Package Details: activtools 5.18.19-0

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Package Base: activtools
Description: Tools for Promethean hardware: activmanager, activcalibrate, activremote, activmonitor.
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Submitter: jose1711
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: Malstrond
Votes: 2
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First Submitted: 2017-09-28 22:18 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2020-06-03 13:38 (UTC)

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Malstrond commented on 2022-12-02 08:05 (UTC)

Disowning the package because of dependency problems, see

Malstrond commented on 2019-06-01 11:45 (UTC) (edited on 2019-06-01 11:52 (UTC) by Malstrond)


-Reworked dependencies

-->Good news: This hasn't depended on QT4 for a while now, so we don't need to build that.

-->Bad news: Binary compatibility was broken between the current QT5 and the QT5.6.3 this was compiled with [1]. So we need to go back to using Prometheans included libs with LD_ again.

-The function of killing frozen ActivInspire processes before starting it will be moved to the activinspire package, since it also happens without activtools being installed.

-Warning: This package creates world writable directories in places you wouldn't expect (/var/Promethean and /etc/promethean/calibration), these are hardcoded and used for the lock files and ActivBoard calibration data respectively. The programs creating these files are started by the user in X but expect to be able to write to these directories.

-Dropped 32-bit support. Promethean stuff is finicky (e.g. weird binary dependencies) so it needs to be tested, and since Arch dropped 32-bit I don't have a test system.