Metacity

Metacity is the GNOME2 window manager that comes with Fedora Core. If you find it's window placement policy annoying (i.e. application windows not appearing on the current Xinerama screen with the mouse pointer, but on another one), then you might find a solution here.

The Metacity RPMs below contain a one-line patch which forces Metacity to use the current Xinerama screen for window placement.

To upgrade to the newer modified metacity, issue something like the following on the command line:

    rpm -Uvh metacity-2.16.0-6.fc6.i386.rpm

Some applications like Mozilla will still completely ignore Metacity's window placement policy, a workaround is to issue the following on the command line:

    gconftool-2 --type bool --set /apps/metacity/general/disable_workarounds true

Note: log-out and login after installing the new metatcity RPM and issuing the gconftool-2 command,  as a window manager restart is required for the changes to take effect.

Only the i386 RPMS are supplied, the x86-64 RPMs can be built from the source RPM by issuing something like the following:

    rpmbuild --rebuild metacity-2.16.0-6.fc6.src.rpm
RPM: metacity-2.6.3-2.i386.rpm  (FC1) SRPM: metacity-2.6.3-2.src.rpm  (FC1)
RPM: metacity-2.8.1-3.i386.rpm  (FC2) SRPM: metacity-2.8.1-3.src.rpm  (FC2)
RPM: metacity-2.8.6-3.i386.rpm  (FC3) SRPM: metacity-2.8.6-3.src.rpm  (FC3)
RPM: metacity-2.10.3-2.i386.rpm  (FC4) SRPM: metacity-2.10.3-2.src.rpm  (FC4)
RPM: metacity-2.14.3-2.fc5.1.i386.rpm  (FC5) SRPM: metacity-2.14.3-2.fc5.1.src.rpm  (FC5)
RPM: metacity-2.16.5-2.fc6.i386.rpm  (FC6) SRPM: metacity-2.16.5-2.fc6.src.rpm  (FC6)
RPM: metacity-2.18.5-2.fc7.i386.rpm  (Fedora 7) SRPM: metacity-2.18.5-2.fc7.src.rpm  (Fedora 7)
Fedora 8 and later, no need to install a modified RPM, just issue:
gconftool-2 --type bool --set /apps/metacity/general/disable_workarounds true

 

Mtrace

Mtrace provides multicast routing diagnostics from within Vic or on the command line. mtrace is to multicast what traceroute is to unicast

RPM: mtrace-5.2-2.i386.rpm SRPM: mtrace-5.2-2.src.rpm

 

Free Phone (FPhone)

Free Phone is an audio tool for the Internet developed at INRIA. It is compatible with RAT since both were developed within the MERCI project.

RPM: fphone-3.7b6-1.fc6.i386.rpm SRPM: fphone-3.7b6-1.fc6.src.rpm