Package Details: florence 0.6.3-2

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Package Base: florence
Description: A configurable on-screen virtual keyboard
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Keywords: keyboard on-screen transparency transparent virtual X11
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: None
Maintainer: SunRed
Last Packager: SunRed
Votes: 49
Popularity: 0.617647
First Submitted: 2010-02-16 14:57
Last Updated: 2016-01-31 23:54

Latest Comments

phillid commented on 2015-09-15 02:58

@UshakovVasilii, agreed. In the mean time, it would be good if the maintainer of this package would throw something into the PKGBUILD to force MAKEFLAGS to have -j1 rather than anything else…

UshakovVasilii commented on 2015-02-06 06:27

I think you need report about parallel build problem.

UshakovVasilii commented on 2015-02-06 06:22

Hi, @GI_Jack as said @hodge you need compile schemas:
sudo glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/

GI_Jack commented on 2015-02-05 22:25

$ florence -d
Florence version 0.6.3

(florence:20009): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: Settings schema 'org.florence' is not installed

FATAL ERROR: No signal received from parent process. We assume it's dead.
If you need help, please rerun with the -d switch (debug)
and send the output to

Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped)

running gnome

GI_Jack commented on 2015-02-05 22:19

I also had a problem with -j5, but not with -j1, tis strange

Alister.Hood commented on 2015-01-05 00:34

It also fails for me without -j1

UshakovVasilii commented on 2014-06-08 08:09

Hi @aaditya,
Why do you think so? I built Florence with -j6, I don't see any problem.
Thank you

aaditya commented on 2014-06-07 15:34

It seems florence does not build parallely; I had to use make -j1 in the PKGBUILD to build it.

Charon77 commented on 2014-05-20 13:14

As I may not use AUR again anytime soon, I'm disowning the package.
Please do take good care :)

Anonymous comment on 2014-01-01 21:35

0.6 depends on gtk3 (and other gnome 3 libs). If you want the gtk2 version I suggest you download 0.54-gtk2 or below on sourceforge.

Anyone want to make a pkg for that?

GI_Jack commented on 2014-01-01 20:31

build depends on GTK3 now

GI_Jack commented on 2014-01-01 20:31

depends on GTK3 now

hodge commented on 2013-11-10 12:03

Thanks for maintaining this :).

If anyone's getting a crash with an error about a missing schema with 0.6, this should fix it.

sudo glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/

Charon77 commented on 2013-11-04 11:53

@debdj Thank you. I hope that I am able to be of help to this community. Best of luck.

If anyone encounter any problem, please feel free to comment or email me, thank you.

debdj commented on 2013-11-04 05:08

Here's the link to the yofrankie pkg.

debdj commented on 2013-11-04 05:06

Sorry, I have been for long absent from the community. I've disowned the package so someone else could look after it. I'll also disown the yofranky package. If someone's interested, please adopt it.

Charon77 commented on 2013-11-01 12:09

Hi, is this package still maintained? If not, please do orphan it.

the_isz commented on 2013-01-19 20:17

Hi there,

I just noticed that there's a dependency missing for building this package: gstreamer0.10.


holyArch commented on 2012-02-26 23:45

Nice app!

arrufat commented on 2011-09-28 16:21

Updated, thanks :)

thorsten commented on 2011-09-28 16:00

here, it doesnot build becuse the cflags for dbus arenot provided to CC. Probably the configure configuration lacks of the dbus-1 settings. There is a small workaround to fix this in this PKGBUILD:


CFLAGS+=" `pkg-config --cflags dbus-1`"
make CFLAGS="$CFLAGS" || return 1

instead of the make||return 1 line.

Anonymous comment on 2011-09-25 05:17


Investigating florence for use on a tablet.

I can not get autohide to work.

I have done: gconftool-2 --set "/desktop/gnome/interface/accessibility" --type boolean "True"
and confirmed it is set using gconf-editor.

I also have /usr/lib/at-spi-registryd autostarting as per the Florence documentation.

Any hints?

arrufat commented on 2011-09-17 16:09

Sorry for the delay. Updated! :)

untitaker commented on 2011-09-17 15:08

Please add a makedepends on intltool. (+1 npoullard)

npouillard commented on 2011-06-23 12:12

Please add a makedepends on intltool.

arrufat commented on 2011-06-19 16:05

Updated, thanks :)

Sara commented on 2011-06-19 13:31

Please add gnome-doc-utils as a makedep, for it's needed for this program to compile. Thanks!

ernia commented on 2011-01-23 15:11

if you don't have gnome installed (e.g. lxde) you need to
gconftool-2 --set "/desktop/gnome/interface/accessibility" --type boolean "True"
to get autohide feature working.
thanks for the pkgbuild

Anonymous comment on 2010-04-15 08:56

Thanks, added a few more dependencies also with version checks, if I missed any please let me know. Btw, namcap didn't came up with those but during ./configure they're needed though, seems namcap isn't that reliable after all.

Anonymous comment on 2010-04-15 05:18

There are more dependencies such as 'intltool' and 'gnome-doc-utils'.