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.
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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.
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
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: 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: cdrecord Summary: CD, DVD and BluRay recording software URL: http://cdrecord.berlios.de/private/cdrecord.html Why not in Fedora: Several questions in fedora-legal about the compatibility between CDDL and GPL. It did not pass legal review. Upstream allows and encourages free redistribution. Notes: This package should be packaged as an alternative for wodim. It uses a custom build system, bundled with the tarball.
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: 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: 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
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: get-flash-videos Summary: Downloaded videos from YouTube, eHow, Brightcove (used by many sites like Channel 4, Daily Telegraph ...), BBC (news, etc), Metacafe, 5min, Google, fliqz, nicovideo, vimeo, Blip, Break, Collegehumor, Muzu, Sevenload, Megavideo, Wat.tv. 2 Apr 2012: Now in RPM Fusion, package review in https://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2140
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: 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: HandBrake (in progress) Summary: An open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 converter, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows. URL: http://handbrake.fr/ Why not in Fedora: Contains implementations of encoders and decoders for patented algorithms (e.g. MP3). Notes: This comes in both a CLI and GUI version, which would both be useful. Also, it requires libdvdcss to read DVDs directly. The default makefile downloads all it's own copies of all the multimedia libs, the challenging part here to get it to use the existing rpmfusion libraries as dependencies instead.
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 I will love who ever does this for ever, in a friendly hetrosexual kind of way. me[at]luke.asia. ~~~~
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: 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: rpms available from sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=64341&package_id=198331
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: Mesa Summary: Mesa with "--enable-texture-float" option compiled URL: http://www.intellinuxgraphics.org Why not in Fedora: U.S.-Patented Technology is used Notes: Linux gameengines use this
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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
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: 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: radiotray Summary: software for listening radio stations in gnome URL: http://radiotray.sourceforge.net/ Why not in Fedora: Possibly legal issue with codecs
Request: RealPlayer Summary: cross-platform software for playing audio URL: http://real.com Why not in Fedora: Uses codecs not supported by fedora
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.
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: Spotify currently provide a Debian/Ubuntu repo. They used to provide a Fedora repo too, but it's now old and unmaintained. With alien (or manually copying and pasting) the contents of the debs run fine in Fedora 15, however.
Request: Steam client Summary: A digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation URL: http://store.steampowered.com/about/ As of latest change to the Steam license, repackaging is now officially allowed. Software repository is available at http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/pool/steam/s/steam/
Request: StepMania 3.9 Summary: Game similar to Dance Dance Revolution where user can add/create steps and songs URL: http://www.stepmania.com/ Why not in Fedora: Uses mp3 files for music
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: 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
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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)