Package Details: ctpv-git r231.0809563-4

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Package Base: ctpv-git
Description: Fast previewer for lf (stpv replacement)
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Licenses: MIT
Provides: ctpv
Submitter: NikitaIvanov
Maintainer: NikitaIvanov
Last Packager: NikitaIvanov
Votes: 4
Popularity: 0.82
First Submitted: 2022-06-21 14:58 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-11-23 23:45 (UTC)

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NikitaIvanov commented on 2022-08-16 15:50 (UTC)

@m040601 I've started testing w3mimgdisplay to see how I can add it to ctpv. Thank you for the info!

m040601 commented on 2022-08-02 00:30 (UTC) (edited on 2022-08-02 00:31 (UTC) by m040601)

I forgot to add. This might be usefull developing ctpv. Two places worth studying. To get inspiration, tricks and notice the 3rd party toools they use:

m040601 commented on 2022-07-29 17:59 (UTC) (edited on 2022-07-29 18:29 (UTC) by m040601)

....ctpv should be X11 independent (except for ueberzug image previews, 

Just as additional information.

You can have "real" image and video previews without X11 in a file manager. Not just "chafa" pixelated type. Real full images.

The only program I know that can do this currently, without X11, is w3mimgdisplay . You get it when you install w3m. It is one of the options for image previewers in ranger. Actually it is the default image previewer in ranger, not ueberzug.

I use it with ranger on the bare Linux console, or with fbterm, and/or combined with tmux, and it works flawlessly. FFmpegthumnailer (arch official) package generates the preview image for videos.

Mpv should also work with ranger (without x11) in the future for full image previews. It's on the man page, but it currently crashes ranger.

Right now, you have in ctpv README,

image   ueberzug chafa

If you had w3mimgdisplay support to ctpv, then you can really say that ctpv is truly X11 independent.

NikitaIvanov commented on 2022-07-17 10:22 (UTC)

@m040601 I'm glad you like my work! I don't have a blog (I wish I did though) but I'll consider posting at "Community Contributions".

Wow, your setup is interesting! ctpv should be X11 independent (except for ueberzug image previews, but those are optional).

As for the error you are getting, could you run gpg --recv-keys 6E656AC5B97B5133 and see if it works?

m040601 commented on 2022-07-17 02:24 (UTC) (edited on 2022-07-17 02:35 (UTC) by m040601)

Thanks for your work and maintaining the PKGBUILDS.

Really nice and interesting tool. Please keep it X11 independent.

I'm testing a lean setup with lf coupled with a previewer for images, video (thumbnails), pdfs etc like this. I'm using a setup without desktop environment. Without desktop manager. Without booting X11. Just the Linux framebuffer.Amazing the things you can do with it. Video with mpv, pictures not only with chafa, but real image viewing etc.

Also liked your other "ictree". Just bumped into them after randomly browsing Both really deserve more attention and a post in maybe on your blog or at "Community Contributions", So nice things you can make with tree and pipes.

In the mean time, there's a problem with ctpv-git PKGBUILD with your PGP signatures.

==> Validating source files with sha512sums...
    ctpv ... Skipped
==> Verifying source file signatures with gpg...
    ctpv git repo ... FAILED (unknown public key 6E656AC5B97B5133)
==> ERROR: One or more PGP signatures could not be verified!
 -> error downloading sources: ctpv-git
         context: exit status 1