Where did the webcam server apps go?

asked 2019-04-10 11:44:33 -0500

nathanstenzel gravatar image

I am pretty sure there used to be a number of webcam applications in the Fedora repository. That included motion which was good for sharing streaming footage of a webcam. Sometimes a user just wants to easily setup a webcam to keep an eye on a pet or something else and then watch from a phone. There were more options than just "motion", which you no longer have a package for. Where did all the apps go?

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I remember that motion in the repo was terribly outdated. Probably it got retired.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2019-04-10 12:20:22 -0500 )edit

The last release was February 3rd and the source is there so all someone in the Fedora side would have to do is compile it and package it. I suppose there might be some dependency issues though.

nathanstenzel gravatar imagenathanstenzel ( 2019-04-10 14:00:04 -0500 )edit

motion is in rpmfusion-free.

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2019-04-11 18:48:37 -0500 )edit

Good to know. Fedora still needs to improve their webcam software selection though.

nathanstenzel gravatar imagenathanstenzel ( 2019-04-11 23:14:09 -0500 )edit

So start helping improving it. You can become the maintainer of the software you'd like having in Fedora. Remember, you are Fedora.

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2019-04-12 08:22:13 -0500 )edit