Package Details: focuswriter 1.6.2-1

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Package Base: focuswriter
Description: A simple fullscreen word processor
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Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: gottcode
Maintainer: gottcode
Last Packager: gottcode
Votes: 103
Popularity: 1.452494
First Submitted: 2008-10-24 02:21
Last Updated: 2016-10-13 10:03

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Sodalite commented on 2016-08-31 06:36

@gottcode Sorry about bothering you with that error. I realized I had not installed the base-devel packages and that's why the program would not compile. After the installation of devel packages, everything went smoothly and it built correctly. Thanks for focuswriter, I love it.

gottcode commented on 2016-08-30 18:11

@Sodalite Hunspell is in the official repos of Arch Linux, and required by quite a few packages (even Firefox!). I'm at a loss as to how you can't find it, or not have it on your system already...

fusion809 commented on 2016-07-16 21:04

@gottcode The PKGBUILD includes an install file that is not provided with the sources. Hence attempting to build this package is returning the error:

==> focuswriter dependencies:
- qt5-base (already installed)
- qt5-multimedia (already installed)
- hunspell (already installed)

==> Continue building focuswriter ? [Y/n]
==> -------------------------------------
==> Building and installing package
==> ERROR: install file (focuswriter.install) does not exist or is not a regular file.
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build focuswriter.
==> Restart building focuswriter ? [y/N]
==> ------------------------------------
==> ERROR: unable to update

SageWallaby commented on 2016-06-21 00:09

Had to reinstall focuswriter to get it to start after the update of hunspell from 1.3.4 to 1.4.1. Just a heads up!

gottcode commented on 2015-07-18 09:56

@petres I have fixed the missing header include in release; it builds correctly for me with Qt 5.5 now.

petres commented on 2015-07-15 09:28

Not working, building failed:

src/qtsingleapplication/qtlocalpeer.cpp: In member function ‘bool QtLocalPeer::sendMessage(const QString&, int)’:
src/qtsingleapplication/qtlocalpeer.cpp:160:19: error: variable ‘QDataStream ds’ has initializer but incomplete type
QDataStream ds(&socket);
src/qtsingleapplication/qtlocalpeer.cpp: In member function ‘void QtLocalPeer::receiveConnection()’:
src/qtsingleapplication/qtlocalpeer.cpp:180:26: error: variable ‘QDataStream ds’ has initializer but incomplete type
QDataStream ds(socket);
Makefile:1355: recipe for target 'build/qtlocalpeer.o' failed
make: *** [build/qtlocalpeer.o] Error 1

gottcode commented on 2014-06-11 16:43

@orschiro You're weclome!

It should be using its icon for the window switcher; it does in KDE and Xfce. I don't use Openbox so I have never tested that before; I will look into it.

orschiro commented on 2014-06-11 16:33


Thanks for your response! In that case I will have to figure out how to change the default icon theme for Qt 5 applications.

One small improvement:

Focuswriter misses an icon for the window switch list in Openbox.


Is it possible to add an icon there?

Thanks ahead!

gottcode commented on 2014-06-11 16:07

@orschiro FocusWriter uses whatever icon theme Qt has determined is correct for your desktop environment; there is no way to set that in FocusWriter, sorry.

orschiro commented on 2014-06-11 14:30

Does someone know how to set the icon theme used by Focuswriter?


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