Notion window manager on Fedora

Hello,

I’m using the Notion window manager (fork of ion3) and noticed that there is no official package inside the Fedora repositories rather than other distributions. So, on Fedora you currently can either manually download and use old RPMs or compile later versions yourself.

It would be nice if Notion was available in Fedora’s repositories. I guess, I’m not the only one who uses that window manager and furthermore Fedora is pretty common. I remember that ion3 was inside Fedora’s repositories once (years ago), before ion3 was officially canceled by its developer.

Unfortunately, I’m not into building RPM packages. However, I guess putting Notion into a repository should not be hard for an experienced developer (or whoever provides the packages).

Currently, I’m using an older version (3.x, version 4.x is the latest) I still have as RPM. However, using an outdated version is not a wise permanent solution either…

Well, it just would be great if there was a maintained package available. I also checked for it in other third-party repositories, without success.

You will have to find or become a maintainer for that package for it to live in Fedora’s repo.

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Join_the_package_collection_maintainers

Quick solution:
Try the packages provided in this COPR:

https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/ecook/notion/

 sudo dnf copr enable ecook/notion
 sudo dnf install notion

Or you could try the opensuse rpm:

https://software.opensuse.org//download.html?project=X11%3Awindowmanagers&package=notion

(yes, it may or may not work, depending on dependencies and package names, but worth a try.)

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Thanks for the fast reply!

I already tried that, without success.

Whoa, that sounds (and looks) interesting, thanks for the advice! I’ll try it soon and give you feedback!

I’m always very cautious about unofficial sources, but this one can be trusted, I guess?

COPR is ‘as is’, but the service is provided by Fedora and they are only supposed to distribute stuff there that could theoretically be distributed in Fedora, too.

No, not by default. COPR is a build system providing personal repositories. Each user decides what to build. In theory, it can be used to build any software including malicious software or modified packages. So, I think it’s good to be cautious!

In this particular case, it looks like the package is build directly from the github source (see Package notion in ecook/notion). That would be the same if the package would be part of Fedora’s official repo. So, if you trust the source code, you can almost certainly trust this package/build.

notion

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That’s true, of course.

My colleagues call me overcautious. Well, better safe than sorry.

I guess I do. My C-skills have vanished over the past years, so I can’t manually check it. :smile:

I hope it’ll make it there.

Works as a charm! Thanks a lot! :grinning:

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