Fedora: Use Fedy to Install Third-Party Software and Codecs

If you have just installed Fedora and are looking for a quick way to install some popular third-party software not in the Fedora standard repository, try Fedy. The application is somewhat similar NinetThis tool installs popular applications on Windows, but only for Fedora.Feddy It is a Fedora application. You can install codecs, Adobe Flash, Oracle Java, and Steam, Spotify, Google Chrome, Skype, Slack, WPS Office and other applications with a click of a button. The application can also install some development tools (Atom, Android Studio, Eclipse IDE, Oracle JDK, etc.), Gtk and icon themes, and even perform some adjustments, such as disabling mouse acceleration, improving font rendering or adding colors to Bash prompts. .
Therefore, you can quickly install frequently used software after a fresh Fedora installation, instead of having to manually download each software, wait for the software package to be installed and then proceed to the next step, and so on.
Fedy uses the Gtk3 user interface to display applications and adjustments by category, and use the search button to easily find the application to install or make adjustments. Operations are queued automatically, so you can choose to install multiple applications instead of waiting for each application to complete. In addition, you can undo actions performed using Fedy.

To install new software or adjust the system, Fedy uses a plugin system, each plugin consists of a meta.json file and an optional install.sh script. Therefore, it is easy to further expand Fedy to suit your needs, or contribute to upstream development with new plugins.Fedy installation development tool Fedora

Fedy can install the following software on Fedora:

  • Applications: Brave Browser, Dino, Dropbox Nautilus Plugin, Firefox Developer Edition, Google Chrome, Google Play Music Desktop Player, HandBrake, Lutris (now in the Fedora 29 standard repository, so I don’t think it should appear in Fedy anymore Middle)), Master PDF Editor, Mixxx DJ Software, Office, Opera, PeaZip, Plex Media Player, Popcorn Time, Quilter, Rambox, Resilio Sync, Signal Desktop, Simplenote, Skype, Slak, Spotify, Steam, Syncthing, TeamViewer, Telegram, Viber, VirtualBox, VirtualBox guest addition, Vivaldi, WPS Office, scaling
  • Development tools: Android Studio, Arduino IDE, Atom, CLion, Eclipse IDE (for C / C ++, Java, PHP, etc.), GNOME development tools, GitKraken, ItelliJ Idea community and Ultimate version, JetBrains Toolbox App, LightTable, Oracle JDK, PhpStorm, Postman, PyCharm Community or Professional Edition, RStudio, RubyMine, SmartGit, Sublime Text 3, Visual Studio Code, WebStorm, Yatta Eclipse Launcher, wxHexEditor
  • Themes: Adapta Gtk + Theme, Arc Gtk + and Icon Theme, EvoPop Gtk + and Icon Theme, Flat-Remix, Moka Icon Theme, Numix Gtk + and Icon Theme, Paper Gtk + and Icon Theme, Papirus Icon Theme
  • Utilities: Adobe Flash (npapi and ppapi), support for more archive formats, encrypted DVD playback (libdvdcss), Microsoft TrueType core fonts, multimedia codecs for encoding or decoding audio or video streams, Oracle JRE, Gtk + Theme engine

Most importantly, Fedy can also adjust Fedora:

  • Improve font rendering
  • Delete junk files
  • Disable mouse acceleration
  • Add beautiful Bash tips
  • Run Grub2 configuration script and update configuration file
  • Set SELinux to licensed mode
  • Enable system-wide touchpad clicks

It should be noted that for software available in Fedora’s third-party repositories (such as Visual Studio Code or Sublime Text 3), Fedy has added repositories to receive updates directly from developers when new versions are released. In addition, some software that can be installed through Fedy, such as Google Chrome, automatically adds its own repository during installation. By the way, even if Fedora has an Atom repository, it hasn’t been added.
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Install Fedy on Fedora

To install Fedy, the first step is to install the RPMFusion repository (single line):

sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

You can now add the Fedy Copr repository and install the application on Fedora 31, 30 or 29 using the following command:

sudo dnf copr enable kwizart/fedy

sudo dnf install fedy

Fedy will now appear in your application menu, so launch it and start installing your favorite software not included in the Fedora standard repository.

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