Kuroo

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Description:

A KDE Portage frontend that allows you to do most common software maintenance tasks on gentoo systems.
Joint project with openusability.org.

With this version we have established a GUI that allows you to do your most common tasks you have to do in your emerge-life. Kuroo does not aim to subsitute the power of the command-line EMERGE, but is thought as a little helper for your daily life. We will continue to enable more powerfull features in the forthcoming versions. If you like to ask for a certain functionallity feel invited to do so on: kuroo.org, #kuroo or info@kuroo.org.

Feature highlight:
Unified package view: fast package browsing and searching with filters.
Package Inspector for advanced package management.
Configuration files management with KDiff3.
Support for multiple portage overlay's.
Package stability calculation.
Last changelog:

12 years ago

0.81:
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BUGFIXES:
#61
#243
#248

ENHANCEMENTS:
Solved a glitch wich would show a filter related error when no updates are available.
fetchrestricted for eclean is not needed unless destructive is used too (solved)
eclean bug: Does not exists minutes measure. Changing default to hours.
Added possibility to set custom buffer size in number of lines.
Removed included SQLite support in favor of a external SQLite library.
Updated credits of About box

ArneBab

12 years ago

It would be nice to have the option that kuroo displays the last time the package was updated.

I had it quite often now, that I want to try out some program, I install it and only see afterwards, that it is unmaintained and won't develop further.

And since I like to contribute to programs I use (at least via bugreports/feature requests) it would be useful to me to see, if the program still evolves.

Wishes,
Arne

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ArneBab

12 years ago

Hi,

Does kuroo emerge in a screen?

If not, then that would make a great feature, because then emerging wouldn't stop when you close kuroo, and even an X-Server crash wouldn't drag it down.

Besides: Thanks a lot! I like kuroo very much!

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karye

12 years ago

Good idea!
Unfortunately Kuroo is not actively developed for the moment due to lack of spare time...

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ArneBab

12 years ago

augh...

Is there some way to help development?

Since it's time you're lacking, I assume a donation wouldn't help that much...

Kuroo is the best portage management tool out there (I know of). It's slick, efficient and extremely useable, and I would love to see it flourish even more!

I think it could be one of the major steps to make Gentoo more useable to general users (and to make it possible to create powerful end-user distributions using Gentoo).

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StormByte

12 years ago

Don't worry!

Its development has just been started again. New hot features will come in a future (parallel emerge, new dependency calculation, maybe faster than even the emerge itself...)

Be patient please :)

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isit

12 years ago

I must say that Kuroo shines. I've hardly ever used the portage command line since I emerged Kuroo!
I just wanted to make a little suggestion to improve the filtering mechanism. I was thinking that it shouldn't be too hard to introduce the possibility to invert the filtering, perhaps using a toggle button or something.
Scenario: I want to know what else is to be updated except the 65 KDE related "revision" updates I decided to ignore.

Thanks for the software!

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karye

12 years ago

Nice!
Unfortunately Kuroo is not actively developed for the moment due to lack of spare time...

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ArneBab

12 years ago

hi,

Does kuroo support managing the package.keywords as directory structure?

That's what I use, so I wanted to ask before I dabble with it.

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karye

12 years ago

No the current release does not.

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vicaya

12 years ago

Looks like kuroo cannot handle virtual package properly in package.keywords.

Everytime I use kuroo to edit the keywords file, it would drop the virtual/jdk entry which is necessary for java 1.5 setup (I have both 1.4 and 1.5 installed.) and portage would no longer work until I add the entry back (manually or through kuroo.)

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MMax

13 years ago

hey guys nice work!

I've tested Kuroo and it's great but I still got suggetstion that might boost usability.

I installed tried an aplications and uninstalled if i didn't like it. I did that alot last few days. So for every uninstall I had to search for the package again.

Verry simpler it would be to add a right click menu (popup with an uninstall option) at the History page for installed packages.

What do you think?

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kinkerlitzchen

13 years ago

This sounds like a reasonable suggestion. We may consider it in a future release :)

Thanks for your feedback!

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hds

13 years ago

hmm, i switched them off completly here, but Kuroo is using them anyway?

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Schnacki

13 years ago

Do you run kuroo as root? Did you switch off sounds for root, too?

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hds

13 years ago

well, via kdesu
looks like kuroo added a new entry, i checked the settings in kcontrol again and now the sound is gone ;)

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hds

13 years ago

man, this is absolutly gr8t work! respect!! ;)

the only thing i am using the console for is glsa-check, though.. would be nice if there would be a field that shows if the installed package is affected by a GLSA. that would make it really perfect ;)

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hds

13 years ago

hi!
please update the download-link. it still points to 80.1 ;)

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hds

13 years ago

thx ;)
btw: i simply cp'ed the .1 one to .2, worked too. though.. ;)

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Schnacki

13 years ago

Can't wait for it to be in portage. It's making really good progress.

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elprans

13 years ago

Actually, it is in portage (http://gentoo-portage.com/app-portage/kuroo)

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random303

13 years ago

Hey,

First of all: great program.
But I found a problem that I'm encountering.
It's with the http_proxy ftp_proxy.
When I fill this field in because I need to use a proxy, my emerge complains. I paste the output here (thanks to your program, this is easy :) )
"!!! Invalid token (not "=") FTP_PROXY
!!! ParseError: Invalid token (not ''=''): //etc/make.conf: line 13 in //etc/make.conf
!!! Incorrect multiline literals can cause this. Do not use them."

When I manually edit my make.conf and removed the ftp_proxy, then everything is aok.

Here are some details about my emerge:
"Portage 2.0.54 (default-linux/x86/2005.1, gcc-3.3.6, glibc-2.3.5-r2, 2.6.15-gentoo-r1 i686)"
"Gentoo Base System version 1.6.14"

So I think they need to be two separate arguments.

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karye

13 years ago

Fixed in revision 900+ of kuroo-svn.

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binro

13 years ago

Yes, this is now coming along nicely, much fewer segfaults. However, try changing your desktpop colour scheme to, say, Dark Blue. You will see that some of your dialogs are very hard to read (hard-coded black fonts :-( ).

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karye

13 years ago

Revision 871+ kuroo-svn respect kde color themes.

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binro

13 years ago

Just installed it - much better, the old eyes are no longer strained! Thanks very much, great work.

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12 years ago

0.81:
===================
BUGFIXES:
#61
#243
#248

ENHANCEMENTS:
Solved a glitch wich would show a filter related error when no updates are available.
fetchrestricted for eclean is not needed unless destructive is used too (solved)
eclean bug: Does not exists minutes measure. Changing default to hours.
Added possibility to set custom buffer size in number of lines.
Removed included SQLite support in favor of a external SQLite library.
Updated credits of About box

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