Wednesday 14 October 2009

Debian/Ubuntu package for emerillon

Following the (very) recent release of emerillon 0.1.0, I'm pleased to announce that emerillon has a debian package created, and now available in my PPA for Emerillon:

If you use Ubuntu Karmic 9.10, almost all dependencies are already available... Except libethos.

For libethos, you will also need, for now, to add the PPA for audidude (Christian Hergert):

This is until I have the time to rebuild the packages for that library and publish them to my Emerillon PPA.

There's already work started to include it into Debian, but it still requires packages that aren't ready yet. Same idea for Ubuntu. One of the major blockers are libethos, but I will discuss its inclusion with the upstream maintainer (who is audidude, in any case), and hopefully get it included very soon. From then, emerillon should be fairly easy to upload to Debian.

For the curious, Emerillon is a map viewer for GNOME, very nicely designed, which uses OpenStreetMap maps to allow you to search, add placemarks, etc. Think of it as a Google Maps for your computer, but fully open :)

For more information about Emerillon, see the Launchpad project page:

Happy mapping!


Zaki said...

Hey, I tried this on Karmic 64 bit. Got the following message


do_wait: drmWaitVBlank returned -1, IRQs don't seem to be working correctly.
Try adjusting the vblank_mode configuration parameter.
Aborted (core dumped)

Unknown said...

Zaki, the do_wait messages are unrelated to the core dump. I get it too, it has something to do with your drivers.

As for the core dump, you can open a bug on, product Emerillon and attache a trace :)

Zaki said...

The recent update to Setting up libethos-1.0-0 (0.2.2-0ubuntu1~~mtk2) fixed it for me

ponzo said...

Do you think you could package the new version, Emerillon 0.1.2, and put it in your repository?
Thanks anyway

Christoph Langner said...

I noticed that the PPA ppa:mathieu-tl/emerillon is down. Will you publish newer packages for emerillon?