Monday, April 29, 2019

Fedora 29 : About poedit tool.

In this tutorial I will briefly introduce the linux poedit tool.
Let's start installing it in Fedora 29.
[root@desk mythcat]# dnf search poedit 
Last metadata expiration check: 0:01:09 ago on Mon 29 Apr 2019 01:23:39 PM EEST.
========================= Name Exactly Matched: poedit =========================
poedit.x86_64 : GUI editor for GNU gettext .po files
[root@desk mythcat]# dnf install poedit 
Last metadata expiration check: 0:02:40 ago on Mon 29 Apr 2019 01:23:39 PM EEST.
Dependencies resolved.
About this software named Poedit (formerly poEdit) shareware and cross-platform gettext catalog editor to aid in the process of language localization.
Poedit is a powerful and intuitive editor for translating interfaces that use gettext.
Available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.
What is a PO file?
The .PO file is a portable object file, which is text-based. These types of files are used in common in software development. The .PO file may be referenced by Java programs, GNU gettext, or other software programs as a properties file.
What is MO file?
The .MO files or Machine Object is a binary data file that contains object data referenced by a program.
It is typically used to translate program code and may be loaded or imported into the GNU gettext program.

These files can be provided by developer source code or you can sign in into the Crowdin.
This provides powerful tools to manage localization for projects of any type and any size.
Open the application and put all info on from File-> Preferences.
The Poedit asks some of the essential information such as your name, email address, translation memory settings, and more to change your preferences.
Set the path (absolute path) settings in your Catalog otherwise, the Poedit isn't able to use gettext from source files.
Before starting your translate issue be advice with the rules are set by GNU gettext utilities

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Fedora 29 : Install Inkscape with Flatpak Linux tool.

Today I used the Flatpak Linux tool to install the last version of Inkscape 0.92.4 5da689c313 released at 2019-01-14.
Flatpak (formerly xdg-app) is a software utility for software deployment, package management, and application virtualization for Linux desktop computers. It provides a sandbox environment in which users can run applications in isolation from the rest of the system. see Wikipedia Flatpak.
The Flatpak tool is installed by default on Fedora Workstation. To install and runt the last version of Inkscape you need to use these commands:
[mythcat@desk Downloads]$ flatpak install org.inkscape.Inkscape.flatpakref

org.inkscape.Inkscape permissions:
    ipc     x11    file access [1]

    [1] host

        ID                                    Arch   Branch Remote  Download
 1. [✓] org.gnome.Platform.Locale             x86_64 3.30   flathub 17.4 kB / 320.2 MB
 2. [✓] org.freedesktop.Platform.VAAPI.Intel  x86_64 18.08  flathub  1.8 MB / 1.8 MB
 3. [✓] org.freedesktop.Platform.html5-codecs x86_64 18.08  flathub  4.8 MB / 4.9 MB
 4. [✓] org.inkscape.Inkscape                 x86_64 stable flathub 86.1 MB / 88.6 MB
 5. [✓] org.inkscape.Inkscape.Locale          x86_64 stable flathub  8.5 kB / 18.6 MB

Installation complete.

[mythcat@desk Downloads]$ flatpak run org.inkscape.Inkscape
Gtk-Message: 22:58:01.259: Failed to load module "pk-gtk-module"
Gtk-Message: 22:58:01.259: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"
The Inkscape drawing tool works well.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Fedora 29 : Thonny editor for python.

This Python IDE for beginners named Thonny is a simple editor with Python 3.7 built in.
The official webpage can be found here and the GitHub project page is this.
The development team is from the University of Tartu, Estonia with the help from the open-source community. Thonny grew up in University of Tartu (, Institute of Computer Science (
I test it today with Fedora 29 and works well.
Let's start with the first step:
[mythcat@desk ~]$ pip3 install thonny --user
Collecting thonny
Successfully installed astroid-2.2.5 asttokens-1.1.13 docutils-0.14 isort-4.3.17 jedi-0.13.3 lazy-object-proxy-1.3.1 
mccabe-0.6.1 mypy-0.700 mypy-extensions-0.4.1 parso-0.4.0 pylint-2.3.1 pyperclip-1.7.0 pyserial-3.4 thonny-3.1.2 
[root@desk mythcat]# dnf install python3-tkinter.x86_64
Last metadata expiration check: 0:21:20 ago on Tue 09 Apr 2019 09:57:24 PM EEST.

  python3-tkinter-3.7.2-5.fc29.x86_64          tk-1:8.6.8-1.fc29.x86_64         

This editor can be found on Fedora repo, but I used the last released version software.
[root@desk mythcat]# dnf search thonny
Last metadata expiration check: 0:36:55 ago on Tue 09 Apr 2019 09:57:24 PM EEST.
========================= Name Exactly Matched: thonny =========================
thonny.noarch : Python IDE for beginners