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This package contains themes usable with the Metacity window manager
for the GNOME Desktop.

This package provides the functionality to the Nautilus file browser to
send files over e-mail or instant messaging protocols via Evolution,
Empathy and Pidgin.

This package contains GNOME utilities and applications for use with
NetworkManager, including a panel applet for wireless networks.

NetworkManager-vpnc provides VPN support to NetworkManager for vpnc.

D-BUS notification daemon.

notify-sharp is a C# client implementation for Desktop Notifications,
i.e. notification-daemon. It is inspired by the libnotify API.

Desktop Notifications provide a standard way of doing passive pop-up
notifications on the Linux desktop. These are designed to notify the
user of something without interrupting their work with a dialog box
that they must close. Passive popups can automatically disappear after
a short period of time.


nss-mdns is a plug-in for the GNU Name Service Switch (NSS)
functionality of the GNU C Library (glibc) providing a hostname
resolution via Multicast DNS (aka Zeroconf, aka Apple Rendezvous, aka
Apple Bonjour), and effectively allowing name resolution by common
Unix/Linux programs in the ad-hoc mDNS domain .local.

nss-mdns provides only client functionality, which means that you have
to run a mDNS responder daemon separately from nss-mdns if you want to
register the local hostname via mDNS. I recommend Avahi.

By default, nss-mdns tries to contact a running avahi-daemon to resolve
hostnames and addresses and makes use of its superior record cacheing.

This package provides as much compatibility as possible for packages
installed into the old /opt/gnome prefix. The package installs the
/opt/gnome directory structure and configures system and GNOME
components to support this prefix.

This package deletes itself, if it does not find any useful files in
/opt/gnome. If you want to install this package, you need to have at
least one useful file in /opt/gnome or create it just now.


ORBit is a high-performance CORBA (Common Object Request Broker
Architecture) ORB (Object Request Broker). It allows programs to send
requests and receive replies from other programs, regardless of the
locations of the two programs. CORBA is an architecture that enables
communication between program objects, regardless of the programming
language they are written in or the operating system they run on.

You will need to install this package if you want to run programs that
use the CORBA technology ORBit implementation.


Orca is a free, open source, flexible, and extensible screen reader
that provides access to the graphical desktop via user-customizable
combinations of speech, braille, and/or magnification. Under
development by the Sun Microsystems, Inc., Accessibility Program Office
since 2004, Orca has been created with early input from and continued
engagement with its end users. In fact, the user interface designer
for Orca is also a user.

The pkg-config program is used to retrieve information about installed
libraries in the system. It is typically used to compile and link
against one or more libraries.

PolicyKit-gnome provides a GNOME integration library and tools for
PolicyKit including an Authentication Agent that matches the look and
feel of the GNOME desktop.


This package is meant to make the Psion 5 series of PDAs, as well as
other small computers running EPOC 32, more usable to non-Windows
users. The package consists of several parts: * Documentation
about Psion 5 data formats

* A library that can be linked against applications that have to
read and write Psion 5 files

* An example command line program that reads Psion files and writes
more commonly used formats


Rarian is designed to be a replacement for scrollkeeper. It is
currently undergoing heavy development. As of writing, rarian can be
installed in place of scrollkeeper and everything will work okay (as
far as my testing indicates)


Sabayon is a tool to help system administrators and users change and
maintain the default behaviour of the GNOME desktop.

This package contains:

- The freedesktop.org shared MIME database spec.

- The merged GNOME and KDE databases, in the new format.

- The update-mime-database command, used to install new MIME data.

Sofia-SIP is an open-source SIP User-Agent library, compliant with the
IETF RFC3261 specification. It can be used as a building block for SIP
client software for uses such as VoIP, IM, and many other real-time and
person-to-person communication services. The primary target platform
for Sofia-SIP is GNU/Linux. Sofia-SIP is based on a SIP stack developed
at the Nokia Research Center.

This package holds the cli tools what ship with sofia-sip.

GStreamer-based CD ripping tool. Saves audio CDs to Ogg/vorbis.

Startup-notification contains a reference implementation of the
startup-notification protocol.

Swfdec is a decoder/renderer for Macromedia Flash animations. The
decoding and rendering engine is provided in a library that can be used
by other applications.

This package contains programs to integrate Flash functionality into
the GNOME desktop. Its main application is swfdec-player, a
stand-alone viewer for Flash files. It also contains
swfdec-thumbnailer, a program that provides screenshots for files to
display in the Nautilus file manager.


Totem is a movie player for the GNOME desktop based on GStreamer. It
features a playlist, a full-screen mode, seek and volume controls, and
complete keyboard navigation.

totem-pl-parser is a simple GObject-based library to parse a host of
playlist formats, to save them too.

This is a set of translation updates that are installed into the
preferred directory, /usr/share/locale-langpack//LC_MESSAGES/.

Applications that use gettext correctly can then pick up overridden or
updated translations from this location.


VObject simplifies the process of parsing and creating iCalendar and
vCard objects.


VTE is a terminal emulator library that provides a terminal widget for
use with GTK+ as well as handling of child process and terminal
emulation settings.

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