Package Details: slider-git 3.163.017c896-1

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Package Base: slider-git
Description: PDF presentation tool
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Licenses: GPL3
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Last Packager: Trilby
Votes: 16
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2012-08-31 07:24
Last Updated: 2015-06-08 23:05

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Trilby commented on 2014-03-07 19:03

7 March 2014 update replaces the xrandr dependency with xinerama and fixed the arch which was previously mistakenly put as 'Any'.

This also coincides with a major revision/rewrite to the code on github. Not all the changes are yet documented, though the default config has some comments which should help. Full man pages will be coming soon.

Trilby commented on 2013-08-01 16:43


Thanks for the reminder. I had actually drafted a PKGBUILD for this which was on github, it just hadn't made it here yet.

Slider has recently transitioned from using a compiled-in config.h to using rc file(s) - so all that nonsense of looking for a user config has been removed from the PKGBUILD. I never did particularly like doing that, but it seemed the best available option.


Compiled in configs can still be used, but you must modify the PKGBUILD or compile manually and remove the -DRC_CONFIG from the OPTS variable in the Makefile.

Xyne commented on 2013-07-31 23:55


I noticed that the current PKGBUILD is using the git directory in $startdir instead of the directory in $srcdir as it should. This will not work for users who change their $SRCDEST in makepkg.conf. Even if it did, that directory should not be touched while building packages.

I have uploaded a new version that behaves as expected:

Incidentally, I'm not convinced that checking for a configuration file in $startdir is the best way to go either, as that variable is deprecated and it may disappear unexpectedly. Users could run "makepkg -o" first, then copy/edit the configuration file before running "makepkg -e". It would be trivial to script, but I agree that it's not as convenient as a single command.