Copr is a collection of personal repositories for software that isn’t carried in Fedora Linux. Some software doesn’t conform to standards that allow easy packaging. Or it may not meet other Fedora Linux standards, despite being free and open-source. Copr can offer these projects outside the Fedora Linux set of packages. Software in Copr isn’t supported by Fedora infrastructure or signed by the project. However, it can be a neat way to try new or experimental software.
This article presents a few new and interesting projects in Copr. If you’re new to using Copr, see the Copr User Documentation for how to get started.
Wike is a Wikipedia reader for the GNOME Desktop with search integration in the GNOME Shell. It provides distraction-free access to the online encyclopedia. The interface is minimalistic but it supports switching an article between multiple languages, bookmarks, article table of contents, dark mode, and more.
The repo currently provides Wike for Fedora 33, 34, and Fedora Rawhide. To install it, use these commands:
sudo dnf copr enable xfgusta/wike sudo dnf install wike
We are living through confusing times, being isolated at our homes, and the majority of our interactions with friends and coworkers take place on some video conference platform. Don’t waste your money on an overpriced webcam if you carry one in your pocket already. DroidCam lets you pair your phone with a computer and use it as a dedicated webcam. The connection made through a USB cable or over WiFi. DroidCam provides remote control of the camera and allows zooming, using autofocus, toggling the LED light, and other convenient features.
The repo currently provides DroidCam for Fedora 33 and 34. Before installing it, please update your system and reboot, or make sure you are running the latest kernel version and have an appropriate version of kernel-headers installed.
sudo dnf update sudo reboot
Droidcam depends on v4l2loopback which must be installed manually from the RPM Fusion Free repository.
sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm sudo dnf install v4l2loopback sudo modprobe v4l2loopback
Now install the droidcam package:
sudo dnf copr enable meeuw/droidcam sudo dnf install droidcam
Nyxt is a keyboard-oriented, infinitely extensible web browser designed for power users. It was heavily inspired by Emacs and as such is implemented and configured in Common Lisp providing familiar key-bindings (Emacs, vi, CUA).
Nyxt is web engine agnostic so don’t worry about pages rendering in unexpected ways.
The repo currently provides Nyxt for Fedora 33, 34, and Fedora Rawhide. To install it, use these commands:
sudo dnf copr enable teervo/nyxt sudo dnf install nyxt
Bottom is a system monitor with a customizable interface and multitude of features, It took inspiration from gtop, gotop, and htop. As such, it supports processes monitoring, CPU, RAM, and network usage monitoring. Besides those, it also provides more exotic widgets such as disk capacity usage, temperature sensors, and battery usage.
Bottom utilizes the screen estate very efficiently thanks to the customizable layout of widgets as well as the possibility to focus on just one widget and maximizing it.
The repo currently provides Bottom for Fedora 33, 34, and Fedora Rawhide. It is also available for EPEL 7 and 8. To install it, use these commands:
sudo dnf copr enable opuk/bottom sudo dnf install bottom
Use btm command to run the program.