I've been working on packaging the Zeitgeist stack and Gnome-shell.
Zeitgeist is a project to log what you've been doing - which documents you have edited, which web sites you have visited, which IM conversations you have had - and to then let you query that information. This of course needs a nice, graphical journal browser.
There is now a branch for Gnome-shell which integrates a journal into the shell's overview.
While we have a package for zeitgeist, kindly packaged by dimstar, we lack all the rest of the Zeitgeist stack - the data providers, the datahub, etc.
I'm packaging all of this in
So far it's being built for openSUSE 11.3 and Factory. For 11.3 I had to pull in a newer Glib, as libzeitgeist wants gdbus and that doesn't exist in the version of Glib that comes originally with 11.3. Thankfully, just replacing your Glib with the one that is in my repository works fine; nothing seems to break.
I'm not an experienced packager, so the packages in that repository are... um... needy of review by someone whose knowledge of RPM and packaging goes beyond "cut&paste from specfiles and curse until the stupid thing builds" :)
Gnome-shell is not in that repository yet; I'm still making packages for the Zeitgeist stack. I'll get around to it.
But if someone wants to install these and give them a try, I'd love any feedback you can provide :)