Package Details: kalu 4.4.1-1

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Package Base: kalu
Description: Upgrade notifier w/ AUR support, watched (AUR) packages, news
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Licenses: GPL3+
Submitter: jjacky
Maintainer: Thulinma
Last Packager: Thulinma
Votes: 182
Popularity: 0.017881
First Submitted: 2012-02-14 18:03 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2021-07-02 12:46 (UTC)

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Rhinoceros commented on 2021-06-27 13:22 (UTC)

Thanks Thulinma!

Paulikid commented on 2021-06-27 13:18 (UTC)

Great to have kalu back again. Thank you very much!

Thulinma commented on 2021-06-27 12:43 (UTC)

Update: I was able to take over this package, and it has now been updated to my fork of kalu that supports pacman 6.0

Thulinma commented on 2021-06-27 12:24 (UTC)

PSA: I've patched kalu up for pacman 6.0: I'll see about getting this package orphaned so I can take it over, and unless anyone else steps up... I guess I'll be the maintainer from here on..?

Rhinoceros commented on 2020-07-22 02:31 (UTC)

kalu-kde is now working again. It will work fine on any DE. It's identical to vanilla kalu, but has better notification support.

naruto522ru commented on 2020-06-22 11:14 (UTC)

@Rhinoceros Sadly there are no alternatives at all, and putting octopi is generally stupid. It seems like they also abandoned it. More precisely, they did not abandon it, but they poorly support it compared to pamac.

Rhinoceros commented on 2020-06-17 05:48 (UTC)

@naruto522ru I just tried octopi, but it's simultaneously too heavy and not customisable enough compared to kalu.

Ah right. Sorry, I thought you were asking me to take over the maintenance of the AUR package itself, but it appears you are talking about forking upstream. Unfortunately that would be a bit beyond me.

I had a look at the various kalu forks, but they all seem to only make minor changes, e.g. translations.

Regarding building, I previously patched kalu-kde to build, but it looks like there are new problems, and now I can't get it to build any more.

akovia commented on 2020-06-16 11:19 (UTC)

FWIW, it still seems to work fine for me. I wasn't able to install it as a new package due to the dependencies, but I just copied over the files from my old machine and it just works.

I'll keep using it till it breaks though as nothing out there is even close to as nice as this. If I had the skill to fix and maintain it. I certainly would.

naruto522ru commented on 2020-06-16 10:45 (UTC)

@Rhinoceros I personally have not seen alternatives to this software. Maybe you know? The point here is not that the developer is not showing any activity, but to repair this software. On GitHub, one user forked it, but why did I get an error during the build. Which will work with the new pacman. Repair and all for 3-5 years is enough until again some critical innovations are introduced.