Package Details: sozi 16.02-1

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Package Base: sozi
Description: A zooming presentation based on SVG, using JavaScript
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Licenses: custom:MPL2.0
Submitter: linkmauve
Maintainer: sbmomeni
Last Packager: sbmomeni
Votes: 67
Popularity: 1.051312
First Submitted: 2010-10-28 11:53
Last Updated: 2016-02-15 12:51

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sbmomeni commented on 2016-02-15 12:58

If you have a "src/build" folder from version 15.11, do NOT remove it. It will be used (automatically) as a cache to speed up the build.

macxcool commented on 2015-12-22 14:36

@sbmomeni Thanks for the explanation. I really do appreciate it. I learned a few things there ;-) Quite right about a PKGBUILD being able to build from provided sources when offline. This built beautifully. I was just surprised.

sbmomeni commented on 2015-12-22 12:05

The main source archive is "15.11.tar.gz" which depends on 4 npm packages for running and 18 npm packages for being compiled. And those dependencies are dependent on many other packages which bring in more dependencies themselves and so on :)
The npm is a JavaScript package manager which resolves dependencies of JavaScript packages and downloads and installs them.

About why I did it in this way:
There are two general ways:
1. Using the pre-built binary of Sozi,
2. Compiling from sources. The first way is just acceptable for "sozi-bin" package.
And for compiling from sources, where all of those source packages are required, I know about two methods for acquiring them:
1. Using the "npm install" command which finds and downloads them by itself (within the build() function),
2. Finding sources with a script (see comments in the PKGBUILD) and adding them to the "source" array and allowing the "makepkg" to download them.
And I avoided the first method because:
1. The npm does a poor caching job; if it fails to download a package (which is likely to happen with a lot of dependencies; at least for those users who do not use the npm regularly and so do not have those packages downloaded in their cache folder previously), it will fail completely. That is, running "npm install" again will try to download everything (including downloaded packages) from scratch (no caching and no resumption).
2. Even if npm can be improved in next versions to solve the above item, a good PKGBUILD must be able to run the "build()" function without access to the Internet (so it can be built as while as its source files are provided in its source files path by some other means).

macxcool commented on 2015-12-21 16:25

I know that the new Sozi is not an inkscape plugin anymore but I don't understand why there are so many 'source' files to download and process... more than 300MB. Why are you doing things this way? I'm just curious.
Thanks for all the work that obviously went into this.

luuuciano commented on 2015-12-21 00:25

Wow... my notebook almost burned out! lol...
Thanks a lot, installed it ok now...

sbmomeni commented on 2015-12-20 21:17

There is a problem with website. Downloading the droid-sans multiple times, creates zip files with the same contained files and the same file sizes, but with different sha1sums!
I switched the droid-sans source to website to fix it.

And about inspection of a lot of source files:
You can filter npm packages out with "ll | grep -v tgz" command.

luuuciano commented on 2015-12-20 20:04

When I tried to install it shows: droid-sans ... HAS FAILED
(when checking files, a LOT of files)

It is just me?

sbmomeni commented on 2015-12-19 08:36

Sozi is updated to version 15.11 and is no longer a plugin of inkscape.
You can use any SVG editor to build the original SVG file and then use the Sozi independent GUI to add transitions to it.

Run it from the command line as "sozi" without any argument and wait until it shows the "Load local file" button (this will take a few minutes...) and then select the SVG file.

qqqqqqqqq9 commented on 2015-11-08 19:50

Hi Distag,

i haven't found an email address on the page. Since you seem to care a lot, take over the package.

qqqqqqqqq9 commented on 2015-09-29 11:07

The installation process has changed completely. I'll wait for the instructions to appear here.

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