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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by PeterJ » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:10 pm

Welcome to the forums @CaptainKrenon

Can I take the opportunity to ask you a couple of questions about the Ubuntu packaging of Fuse, and about Flatpak?

The version in Bionic (18.04 LTS) is 1.5.1, in 18.10 we have 1.5.6, and in the forthcoming 19.04 release we have the latest version 1.5.7. Is there a way (without using Flatpak or building from source) that you can still run 1.5.7 whilst still on the LTS version of Ubuntu? So can you run 19.04 packages on 18.04 LTS or are you likely to come up with dependency issues?

Finally, I like the idea of Flatpaks, AppImages, and Snaps to make it easy to be on the latest versions without going down the Arch route, but because of their structure they don't take on the theming of the host machine (For example I use the Arc GTK Theme). Do you know if there are any plans to make this possible?

Apologies for asking so many questions!
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by Ivanzx » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:50 pm

Bienvenido!!

Now I am curious to see what your old webpage was?!! What was the name? :)

And by the way, where did you get your avatar from? :)

Un saludo!

CaptainKrenon wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:41 pm
Hi!

I'm new to this forum. My name is Alberto, I've been more-or-less following the internet Spectrum community for 20 years or so but I haven't participated that much in online forums.

In the 90s I used to have a page (in Spanish) with my favourite games, emulators and links to some of the websites that already existed back then (WoS, Planet Sinclair, El Mundo del Spectrum ...). I even wrote a simple tool for DOS and Linux called ZXSEE that allowed the user to display .SCR files and convert them to/from other formats.

I'm also a long time Linux user and occasional contributor to the Fuse emulator, my main responsibility is to make Fuse available in Debian (and indirectly Ubuntu and other related distributions) and more recently Flatpak.

And I think that's all, I don't know if I'll participate much here but I'm glad to see the Spectrum community still going strong.

See you around!
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by CaptainKrenon » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:23 pm

PeterJ wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:10 pm
Welcome to the forums @CaptainKrenon

Can I take the opportunity to ask you a couple of questions about the Ubuntu packaging of Fuse, and about Flatpak?
Hi Peter,

if you want to use packages from a more recent version of your distribution you typically need to rebuild them. This is not always easy or even possible but Fuse uses pretty standard libraries so the process is straightforward.

In brief:

1) Open /etc/apt/sources.list and add a deb-src line for the distribution you want to get your packages from. In your case, disco (19.04). I'm a Debian user so this might be inaccurate but it should be something like this:

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deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco universe
2) Download the libspectrum sources from 19.04:

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$ sudo apt-get build-dep libspectrum
$ apt-get source libspectrum
3) Build and install libspectrum (you may need the 'fakeroot' package):

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$ cd libspectrum-1.4.4
$ dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot
$ cd ..
$ sudo dpkg -i libspectrum8_1.4.4-1_amd64.deb libspectrum-dev_1.4.4-1_amd64.deb
4) Repeat step 3 for fuse-emulator and (if you want) for fuse-emulator-utils

That should be it!

About the Flatpak question, I believe this post answers it:

https://blog.tingping.se/2017/05/11/fla ... eming.html

I hope that helps!
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by CaptainKrenon » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:37 pm

PeterJ wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:10 pm
Is there a way (without using Flatpak or building from source) that you can still run 1.5.7 whilst still on the LTS version of Ubuntu?
I forgot to add: I guess you can try to simply install the binary packages from a more recent distribution. Change temporarily the deb entry in your sources.list, then apt-get update followed by apt-get install fuse-emulator-gtk (or -sdl).

If APT only tells you that it needs to install newer versions of Fuse and libspectrum then it should be safe to proceed, otherwise I'd rather rebuild from source as I explained earlier. APT will give you the chance to cancel the upgrade if it needs to install extra packages.
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by PeterJ » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:42 pm

Thank you @CaptainKrenon
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by CaptainKrenon » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:51 pm

Ivanzx wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:50 pm
Now I am curious to see what your old webpage was?!! What was the name? :)
It was simply "Mi páginal personal" or something like that, with the classic 90s/Geocities design :-) It must have been around 1997 or so. Initially it was only Spectrum content, then I added some Linux stuff.
Ivanzx wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:50 pm
And by the way, where did you get your avatar from? :)
Rebelstar II, and Captain Krenon is one of the characters. It was one of my favourite games when I was
13 (well, it still is).
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by Mort » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:36 pm

Hi Guys,
Mort here, sorry missed out completely on this site. As per my signature ;-)

Scanner extraordinaire, 1000`s of magazines and Software from the 8 and 16 bit era now up on internet archive in lovely 600dpi.
Donations are welcome of items to scan that are no longer needed ;)


Still working on old mags , mainly sorting out C&Vg from the 80`s to be completed in 600dpi , Ace (lots of missing) , Sinclair User (missing the middle page of the turtles issues around 105 and also the poster from December 1985 .

Inlays , have done 4000 odd spectrum games now in 4k or 600dpi. If you look under zzapmort. If you find any that are missing and can donate or scan and send me the images, much appreciated.

Any help always appreciated.
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Scanner extraordinaire, 1000`s of magazines and Software from the 8 and 16 bit era now up on internet archive in lovely 600dpi.
Donations are welcome of items to scan that are no longer needed ;)

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by PeterJ » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:39 pm

Welcome @Mort

Thank you for all the scanning you have been doing, especially the my recent 600dpi ones. I know @pavero has been adding these to our site.

You have a 'thankyou' mentioning the sites homepage!
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by uglifruit » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:04 pm

Hello, I'm Andy Jenkinson (uglifruit).
Leicester, UK. Zx81, then speccy user. Did some assembly programming as a nerdy kid, but nothing exciting.

Fast forward many years, still do some assembly stuff, and have a couple of half finished games that I'm telling myself I need to finish. (As well as a few BASIC ones that I have finished).

In real life I teach music tech, and do lots of music things. ...Some of which has have speccy leanings. For example I wrote an album of library music, about 2/3rds of which used my 1bit 48k spectrum musical experiments within it. I've also written a musical ("high score musical") about 80s video game rivalry. Again lots of speccy sounds. 2018 I finally did a gig using just spectrums and custom software I'd written.

Anyway, I've just got a ZX Omni 128hq, to join my 48k models. So... hello all.
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by stupidget » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:11 pm

uglifruit wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:04 pm
….......2018 I finally did a gig using just spectrums and custom software I'd written.

Anyway, I've just got a ZX Omni 128hq, to join my 48k models. So... hello all.
Howdy do, and have you got any vids of your gig?
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