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Recommended software to install on RPi?

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:43 am
by helpme
One question for the more experienced RPi users. What are your favourite software on RPi?

Let me start the ball rolling
- WebIDE
Wonderful IDE for editing python code
- All the python packages

Re: Recommended software to install on RPi?

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:40 am
by W. H. Heydt
putty
units

Re: Recommended software to install on RPi?

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:49 am
by Heater
node.js

Re: Recommended software to install on RPi?

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:49 am
by rpdom
vi
omxplayer
rsync

Re: Recommended software to install on RPi?

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:52 am
by ric96
Psx rearmed
Atari 800
Open arena

Re: Recommended software to install on RPi?

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:06 pm
by klricks
gedit (Editor with spell checker)
synaptic (GUI package manager -much better than the pre installed Aptitude PM)
timidity (enables MIDI playback - required to get some of the pre installed python games to work)
mpg321 (enables MP3 playback)
xrdp (For remote RDP connection with full GUI)
cutecom (serial comm program)
ser2net (captures serial data and exports to a network port)

Re: Recommended software to install on RPi?

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:15 pm
by pluggy
nmap
rrdtool
bc
streamer

Very general open end question, what you put on it is very dependant on what you use it for....

Re: Recommended software to install on RPi?

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:35 pm
by Heater
One of those nice Python scripts that downloads YouTube videos so you can watch them on the Pi.

Re: Recommended software to install on RPi?

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:15 am
by W. H. Heydt
rpdom wrote:vi
Doesn't need to be added. It's part of the basic package.

Re: Recommended software to install on RPi?

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:19 am
by tonyhughes
Baked Linux Mod. :D

Re: Recommended software to install on RPi?

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:43 am
by Joe Schmoe
W. H. Heydt wrote:
rpdom wrote:vi
Doesn't need to be added. It's part of the basic package.
Technically true, but note that many "modern" Linuxes come with a stripped down vim as vi - that doesn't have a lot of the normal vim features (including, but not limited to the obvious one of the GUI vim), so you do have to install your own if you want the normal vim feature set.

Re: Recommended software to install on RPi?

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:22 pm
by mrpi64
helpme wrote:One question for the more experienced RPi users. What are your favourite software on RPi?

Let me start the ball rolling
- WebIDE
Wonderful IDE for editing python code
- All the python packages

mrpi64 is awesome.
Right, 3 things.

1: Appropriate name, under the circumstances.

2: I have lots of stuff installed on my Pi. Python IDE? I HIGHLY reccomend Geany, as it gives you a little notebook area, edit python, java, xml, ETC, and a terminal, all in the same window! How cool is that???

3: Thanks for saying that I'm awesome.

PS: The awesome thing above was me. Sorry :D .

Re: Recommended software to install on RPi?

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:51 pm
by kevinthefixer
Several things I think a computer should be able to do OOTB:
Web Browsing: Raspbian comes with Netsurf and Midori, but neither one will log you into your Hotmail account. I've settled on Chromium as a compromise between performance and abilities.
Word Processing: Focuswriter works well for me. Forum reports are that the big office suites (LibreOffice, OpenOffice etc.) slow the Pi down terribly.
Number Crunching: Raspbian already has Galculator, and I see no reason to change calculator programs. Gnumeric does as good a job on spreadsheets as anything I've ever used, and is available in the repos.
Music and Video Playing: LXMusic fits in LXDE (the default window manager in Raspbian) of course, and plays MP3s with a very small resource demand and no real problems. It does have one bug, if it's set as default music player and you click on a music file, it opens the program but not the file you clicked on. XBMC will play music but as far as I can tell does not support playlists. However it's the only way to go to play video on a Raspberry Pi. You can use OMXPlayer, already built into Raspbian, but unless you call it directly from the command line (lots of typing!) you can't control it even to stop a video in the middle. XBMC does exactly that: controls OMXPlayer with its own GUI. Google Michael Gorven (Cocooncrash) to install it.
I find Synaptic handy; it has a search function. Installing things by apt-get is great if you know exactly what package you're looking for, but if you want a screenshot utility, Synaptic will help you find xfce4-screenshooter.
One more thing: if you use a full-size keyboard like I do, and you want the keypad to come on when the computer boots up, there is a tiny utility called numlockx to do that. Install that , and add this line to /home/pi/.bashrc:

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numlockx on

Re: Recommended software to install on RPi?

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:01 pm
by W. H. Heydt
Joe Schmoe wrote:
W. H. Heydt wrote:
rpdom wrote:vi
Doesn't need to be added. It's part of the basic package.
Technically true, but note that many "modern" Linuxes come with a stripped down vim as vi - that doesn't have a lot of the normal vim features (including, but not limited to the obvious one of the GUI vim), so you do have to install your own if you want the normal vim feature set.
I could point out that the items didn't suggest vim, but vi.

Instead I will simply note that I learned vi using an ADM-3A (with arrows on the hjkl keys!) connecting to a PDP 11/70 running bsd 2.9. You know...REAL vi.

Re: Recommended software to install on RPi?

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:10 pm
by 4thdwarflord
links2 browser

Re: Recommended software to install on RPi?

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:29 am
by Ceppetto
putty

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sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install putty

Re: Recommended software to install on RPi?

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:42 am
by jamesh
Ceppetto wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:29 am
putty

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sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install putty
Often worthwhile checking the date of the last post in a thread to make sure you are not 'necroing' it.

In this case, you might actually have won the prize for the oldest necro - nearly 5 years since the last post.

Re: Recommended software to install on RPi?

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:19 pm
by droleary
jamesh wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:42 am
Often worthwhile checking the date of the last post in a thread to make sure you are not 'necroing' it.
Trolls don't care about that. People need to stop wasting their time responding to them. Especially RPi engineers.