Help author XnConvert make correct package for OpenSuSe.

Who’s got a bit of time and knowledge of OBS, please help the author XnView Software · XnConvert learn how to assemble the correct packages for OpenSuSe. Discussion here: XnView Software • View topic - In openSuSe 12.2 xnconvert don’t work correctly:. I, unfortunately, do not have sufficient knowledge.

The program, while not opensource, but freeware. Wonderful as converter image formats.

Thank you.

On 04/13/2013 10:26 AM, zorkia wrote:
>
> Who’s got a bit of time and knowledge of OBS, please help the author
> ‘XnView Software · XnConvert’ (http://www.xnview.com/en/xnconvert/)
> learn how to assemble the correct packages for OpenSuSe. Discussion
> here: ‘XnView Software • View topic - In openSuSe 12.2 xnconvert
> don’t work correctly:’
> (http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=79&t=27358). I,
> unfortunately, do not have sufficient knowledge.

instead of someone here going there, how about telling the author
about the OBS Forum, here: http://tinyurl.com/64xoegy

>
> The program, while not opensource, but freeware. Wonderful as converter
> image formats.

perhaps i do not know enough about it and should remain silent, but
it seems to me that the openSUSE Build Service takes source as the
input and provides built up, ready to install and run openSUSE
packages as the output…

right?

so, the XnView program can’t be made since the author is unwilling to
input the source.

right?

hmmmmm…so i read the discussion at the URL you provided and i
wonder why not install XnView as root and then execute it in a user
terminal with


/usr/sbin/xnconvert

won’t that work?

if it does (and i think it should) you can add it to the menu, and
give it a icon to click on, etc…

on the other hand i don’t know why you would want to run a non-open
source program when there are plenty of image convertors which are
open… (and you can’t see into XnView to learn if there is a
key-logger, root-kit, or trojan horse hiding inside the binary!!)


dd
openSUSE®, the “German Engineered Automobile” of operating systems!
http://tinyurl.com/DD-Caveat

Because XnConvert (not XnView) is comfortable and has a lot of functions. And I want to use this program. I searched but could not find a viable alternative to open-source software. And I think that this question is not an ideological or political. The author is not asking to include the program in the repository. He asks for help to assemble it correctly for Opensuse. That’s all. Nothing personal.

I think the author should ask the openSUSE maintainers if it is possible
to add XnView to the non-oss repository.
Not sure where the right place is to ask that but probably the opensuse
factory mailing list.
http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Mailing_lists

and I think it is best if the author himself participates there.


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On 04/13/2013 12:46 PM, zorkia wrote:
> And I think that this question is not an ideological or political.

and neither was my comment either ideological or political…rather,
it is a matter of security…i have no problem with non-open
software which i need (because of no open source alternative) and
trust.

but, i have no trust for many of the thousands of programs being
written to run in Windows/Mac/Linux with absolutely no way to know
what is inside!

if you are willing to take the risk, that is your business…but,
still i can say “i don’t know why anyone would want to run a
potentially dangerous closed source program when alternatives exist”


dd
openSUSE®, the “German Engineered Automobile” of operating systems!

Why are you trying to scare me? If I can not read source code, what do I care? It is a religion?

Thank you! I posted link to you answer in discussion topic on xnconvert forum.

On 04/13/2013 01:56 PM, zorkia wrote:
> Why are you trying to scare me? If I can not read source code, what do
> I care? It is a religion?

scare?

i am not scared…but, i am cautious…

can’t read source? neither can i…but i DO trust the official
openSUSE repos…

it is not ‘religion’ to be careful to avoid root kits, key loggers
and etc…it is just good common sense…and, one pretty easy way
to avoid them is to not go out on the web and start collecting all
the executables available from unknown sources…

ymmv…but a layered defense is best…a good firewall is
cool…but, it will NOT stop any user/admin from downloading and
installing dangerous code right through the firewall!!


dd

Oh-la-la. Now I’m afraid to use a computer. How do I live now?