State of Moonbase

lunar1I am expecting a weekend moonbase update. I am talking about Lunar Linux here, and not the real moon! Linux-2.6.29.2 was released on April 27th, and it’s already in moonbase git, and so is firefox 3.0.10. Just those two will take a while to build. Firefox on my EEE, for instance took a solid four hours or so to be built. But since the last two firefox updates, the option to build it with Profile Guided Optimization is activated, so no wonder why it takes longer to compile than the usual. But PGO sure made my firefox real fast.

Ken Ishii – Sample

jellytones
I do admit, I love me some techno. And of late have been listening to a lot of Ken Ishii, the rocking DJ from Japan. His tracks are mostly great, except for some of them that kind of cross over to the pop zone, which I don’t like. Listening to his tracks late at night when either coding or hacking LFS, certainly livens the mood a lot. I am posting one of my favorite Ken Ishii tracks here, so have a listen, while you are reading my other posts. The track is called EXTRA, and it’s from his album Jelly Tones, which was released 14 years ago, in 1995. I love this track. Enough said, happy listening.

https://skinwalker.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/ken-ishii-jelly-tones-01-extra.jpg

New Screenshot – EvilWM+Lunar Linux

As I had mentioned in some of my previous posts, customizing my setup is a stress buster for me. Since I am in a phase where I am finishing up my Dissertation and doing some final simulations, stress is an inescapable factor. Customizing is one way I try to relax, although most might think, it’s weird. During weekends, its mostly building lego models, reading paranormal literature, and playing around with LFS on my EEE, that relieves my stress. Anyway, as you might have noticed, I alternate between dwm, and evilwm all the time. Started playing around with my .Xdefaults a bit, and ended up with something not so colorful and completely unobtrusive. I am sure I will stick with this setup for a long time. I am posting a couple of screenshots of this setup on my Lenovo3000N200 laptop, running evilwm as the window manager. As always, I run Lunar Linux on this laptop, and I built the system totally according to my needs, and the response of the system is blazing fast. Sayaka Isoyama and Haruna Yabuki are featured in the wallpapers. Please comment on the screenshots. As usual, if there are any requests, like wallpaper, configs, let me know. I will post them as usual. Click on the picture for full size.

sayaka_haruna_lunar_linux_by_pkmurugan

Moonbase Update – April24, 2009

Lunar Linux’s package repository, moonbase was updated yesterday with brand new source codes of many packages. The following are the details of the updates. I updated three of my desktops and an EEE last night, and in another half an hour, will start an update on my laptop, and go to bed. It will take a while, since firefox has to be updated to 3.0.9 as you can see in the available updates.

Removed modules: (11)
Wine-cvs
burnmp3
cube
cube-bin
dri
equate-cvs
gaupol
gsf-sharp-svn
lvm
prism54
scribus-devel

New versions: (84)
CriticalMass            :           1.0.0 ->           1.0.2
NVIDIA                  :          180.44 ->          180.53
SDL_gfx                 :          2.0.18 ->          2.0.19
airconfig-svn           :          svn-15 ->          svn-16
ardour                  :             2.7 ->             2.8
bluez                   :            4.34 ->            4.36
bridge-utils            :             1.1 ->             1.4
busybox                 :          1.13.3 ->          1.13.4
busybox_static          :          1.13.3 ->          1.13.4
dri2proto               :          1.99.3 ->             2.0
e17-svn                 :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
e_dbus-svn              :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
e_modules-svn           :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
e_utils-svn             :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
eclair-svn              :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
ecore-svn               :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
edje-svn                :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
eet-svn                 :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
efreet-svn              :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
eina-svn                :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
elicit-svn              :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
embryo-svn              :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
emotion-svn             :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
emprint-svn             :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
engrave-svn             :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
entice-svn              :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
epsilon-svn             :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
esmart-svn              :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
etk-svn                 :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
evas-svn                :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
ewl-svn                 :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
examine-svn             :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
exhibit-svn             :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
exml-svn                :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
faac                    :            1.26 ->            1.28
fasm                    :         1.67.26 ->         1.67.38
fglrx                   :             9.3 ->             9.4
findutils               :           4.4.0 ->           4.4.1
firefox                 :           3.0.8 ->           3.0.9
fluidsynth              :           1.0.8 ->           1.0.9
freedroidrpg            :            0.12 ->          0.12.1
gegl                    :          0.0.20 ->          0.0.22
ghal-svn                :          svn-15 ->          svn-16
git                     :         1.6.2.3 ->         1.6.2.4
gitosis-git             :          git-15 ->          git-16
glade3                  :           3.6.2 ->           3.6.3
glib-2                  :            20.0 ->            20.1
gnucash                 :           2.2.8 ->           2.2.9
hdparm                  :            9.14 ->            9.15
imlib2-svn              :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
imlib2_loaders-svn      :      svn-200915 ->      svn-200916
k9copy2                 :    2.3.0-Source ->    2.3.1-Source
leafnode                :          1.11.6 ->          1.11.7
libdbi                  :           0.8.2 ->           0.8.3
libevent                :    1.4.9-stable ->   1.4.10-stable
libisofs                :          0.6.16 ->          0.6.18
liboil                  :          0.3.15 ->          0.3.16
linphone                :           2.1.1 ->           3.1.1
mp3blaster              :           3.2.3 ->           3.2.5
netatalk                :           2.0.1 ->           2.0.3
numpy                   :           1.2.1 ->           1.3.0
ortp                    :          0.13.1 ->          0.15.0
poppler                 :          0.10.5 ->          0.10.6
qmpdclient              :           1.0.9 ->           1.1.0
qt4                     :           4.5.0 ->           4.5.1
ristretto               :          0.0.16 ->          0.0.21
rpm                     :           5.1.8 ->           5.1.9
rsyslog                 :          3.20.5 ->          3.22.0
schroedinger            :           1.0.5 ->           1.0.6
scim                    :           1.4.8 ->           1.4.9
scim-anthy              :           1.2.0 ->           1.2.7
semantik                :           0.5.8 ->           0.7.1
slim                    :           1.3.0 ->           1.3.1
star                    :           1.4.3 ->             1.5
sudo                    :           1.7.0 ->           1.7.1
testdisk                :            6.10 ->            6.11
vala                    :           0.7.0 ->           0.7.1
webkitkde               :          svn-15 ->          svn-16
weechat                 :         0.2.6.1 ->         0.2.6.2
xarchiver               :           0.4.6 ->           0.5.2
xf86-input-joystick     :           1.4.0 ->           1.4.1
xfce4-taskmanager       :           0.3.2 ->           0.4.1
xfce4-wavelan-plugin    :           0.5.3 ->           0.5.5
xulrunner               :         1.9.0.6 ->         1.9.0.7

Moved modules:
qmpdclient              :           zbeta ->        qt4-apps
semantik                :           zbeta ->       doc-tools

My configs

Ok, I see some requests here for my configs. My configs are already available over at my dotfiles page for a long time. I should have linked that page here long time ago. anyway here is the link for my dotfiles page. Interested people can find all my relevant configs over there.

My dotfiles Page

The Xdefaults over there corresponds to the previous dwm shot I had posted. It is extremely colorful, and not many people may like it. I change my colors all the time, but I love this color setup and I keep going back for some reason. My zshrc is optimized for FreeBSD, so chances are it might look a little bit strange on Linux boxes. You might have to tweak just a little bit, to get the root login part right on your linux box. But it should be very easy, so I am letting you guys handle it all by yourselves. Also, if you look at my .xinitrc, you might realize I alternate between, dwm, evilwm, fluxbox, larswm, and the good old twm. Mostly it’s been dwm and evilwm. My dwm config.h is also available over there.

As far as fonts go, make sure you have terminus, and artwiz font packages installed, and the relevant fontpaths defined in your xorg.conf, else they might not be rendered properly. But you can always change the fonts, according to your tastes, so you need not use the same font setup that I am accustomed to. If there are any other stuff needed, like fonts, wallpaper etc., just drop a comment, I will make sure to make them available.

Current Moonbase Status – Lunar Linux

The moonbase, the main repository of Lunar Linux has been updated today, and new versions of the packages have been added. Besides some modules were removed or moved. The details are as follows:

New modules: (15)
ClientForm-0.2.10: a Python module for handling HTML forms on the client side
asterisk-1.6.0.9: open source PBX and telephony engine
avogadro-0.9.3: an advanced molecular editor
elektra-0.7.0: hierarchical configuration store
gigolo-0.3.0: frontend to manage connections to remote filesystems
gtkhtml-3.26.1.1: html rendering/editing library.
icc_examin-0.46: a colour management utility
iksemel-1.3: an XML parser library for jabber
krusader4-2.0.0: KDE Twin-Panel filemanager
monodevelop-vala-2.0: vala template for monodevelop
murrine-0.90.0: Cairo-based GTK+-2 theme engine
portaudio-v19_20071207: audio I/O library
spandsp-0.0.6: DSP functions for telephony
taglib-extras-0.1.2: taglib-extras handles proprietary file formats
txt2tags-2.5: a document generator

Removed modules: (4)
Compress-Raw-Zlib
Module-Build
Murrine-Engine
gtkhtml3

New versions: (215)
CherryPy                :           3.1.0 ->           3.1.2
GConf                   :          2.24.0 ->          2.26.0
ORBit2                  :         2.14.16 ->         2.14.17
Python                  :           2.6.1 ->           2.6.2
airconfig-svn           :          svn-14 ->          svn-15
at-spi                  :          1.24.1 ->          1.26.0
atk                     :          1.24.0 ->          1.26.0
bogofilter              :           1.1.7 ->           1.2.0
brasero                 :           0.9.1 ->          2.26.1
bug-buddy               :          2.24.2 ->          2.26.0
busybox                 :          1.13.2 ->          1.13.3
busybox_static          :          1.13.2 ->          1.13.3
calibre                 :           0.5.3 ->           0.5.6
cheese                  :          2.24.3 ->          2.26.0
cups                    :           1.3.9 ->          1.3.10
dbmail                  :           2.2.8 ->          2.2.11
deskbar-applet          :          2.24.3 ->          2.26.0
dovecot                 :          1.1.13 ->          1.1.14
e17-svn                 :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
e_dbus-svn              :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
e_modules-svn           :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
e_utils-svn             :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
eclair-svn              :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
ecore-svn               :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
edje-svn                :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
eel                     :          2.24.1 ->          2.26.0
eet-svn                 :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
efreet-svn              :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
eina-svn                :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
ekiga                   :           3.0.2 ->           3.2.0
elicit-svn              :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
embryo-svn              :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
emotion-svn             :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
empathy                 :          2.25.4 ->          2.26.1
emprint-svn             :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
engrave-svn             :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
entice-svn              :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
eog                     :        2.24.3.1 ->          2.26.1
epiphany                :          2.24.3 ->          2.27.0
epiphany-extensions     :          2.24.3 ->          2.26.1
epsilon-svn             :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
esmart-svn              :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
etk-svn                 :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
evas-svn                :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
evince                  :          2.24.2 ->          2.26.1
evolution               :          2.24.4 ->        2.26.1.1
evolution-data-server   :        2.24.4.1 ->        2.26.1.1
evolution-exchange      :          2.24.4 ->          2.26.1
evolution-webcal        :          2.24.0 ->          2.26.0
ewl-svn                 :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
examine-svn             :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
exhibit-svn             :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
exml-svn                :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
file-roller             :          2.24.3 ->          2.26.1
gcalctool               :          5.24.3 ->          5.26.1
gconf-editor            :          2.24.1 ->          2.26.0
gdl                     :          2.24.0 ->          2.26.0
gdm                     :          2.24.1 ->          2.26.1
gedit                   :          2.24.3 ->          2.26.1
gedit-plugins           :          2.22.5 ->          2.26.1
ghal-svn                :          svn-14 ->          svn-15
git                     :         1.6.2.2 ->         1.6.2.3
gitosis-git             :          git-14 ->          git-15
glade3                  :           3.4.5 ->           3.6.2
glib-2                  :            18.4 ->            20.0
glibmm                  :          2.18.1 ->          2.20.0
gmime                   :           2.4.3 ->           2.4.6
gnome-applets           :        2.24.3.1 ->          2.26.1
gnome-backgrounds       :          2.24.0 ->          2.24.1
gnome-bluetooth         :          0.11.0 ->          0.12.0
gnome-common            :          2.24.0 ->          2.26.0
gnome-control-center    :          2.24.0 ->          2.26.0
gnome-desktop           :          2.24.3 ->          2.26.1
gnome-doc-utils         :          0.15.1 ->          0.16.1
gnome-games             :          2.24.3 ->          2.26.1
gnome-games-extra-data  :          2.24.0 ->          2.26.0
gnome-icon-theme        :          2.24.0 ->          2.26.0
gnome-keyring           :          2.24.1 ->          2.26.1
gnome-media             :        2.24.0.1 ->          2.26.0
gnome-menus             :          2.24.2 ->          2.26.1
gnome-netstatus         :          2.12.2 ->          2.26.0
gnome-nettool           :          2.22.1 ->          2.26.1
gnome-panel             :          2.24.3 ->          2.26.1
gnome-power-manager     :          2.24.4 ->          2.26.0
gnome-python            :          2.22.3 ->          2.26.1
gnome-python-desktop    :          2.24.1 ->          2.26.0
gnome-python-extras     :          2.19.1 ->          2.25.3
gnome-screensaver       :          2.24.1 ->          2.26.1
gnome-session           :          2.24.3 ->          2.26.1
gnome-settings-daemon   :          2.24.1 ->          2.26.1
gnome-system-monitor    :          2.24.4 ->          2.26.1
gnome-system-tools      :          2.22.1 ->          2.22.2
gnome-terminal          :          2.24.3 ->          2.26.1
gnome-themes            :          2.24.3 ->          2.26.1
gnome-user-docs         :          2.24.2 ->          2.26.1
gnome-utils             :          2.24.1 ->          2.26.0
gnome-vfs               :          2.24.0 ->          2.24.1
gnome-vfsmm             :          2.24.0 ->          2.26.0
gnome2                  :          2.24.x ->          2.26.x
gok                     :          2.24.0 ->          2.26.0
gtk+-2                  :            14.7 ->            16.1
gtkmm                   :          2.14.3 ->          2.16.0
gtksourceview           :           2.4.2 ->           2.6.1
gucharmap               :          2.24.3 ->          2.26.1
guidance-power-manager  :           4.2.0 ->           4.2.2
gvfs                    :           1.0.3 ->           1.2.2
imap                    :           2004g ->           2007e
imlib2                  :           1.4.1 ->           1.4.2
imlib2-svn              :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
imlib2_loaders-svn      :      svn-200914 ->      svn-200915
intltool                :          0.40.5 ->          0.40.6
kcoloredit              :           4.2.0 ->           4.2.2
kdenlive4               :         0.7.2.1 ->           0.7.3
kfax                    :           4.2.0 ->           4.2.2
kgrab                   :           4.2.0 ->           4.2.2
kgraphviewer            :           4.1.3 ->           4.2.2
kiconedit               :           4.2.0 ->           4.2.2
kio_gopher              :           4.2.0 ->           4.2.2
kmldonkey4              :           4.2.0 ->           4.2.2
konq-plugins            :           4.2.0 ->           4.2.2
kopete-cryptography     :           4.2.0 ->           4.2.2
kpovmodeler             :           4.2.0 ->           4.2.2
less                    :             418 ->             429
libIDL                  :          0.8.12 ->          0.8.13
libX11                  :             1.2 ->           1.2.1
libbonobo               :          2.24.0 ->          2.24.1
libbonoboui             :          2.24.0 ->          2.24.1
libbtctl                :          0.11.0 ->          0.11.1
libcanberra             :             0.9 ->            0.11
libdrm                  :           2.4.7 ->           2.4.9
libglade                :           2.6.3 ->           2.6.4
libgnome                :          2.24.1 ->          2.26.0
libgnomecanvas          :        2.20.1.1 ->          2.26.0
libgnomecanvasmm        :          2.23.1 ->          2.26.0
libgnomekbd             :          2.24.0 ->          2.26.0
libgnomemm              :          2.24.0 ->          2.26.0
libgnomeprint           :          2.18.5 ->          2.18.6
libgnomeprintui         :          2.18.3 ->          2.18.4
libgnomeui              :          2.24.0 ->          2.24.1
libgnomeuimm            :          2.24.0 ->          2.26.0
libgtop                 :          2.24.4 ->          2.26.1
libgweather             :          2.24.3 ->          2.26.1
librsvg                 :          2.22.3 ->          2.26.0
libsoup                 :         2.25.91 ->          2.26.1
libtasn1                :          0.3.10 ->             1.4
libwnck                 :          2.24.2 ->          2.26.1
libxklavier             :             3.8 ->             3.9
libxml++                :          2.24.2 ->          2.26.0
man-pages               :            3.20 ->            3.21
memcached               :          1.1.12 ->           1.2.8
metacity                :          2.24.0 ->          2.26.0
midori                  :           0.1.4 ->           0.1.5
mkvtoolnix              :           2.6.0 ->           2.7.0
mlt                     :           0.3.6 ->           0.3.8
mlt++                   :           0.3.6 ->           0.3.8
mysql                   :          5.0.75 ->          5.0.77
nautilus                :          2.24.2 ->          2.26.2
nautilus-cd-burner      :          2.24.0 ->          2.25.3
opal                    :           3.4.4 ->           3.6.1
openldap                :          2.4.15 ->          2.4.16
orca                    :          2.24.3 ->          2.26.1
oyranos                 :           0.1.7 ->           0.1.9
pango                   :          1.22.4 ->          1.24.1
pangomm                 :          2.14.1 ->          2.24.0
pcre                    :             7.8 ->             7.9
phpMyAdmin              :         3.1.3.1 ->         3.1.3.2
pixman                  :          0.14.0 ->          0.15.2
popt                    :            1.14 ->            1.15
ptlib                   :           2.4.4 ->           2.6.1
pulseaudio              :          0.9.14 ->          0.9.15
pygobject               :          2.16.0 ->          2.16.1
pygtksourceview         :           2.4.0 ->           2.6.0
rhythmbox               :          0.11.6 ->          0.12.0
rpm                     :           5.1.7 ->           5.1.8
rsyslog                 :          3.20.4 ->          3.20.5
scribus                 :        1.3.3.12 ->        1.3.3.13
seahorse                :          2.24.1 ->          2.26.1
seahorse-plugins        :          2.24.1 ->          2.26.1
seamonkey               :          1.1.15 ->          1.1.16
skanlite                :           4.2.0 ->           4.2.2
sound-juicer            :          2.24.0 ->          2.26.1
sqlite                  :          3.6.12 ->          3.6.13
squid                   :    3.0.STABLE13 ->    3.0.STABLE14
stella                  :           2.7.5 ->           2.7.6
stunnel                 :            4.26 ->            4.27
subversion              :           1.6.0 ->           1.6.1
swfdec-gnome            :          2.24.0 ->          2.26.0
syslinux                :            3.73 ->            3.75
system-tools-backends   :           2.6.0 ->           2.6.1
tcl                     :           8.5.6 ->           8.5.7
telepathy-gabble        :          0.7.18 ->          0.7.23
telepathy-glib          :          0.7.23 ->          0.7.27
telepathy-idle          :           0.1.2 ->           0.1.3
telepathy-python        :          0.15.6 ->          0.15.7
telepathy-salut         :           0.3.7 ->           0.3.8
tig                     :          0.12.1 ->          0.14.1
timezone-data           :           2009e ->           2009f
tk                      :           8.5.6 ->           8.5.7
totem                   :          2.24.4 ->          2.26.1
totem-pl-parser         :          2.24.4 ->          2.26.1
transmission            :            1.51 ->            1.52
vinagre                 :          2.24.2 ->          2.26.1
vino                    :          2.24.1 ->          2.26.1
vte                     :          0.19.4 ->          0.20.1
webkit                  :           1.1.3 ->           1.1.5
webkitkde               :          svn-14 ->          svn-15
wesnoth                 :           1.4.7 ->           1.6.1
wine                    :          1.1.18 ->          1.1.19
xchat-gnome             :            0.18 ->          0.26.1
xf86-video-ati          :          6.12.1 ->          6.12.2
xinput                  :           1.4.0 ->           1.4.1
xorg-server             :           1.6.0 ->           1.6.1
yasm                    :           0.7.2 ->           0.8.0
yelp                    :          2.24.0 ->          2.26.0
zenity                  :          2.24.1 ->          2.26.0

Moved modules:
qshaderedit             :           zbeta ->        qt4-apps

A little rambling + Lunar Linux – dwm Screenshot

Well, its around 4AM here right now, I just finished debugging some piece of code, and I can finally crash right now. Anyway I have planned to update my blog with atleast two posts everday, given the fact I am really busy these days. On the paranormal front, a lot of things have happened, and one of my favorite radio shows is going high places with the kind of guests who have started to show up on the program. Will talk about it in detail tomorrow. Just before I crash right now, I am gonna post a screenshot of my laptop screen. As I had mentioned eralier, I have moved to Lunar Linux, and it has become my primary OS. And since I wanted a very lean system, decided to just have evilwm and dwm as primary windowmanagers. The following screen is of dwm5.4.1 in action. If anyone needs my configs, just drop a comment. Anyway here is the screen.

Lunar Linux+dwm5.4.1