4 cool new projects to try in COPR for October

In case you missed last month’s article on COPR, it’s a collection of personal repositories for software not carried in Fedora. Some software doesn’t conform to standards that allow easy packaging. Or it may be free software but doesn’tmeet other Fedora standards. COPR can offer these projects outside the Fedora set of packages. Software in COPR isn’t supported by Fedora infrastructure or signed by the project. However, it’s a neat way to try new or experimental software. Here’s another set of new and interesting projects to try.

Glances

Glances is a cross-platform system monitoring tool that uses curses or a Web-based interface. It shows CPU and memory usage of running processes as well as network and disk usage. Glances supports client/server mode, so you can remotely monitor via terminal, Web or API. It can also export stats to files or external databases.

Glances

Installation instructions

The repo currently provides Glances for EPEL 7 and Fedora 25, 26, 27, and Rawhide. To install Glances, use these commands:

sudo dnf copr enable tartare/glances
sudo dnf install glances

NixNote

NixNote is a clone of Evernote designed to run on Linux. It lacks a few Evernote functions like sharing on social networks and recording audio notes. But NixNote provides full synchronization with Evernote. You can create, manage and search notes, tags, and notebooks. You can even use Evernote’s image text recognition features.

NixNote

Installation instructions

The repo currently provides NixNote for Fedora 25 and 26. To install NixNote, use these commands:

sudo dnf copr enable jhoward321/nixnote2
sudo dnf install nixnote2

vimb

Vimb is a light, vim-like Web browser based on the WebKit web browser engine. Like vim, vimb is modal, and you can mainly control it with just the keyboard. Of course it’s also highly configurable. Vimb features vim-like keybindings, history for ex commands, search queries and URLs. Furthermore, Vimb has a “read it later” queue to collect URIs for later use, and many more features.

vimb

Installation instructions

The repo currently provides vimb for Fedora 25 and 26. To install vimb, use these commands:

sudo dnf copr enable amahdal/vimb
sudo dnf install vimb

powerline-go

Powerline-go is a Powerline style prompt for Bash, ZSH and Fish. It shows information on current status of a git repository you’re using. It also tells you when the last command exited with a failure code. Powerline-go shortens the path to the current directory in the prompt. It also shows your current Python virtualenv environment and is highly customizable.

Installation instructions

The repo currently provides powerline-go for Fedora 25, 26, 27, and Rawhide. To install powerline-go, use these commands:

sudo dnf copr enable eclipseo/powerline-go
sudo dnf install powerline-go

After the installation, configure powerline-go using directions in README.md.

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8 Comments

  1. eclipseo

    Thanks again for featuring one of my project, but powerline-go is now directly available in Fedora, from 25 to Rawhide:

    sudo dnf install powerline-go

  2. WOW that is nice to see ! I am interested to see these in my box. Will check. Thanks to the Devs.

  3. Creep

    Is not glances in @System repo ?

    • kingofit

      It is, but it’s quite an old version. Not sure why someone didn’t just take over maintaining it instead of making a COPR though

  4. Wolfgang

    Glances is great. Will replace htop in some situations.
    vimb brings “no protocol specified”. No idea why….

    Thanks for this – keep on going … 🙂

  5. V

    i have glances in an autostart script because it can display disk and temperatures sensors .i have one vfio virtual machine of mine in auto-starting with fedora and it is dedicated to one screen and i can watch system stats fast in a second screen . this excellent tool has color change attention and it just what anyone need to monitor his desktop 🙂

    i used in the past the gnome sensors but this is a more complete application

    BUT …

    i installed it from github source with pip command . the main reason to do that is that i can install it as simple user without root access with command

    pip install –user glances

    and i can choose many addons that created for this tool amd you can see them in the source site and isntall them in user environment same way : https://github.com/nicolargo/glances

  6. Mehdi

    “Glances is a cross-platform system monitoring tool that uses curses or a Web-based interface.”

    I didn’t know how much I wanted a ‘cursing’ system monitoring tool until I read this phrase. Best typo I’ve read for a long time.

  7. ddwr

    powerline working with mc?

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