Fedora has Freemind

November 30, 2010 in fedora, packaging, software

During past few months I have been reviewing packages for Fedora with approximate speed of 1.53 package per week :-)

Most of packages I reviewed were libraries and other things that are not so interesting to users. But one of last packages I reviewed is different. It is one of the best mind-mappingsoftware in existence :-) Yes, it’s Freemind. If you’ve never tried mind-mapping before, let me quote first paragraph from wikipedia:

A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. Mind maps are used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid to studying and organizing information, solving problems, making decisions, and writing.

So what are you waiting for? Try it out!/>/> There were attempts to package Freemind before, but all would-be maintainers gave up when they noticed how many dependencies are needed and how Java packaging actually works (I don’t really blame them). So everyone please. Let’s. Have. A. Staaaaanding. Ovaaation. Fooor. Johannes Lips. He made it! If you live close by, buy him a beer will you? :-)