Re: Looking for openSUSE package for Zim the deskto wiki
September 24 and I'm in the same situation as the OP. No Zim for OpenSuSE (it was requested already more than once), no Zim rpm will install (Mandrake & RedHats give dependency errors as the user above noted) and rather worse, I've just been through ye olde compilation tarnation - literally hours last night - trying to compile and install it myself to no avail. It really doesn't appear to be a particularly complex app but it appears that OpenSuSE's Perl modules just won't cut the mustard, even after trying to manually install any modules I could even get a hunch were needed from CPAN. Zim seems to have wanted Gtk2::Spell perl module but I tried and could not install it in OpenSuSE. Something about -pthread and it was finally one hoop too many. Somebody with more skill and experience can probably do it in a snap but it's out of my grasp now.
It's a really nice handy app, especially if one is a writer. Hierarchical note managers capable of being useful to an author are a niche in the app department that's been frustrating to me for years. Zim is one of the best I've seen (good balance between clean and featured) and moreover it uses easily accessible, well organized plain text files so one won't be in a tight spot if one can't or doesn't wish to use it anymore. Although its development is not substantial (1 author etc) it has been around a good length of time now and is apparently active/maintained. It would be a good app to have in the standard repos.
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