Giver – Give Files

So tonight I met Calvin Gaisford of Giver fame. One of the things I was interested in getting going was Giver and couldn’t get it built until tonight during the Tomboy Hacking Night at Novell.

Giver takes quite a bit of work to get running and its from source only right now. I hope to actually build an rpm of Giver and push it up into the Fedora build process but have really no idea how to do so. If someone could point me in the right direction, that would be awesome!

Calvin and the rest of the guys were great. We got quite a bit done on Tomboy tonight (I got it to build from source for the first time) and we’ll be planning more of these locally as well. In fact, Calvin took us up to the 7th floor of Novell and got us some cool swag too.

Thanks gang!



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4 Responses to Giver – Give Files

  1. Alex says:

    Haha, awesome. Today I was looking into installing Giver on my Fedora system; it was a completely random idea. I remembered hearing about it in some coverage of Novell Hack Week, and decided it would be fun to try out. It turned out to be very troublesome (obviously), and I gave up. A few hours later, I see this post show up in my news aggregator.

    Good luck! I can’t wait to try it out.

  2. loupgaroublond says:

    Why, from Red Hat’s own Magazine of course. :P

    I spent thanksgiving break actually learning about the RPM process itself, and it was very rewarding. This was my starting point. In the Fedora docs, there are more details about Fedora specific stuff, but these articles are probably the sanest way to start.

  3. herlo says:


    I also work for Guru Labs which has this helpful documentation[1], its just that I didn’t understand all of the features until recently (and still don’t completely). I feel much better though knowing there is an official Red Hat guide as well.



    1 – Guru Guides

  4. ignacio says:

    There’s also this one, which quite a few people have found useful:

    Oh, and the validator for the email address in your comment system is broken.

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