RPMs of FreeJ for Fedora 9

I've been a bit pokey about this too, but I've finally compiled the BLAG Linux SRPMs of FreeJ for Fedora 9. Unfortunately, FreeJ depends on libffmpeg, and cannot go into Fedora proper. Nevertheless, it can have a very welcome place in RPMFusion or Livna.

To rip off the description from the homepage:

FreeJ is a vision mixer: an instrument for realtime video manipulation used in the fields of dance teather, veejaying, medical visualisation and TV.

FreeJ lets you interact with multiple layers of video, filtered by effect chains and then mixed together. Controllers can be scripted for keyboard, midi and joysticks, to manipulate images, movies, live cameras, particle generators, text scrollers, flash animations and more.
All the resulting video mix can be shown on multiple and remote screens, encoded into a movie and streamed live to the internet.

FreeJ can be controlled locally or remotely, also from multiple places at the same time; it can be automated via javascript to be operated via MIDI, Joysticks, wiimotes, mices and keyboards.

FreeJ can be found at its homepage, at: http://freej.org/

The RPMs are available on my fedorahosted space. Since the RPMs depend on 'non-free' software, although do not ship any non-free bits themselves, i have created a new non-free repo available at:


I would like to put this package up for review. To those maintainers responsible, would i be better off submitting a review to livna or to rpmfusion?

3 flames:

Kevin Kofler zei

Was rebuilding even necessary in the first place? BLAG 90000 is so close to Fedora 9 (and 90001 is just the same with a few updates) that their binary RPMs are likely to just work.

Yankee zei

Rebuilding was probably not necessary, except that I had to make some changes to the SPEC file for review.

Ideally, the RPM will be taken as is from RPMFusion in the future.

Kevin Kofler zei

Right, that would probably be the best approach.

I commented on the problems found by rpmlint in your review request.