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Old 06-29-2011, 09:15 AM   #1
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Question Moving to openSUSE


Hi all,

I am marking my previous thread (about booting opensuse from USB as solved. But now that I can install opensuse, I need to know about options regarding the applications I use. Are there suse versions or alternatives for the following applications? (I'm not gonna list mainstream ones as those are probably in the repos)

1- Guayadeque Music player (SVN version) <--- That's my main music player
2- Clementine Music player
3- JDownloader <-- Java-based download manager (needs to be installed using a .bin file)
4- kate (K Advanced Text Editor) I know open suse comes with a notepad-like application, but I like the features of kate better
5- Qtracktor (Music sequencer and mixing software)
6- Converseen (image converter)
7- Handbrake (video converter)
8- BasKet note pads (one note alternatives), If the same software is available for suse, can I migrate my existing notes?
9- Enna media center
10- Oregano circuit software (I need this one for work)
11- Quanta+ (html editor)
12- Covergloobus (Player control and album art/lyric/tab display)

I realize that they probably all exist for suse, since they are linux apps in the first place, but migrating from debian-based to rpm-based systems begs those questions.

Appreciate the help.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:32 AM   #2
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1- Guayadeque Music player (SVN version) <--- That's my main music player
2- Clementine Music player
3- JDownloader <-- Java-based download manager (needs to be installed using a .bin file)
4- kate (K Advanced Text Editor) I know open suse comes with a notepad-like application, but I like the features of kate better
5- Qtracktor (Music sequencer and mixing software)
6- Converseen (image converter)
7- Handbrake (video converter)
8- BasKet note pads (one note alternatives), If the same software is available for suse, can I migrate my existing notes?
9- Enna media center
10- Oregano circuit software (I need this one for work)
11- Quanta+ (html editor)
12- Covergloobus (Player control and album art/lyric/tab display)
Off the top of my head;
4 - yes, any kde install probably includes this, or should have it as an opttion, but you should be able to add to other installs anyway
8 - yes
10 - yes, at least I have installed it previously
11 - yes, previously, but hasn't either the name changed or been superseded by something else?

Others, I am not sure, but you can always tell (and for a particular version, which may change things) from the software search at:

http://software.opensuse.org/
 
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:08 PM   #3
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Thank you salasi for the response and the link. I managed to find clementine and qtractor on there (qtractor has an older version in opensuse, the one I currently have in kubuntu is 0.4.8, in opensuse it's 0.4.7).

Let me amend my questions about the other programs (after an in-depth search on linux-related websites)

1- Can I pull an application from SVN in opensuse?
2- Can I install bin files?
the command I used in kubuntu was:
Code:
chmod +x somefile.bin
./somefile.bin
3- Can I install packages made for Fedora (14 or 15) on opensuse?
4- Can I convert .deb files to .rpm to install on opensuse?

Help is appreciated
 
Old 06-29-2011, 05:37 PM   #4
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Thank you salasi for the response and the link. I managed to find clementine and qtractor on there (qtractor has an older version in opensuse, the one I currently have in kubuntu is 0.4.8, in opensuse it's 0.4.7).

Let me amend my questions about the other programs (after an in-depth search on linux-related websites)

1- Can I pull an application from SVN in opensuse?
2- Can I install bin files?
the command I used in kubuntu was:
Code:
chmod +x somefile.bin
./somefile.bin
3- Can I install packages made for Fedora (14 or 15) on opensuse?
4- Can I convert .deb files to .rpm to install on opensuse?

Help is appreciated
Some things that I should have mentioned in the previous post:
  • if you don't find a program that you are looking for in 'software search' ensure that 'include users' personal repos' is switched on (hidden under 'search options' by default)
  • at no point did I recommend to actually use 'one click install', but you can use it to get the repo name and paste that into, eg, yast to add the appropriate repo

AFAIK
1, must be possible, as some of the programs in repos have svn-type idents....but don't ask me how to do it, because SVN numbering always gets me confused
2 should work if you have all the dependencies already installed. Which of course, you usually won't....
3 Well, you can install them, just that it probably won't work/you'll break something...
4 Yes. You can use alien. But there is a good chance that it won't work (actually, that's probably an answer for the previous question, too)

Overall:
  • If you can use yast/zypper and the program exists in a repo for your version of Suse, that will work, you'll get informed about updates, dependencies will be handled automatically and things will be happy.
  • If you build the program from source, it will work (probably, eventually), it can be a bit of a pain, depending on the quality of the documentation and you'll lose being informed of updates through yast/zipper.
  • If you convert programs originally built for something else, it has a chance of working, you'll lose the update information and breaking something else is a possibility. Dependency resolution will also be a bit hit-and-miss as often libraries get renamed, and you may end up with different versions of the same library, some of which get updated and some don't. if you run into difficulties with this approach, please ask for more help...from someone else!
 
  


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