Matthew Graybosch
author by choice, techie by necessity

If I Ever Try Void Linux Again…

If I ever install Void Linux again, these are the packages I'll install first. I know I could probably use an Ansible script or something similar, but there's probably something to be said for documentation.

Package Description
void-repo-nonfree Void Linux drop-in file for the nonfree repository
fvwm An extremely powerful ICCCM-compliant window manager
cwm Lightweight and efficient window manager for X11
stalonetray Standalone system tray (notification area)
font-ibm-plex-otf IBM’s typeface, IBM Plex (OTF variant)
emacs-x11 GNU Emacs editor - X11 version
pandoc Universal converter between markup formats (with citeproc support)
texlive-bin TeX Live Binary distribution through tl-install (newest version)
libreoffice Productivity suite
neofetch Simple system information script
xclock Analog and digital clock for X
xload System load average display for X
xosview A classic system monitoring tool
xterm X Terminal Emulator
xrdb X server resource database utility
quodlibet Music Library/Editor/Player
mpd Flexible, powerful, server-side application for playing music
mpc Minimalist command line interface to MPD
ncmpcpp Ncurses mpd client inspired by ncmpc
ImageMagick Package for display and interactive manipulation of images
gimp GNU image manipulation program
nitrogen Background browser and setter for X with support for Xinerama
redshift Adjusts the color temperature of your screen to your surroundings
oomox Graphical application for generating color variations of some themes
lxappearance LXDE Theme Switcher
xcursor-themes X.org Cursor themes
breeze-cursors Breeze Cursors meta-package
higan Multi-system emulator (SNES/Game Boy/Mega Drive/PC Engine/WonderSwan)
youtube-dl CLI program to download videos from YouTube and other sites
transmission-gtk Fast, easy and free BitTorrent client - GTK+ frontend
claws-mail GTK+ based, user-friendly, lightweight, and fast email client
zip Create/update ZIP files compatible with pkzip
unzip List, test and extract compressed files in a ZIP archive
vlc Cross-platform multimedia player
mpv Video player based on MPlayer/mplayer2
unison A file-synchronization tool
angband Free, single-player dungeon exploration game
ivan Iter Vehemens ad Necem - a graphical roguelike game
crawl-tiles Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup roguelike adventure (with tiles GUI)
most Paging program that displays, one windowful at a time, file contents
fortune-mod Implementation of the BSDGames ‘fortune’ program
fortune-mod-anarchism Anarchist quotes from BLAG Linux and GNU
slim Desktop-independent graphical login manager for X11
slim-void-theme Fancy SLiM theme for Void Linux
abcde CLI audio CD encoder and tagger
make GNU Make build tool
m4 GNU version of UNIX m4 macro language processor

All of these packages are installed using the X86_64/glibc flavor of Void Linux, which I installed using the latest available XFCE live image. They might not be available on other flavors.