ArchLinux Package ReviewsThis is part of the applications collection.
A while ago to ease my transitions from system to system, before I decided to use a fully ﬂedged conﬁguration manager and pug(my fork of the AUR one adapted to be used on multiple systems), I started committing a list of packages I keep.
It turns out that
git is really well suited to putting one line reviews so I guess I’ll just start with them.
This is a no brainer. For a long time I refused to switch away from
waterfox because I really needed some of the depreciated XUL addons, like FlashGot for my IDM integration.
Eventually I learned to live with uGet.
I don’t actually play sudoku, also unlike the mobile versions there is no way to keep notes so I guess this is a miss.
Honestly the gnome versions of things are just sort of neat.
This is a build requirement for sphinxdocs amongst other things.
Useful little tool for checking what’s hogging my data.
I hate jupyter-notebooks and everything they entail. Python must die. Sadly a lot of things are distributed ONLY as jupyter notebooks. Needed to even convert the
.ipynb ﬁles to a more readable
Better than locate.
Works best with a VPN and proxychains-ng.
This was a failure. There seem to be nothing but pedos on the public server. Deleted with prejudice.
Transparent proxy server that works as a poor man’s VPN. Forwards over
ssh. Doesn’t require admin. I never need this. Usually reverse proxies over
ssh work well enough.
The Haskell Tool Stack.
Weirdly I bought this for my google hangouts needs.
Another transparent proxy thing. Never got the hang of it. Proxychains is better.
FOSS over IDM!
Another reason to stick to standard browsers.
Installed this for trying to work with network streams, but
smplayer is much better.