Package Details: writerscafe 2.44-2

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Package Base: writerscafe
Description: A set of power tools for all fiction writers, whether experienced or just starting out
Upstream URL:
Licenses: custom
Submitter: dcelasun
Maintainer: dcelasun
Last Packager: dcelasun
Votes: 12
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2010-05-08 10:11 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-11-16 09:59 (UTC)

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dcelasun commented on 2023-11-16 09:59 (UTC)

Updated upstream URL.

Halian commented on 2023-11-16 09:54 (UTC)

This package no longer builds as is. no longer exists; instead, the software can be found at — please update the PKGBUILD accordingly.

DrMartinus commented on 2022-01-18 15:12 (UTC)

Thank you!

dcelasun commented on 2022-01-17 18:25 (UTC)

Updated to 2.44.

DrMartinus commented on 2022-01-17 16:48 (UTC) (edited on 2022-01-18 15:13 (UTC) by DrMartinus)

Hi, I just wanted to install it and noticed, that the URL is invalid. There is a new version out, it's now 2.44, for Arch-Linux there is only a PKGBuild under the link

yangfan commented on 2020-10-04 10:20 (UTC)

Maintainer: Can Celasun

pkgname=writerscafe pkgver=2.44 pkgrel=1 pkgdesc="A set of power tools for all fiction writers, whether experienced or just starting out" url="" license=("custom") arch=(i686 x86_64) depends=('libjpeg6')

if [ "${CARCH}" = "x86_64" ]; then source=(${pkgver}-x86_64.tar.gz) md5sums=('5fb474ce638d2d98339f51f039525bf7') fi if [ "${CARCH}" = "i686" ]; then source=(${pkgver}-i386.tar.gz) md5sums=('d3df240ca9f7be3b9269f57d9cecef3c') fi

package() {

cd $srcdir
tar -xzf WritersCafeData.tar.gz

msg "Cleaning files"
rm -f WritersCafeData.tar.gz
if [ "${CARCH}" = "x86_64" ]; then
    rm -f WritersCafe-${pkgver}-x86_64.tar.gz
if [ "${CARCH}" = "i686" ]; then
    rm -f WritersCafe-${pkgver}-i386.tar.gz

msg "Copying files"
install -dm755 $pkgdir/usr/share/writerscafe2
cp -R * $pkgdir/usr/share/writerscafe2
mkdir -p $pkgdir/usr/bin
ln -s $pkgdir/usr/share/writerscafe2/writerscafe $pkgdir/usr/bin/writerscafe

msg "Creating desktop file"
mkdir -p $pkgdir/usr/share/applications
cp $pkgdir/usr/share/writerscafe2/writerscafe2.desktop $pkgdir/usr/share/applications

msg "Creating icons"
mkdir -p $pkgdir/usr/share/pixmaps
cp $pkgdir/usr/share/writerscafe2/appicons/writerscafe128x128.png $pkgdir/usr/share/pixmaps/writerscafe2.png


dcelasun commented on 2017-08-25 10:47 (UTC)

Nice catch! I've pushed a workaround for the /usr/bin symlink issue.

bernarcher commented on 2017-08-25 05:57 (UTC)

I think the language problem is caused by the current locale bug where systemd resets the user locales so that there is only (on my system) LANG=de_DE.utf8 while writerscafe obviously tries to read LC_ALL instead. Hence LC_ALL has to be passed in the command. For the time being I put a small wrapper script in my ~/bin: ~/bin% cat writerscafe2 #!/bin/bash cd /usr/share/writerscafe2 LC_ALL=de_DE.utf8 ./writerscafe

bernarcher commented on 2017-08-24 23:21 (UTC)

The PKGBUILD installs writerscafe in /usr/share/writerscafe2 and puts a symbolic link to there in /usr/bin. Yet, the program unfortunately assumes its ressources in the directory it has been started from, hence /usr/bin where it cannot find them, however. It needs to be started from the /usr/share/writerscafe2 directory instead. A simple link from /usr/bin will thusly not work. For the time being I do switch to /usr/share/writerscafe2 and start the program manually from there.

bernarcher commented on 2017-08-24 20:41 (UTC) (edited on 2017-08-24 21:40 (UTC) by bernarcher)

At least it starts with LC_ALL locales, yet there are some startup error messages. % LC_ALL=de_DE.UTF8 writerscafe2 Could not initialise locale for language 87 (de_DE). Trying system locale. Could not initialise locale for 87 (de_DE) either. Clean start with LC_ALL=C I did report this to upstream.