raiagent —————[ …it is possibly good ]—————
raiagent, the third-party Gentoo overlay where Raia and gentlemanly conduct collide.
eselect repositorymodule (if needed).
$ emerge --ask app-eselect/eselect-repository $ mkdir -p /etc/portage/repos.conf
Add and synchronize this overlay.
$ eselect repository enable raiagent $ emerge --sync raiagent
Prepare for Gentoo-based winnage.
raiagent publishes well-documented ebuilds unabashedly biased toward technological self-empowerment.1
1. We actually believe most of the specious doggerel tastelessly defibrillating this sentence.
Notable command-line interface (CLI) ebuilds include:
- Powerline, a general-purpose CLI
statusline theme with cross-application support (e.g.,
raiagentofficially hosts Powerline ebuilds, co-maintained by a frequent Powerline committer.
- fishman's exuberant-ctags
fork, an actively maintained
ctags variant with modern language
support (e.g., CSS, Objective-C).
raiagentunofficially hosts live ctags ebuilds in lieu of an official release.
Notable peer-to-peer (P2P) ebuilds include:
- ZeroNet, a peer-to-peer web hosting network
brokered with demonetized BitCoin
blockchain semantics distributed over the decentralized
BitTorrent protocol complete with
optional Tor-based traffic anonymization. Yeah. It's pretty special.
raiagentofficially hosts ZeroNet ebuilds.
Notable Perl 5 ebuilds include:
- Minilla, a command automating the
production and distribution of CPAN modules. Minilla is a lightweight drop-in
replacement for Dist::Milla, the
heavyweight older brother that should probably start hitting his local gym.
raiagentunofficially hosts ebuilds installing the full Minilla stack.
Notable Python ebuilds include:
- PySide2 (AKA, "Qt for
pyside-setup-everywhere-src; AKA, The Package Formerly Known as PySide2),don't ask the official LGPL-licensed Qt bindings for Python.
raiagentofficially hosts ebuilds installing the full PySide2 stack: i.e., PySide2 + pyside2-tools + shiboken2 + Qt.
- pytest-xvfb, a
third-party Python package integrating the popular pytest
framework with the Xvfb (X virtual
framebuffer) for automated headless
testing of graphical Python applications.
raiagentofficially hosts ebuilds installing the full pytest-xvfb stack: i.e.,
Notable "enthusiast" ebuilds include:
- Munt, a cross-platform software
synthesiser emulating pre-GM Roland MIDI devices (e.g.,
MT-32) commonly supported by
raiagentunofficially hosts Munt ebuilds.
- VGMPlay, a cross-platform
audio player and converter effectively emulating all sequenced video game
sound chips and hence supporting all sequenced video game music – ever. As
RetroArch is to game
emulation, VGMPlay is to game audio emulation.
raiagentunofficially hosts VGMPlay ebuilds.
Notable roguelike (i.e., games featuring permanent death as a prominent mechanic) ebuilds include:
- Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead (C:DDA), a
post-apocalyptic survival horror roguelike.
raiagentofficially hosts C:DDA ebuilds.
- UnReal World (URW), a Finnish Iron-Age
wilderness survival roguelike.
raiagentunofficially hosts URW ebuilds.
Interactive Fiction (IF)
Notable interactive fiction (i.e., parser games featuring text-based control schemes) ebuilds include:
- Gargoyle (garglk), the ultimate back- and
frontend GUI supporting most (but inevitably not all) works of interactive
fiction authored over the past several decades. Whereas Portage and the
interactive-fictionoverlay only host Gargoyle's nearly decade-old 2011.1 release,
raiagentunofficially hosts ebuilds for most modern Gargoyle releases.
- Seventh Sense, David
Olsen's phenomenal back-
and frontend GUI for Joe and Ben
Wolf franchise of
80's-era high-fantasy roguelike gamebooks.
raiagentunofficially hosts Seventh Sense ebuilds. USE flags include:
data(enabled by default): automatically downloads and installs all data needed to play Lone Wolf 1—18. Thanks to Joe's voluntary relinquishment of all prior copyright to Project Aon, these gamebooks are freely (as in both beer and speech) playable... for Sommerlund and the Kai!
editor(not enabled by default): enables Seventh Sense's in-game WYSIWG editor for modifying existing gamebooks and creating new gamebooks under the Lone Wolf system.
Notable scientifical ebuilds include:
- BETSE (Bio Electric Tissue
Simulation Engine), a cross-platform pure-Python CLI-based finite
volume simulator for 2D computational multiphysics problems in the life
sciences coauthored by the author of this
overlay. Needless to say,
raiagentofficially hosts BETSE ebuilds.
- BETSEE (Bio Electric Tissue
Simulation Engine Environment), a cross-platform pure-Python
PySide2-based Qt 5 GUI for
BETSE coauthored by the
author of this overlay. Again,
raiagentofficially hosts BETSEE ebuilds.
- Nikolai Aleksandrovich Pavlov (ZyX-I), whose gracious contributions to the suite of Powerline ebuilds has been immeasurably invaluable. Thanks, Nikolai. Your Sisyphean efforts will not go unremembered.
leycec, the principal maintainer of
actively contributes to various other first- and third-party Gentoo overlays –