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Last Week in Arch, March 15-21, 2011

While we await approval in Rolling Release, here’s what went on in the world of your favorite Linux distro last week:

Latest News

wicd split in ‘wicd’ and ‘wicd-gtk’ – announcing a split of the wicd package in the official repository, so you don’t have to use the wicd-nogtk from AUR

Hot Forum Topics

How to find file duplicates only matching size, not md5
Arch Package Signing issue getting big on Reddit
So, FFmpeg has finally blown itself to pieces…

Unanswered Forum Topics

juk music player help needed
Dual Monitor Hook-up, DVI/VGA/HDMI?
Looking for opinions on daemontools vs runit.
Transparent Squid Proxy question
few questions about alsa and vlc
konsole fails to start

Interesting Packages

lshw – A small tool to provide detailed information on the hardware configuration of the machine
lshw-gtk – GTK GUI for lshw
fall-of-imiryn-svn – A classic role-playing style game of three aspiring young warriors.
fwfstab – graphical file system table (/etc/fstab) editor
redditaddictlite – track your karma in real-time.
ryzom_client_open – Free to Play MMORPG, This version is for Testing on open core(dev) server
rmlint – Tool to remove duplicates and other lint, being much faster than fdupes
silicon-empire-git – Set of tools to manage and organize your optical discs like CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays.
golang-hg – A compiler toolchain from Google for the Go programming language
g4l – G4L (Ghost 4 Linux) is a hard disk and partition imaging and cloning tool.
storybook – Open Source Novel Writing Software for Novelists, Authors and Creative Writers

Wiki Changes

Touchatag RFID Reader‎ – new page for this RFID Reader
Firewalls (Svenska) – Translation of the English firewall page to Swedish
Browser Plugins‎ – few updates about troubleshooting
PolicyKit – created page for this privilege controller
Keymap (Português)‎ – Portuguese Keymap page created
Pam mount‎ – pam_mount installation
User Madek has been very busy creating a bunch of new Spanish wiki page translations, including Xcompmgr (Español)‎, Xgl (Español), ATI (Español)‎, NVIDIA (Español) and Improve Pacman Performance (Español)‎,

Last Week in Arch Linux – March 1-8, 2011

While I await publication on Rolling Release, I’ll throw this out here on my blog:

Latest News

ArchServer RC3 – Release announcement for ArchServer redgum RC3
New Arch Schwag – New Arch Linux laptop bags, plus reduced price on older models and a sale on Arch Linux pens

Hot Forum Topics

Linux Survey – fill out a survey, get e data
In search of a truly innovative Desktop – interesting discussion on what makes a good desktop
flash isn’t working anymore – long discussion about broken Flash. Stupid Flash.
[Solved] Gnome 2.32 “About me” problems – problem with gnome-about-me solved
Sound not working for USB Headset – the always interesting “solving an audio problem” topic

Interesting Packages

oilrush – a real-time strategy game based on group control
python2-wikipedia-rewrite-svn – A rewrite of the Python Wikipedia Robot Framework
theide-svn – Modern IDE designed for developing large U++/C++ applications
apvlv – A PDF Viewer which behaves like Vim
blobwars – Platform action game featuring a variety of different weaponry and multiple objectives
cherrytree – A hierarchical note taking application featuring rich text and syntax highlighting
fatrat – QT4 based download manager with support for HTTP, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent, rapidshare and more

Wiki Changes

Bash – PROMPT instructions, esp. vis-a-vis color
Lotus Notes in 32bit Chroot – installing Lotus Notes(!)
Pacman GUI FrontendsWakka added
Help:Editing (Italiano)‎ – ArchWiki tutorial page for Italian added
Getting Involved (Italiano) – getting involved in Arch, Italian-style, added