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This is Octopi, a powerful Pacman/AUR frontend using Qt libs.

The project site is hosted at https://octopiproject.wordpress.com

Currently, 9 Linux distros are compatible with it

What you must install in your system to have Octopi fully functional

You'll need:

  • Alpm_octopi_utils library
  • A privilege escalation tool to use it. Octopi supports gksu, kdesu and lxqt-sudo for that
  • qtermwidget >= 0.8 in order to build Octopi with embedded terminal support

Simple steps to build Octopi code

Assuming you have Qt5 libs properly installed, go to the directory where the code is located:

$ cd OCTOPI_PATH
$ qmake-qt5
$ make

You can also use the available PKGBUILD script that helps you build Octopi with all its tools:

$ cd OCTOPI_PATH
$ makepkg -f

How to enable AUR support (that "alien" icon at toolbar)

To enable AUR support, you'll need to install yaourt, pacaur or trizen in your system.
In Chakra, chaser will be supported out of the box.
In KaOS, kcp will be supported out of the box.

Ways to help/support Octopi

  • You can "Star" it at the Github page - https://github.com/aarnt/octopi/
  • You can vote in the AUR package available at https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/octopi/
  • You can translate it to your mother language at https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/octopi/
  • You can follow author's twitter account at https://twitter.com/aaarnt
  • You can buy author's technical book (currently in portuguese) about Octopi and Qt5 at http://www.amazon.com.br/Aprendendo-Qt-com-projeto-Octopi-ebook/dp/B015ICHKV6
  • You can write a review about it (text / video)
  • You can donate money to the project Paypal - http://sourceforge.net/donate/index.php?group_id=186459
  • You can join the project ;-)

Enjoy!

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