[Inx] New to INX, willing to help
inx-one at optusnet.com.au
Sun Nov 9 15:18:36 PST 2008
On Sun, 2 Nov 2008 22:57:09 -0700
Lextori <lextori at gmail.com> wrote:
I'm late to the party, sorry...
> I think I've found the first open source project I want to help contribute
> to. The power of a CLI is actually really impressive once you go through the
/me cheers for a tutorial user! \o/\o/\o/
> I've found that I'm more productive in INX(hard to get distracted
> when all I have is CLI).
> That said I've found a few things I think INX is lacking.
OK, let's see...
> 1. a simple to use IM client, finch comes close and is available through the
> ubuntu repo's but is difficult enough to configure that it may not meet
> INX's needs.
It's also rather large, because of its dependencies. To give an
idea, here are some relevant lines from "apt-get install finch" on a
more-or-less standard INX install:
sudo apt-get install finch
0 upgraded, 9 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 3144kB of archives.
After this operation, 26.7MB of additional disk space will be used.
Over 26 MB of space - even after compression with squashfs that's too
A few team members are looking at
'bitlbee' as a possibility...
> 2. a flashcard application - I've tried looking and not found anything.
Don't know anything about this one...
> 3. a roguelike game, roguelikes are one of the crowing examples of fun games
> that are possible on the console, and have been one of my fav game types for
Not sure what you mean here, but a while ago I was considering
> 4. an easy way to set up a compose key(on my ubuntu desktop I was able to
> set my cap's lock key as compose with no problems using a dialog.)
This would be nice - not sure yet how to do this in a tty/console...
> I also have one question, how can I turn the numlock on login behavior off,
> I use INX on my laptop and that is quite annoying. Also if anyone can help
> me with setting up a compose key I would apprecate it :)
Well, the next INX version will not turn the numlock on if you are
using a laptop - several people have commented on this. In the meantime,
you can remove the line in /home/inx/.profile that reads
setleds -D +num
or comment it out with a '#' - then log out and in again. On the live
CD this means hitting CTRL+D from a prompt, which will reset the tty
you are working in. On a virtual machine, any logins after making that
edit should disable the numlock.
> So my question to the community is how can I help? I know almost no
> programming(I can putt around in python enough to see what's happening but
> wouldn't trust myself to do much more than a hello world, and ask some
> questions and spit them back at the user)
> I am able to test, and give feedback, as well as suffer through bugs and
> learn something new to be of use.
Your feedback is already helpful - not all INX team members are coders,
and I only know Bash :) If you are familiar with Bash you can look
in /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/lib/inx/ on the CD, or check out
If you want to get into the code, you might want to read David Symons's
excellent post on the subject of using the Bazaar revision control
system with INX:
I hope this is helpful - and welcome to the INX community!
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