Package Details: xplanetfx 2.6.13-1

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Package Base: xplanetfx
Description: xplanet earth with realistic clouding and lightning effects as your wallpaper.
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: kwirkie
Maintainer: bidulock
Last Packager: bidulock
Votes: 66
Popularity: 0.37
First Submitted: 2010-11-16 22:10
Last Updated: 2017-06-03 07:57

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kwirkie commented on 2011-02-02 19:15

Lonigan: I've checked the links and have had no issues downloading... Maybe the server was down, might be worth trying again.

Anonymous comment on 2011-02-02 00:04

I think the link to download don't work :S

kwirkie commented on 2011-01-09 10:44

cmudik: Thanks, bc now added to dependencies.

cmudik commented on 2011-01-08 11:11

I think bc should be in dependencies. Without this package cloud rendering didn't work for me.

kwirkie commented on 2011-01-07 18:22

Update: python(2) is now a optional dependency only (via pygtk) for users intending to utilise the GUI.
perlmagick added as an optional dependency to validate cloud images (available at

kwirkie commented on 2011-01-05 22:28

The main script requires python or python2, whereas the GUI requires python2 (although this dependency is satisfied to the optional dependency pygtk for the GUI). I'm unsure on the best approach for this. It wouldn't be appropriate to install python2 if the user does not intend to use the GUI and they have python that satisfies the dependency. Equally why would someone want to install python if they've have python2 and do not require python for anything else. As python is Arch Linux primary version of 'python' it should be left as the dependency.
(Note that the requirement for 'python' in the main script is only as a random number generator. I'll propose to the developer to look at an alternative method for this that would simplifiy the need for 'python' as just an optional dependency satisfied by pygtk.)

Madek commented on 2011-01-05 04:05

this depend to python2 instead python

kwirkie commented on 2010-12-21 22:30

oliwer: Thanks for the feedback, greatly appreciated. I've now added the additional dependency and replaced 'gconftool' with 'gconftool-2'.

oliwer commented on 2010-12-21 19:30

Thanks for the package. You might also add perl-libwww which is required to download the clouds.

Also, under GNOME, xplanetFX uses gconftool to set the background, but this fails on archlinux since we only have gconftool-2. Either provide a symlink or path xplanetFX to use gconftool-2.