching for a package on the web/forum etc. which is up to date.

  Request: baloo-libs-freeworld
  Summary: The KDE4 new indexing system
  URL: http://www.kde.org
  Why not in Fedora: Baloo can be linked against FFMPEG, and, if built that way, can index more information about audio and video files. FFMPEG is patent encumbered, and so the Baloo copy in Fedora has FFMPEG integration disabled.

Request: Bumblebee
  Summary: NVIDIA Optimus technology under Linux for proprietary Nvidia drivers.
  URL: http://bumblebee-project.org/
  Why not in Fedora: Fedora does not support the proprietary Nvidia drivers.
  Notes: Information can be found on https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Bumblebee

  Request: CDemu (in progress)
  Summary: a kernel module simulate a CD drive + CD from cue/bin files
  URL: http://cdemu.sourceforge.net/
  Why not in Fedora: Fedora won't ship the kernel modules (RH #177583).

  Request: cairo (with patches to support cleartype filtering)
  Summary: A vector graphics library
  URL: http://cairographics.org
  Why not in Fedora: Patent issues regarding cleartype filtering
  Notes: this package should be part of a logical group of other patched packages supporting better subpixel rendering in Fedora, to bring up the font rendering to the level of Ubuntu, Windows XP/Vista and MacOS/X. These packages are: cairo, freetype, fontconfig, libXft (and maybe pixman, this should be checked). Source packages already exist with patches supporting these features for all the above packages at: ftp://brebs.me.uk/fedora/10/. Further info: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/archive/index.php/t-186789.html

  Request: Catalyst (fglrx) Legacy Driver
  Summary: AMD's Linux driver for Radeon HD 2000/3000/4000 series hardware.
  URL: http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/catalyst126legacyproducts.aspx
  Why not in Fedora: Same reason original Catalyst is not eligible; property software, not open source license.
  Notes: Not certain that AMD will continue to give support for this legacy driver in future.

  Request: cinelerra
  Summary: One of the best video edition tools around
  URL: http://cinelerra.org/
  Why not in Fedora: Well, this package uses a lot of codecs available in livna/rpmfusion, so, that's why.
  Notes: Review Request at https://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/show_bug.cgi?id=118

  Request: clamdrib
  Summary: Adds clamav checking to Thunderbird
  URL: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/6663
  Why not in Fedora: No method to contact original developer, no updates since March 2008.
  Notes: Changing install.rtf, doesn't help it work in latest T\B 3.0b4
 Status appears in message toolbar, but no details if message clean\infected.

Request: ClipGrab (In Progress)
  Summary: ClipGrab is a tool to download the complete video or audio stream from diverse video portals like Youtube, Dailymotion and Vimeo. It is e.g. available in the openSUSE repositories.
  URL: http://clipgrab.de/en
  Why not in Fedora: Trademarks and uses restricted formats (MP3, MPEG4).

 Request: cmplayer
 Summary:CMPlayer is a multimedia player which is convenient and easy to use. It's, currently the only GUI available for mpv, outside the OSC, which is currently broken.
 URL: http://cmplayer.github.io/
 Why not in Fedora : Depends on mpv, ffmpeg and others libraries not allowed in Fedora.

  Request: dahdi-linux
  Summary: Digium Asterisk Hardware Device Interface (DAHDI) linux kernel modules, firmware and documentation
  Why not in Fedora: While Fedora does package dahdi-tools, dahdi-linux contains kernel modules (and firmware)
  that are not part of the main kernel tree, and are not included in Fedora. Note that there is no need to package
  dahdi-tools as this would be redundant. The RPMFusion compatible spec files that I use currently are here:
  http://messinet.com/rpms/browser/dahdi-linux/dahdi-linux.spec
  http://messinet.com/rpms/browser/dahdi-linux-kmod/dahdi-linux-kmod.spec

  Request: DICE
  Summary:  DICE is a Discrete Integrated Circuit Emulator. It emulates computer systems that lack any type of
  CPU, consisting only of discrete logic components.
  URL: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dice/
  Why not in Fedora : Emulators are not allowed in Fedora.

  Request: Doom Legacy 2.0
  Summary: SDL Open GL Doom Source port (WIP refer to the legacy forum or svn directory)
  URL: http://legacy.newdoom.com
  Why not in Fedora: Requires a commercial or shareware version of either DOOM, Ultimate DOOM or DOOM2

Dual Boot WinLin WindowsXp(or win7) & Fedora support group/app(s). Example Thunderbird email setup, to lock onto a common NTFS data drive (aka windows D: partition) for thunderbird email user data

  Request: DXX-Rebirth
  Summary: This is a Source Port of the Descent and Descent 2 Engines.
  URL: http://www.dxx-rebirth.com/
  Why not in Fedora: Parallax License only allows non-commercial use of the source (http://dxx-rebirth.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/dxx-rebirth/trunk/d1x-rebirth/COPYING.txt?view=markup)

 Request: easyMP3Gain
  Summary: A GUI for mp3Gain, aacGain, and vorbisGain to make gaining audio files just as easy as in windows
  URL: http://sourceforge.net/projects/easymp3gain
  Why not in Fedora: mp3Gain isn't in Fedora either, so it's only natural that a GUI for it wouldn't be either.
  Notes: The project page has an RPM that already installs nicely into F10 and Rawhide. It would also be helpful to include aacGain in RPMFusion for completion.

  Request: FASTA
  Summary: The FASTA programs find regions of local or global (new) similarity between Protein or DNA sequences
  URL: http://fasta.bioch.virginia.edu/fasta_www2/fasta_down.shtml
  Why not in Fedora: Was originally on Fedora wishlist, but removed because of non-commercial clause in license: http://faculty.virginia.edu/wrpearson/fasta/COPYRIGHT
  Notes: removal from Fedora wishlist: https://fedoraproject.org/w/index.php?title=SIGs/SciTech/BioinformaticsWishList&diff=0&oldid=34579

  Request: Frets on Fire
  Summary: Frets on Fire is a game of musical skill and fast fingers. The aim of the game is to play guitar with the keyboard as accurately as possible.
  URL: http://fretsonfire.sourceforge.net/
  Why not in Fedora: As described in the Games Blacklist "Patent issues prevent us from including it."

  Request: flac2mp3
  Summary: Tool to convert potentially large sets of FLAC audio files into the MP3 format
  URL: http://bytemonkey.org/flac2mp3/
  Why not in Fedora: MP3
  Notes: source rpm available at http://cachalot.mine.nu/10/SRPMS/

Request: FreeCAD
  Summary: FreeCAD is a highly sophisticated CAD editor for mechanical engineering and product design. It is based on OpenCascade (if included the OpenCascade item can probably be removed as well) and should be packaged in the repo, since a good CAD editor is frequently requested by the community.
  URL: http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/free-cad/index.php?title=Main_Page
  Why not in Fedora: Same as OpenCascade. Furthermore, it is stroked through on http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/WishList Rahul Sundaram guessed it could have been licensing issues in the past (cmp. http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=221294&page=12)

Request: FreeMat
  Summary: FreeMat is an application for scientific prototyping similar to Matlab and IDL.
  URL: http://freemat.sourceforge.net/
  Why not in Fedora: Not sure, but it is stroked through on http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/WishList Rahul Sundaram guessed it could have been licensing issues in the past (cmp. http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=221294&page=12)

  Request: fontconfig (with updated configuration to make use of available cleartype rendering and bytecode interpreter features)
  Summary: Font configuration and customization library
  URL: http://fontconfig.org
  Why not in Fedora: Because the default packages do not provide these features.
  Notes: this package should be part of a logical group of other patched packages supporting better subpixel rendering in Fedora, to bring up the font rendering to the level of Ubuntu, Windows XP/Vista and MacOS/X. These packages are: cairo, freetype, fontconfig, libXft (and maybe pixman, this should be checked). Source packages already exist with patches supporting these features for all the above packages at: ftp://brebs.me.uk/fedora/10/. Further info: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/archive/index.php/t-186789.html

  Request: generator
  Summary: An open-source Sega Genesis / Megadrive emulator
  URL: http://www.ghostwhitecrab.com/generator/
  Why not in Fedora: Emulators are not permitted in Fedora

  Request: Gens-gs
  Summary: An emulator of Sega Genesis, Sega CD and 32X, combining features from various patches for Gens
  URL: http://segaretro.org/Gens/GS
  Why not in Fedora: Emulators are not permitted in Fedora
  Notes: This application is 32 bit only; I believe specifically i586, but not completely sure.

  Request: GAP (gimp gap)
  Summary: GAP is an advanced tool to be able to create animations, this guide should give you some sort of view of how GAP works and what you can do with it
  URL: ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/plug-ins/v2.4/gap
  Why not in Fedora: cause it need xvidcore lib

  Request: GemRB
  Summary: GemRB is a portable open-source implementation of Bioware's Infinity Engine.
  URL: http://www.gemrb.org/wiki/doku.php?id=start
  Why not in Fedora: it's implementation of non-free engine, possibly patent issues

  Request: getnonfreefonts
  Summary: Some fonts on TexLive 2013 are not unencumbered but available for download. Would be great to have these fonts included.
  URL: https://www.tug.org/fonts/getnonfreefonts/
  Why not in Fedora: it's implementation of non-free software, OSS issues

  Request: get_iplayer
  Summary: A utility for grabbing tv and radio from BBC iPlayer.
  URL: https://github.com/dinkypumpkin/get_iplayer
  Why not in Fedora: Principal use is to download copyrighted content. Also probably against BBC terms of use.

  Request: gloss
  Summary: a drop-in replacement for the existing MythTV frontend
  URL: http://www.ohloh.net/p/gloss-mc
  Why not in Fedora: needs mythtv which is in rpmfusion

  Request: GnomeBoyAdvance
  Summary: Gnomeboyadvance is a GNOME frontend for the Visual Boy Advance emulator
  URL: http://developer.berlios.de/projects/gnomeboyadvance/
  Why not in Fedora: Emulators are not permitted in Fedora

  Request: gnome-do Docky (and docklets)
  Summary: Docky is a frontend for GNOME Do (Do) that introduces an entirely new way to interact with Do. Docky helps Do become more directly involved with your desktop by providing a persistent mouse based Dock interface while remaining true to Do's keyboard only interaction.
  URL: http://do.davebsd.com/wiki/index.php?title=Docky
  Why not in Fedora: Docky (part of package gnome-do) was removed from fedora due to patent violations (US Patent 7434177). Docklets are used by Dock.
  Notes: This is very nice interface, replacement for gnome taskbar.

  Request: GoalBit
  Summary: GoalBit is a peer to peer distribution system, capable of distributing high-bandwidth live-content to all network peers preserving its quality.
  URL: http://goalbit.sourceforge.net/
  Why not in Fedora: Depands on codecs available in rpmfusion.

  Request: Google Earth
  Summary: Access to Google's well-known world map
  URL: http://www.google.com/earth/download/ge/agree.html
  Why not in Fedora: Non-free binary software. Also non-redistributable, needs a lpf package or similar. lpf needs to be updated to handle this see https://github.com/leamas/lpf/, issue #5.

  Request: gstreamer-pitfdll
  Summary: GStreamer plugin that allows the use of binary files, such as Quicktime QTX or Directshow/DMO DLL files.
  URL: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pitfdll/
  Why not in Fedora: Probably because of codecs
  Notes: discontinued upstream

  Request: gstreamer-plugins-ugly for Fedora 20/rawhide
  Summary: Allows viewing Quicktime movie trailers at apple.com/trailers
  URL: http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/src/gst-plugins-ugly
  Why not in Fedora: problematic licensing of some parts.
  Notes:
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  Request: Hid-ntrig-dkms
  Summary: An open-source updated Ntrig Multitouch driver with support for newer devices.
  URL: http://bitmath.org/code/hid/hid-ntrig-dkms/
  Why not in Fedora: Fedora does not carry Out of tree drivers.
  Notes: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=735616
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  Request: iFolder
  Summary: rsync type of backup, but for desktops.
  URL: http://www.kablink.org/ifolder
  Why not in Fedora: Probably because it is developed by Novell/Suse.
  Notes: There exist many howtos on installing iFolder, but none for Fedora.
  http://blog.casalogic.dk/2010/06/ifolder/
  http://www.x2b4.com/howto/how-to-install-ifolder-on-ubuntu-server/

Request: JavaFX
  Summary: JavaFX is a competitor to Flash and Silverlight entirely based on Flash. While RPMFusion made clear not to include SunJDK, which can be easily replaced by OpenJDK, there is no open replacement for JavaFX and there has already been a petition to make it freely available as well.
  URL: http://java.sun.com/javafx/downloads/
  Why not in Fedora: Proprietary.

  Request: Kingsoft Office
  Summary: Free Office Suite consisting of Writer (Word alternative), Presentation (PowerPoint alternative) and Spreadsheet (Excel alternative).
  URL: http://wps-community.org/
  Why not in Fedora: It is free, but not open source.
  Notes: They support Word 2007 / 2010 and Excel 2007 / 2010 formats. PowerPoint will be added later. They are thinking about making it open source, but probably not all parts.

  Request: libcec
  Summary: Driver for Pulse-Eight HDMI-CEC adapter
  URL: http://libcec.pulse-eight.com/
  Why not in Fedora: Custom hardware designed for use with xbmc which is in rpmfusion, libcec is GPL2+

  Request: libsox-fmt-all
  Summary: The complete set of sox format codecs
  URL: http://sox.sourceforge.net/, http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/libsox-fmt-all
  Why not in Fedora: Well, mp3 can't be redistributed blah blah kinda stuff.
  Notes: Ubuntu provides all the libsox-fmt codecs. We should also (besides, they have a .deb so it should be fairly easy to translate)

  Request: libXft (with cleartype filtering patches)
  Summary: X.Org X11 libXft runtime library
  URL: http://www.x.org
  Why not in Fedora: Patent issues regarding cleartype filtering
  Notes: this package should be part of a logical group of other patched packages supporting better subpixel rendering in Fedora, to bring up the font rendering to the level of Ubuntu, Windows XP/Vista and MacOS/X. These packages are: cairo, freetype, fontconfig, libXft (and maybe pixman, this should be checked). Source packages already exist with patches supporting these features for all the above packages at: ftp://brebs.me.uk/fedora/10/. Further info: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/archive/index.php/t-186789.html

  Request: LiVES
  Summary: LiVES is a Free, Open Source video editor *and* a VJ tool, using less resources than cinelerra.
  URL: http://lives.sourceforge.net/
  Why not in Fedora: Codecs used, as usual...
  Notes: Packages already exist for RPM Fusion Russia, so it should be just a trivial matter of mirroring them. http://koji.russianfedora.ru/koji/packageinfo?packageID=185

  Request: lltag
  Summary: lltag  is  a command-line tool to automatically set tags of MP3, OGG and FLAC files. It can also rename files based on their tags. Part of Debian, Ubuntu and Archlinux.
  URL: http://home.gna.org/lltag/
  Why not in Fedora: has MP3 module

  Request: ManDVD
  Summary: KDE based DVD creation program.
  URL: http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php/ManDVD?content=83906
  Why not in Fedora: It depends on packages already in RPM Fusion (FFmpeg, mplayer, transcode, etc)

  Request: MediaTomb
  Summary: UPnP stream server
  URL: http://mediatomb.cc
  Why not in Fedora: MediaTomb is in FEdora but without ffmpeg integration (see: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=666147)

  Request: MePo
  Summary: MePo Theme for MythTV
  URL: http://home.comcast.net/~zdzisekg/
  Why not in Fedora: It depends on packages already in RPM Fusion (mythtv et al)

  Request: Me-TV
  Summary: Me TV is a user-friendly desktop application for watching digital television services that use the DVB standard.
  URL: https://launchpad.net/me-tv
  Why not in Fedora: Was Removed in Fedora 16 and the fc15 package is now broken and does this bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/me-tv/+bug/958751

  Request: moonlight
  Summary: Free implementation of Microsoft' Silverlight
  URL: http://www.mono-project.com/Moonlight
  Why not in Fedora: On the forbidden list due to patent concerns
  Notes: Packaging seems to require some expertise, see the Review Request at https://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/show_bug.cgi?id=436

  Request: mencoder with aac encoding support
  Summary: video converter
  URL: http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html
  Why not in Fedora: mencoder is part of mplayer, faac encoder is nonfree

  Request: mp3splt
  Summary: Losslessly splits MP3 and Ogg Vorbis files
  URL: http://mp3splt.sourceforge.net/mp3splt_page/home.php
  Why not in Fedora: The first 3 characters of the package name
  Notes: Consists of a library, CLI, and GUI.  Packaged in ATrpms:  http://atrpms.net/name/mp3splt

  Request: mp3toogg
  Summary: mp3 to ogg format converter (console)
  URL: http://sourceforge.net/projects/mp3toogg/
  URL: http://sourceforge.net/p/mp3toogg/news/
  Why not in Fedora: mp3
  Notes: Packaged in rpm.pbone.net. Requires mpg321, mp3info, oggenc, vorbiscomment. (The last two are in the vorbis-tools Fedora rpm.)

  Request: mplayer-vaapi
  Summary: Fork for mplayer with va-api support
  URL: http://gitorious.org/vaapi/mplayer
  Why not in Fedora: Same reason as mplayer
  Notes: replaces regular mplayer

  Request: mplayer2
  Summary: Fork for mplayer
  URL: http://www.mplayer2.org/
  Why not in Fedora: Same reason as mplayer
  Notes: currently on RC state. May conflict with regular mplayer, GUIs (like gnome-mplayer), although compatible, may also be affected by dependencies.

  Request: Mupen64Plus
  Summary: Nintendo 64 emulator
  URL: http://code.google.com/p/mupen64plus/
  Why not in Fedora: Emulators are not permitted in Fedora
  Notes: Review Request at http://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/show_bug.cgi?id=303

  Request: Mythvodka
  Summary: a plugin for MythTV allowing streaming of BBC iPlayer, Hulu, HTTP and NZB content.
  URL: http://code.google.com/p/mythvodka/
  Why not in Fedora: Depends on mythtv, not packaged in fedora due to encumbered codecs
  Notes: hulu support is in flux ...

 Request: Namecoin
  Summary: Alternative currency and distributed data store
  URL: http://www.namecoin.info https://github.com/namecoin/namecoin
  Why not in Fedora : OpenSSL ECC requirement
  Notes: Thx

  Request: netperf
  Summary: Network performance/benchmarking with the ability to benchmark many different protocols
  URL: http://www.netperf.org/netperf/NetperfPage.html
  Why not in Fedora: Does not appear to be a compatible license, COPYING file states it's owned by HP, but the code appears to be FOSS.
  Notes: No special requirements or dependencies that I know of.

 Request: nepomuk-core-freeworld
  Summary: Nepomuk FFMPEG file analyzers. They gather information about music and videos, and push it into Nepomuk.
  URL: http://projects.kde.org/nepomuk-core
  Why not in Fedora : Those file analyzers are linked against FFMPEG and need FFMPEG to work, Fedora won't ship FFMPEG because of patent concerns.
  Notes: FFMPEG file analyzers can be added to a working KDE setup. nepomuk-core-freeworld is an addition to nepomuk-core.

 Request: nVidia proprietary drivers with kmod for RHEL6
  Summary: 3d accelleration for nouveau drivers still isn't supported in RHEL6. kmod architecture is much more usable than the ATRPMS system.
  URL:
  Why not in Fedora : RHEL request (not in RHEL because not FOSS).
  Notes:

  Request: Nvidia CUDA (In Progress)
  Summary: Nvidia's CUDA technology enables the GPU to be used for various complex scientific computations.
  URL: http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_get.html
  Why not in Fedora: Free but not open-source
  Notes: Review Request at https://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/show_bug.cgi?id=459

Request: Ogre Cg plugin support
  Summary: NVidia CG toolkit ("Cg" Rpmfusion package) support is included in the Ogre codebase but not in Fedora distribution.
  URL: http://www.ogre3d.org
  Why not in Fedora : Relies on non-free component
  Notes: Fedora has ogre package but it doesn't provide Cg support due to licensing stuff while Rpmfusion can. 
         It might be impossible to provide this feature as a separate package.

  Request: opal
  Summary: Open Phone Abstraction Library, implementation of the ITU H.323
           teleconferencing protocol, and successor of the openh323 library.
  URL:     http://www.opalvoip.org/
  Why not in Fedora: It is available in fedora but with disabled support for x264 and ffmpeg, thus lacking H.264 and
           all other MPEG-based video conferencing abilities. This results in ekiga being very limited
           with the codecs offered for use to the end-user.
  Notes:   I've got self-modified .spec file for opal-3.6.8-1 based on the one from Fedora 12 and expected to be built
           against older version of x264 that was available as a package from ATrpms. There were reported problems with
           opal linking against latest versions of x264, but now (as of 2011/07/05) it seems that there are patches
           available at ekiga's bugzilla (https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=596006#c24) that solve the case.
           ATM I'm in process of patching opal spec file using SRPMS from Fedora 15 as a base, and intend to use x264-devel
           package from RPMFusion as a dependency. Goind to post the spec for review request as soon as would done with it.

  Request: OpenCascade
  Summary: OpenCascade is a professional software development platform for CAD/CAM/CAE.
  URL: http://www.opencascade.org/getocc/download/loadocc/
  Why not in Fedora: Need to register before download, only private use. New note: The new license terms are OK w
  fedora legal, packaging is under way.

  Request: OpenSSL with Elliptic Curve, IDEA, MDC-2, RC5 crypto algorithms
  Summary: The OpenSSL toolkit provides support for secure communications between machines.
  URL: http://www.openssl.org/
  Why not in Fedora: Because of the problem with software patents: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=319901
  Notes: OpenSSL is included in Fedora but with Elliptic Curve, IDEA, MDC-2, RC5 crypto algorithms disabled.

  Request: Open Movie Editor
  Summary: Open Movie Editor is a free and open source video editing program, designed for basic movie making capabilities. It aims do be powerful enough for the amateur movie artist, yet easy to use.
  URL: http://www.openmovieeditor.org/
  Why not in Fedora: The codecs it uses are not compatible with fedora's license.
  Notes: rpm already available in opensuse through the packman repos: http://packman.links2linux.de/package/OpenMovieEditor

  Request: Opera
  Summary: A popular web browser and Internet suite.
  URL: http://www.opera.com/
  Why not in Fedora: nonfree
  Notes: Opera distributes both, tarball archives and rpms for Fedora and EPEL on their download pages (e.g. http://www.opera.com/browser/download/?os=linux-i386&ver=9.63&local=y for i386). Also, they welcome if anyone wants to mirror their packages (http://www.opera.com/download/mirrors/), but it doesn't say anything about if they allow repackaging and such.

 Request: pacpl
  Summary: PACPL is a console script for converting audio files. written in Perl.  Supports flac, mp3, ogg, wav, wma, ape, and some 50 other formats, both free and proprietary.
  URL: http://vorzox.wix.com/pacpl
  Why not in Fedora : mp3 conversion module, and perhaps some other proprietary formats
  Notes: classical program, out there for many years. 

Thanks.

Request: pianobar
  Summary: Command-line Pandora Radio Client
  URL: http://6xq.net/projects/pianobar/
  Why not in Fedora: Depends on media codecs banned from Fedora, which are already in RPM Fusion. Also, the fact that it is an unauthorized client to a commercial service may go against some Fedora legal policy.
  Notes: Obviously you would also have to include its dependency libpiano.

  Request: picotts-utils
  Summary: SVOX/libpicotts is an good opensource Text To Speech System.
  URL: https://android.googlesource.com/platform/external/svox/+/master
  Why not in Fedora: nonfree
  Notes: Its Usable with speech-dispatcher 0.8. Its good for Visual Improved and Blind People (like me). Its already Avalible for Debian: http://packages.debian.org/source/sid/svox

  Request: PlayOnLinux
  Summary: A simplified installer for Windows games on wine
  URL: http://www.playonlinux.com
  Why not in Fedora: Supports only proprietary programs to be installed
  Notes: They have their own yum repo, so implementation should be easy.

  Request: Pulseaudio OSS module
  Summary: The Open Sound System (OSS) module for Pulseaudio
  URL: http://pulseaudio.org/ (Offline?)
  Why not in Fedora: Fedora has removed OSS support because they consider it legacy.
  Notes: Including this would make programs which support Pulseaudio to work with OSS. OSS installs well to Fedora 13 and works with software which have OSS support like VLC and Wine.

  Request: PyKaraoke
  Summary: A free multiplatform karaoke player written in python. You can use this program to play your collection of CDG, MIDI and MPEG karaoke songs.
  URL: http://kibosh.org/pykaraoke/
  Why not in Fedora: Requires mp3 support in the SDL library
  Notes: Instructions on how to install on Fedora can be found here: http://kibosh.org/pykaraoke/faq.php

  Request: Python 2.5 (compat-python25, compat-python25-imaging, etc)
  Summary: Fedora 11 upgraded to Python 2.6
  URL: http://python.org/
  Why not in Fedora: Same reason python 2.4 is not available.
  Notes: Required by Google App Engine SDK for App Engine apps which rely on Python 2.5 features. See http://code.google.com/p/googleappengine/issues/detail?id=985 for example

  Request: qarte
  Summary: Qarte is a recorder for Arte+7 and Arte Live Web
  URL: http://www.oqapy.eu/
  URL: http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~vincent-vandevyvre/qarte/trunk/files
  URL: https://launchpad.net/qarte
  Why not in Fedora: It requires rtmpdump

  Request: qcad
  Summary: qcad is a cross platform 2D CAD suite
  URL: http://www.qcad.org
  Why not in Fedora: the source code is distributed under GPL, but the software can also be bought for technical support. It was a long time ago in Fedora, but it's orphaned right now, perhaps due to possible encumbered elements within the package.
  Notes: A great AutoCAD alternative for GNU/Linux

  Request: qtiplot
  Summary: qtiplot is a cross platform data analysis and scientific visualisation solution.
  URL: http://www.qtiplot.com
  Why not in Fedora: the source code is distributed under GPL, but the software can also be bought for technical support. It was a long time ago in Fedora, but it's orphaned right now, perhaps due to possible encumbered elements within the package.
  Notes: A great Origin alternative for GNU/Linux

  Request: radiotray
  Summary: software for listening radio stations in gnome
  URL: http://radiotray.sourceforge.net/
  Why not in Fedora: Possibly legal issue with codecs

Request: rar
  Summary: Software for manipulating RAR archives
  URL: http://www.rarlab.com/
  Why not in Fedora: Proprietary archive software.
  Notes: The package cannot contain RAR binaries as the binaries itself are non-redistributable. The package should download and install binaries on behalf of the user.

  Request: RealPlayer
  Summary: cross-platform software for playing audio
  URL: http://real.com
  Why not in Fedora: Uses codecs not supported by fedora

 Request: RetroArch (And Libretro Cores)
  Summary: RetroArch is the reference frontend for libretro. Libretro is a collection of libraries from emulation of retro game systems, such as    SNES, PSX, Genesis, etc..
  URL: http://themaister.net/retroarch.html (RetroArch's Homepage) https://github.com/libretro/ (GitHub page of libretro cores)
  Why not in Fedora : "If it requires ROMs of copyrighted or patented material to be useful, then it's not permitted." From https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing:SoftwareTypes?rd=Licensing/SoftwareTypes#Emulators
  Notes: In Arch and Ubuntu (PKGBUILDs and PPA, respectively) RetroArch is a package itself, and each core may be installed individually.
Thank you for your time.

  Request: rtl8192se akmod driver (in progress)
  Summary: module driver for realtek 8192se based wireless cards used in laptops.
  Why not in Fedora: Possibly legal issue
  Notes: This is driver for Edimax EW-7811Un wlan USB adapter (currently smallest in world). Would like to get this installation automated into rpmfusion repositories

  Request: Sage Mathematics
  Summary: Free open source mathematics software system.
  URL: http://www.sagemath.org/
  Why not in Fedora: It bundlesa lot of third party software
  Notes: The webpage provides a prebuilt binaries.

Request: scrotwm
  Summary: the easist and best dynamic tiling window manager for X11 with human readable configuration file
  URL: www.scrotwm.org
  Why not in Fedora: I am not sure, but perhaps there is enough tiling window managers in the Fedora repo's so no body is looking for more, I am sure this will get more attention if it's there.
  Notes: I found this URL, how ever I faild to continue the steps shown at it, http://www.digitalfoo.net/posts/2009/11/Installing_scrotwm_on_Debian/

  Request: sdlhazemd
  Summary: HazeMD is a Megadrive/Genesis emulator based on the MAME code
  URL: http://rbelmont.mameworld.info/?page_id=163
  Why not in Fedora: Emulators are not permitted in Fedora

Request: Skype
  Summary: Skype is a very popular teleconferencing application. It has some questionable properties, but is one of the few apps to make calls to landlines. It is e.g. available in the Canonical partner repository.
  URL: http://www.skype.com/intl/en/get-skype/
  Why not in Fedora: Skype is free, but proprietary and thus closed source. They have been engaged in censorship in China, preferred Intel users etc.
  Notes: The package cannot contain Skype binaries as the binaries itself are non-redistributable. The lpf-skype package (current in rpmfusion) handles this.

  Request: SmartGit
  Summary: SmartGit is a front-end for the distributed version control system Git. It is intended for developers who prefer a graphical user interface over a command line client, to be even more productive with Git — the most powerful DVCS today.
  URL: http://www.syntevo.com/smartgit/index.html
  Why not in Fedora: There are legal questions raised about the origin of that software.

  Request: smplayer-themes
  Summary: This package provides icon themes for SMPlayer.
  URL: http://smplayer.sourceforge.net/downloads.php?tr_lang=en
  Why not in Fedora: requires packages only available in rpmfusion, is very cool and easy to build and packing
  Notes: I got a .spec, here http://sergiomb.no-ip.org/specs/smplayer-themes.spec, which builds smplayer-themes-0.1.19.tar.bz2 into rpms.
  Answer: There are many mixed licenses in the "free" package, eg. GPL, LGPL, Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license, Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License. Someone with proper understanding of mixing licenses needs to look deeper into this (SebastianVahl - smplayer maintainer).

  Request: snack
  Summary: The Snack Sound Toolkit is designed to be used with a scripting language such as Tcl/Tk or Python. Using Snack you can create powerful multi-platform audio applications with just a few lines of code.
  URL: http://www.speech.kth.se/snack/
  Why not in Fedora: Has mp3 stuff in it
  Notes: This library will allow amsn to send/receive audio clips

  Request: sox (with mp3 support)
  Summary: SoX is a media converter. It also ships with play, a player which play all format that SoX support and have bunch of cool effects.
  URL: http://sox.sourceforge.net/
  Why not in Fedora: It is in, but compiled without liblame or libmad.

  Request: Spotify
  Summary: A player for the streaming Spotify service
  URL: http://www.spotify.com/uk/download/previews/
  Why not in Fedora: Non-free
  Notes: the lpf-spotify-client is now in rpmfusion, fixing this.

 Request: Sublime Text
  Summary: Popular text editor
  URL: http://www.sublimetext.com/
  Why not in Fedora : Not free software, not open source. "Sublime Text may be downloaded and evaluated for free, however a license must be purchased for continued use. There is currently no enforced time limit for the evaluation."

  Request: Steam
  Summary: Lets you  buy, download, and play games.
  URL: http://steampowered.com/
  Why not in Fedora: Not free software, not open-source.

 Request: Sublime Text
  Summary: Popular text editor
  URL: http://www.sublimetext.com/
  Why not in Fedora : Not free software, not open source. "Sublime Text may be downloaded and evaluated for free, however a license must be purchased for continued use. There is currently no enforced time limit for the evaluation."

  Request: swarmplayer
  Summary: Stream video over a peer-to-peer bittorrent network
  URL: http://trial.p2p-next.org/linux/
  Why not in Fedora: It requires vlc and python-vlc

  Request: Terminator
  Summary: A multi-tabbed terminal grid, with a lot of features: grouped input, drag and drop reordering, quick font resize (CTRL++,CTRL+-) and a lot of features that other terminal emulators have, logging, predefined keyboard shortcuts, etc...
  URL: http://gnometerminator.blogspot.be/p/introduction.html
  Why not in Fedora: It exists in Fedora and even in RPMForge for RHEL5 and RHEL6, I would like to have it in Centos 7 and RHEL 7. I would like to avoid RPMForge because it has conflicting packages.

  Request: texlive-2011
  Summary: Currently Fedora distributes texlive-2007, which is significantly out of date.  Jindrich Novy has provided yum repositories for TeXLive-2011 on Fedora:

  URL: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/TeXLive
  URL: http://www.linux.cz/mailman/listinfo/texlive

  Why not in Fedora: Incorporation into an official Fedora release is held up pending legal audit of the 3000-odd packages, which may not terminate till 2111. TeXLive themselves are scrupulous about licensing so it's really redundant but lawyers are lawyers.

 Request: Thunar-dropbox
  Summary: Integrates Dropbox with Thunar file manager.
  URL: http://softwarebakery.com/maato/thunar-dropbox.html
  Why not in Fedora : Dropbox is non-free.
  Notes:
Thx

  Request: tp_smapi
  Summary: Exposes parts of the Thinkpad BIOS to Linux, such as battery charging limits.
  URL: http://tpctl.sourceforge.net/
  Why not in Fedora: Fedora won't ship kernel modules
  Notes: Someone on Fedora people has already built a kmod and akmod package for Fedora, http://ndim.fedorapeople.org/packages/tp_smapi-kmod/ .

  Request: Tribler
  Summary: Tribler is a fully decentralized bittorent client used for p2p file sharing.
  URL: www.tribler.org/
  Why not in Fedora : Elliptical Curve Cryptography is required for Tribler to work, but it has been judged patent-encumbered by the Red Hat legal department.
  Notes:

  Request: VIA Chrome9 drm kmod/akmod
  Summary: provide DRM support for VIA Chrome9 graphic card
  URL: http://linux.via.com.tw/support/downloadFiles.action, choose CN896, Ubuntu 8.10, link: Chrome9 DRM source for kernel
  Why not in Fedora: Fedora won't ship kernel modules
  Notes: urgently needed for running Chrome9 GPUs with VIA proprietary driver. Even if users manage to get those drivers manually running, they need to build the module when kernel updates arrive through updates.

Request: VIA Chrome9/UniChrome proprietary 3D Xorg driver.
  Summary: provide Xorg 3D driver for VIA Chrome9/UniChrome
  URL: http://linux.via.com.tw/support/downloadFiles.action, choose CN896, Ubuntu 8.10, link: Unified GFX driver Ver 85a-44597
  Why not in Fedora: restricted driver
  Notes: Although only available for Ubuntu 8.10, they also work for Fedora. Confirmed for HP 2133, see http://hp2133.umsw.de, section 11b. Issues with SELinux, also with OpenGL and RandR (both only when using compiz). 2D driver works better with RandR but is known to cause system freezes. Options/switches for xorg.conf not well documented. 3D driver needs VIA Chrome9 drm module, 2D may run without it, thus poor performance playing videos etc.

  Request: Veejay
  Summary: visual instrument and realtime video sampler
  URL: http://www.veejayhq.net/
  Why not in Fedora: The engine is based upon ffmpeg and the mjpegtools

  Request: vdr-softdevice (ShmClient)
  Summary: Plugin for vdr which enables output via X11-Xv. With it you can use ShmClient to get vdr output with budget-only hardware (without a hardware MPEG-decoder).
  URL: http://softdevice.berlios.de/
  Why not in Fedora: It uses ffpmeg to decode the MPEG-stream.

  Request: winetricks
  Summary: A package and settings manager for Wine
  URL: http://code.google.com/p/winetricks/
  Why not in Fedora: winetricks is typically used to install proprietary native code. Also, handling of bugs upstream (WineHQ) can be complicated if winetricks is installed.
  Notes: Read http://wiki.winehq.org/winetricks and http://code.google.com/p/winetricks/wiki/Installing for some info. Dependencies: "wine cabextract unzip p7zip wget zenity" and of course maybe others. That list is called out in the script itself. ALSO note, there is a man page in the winetricks source repository.
  Review: https://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1992

  Request: Xe
  Summary: A multi system emulator emulates many console and handheld video game systems. Xe is an original emulator written from scratch.
  URL: http://www.xe-emulator.com/
  Why not in Fedora: Emulators are not permitted in Fedora

  Request: xorg-x11-drv-psb
  Summary: Driver for X server which allows running on GMA500 Intel graphics
  URL: http://netbook-remix.archive.canonical.com/updates/pool/public/x/xserver-xorg-video-psb/
  Why not in Fedora: Actually it exists in Fusion repo but only for F14 and earlier. There is no psb driver for F15 release. It is not included into Fedora repo because, as far as I know, it depends on proprietary packages.
  Notes: This package also requires additional dependencies ('kmod-psb' and 'psb-firmware') which are also present for F14 release.

  Request: zaptel-kmod (In progress - Seeking sponsor to add WillTatam as a contributor)
  Summary: zaptel kernel module for telephony cards
  URL: http://www.asterisk.org/
  Why not in Fedora: Fedora won't ship the kernel modules (RH #177583).
  Notes: Asterisk (review RH #178922) and Zaptel tools (review RH #177584) are in Fedora.

  Request: xvidenc
  Summary: the interactive shell script ripper
  URL: xvidenc.sourceforge.net/
  Why not in Fedora: depends on some multimedia codecs

Maintainers: If you decide to work on a package requested here, please label it as "in progress" for example - Request: foo (in progress). Once the package has been published, remove it from this list. Thanks.

Software we won't package

  Request: AdobeReader
  Summary: An application that can view, navigate and print PDF documents
  Notes: Adobe provides its own Yum repository for Adobe Reader and Flash - see http://blogs.adobe.com/acroread/2008/02/adobe_reader_now_available_via.html
  URL: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2_allversions.html
  Why not in RPM Fusion: It is not re-distributable. See http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/distribute.html

  Request: Chromium
  Summary: Open source upstream of Google's Chrome web browser
  URL: http://www.chromium.org/Home
  Why not in RPM Fusion: Chromium violates Fedora's policies of handling libraries and various other issues, opposed to the belief of some that it's due to legal reasons. A full explanation can be found here: http://ostatic.com/blog/making-projects-easier-to-package-why-chromium-isnt-in-fedora. Since Chromium violates policies that RPM Fusion also has, this cannot be included in RPM Fusion.
  Notes: A person from the Fedora Project is packaging Chromium in his free time, see the wiki for more details: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Chromium

  Request: libdvdcss
  Summary: A library for accessing and unscrambling DVDs encrypted with the Content Scramble System (CSS)
  URL: http://www.videolan.org/developers/libdvdcss.html
  Why not in RPM Fusion: The short story is: It was agreed on not to ship it due to various reasons around the fact that libdvdcss is a bit more complicated (or dangerous) than all the other software RPM Fusion offers have. The long story and all the arguments for and against shipping it can be found in the mailing lists archives.

  Livna and Freshrpms will provide libdvdcss for the forseeable future.

  Request: ipset
  Summary: A pgm to set the list of ip ranges used in iptables/ipmodules
  URL: http://ipset.netfilter.org/
  Why not in RPM Fusion: xtables-addons will provide ipset in the foreseeable future[[http://www.worldphoto.org/profile/RobertPattinson/|.]]

  Request: java-1.6.0-sun
  Summary: Sun JDK Runtime Environment
  URL: http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp
  Notes: self-build instructions for the latest Sun JDK at http://www.city-fan.org/tips/SunJava6OnFedora
  Why not in RPM Fusion: restrictions on redistribution; the license at the time of writing can be found at:
    http://java.sun.com/javase/6/jdk-6u18-license.txt
    It includes terms (in the "License to Distribute Redistributables" section) like:
      (iii) you do not distribute additional software intended to supersede any component(s) of the Redistributables
        (this would include free Java implementations such as are already included in Fedora)
      (vi) you agree to defend and indemnify Sun and its licensors from and against any damages, costs, liabilities,
      settlement amounts and/or expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred in connection with any claim, lawsuit
      or action by any third party that arises or results from the use or distribution of any and all Programs and/or
      Software
        (nobody at RPM Fusion is likely to agree to that)

  Request: cdrtools
  Summary: CD, DVD and BluRay recording software
  URL: http://cdrecord.berlios.de/private/cdrecord.html
  Why not in Fedora: Incompatibility between CDDL and GPL in the resulting binaries; it did not pass legal review. It cannot be packaged in RPMFusion as well. Upstream allows and encourages free redistribution.
  Notes: This package should be packaged as an alternative for cdrkit.


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