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Orphaned Packages

Refer to the list or unmaintained and orphaned packages . This would be a good place to bring back into Fedora repositories packages where the original maintainer has moved on.

Packaging Survey May 2009

General Fedora Packages WishList

As a current contributor, if you know of projects that would be appropriate in Fedora package collection but are unable to maintain yourself just drop them with a line here. This list can be used to give other contributors ideas on what to package next. Please be aware however that the number of high quality, well maintained packages that Fedora repository provides scales with the number of active contributors. It is just as important to encourage new contributors as it is to desire new packages. If you are not yet a contributor to the Fedora packaging process, please look over this list and see if there are any projects you would be willing to maintain for the Fedora community.

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  • aarddict - Offline wikipedia and dictionary viewer
  • Ailurus - "Install software" + "Configure Linux" + "Study Linux skills" (Review Request) In F14.
  • Antsp2p - Client for the MUTE peer-to-peer anonymous network
  • ACE - An OO network programming toolkit in C++ (Review Request, dropped for licensing issues)
  • Adobe CMap and AGLFN data - Adobe reference ID tables. If we don't use them many documents (PDFs…) won't display correctly (see this announce and this article
    • NOTE: this is already included in poppler-data-0.3.0 (in F-12)
  • Alchemy - chaos generation tool, good for artists and sketchers - good creativity aid
  • Alfresco Enterprise content management system
  • alien - Alien is a program that converts between the rpm, dpkg, stampede slp, and slackware tgz file formats Review Request
  • Apertium Toolbox to build shallow-transfer machine translation systems(contact #apertium channel in freenode network).
  • APF (Advanced Policy Firewall) - iptables(netfilter) based firewall system
  • Apache Directory Studio - An LDAP Directory Browser/Editor built on Eclipse RCP
  • AppArmor, application security framework -- user space utils/libs.
  • ascii Command line tool for information on ASCII. (Review Request dropped Review Request) in F12
  • Asterisk GUI GUI for managing Asterisk servers.
  • Autoconf Archive A collection of freely re-usable Autoconf macros
  • awesome Highly configurable, next generation framework window manager for X. (Review Request)
  • AWK - The One True Awk. DONE, called nawk
  • Axiom - general purpose system for symbolic calculations.
  • Blogbridge - Blog and rss reader (in Java) - usage of proprietary libraries
  • bltk - Battery Life Tool Kit is a set of scripts and programs to monitor and log power consumption of Linux laptops/notebooks under different workloads (HuzaifaSidhpurwala is working on it)
  • Bongo - Bongo is an easy-to-use mail and calendar system. Fork of Hula. (Review Request (Dropped))
  • - is the official brazilian release of BrOffice Spin
  • Calibre - Calibre is a one stop solution to all your e-book needs. it is meant to be a complete e-library solution and thus includes library management, format conversion, news feeds to ebook conversion, as well as e-book reader sync features and an integrated e-book viewer.
  • CampCaster A free open-source automation system for radio stations. It provides a web and GUI based interface for the queuing of music into an automated schedule.
  • CcHost - Creative Commons CMS that powers ccMixter
  • Cerebro - clustering monitoring tool with different design goals from Ganglia
  • chesnut-dialer A feature-rich Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) dialer written in Python (Dropped Review Request )
  • cint CINT is an interpreter for C and C++ code. CINT covers most of ANSI C (mostly before C99) and ISO C++ 2003. A CINT script can call compiled classes/functions and compiled code can make callbacks to CINT interpreted functions
  • cmotech-tools Tools for using C-motech hardware with Linux (wireless broadband)
  • colorgcc A tool to colorize the terminal output of GCC so error messages can be found within longer compiler outputs.
  • Conkeror Conkeror is a keyboard-oriented, highly-customizable, highly-extensible web browser based on Mozilla XULRunner, written mainly in JavaScript, and inspired by exceptional software such as Emacs and vi.
  • Crafty Crafty is a free, open-source computer chess program, generally more powerful than GNUchess. - incompatible license
  • cryptlib a set of layered security services and associated programming interfaces that provide an integrated set of information and communications security capabilities
  • CSpace - Secure, decentralized Peer-to-Peer instant messaging (Review request (dropped) )
  • Csync2 - Cluster synchronization tool.
  • clonezilla - opensource clone system
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi driver - the driver for popular series of sound cards by Creative. It was recently released under GPLv2 licence, needs to go to Rawhide first. This driver will be included in the linux kernel in a while, probably in 2.6.31 [[1]]
  • cURLpp - C++ bindings to the cURL library. MIT license. Has RPM spec file, but spec file needs help.
  • CyaSSL - C Embedded SSL Library optimized for size and speed. GPLv2 License.
  • Debug PHP client - Cli utility for XDEBUG PHP.
  • Denim - UI sketching tool. BSD license. Created by the University of Washington.
  • Déjà Dup - A GNOME backup UI using duplicity as the backend In F13
  • DITA and the DITA Open Toolkit - DITA is an XML-based technical writing syntax, and the DITA-OT is a set of Java-based tools for processing DITA documents. DITA and the DITA-OT are currently packaged for openSUSE.
  • Dillo 2 - non-js Web Browser; hasn't been updated since 0.86
  • Ditaa - Convert Ansii Art to PNG-Giagrams; Java; commandline (review request)
  • dimdim - open source web meeting product with features like Application, Desktop and Presentation sharing with A/V streaming and chat. Upstream open development of the project looks dead.
  • djbdns - a simple and security-aware DNS implementation created by Daniel J. Bernstein due to his frustrations with repeated BIND security holes. Review request
  • dpkg - The dpkg package manager, as used by Debian, Fink and others Review Request in F-13
  • DVB Deamon - is a daemon written in Vala to setup your DVB devices, record and watch TV shows and browse EPG. It can be controlled by any application via its D-Bus interface. In F13


  • e17-svn - Enlightenment window manager DR17 from the new svn repository
  • Ecomorph - OpenGL compositing manager that runs all the compiz plugins
  • Executequery - Execute Query is an operating system independent database utility written entirely in Java.
  • electric sheep - Best open source evolving screensaver in existence. Cannot include in Fedora, has built in MPEG decoder
  • Entertainer Is a clutter based media center (working on it) in f12
  • Enthought framework - python framework for building scientific data visualization applications
  • Evergreen ILS - open source Integrated Library System (ILS)
  • Flyback - GUI for archiving similar to Apple's Time Machine.
  • fntsample - A program for making font samples that show Unicode coverage of the font and are similar in appearance to Unicode charts.
  • fondu - A set of programs to interconvert between mac font formats and pfb, ttf, otf and bdf files on unix.
  • fossology - free software tools to facilitate the study and analysis of Free and Open Source Software. Today we are best known for finding software licenses in text. GPLv2 & LGPLv2.1
  • font manager - A simple GNOME application to manage fonts
  • Free-CAD - 3D CAD modeler
  • Freemat - Open source engineering and data processing application. Can be used as a free alternative to Matlab. GPL
  • FreeMind - Free mind-mapping software. JPackage SRPM available: . jcalendar only required dependency we don't yet have jcalendar now available on Fedora.
  • Freeplane -- Freeplane is a powerful and free software for building the mind maps. It is a redesigned version of the well known FreeMind, and is created by one of FreeMind's key developers.
  • gcvs - Graphical frontend to cvs (Last release 2003 -- though other clones WinCVS & MacCVS where released more recently)
  • GEONExT - dynamic mathematics software for teaching and learning mathematics. Written in Java, licensed under GPLv2. Source code can be obtained at
  • GeoGebra - free and multi-platform dynamic mathematics software for schools that joins geometry, algebra and calculus. Program released under GPL, documentation under some CC non commercial license so we can't ship the documentation.
  • g15tools - linux support to the g15 keyboard
  • GForge - GForge is a software for collaborative development for the software community (Dropped Review Request)
  • GimpShop - GimpShop is a fork of gimp for more compatibility with a commercial image editing program.
  • Giver - File sharing program ([2], uses gnome-sharp) ((Review Request) in f12
  • gksu & gksudo Sudo (superuser do) allows a system administrator to give certain users (or groups of users) the ability to run some (or all) commands as root or another user while logging the commands and arguments. Review Request (libgksu) & Review Request (gksu & gksudo)
  • glParchis -- Parcheesi
  • Gnu Linux Semantics Storage System - A storage solution that distances you from thinking about Where you store your data to What your data is.
  • GoogleCL - Command-line access to Google services.(Review Request]
  • gpltool - The Binary Analysis Tool is a modular framework that assists with auditing the contents of compiled software. It makes it easier and cheaper to look inside technology, and this helps compliance and due diligence activities.
  • Gnu Regression, Econometrics and Time-series Library - A library and application for running regressions and econometrics on time series data. (Review Request)
  • GNOME Media Applet . Media applet is an application to easily manage disks and devices on your system.
  • Gnome Menu Extended . Show KDE menu in GNOME. Complimentary to kmenu-gnome. (Review Request)
  • GNS3 - GNS3 is a graphical network simulator that allows you to design complex network topologies and to launch simulations on them. (Review request)
  • GNU Bayonne 1 and 2 - Telephony servers
  • GPRS Easy Connect - GUI for GPRS connecting and supports 704 phones and 269 providers (2008-07-28 The project is closed).
  • gozer - gozer is a commandline text rendering utility for creating images from arbitrary text in antialiased truetype fonts using optional fontstyles, wordwrapping and layout control.
  • gwaterfall - This program facilitates comparison of various font and font rendering parameters.
  • [3] gPXE - x86 Option ROM creator with great features. in F12
  • Gnusound - audio editor. (Includes MP3 encode/decode -> can't be included in Fedora)
  • gomponent
  • guppy is an application to download videos from the Topfield TF5000PVRt.
  • Gwyddion Free SPM (AFM, SNOM/NSOM, STM, MFM, …) data analysis software
  • GPT fdisk - GPT fdisk or gdisk is a fdisk style GUID Partition Table editor. It includes features like non-destructive conversion of MBR (or msdos) and BSD disklabels to GPT, has many GPT recovery options and the ability to set any arbitary Partition type GUID for a Partition. Source RPM and Precompiled RPM Packages are available in the following link - already added
  • Goldendict A dictionary lookup program. that supports multiple dictionary file formats, like stardict and dictd formats and supports mediawiki lookup too. imported into Fedora
  • Gorm is the GNUStep Project's answer to Interface Builder from Mac OS X and NEXTSTEP. Used to easily design UIs for GNUStep (Cocoa) based programs.


  • Habari - Next Generation Blogging Platform.
  • is Debian's official hardware profiler. Functional .rpm packages for Fedora already exist (.src and binary), but this should be better integrated with smolt (please see Fedora bug #433105)
  • Heirloom project provides traditional implementations of standard Unix utilities. In many cases, they have been derived from original Unix material released as Open Source by Caldera and Sun.
  • [4] - Heimdal Kerberos client/server - Free-er (encryption) implementation of kerberos
  • http_replicator a smart caching proxy ideal for use with apt/yum
  • Hyperic HQ - an advanced system and application management platform
  • Hyperic SIGAR - System Information Gatherer And Reporter (Review Request)
  • Icecat - Free replacement of Firefox browser
  • icon - Icon programming language srpm here
  • iec16022 - Generate ISO/IEC 16022 2D barcodes in F12+
  • iFolder - requires simias (Review Request )
  • Imule - Anonymous version of Emule, through the I2p protocol. sources and binaries here
  • indefero - Indefero Software Forge - Beautiful simplicity in bug tracking and code review.
  • Indico - A Python-based event organizer web application (GPL).
  • InstallJammer - InstallJammer is a multiplatform GUI installer designed to be completely cross-platform
  • ipplan - ipplan is a web-based application for managing IP address allocations (Review request) in F12
  • IP sets - programs and kernel modules used to set up, maintain and inspect so called IP sets in the Linux kernel. Useful in advanced firewall setup.]) in rpmfusion
  • iTalc - Interactive Tool for teachers, OpenSource classroom-management, GPL Review Request
  • iTask-NG - A taskbar and app-launcher dock based on engage, which makes use of composite, but can also be used without.
  • itools - A python library that includes several useful tools, such as an ODF anonymizer that can be used to sanitize confidential documents before attaching them to bug reports
  • ike - a free IPsec VPN Client for FreeBSD, NetBSD, Linux and Windows operating systemsReview request
  • Jahshaka - is an powerful opensource video editing and creating tool
  • jailkit - chroot jail utilities (Review Request)
  • Jacker A MIDI tracker for JACK. Beta stage.
  • - The Red Hat sponsored, community project, middleware solution
  • jemalloc - is a general-purpose scalable concurrent malloc(3) implementation(used in FreeBSD, NetBSD, Firefox, Varnish and in website components of Facebook). ( Review Request )
  • JFractionLab Program to practise doing fractions with graphical feedback
  • Jing - Jing is James Clarks' RELAX-NG XML schema validator. Example RPMs at authors site, works with gcj.
  • jMemorize - Java application that manages flashcards by the famous Leitner system
  • JOSM - the Java Open Street Map Editor. Review Request.
  • JPEG2PDF - Creates a PDF out of a directory of JPEG/JPG-images. Very fast and stable; should be easy to package.(The homepage is dead, anyone knows whether the project is still alive?)
  • Julius - "Julius" is a high-performance, two-pass large vocabulary continuous speech recognition (LVCSR) decoder software for speech-related researchers and developers
  • kbfx - kbfx is an alternative to the classical K-Menu button and it's menu. (The page is dead)
  • KDevelop4 - Major rewrite based on Qt4/KDE4 with a powerful language architecture. Under heavy development and currently in Beta phase, recommended for C++ or PHP development with CMake or custom Makefiles as their build system. Recommended for Linux (all other OS might work, but are not tested yet).
  • KForge - For managing software and knowledge projects.
  • KLogic - KLogic is an application for building and simulating digital circuits easily
  • Knowledge Tree - Community edition: a PHP based GPL V3 Content Managements System (source code at: Source Forge)
  • Kommute - Linux client for the MUTE anonymous P2P network
  • Komodo Edit - Free and Open source multi-language editor


  • l7-filter - L7-filter is a classifier for Linux's Netfilter that identifies packets based on application layer data. (Review Request)
  • KPrayertime - Islamic Prayer Times Applet
  • lessfs - A high performance inline data deduplicating filesystem for Linux. Review Request RHBZ #530473
  • Liaison - Liaison is a software tool combining some well known open source software tools like MoinMoin, Subversion and Bugzilla to help software developers to collaborate.
  • libMicro - is a portable set of microbenchmarks that many Solaris engineers used during Solaris 10 development to measure the performance of various system and library calls(If Linux is faster it's a Solaris bug). Review Request RHBZ #648053
  • libmspack - A library for Microsoft compression formats. In F12, cabextract should link against it.
  • libpam-poldi PAM module allowing authentication using a OpenPGP smartcard. This PAM module will allow you to login, screenlock and validate to services using your GnuPG smartcard. (sorry for cross-distro reference but i googled for so long without finding any other good source.)
  • libSBML Programming library to read, write, manipulate, translate, and validate SBML files and data streams.
  • LibSRS Library to implement Sender Rewriting Scheme, a part of the SPF/SRS protocol pair.
  • libsysactivity A lightweight library that retrieves statistics of the system's activity in a portable and thread safe way.
  • libvpx - VP8 video codec library (Review Request)
  • liferay - An open source Java based portal application.
  • linux-firmware, replace all *firmware* packages with this one. In F13
  • Lightworks
  • link-monitor-applet - Link Monitor Applet is a GNOME Panel Applet displaying the round-trip time to a set of hosts in a bar graph.
  • livebackup - LiveBackup is a framework to create live-cd's from installed Linux systems
  • lives - Video Editing System. It is designed to be simple to use, yet powerful (foreign f9 package exists on SourceForge) Cannot be included in Fedora due to dependency on ffmpeg.
  • log4cplus - Logging Framework for C++
  • Loook - A simple Python tool that searches for text strings in Submitted:
  • lprof - ICC Color Profiler. This will help the Fedora Design team produce for-print artwork.
  • lldpd - 802.1ab (LLDP) implementation, .spec here
  • Magento - Magento is a new professional open-source eCommerce solution offering unprecedented flexibility and control.
  • MapGuide - web-based platform for developing and deployment web mapping applications and geospatial web services.
  • Memlockd - is a daemon that locks basic system login files,binary and library, into memory. Then if a machine starts paging heavily the chance of being able to login successfully is significantly increased.
  • mdp-toolkit - Modular toolkit for Data Processing (MDP) is a Python data processing framework.
  • Mercurial Eclipse - hg Eclipse plugin
  • Mesk - A PyGtk+ audio player Cannot include in Fedora, has built in MPEG decoder
  • MindTouch - Enterprise Content Management from Novell. There is a repo and installation instructions here. Licenses here.
  • mined Unicode text editor
  • MintMenu - A modern python-coded menu applet that shares the same hotlinks to software as the Gnome main menu. Source code
  • MIT/GNU Scheme - an implementation of the Scheme programming language, providing an interpreter, compiler, source-code debugger, integrated Emacs-like editor, and a large runtime library.
  • mixmaster Anonymous remailer client and server
  • Mondo Rescue inclusion - Review Request
  • MongoDB - high-performance, open source, schema-free document-oriented database.
  • mtasc - ActionScript 2 compiler generating flash srpm here
  • MoBlock - A Peerguardian compatible connection blocker
  • Monsoon - A MonoTorrent based GTK# BitTorrent client in F12
  • Metasploit Framework - Metasploit provides useful information and tools for penetration testers, security researchers, and IDS signature developers. This project was created to provide information on exploit techniques and to create a functional knowledgebase for exploit developers and security professionals. The tools and information on this site are provided for legal security research and testing purposes only. Metasploit is an open source project managed by Rapid7.
  • MPH 2B Damase Public domain font that includes scripts such as Deseret and Shavian.


  • n2n - open source GPL3 layer-two peer-to-peer virtual private network - Hamachi like easy networking
  • NagiosGrapher - Nagios Stats graphing.
  • NAT-PT - Network Address Translation, Protocol Translation IPv4/IPv6 - allows IPv6-only networks to connect to IPv4-only networks (based on RFC 2766). Per this blog post, NAT-PT is dead.
  • nautilussvn - Subversion commands integrated into the GNOME Nautilus file manager. Succeeded by RabbitVCS (in F12)
  • ncbi - NCBI libraries and tools for biology applications srpm here
  • neatx - Open Source NX server, similar to the commercial NX server from NoMachine
  • netperf - A benchmark that can be used to measure the performance of many different types of networking.
  • noteedit - Free music score editor. NOTE: seems to be dead - last version in 2006. Also requires TSE3 which also has been dead for some years.
  • OBM OBM is enterprise-class messaging and collaboration platform for workgroup or enterprises with many thousands users. OBM includes Groupware, messaging server, CRM, LDAP, Windows Domain, smartphone and PDA synchronization… Note: Uses stock services and ,hence, makes it less invasive. License:GPL
  • OnTV - A TV scheduler using XMLTV backends
  • OpenBUGS - Bayesian inference Using Gibbs Sampling software
  • OpenGroupware - Groupware software
  • opennx - OpenNX is an OSS drop-in replacement for Nomachine's nxclient
  • OpenShot - A non linear easy-to-use video editor. Python based, pure GPL 3. -> Cannot be included since it uses the MLT framework, can be packaged at RPM Fusion.
  • - Display words for songs, for use in churches Review completed, to be in F13
  • OpenOffice Presentation Minimizer - reduces the size of ooimpress documents, requires java This is already available as (and it doesn't require java)
  • OpenProj - A desktop replacement of Microsoft Project
  • OpenStego - the free Steganography solution
  • otcomp - OpenType layout compiler, needed to build some FLOSS fonts


  • PAIDA - PAIDA is pure Python scientific analysis package
  • paint-mono - An unofficial effort to port Paint.NET 3.0 to Linux using Mono - Cannot be included since Paint is partly licensed under a non-commercial license
  • pam_script - PAM module for executing scripts (orphan)
  • Pastebinit - A tool to "pastebin" text on several paste websites. Really useful in chat (but not only chat) help. I strongly reccommend that all the distro would use this and configure it to use the bin of choice. fpaste in this case. Beside i think is useless to make different packages (which are just scripts really) for such a simple thing when there could be one customizable for every choice.
  • PayMaster Payroll aymaster was developed in New Zealand to match the needs of both small and large organisations. Utilising an easily customisable back-end, that calculates the results to help meet the diverse requirements of your specific payroll. Complex tax laws, leave, varying pay rates, allowances, superannuation are just some of the things our payroll system can handle. It can also handle cost accounting by analysing and reporting wage costs to multiple branches and departments, different pay rates, etc. Full reporting features are available.
  • PCITOP - a PCI bus utilization monitoring tool.
  • PEAR HTML_Template_Flexy - An extremely powerful Tokenizer driven Template engine
  • PEAR MDB2_Driver_mysqli - PEAR mysqli MDB2 driver
  • PEDA and Peda examples - for FEL spin - GPLv3 Professional(Portable,Peter's) Electronic Design Automation tool
  • Pencil - A UI design / sketching tool, Mozilla-based
  • perl-CDDB_get - Read the CDDB entry for an audio CD in your drive srpm here
  • perl-IPC-Run3 - run a subprocess with input/ouput redirection in F12+
  • perl-Qt4 - perl binding for Qt4 it's two perl modules QtGui and QtCore
  • petit An interactive command-line log-file summarizer In F12/EPEL5
  • PhotoFilmStrip Create slideshow movies from photos
  • php-pecl-syck, php-pecl-syck php-pecl-syck
  • pligg is a digg like CMS that uses PHP and MySQL.
  • pluf - a php webapp framework
  • pmacct - flexible traffic-accounting with packet-capturing, netflow and sflow (import, export, logging to DB, ...)
  • pmtools Tools for examining kernel ACPI tables In F13
  • PPTP-Config - PPTP - config program part of the pptp. Already has FC6 packages. This is depreciated the author recommends networkmanager use.
  • prescript - Utility for extracting text from PostScript files srpm here
  • Prettify Automake - pretty automake output Functionality now exists natively in automake as 'silent-rules'
  • ProjectCenter is the GNUStep Project's answer to XCode, used for developing, managing, and building GNUStep (Cocoa) based projects
  • PXE-Kexec - kexec boot from a PXE server. This has been added
  • Pyjamas - web tookit for python
  • PyPE PyPE (Python Programmers' Editor) is an editor written in Python with the wxPython GUI toolkit. In F12
  • python-dap - Data Access Protocol (OPeNDAP) implementation in python srpm here
  • PySDM a Storage Device Manager that allows full customization of hard disk mountpoints without manually access to fstab.
  • PyTraffic - A free implementation of the Rush Hour puzzle.
  • python-egenix-mxdatetime - date and time handling routines for Python
  • Partclone Partclone provides utilities to back up and restore used-blocks of a partition and it is designed for higher compatibility of the file system by using existing library, e.g. e2fslibs is used to read and write the ext2 partition. Partclone supports ext2,ext3 and ext4, reiserfs, reiser4,XFs, JfS, Windows: Fat32, Ntfs, MACOS: HFS +, Freebsd: UFS2 and ESX: VMFS. The licenses is GPL


  • QuickSoundFontManager - A gui for (a)sfxload / fluidsync to quick load several SF2 soundfonts in a EMU10k chip
  • Rasmol - RasMol is a computer program written for molecular graphics visualization intended and used primarily for the depiction and exploration of biological macromolecule structures, such as those found in the Protein Data Bank.
  • Rasterbator - The Rasterbator is a .Net(Mono) application which creates rasterized versions of images. The rasterized images can be printed and assembled into enormous (or smaller, if you prefer) posters.
  • Rbot - Ruby IRC Bot framework.
  • Redshift - Redshift adjusts the color temperature of your screen according to your surroundings. This may help your eyes hurt less if you are working in front of the screen at night. Review request
  • Remuco - a Remote control server, for mobile phones, similar to Bemused and Salling Clicker
  • REMnux: A Ubuntu based Linux Distribution for Reverse-Engineering Malware. Package anything that's not in Fedora.
  • robofab - Python library with objects that deal with data usually associated with fonts and type design. Required to convert font sources from the proprietary FontLab VFB format to UFO (that Fontforge can read)
  • rnv - RELAX NG Compact Syntax validator
  • ROOT - Popular high-energy physics data analysis framework (Review Request)
  • rotoscope - a free software rotoscoping application. Dead Review Request
  • rovclock - ATI Radeon over/underclocking utility - srpm here
  • rox-filer - Rox file manager srpm here
  • rt2870.bin and rt2860.bin Ralink wireless firmware for 2800usb and 2800pci devices.
  • rubyripper - A secure audiodisc ripper for Linux and OS X (New version release) In F13
  • RygelR - An implementation of the UPnP MediaServer V 2.0 specification that is specifically designed for GNOME (Mobile). In F13
  • safte-monitor, Linux SAF-TE SCSI enclosure monitor. It reads disk enclosure status information from SAF-TE capable enclosures (SCSI Accessible Fault Tolerant Enclosures). SAF-TE is common on many intelligent SCSI disk enclosures and some rackmount servers with SCSI hotswap drive bays.
  • scsirastools,SCSI RAS Tools for Disk Management.The tools in this project were designed to add to the Serviceability of disk devices under Linux so that the system does not have to be rebooted or taken out of service to perform common maintenance or service functions.
  • Sentinella - Sentinella is a KDE4 application that watches your system activity and, in consequence, takes an action that you've chosen.
  • Scratch - "Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web." Cannot be included in Fedora includes MP3 support
  • Screenlets - Screenlets are small owner-drawn applications (written in Python) that can be described as "the virtual representation of things lying/standing around on your desk". Sticknotes, clocks, rulers, ... the possibilities are endless.
  • Sectool - Sectool is a security tool that can be used both as a security audit as well as a part of an intrusion detection system. In F13
  • Seed - JavaScript bindings for GNOME, using WebKit's JavaScriptCore
  • Sigil - Excellent epub editor for ebook creation.
  • simon-listens - Is an open-source speech recognition program and replaces the mouse and keyboard.
  • slimrat - Slimrat is a command-line and graphical application for automated downloading from file hosters like Rapidshare, Megaupload, Depositfiles and many more.
  • Songbird - Media Player/Browser (Depends pretty heavily on mp3, flash support, ogg support appears broken, other than that some media player and browser functionality exists) (Review Request) Upstream doesn't support Linux anymore.
  • spacenav - The spacenav project provides a free, compatible alternative, to the proprietary 3Dconnexion device driver and SDK, for their 3D input devices
  • speechd - Device-independent speech synthesis layer (perhaps useful for OLPC?)
  • speedcontrol - Small utility to limit DVD drive speed, since most DVD readers sound like lawn mowers at full speed which ruins movie playing experience
  • spindown - a daemon that can spindown idle disks and so saving energy and giving the disks a longer lifetime.
  • SQuirreL SQL - Graphical Java program that will allow you to view the structure of a JDBC compliant database, browse the data in tables, issue SQL commands
  • stardict-fr-academy-1935 - 8th edition of the French Academy dictionnary, in stardict format (1935)
  • StatusNet desktop client - is a multi-platform Open Source client for connecting to StatusNet installations.
  • Stet - is a free software package for gathering comments about a text document via a webpage
  • strongSwan - ipsec implementation with major support of IKEv2 (Review Request)
  • Stylus Toolbox - A graphical frontend for managing the functions of Epson Ink Jet printers - including checking ink levels and print head cleaning/alignment.
  • swfmill - xml2swf and swf2xml processor with import functionalities srpm here
  • Sympa - Mailing list server Review Request
  • system-config-control Central control panel for system-config-* tools.


  • Textpattern - a CMS popular with some web designers. It's GPL and is LAMP-y.
  • TinyXML++ - A very nice, modern C++ interface to TinyXML. MIT license. Nice software; painful, obscure build system.
  • Tkabber - Free and Open Source client for the Jabber instant messaging system writen in Tcl/Tk. (Dropped Review Request)
  • Tipp10 - A 10 finger write trainer
  • TPTP - Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform
  • Trang - Trang is James Clark's multi-format schema converter based on RELAX-NG. Example RPMs available at authors site and has been checked with gcj.
  • toshutils (includes GUI) or toshset (CL only) - Allows users to control Toshiba hardware
  • TrueCrypt - Free open-source disk encryption software for Linux. Version 5 now includes a WxWidgets Gui and uses Fuse instead of kernel modules for the filesystem parts. Thus, inclusion to Fedora should be possible. Requires some fixing in Main/Main.make to build against Fedora's WxWidgets. Not 'free open-source', i.e. legal would block this. See spot's comments 1 2 on TrueCrypt's version 2.5 license. The issues mentioned with section VI.2 and VI.3 in spot's emails may have been fixed in version 2.7 of the license. The issue mentioned with section III.1.2 and III.2 does not seem to have been fixed at all. (available from RpmFusion)
  • TuxShop point of sale and retail management application.
  • TwoLame A MPEG-1 Audio Layer 2 encoder. Probably would be blocked based on Spot's comment [5]
  • ufsutils Utilities to manage the UFS filesystem, mostly used in BSD or derived operating systems. This include FFS, UFS and UFS2.
  • Unicode Character Database UNIDATA files are used by many packages (perl, gucharmap, etc) in private-copy mode. A common package would be cleaner technically and legally. - Review Request
  • Vagalume - A client for Gnome and Maemo. Review Request (failed) (available from Livna)
  • Vigor - XMMS plugin that acts like Clippy. Fun!
  • Visual Python - a Python module that offers real-time 3D output, and is easily usable by novice programmers. Depends on non-free software (Polygon).
  • WTP - Eclipse Webtools Project (JSP, HTML, JavaScript, XML, etc.) (Effort to build this package are ongoing)
  • Wine-doors - an application designed to make installing windows software on Linux (Review Request (dropped))
  • Webmin (web-front end to shorewall) - Review Request (dropped) (NB: Webmin had a rather doubtful security record in the past -- NilsPhilippsen)
  • WideStudio an open source, Integrated Development Environment for desktop applications
  • Wikidot an open source wiki server/wiki farm.
  • wNutrak (downloadable from is an UNIQUE tool for downloading data from some modern Garmin GPSes (such as Garmin nuvi 760) and converting it from proprietary .bin format to standard .gpx format. This tool is critical for the free OpenstreetMap project, in order to collect GPS traces from project's contributors.


Fedora Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) WishList

OLPC Wishlist

This list is now being maintained at OLPC/Packages_for_F11.

Fedora Font Packages WishList

A page of the Fonts Special Interest Group

The Fedora font wishlist is hosted there.

Fonts in Fedora
The Fonts SIG takes loving care of Fedora fonts. Please join this special interest group if you are interested in creating, improving, packaging, or just suggesting a font. Any help will be appreciated.

Fedora Perl Packages Wishlist

Edit at Perl Wishlist.

You can always see the current list of open Perl review tickets (bugs) here.


Task::Catalyst 4.02 @ RHBZ #742671







  • Bio::SCF dependency of already packaged perl-Bio-Graphics

Fedora Games Packages WishList

If you want to add games to the list do so on the Fedora Games SIG WishList .

Fedora Astronomy Packages WishList

If you want to add astronomy related packages to the list do so on the Fedora Astronomy SIG WishList .

Web Hosting Control Panels

Analysis of Free software web hosting control panels available for packaging in Fedora.

Bioinformatics WishList

Edit at SIGs/SciTech/BioinformaticsWishList .

  • Autodock Vina - Tool for drug discovery, molecular docking and virtual screening. There's a package under
  • COPASI - Simulation and analysis of biochemical networks and their dynamics, supports SBML standard for models See COPASI
  • Cytoscape - Platform for the analysis and visualization of complex networks, in particular molecular interaction networks and biological pathways
  • GENtle - DNA restriction analysis and cloning tool similar to VectorNTI
  • Integrative Genomics Viewer - java-based graphical genomics viewer (licensed under GPLv2)
  • MIRA - Genome fragment assembler for sequencing projects classified as 'hard' due to high number of similar repeats. Uses non-free jlfgr -- see Debian packaging.
  • NCBI BLAST and other tools - The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) finds regions of local similarity between sequences.
  • NCBI C Toolkit - NCBI libraries and tools for biology applications srpm here
  • NCBI C++ Toolkit - a new generation of NCBI libraries and tools for biology
  • pyQPCR - qPCR analysis tool
  • Staden - sequence handling and analysis software developed at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
  • Taverna - Tool for automation of experimental workflows.
  • The WFDB Software Package - Software for viewing, analyzing, and creating recordings of physiologic signals

Healthcare WishList

Formal Methods WishList

The paper "High Assurance (for Security or Safety) and Free-Libre / Open Source Software (FLOSS)... with Lots on Formal Methods" by David A. Wheeler lists lots of tools that can help develop "high assurance" software, particularly "formal methods" tools. A related site, Open Proofs, maintains a list of promising FLOSS formal methods tools and their packaging status. Help would be greatly appreciated.

Some of these tools include:

Additional CAS tools, like Axiom, Yacas, and SAGE would be helpful too.

A number have already been done, including Coq, Why / Caduceus / Krakatoa, tex-zfuzz, and minisat2.

See the Wheeler paper (above) and the Open Proofs site for project URLs, license info, what they do, etc.

Fedora KDE Packages WishList

How to add a package

If you're not already a Fedora maintainer, but interested in creating a package on this wish list, see PackageMaintainers/Join for the general process, and PackageMaintainers/CreatingPackageHowTo for the nuts-and-bolts of how to create a package. Packaging/Guidelines describes the guidelines Fedora packages must follow.

The special interest groups may provide additional guidelines and help for processing the packages posted on their wishlist.