Dependencies calculator

I came across this interesting discussion at LQ, introducing a new tool called HooRex (a pun for “who requires”). The program scans the SBo repository and determines dependency relations between packages in both directions: Read the rest of this entry »


Removing WINE file associations

I keep WINE installed for the sole purpose of playing StarCraft – BroodWar if I happen to be in a nostalgic mood. Annoyingly, WINE tends to “steal” a lot of the file associations from other programs. Read the rest of this entry »


ALINE: colouring, numbering and annotation

Aline is an extensible WYSIWYG protein sequence alignment editor for publication quality figures. It canĀ  read common sequence alignment formats which the user can then alter, embellish, markup etc to produce the kind of sequence figure commonly found in biochemical articles. Read the rest of this entry »


Cyrillic in the XMMS playlist

In the XMMS playlist, the default font for GTK1 does not display correctly Cyrillic file names. A commonly used encoding for Cyrillic text is CP1251. Read the rest of this entry »


Custom xdg user directories

I do not particularly like the standard folders that are automatically created in my $HOME. I used to just delete them and then set emblems on my own folders in XFCE. Some time ago, I found a discussion on LinuxQuestions about what program creates these automatically. Read the rest of this entry »