Package name    : freewrl
Version         : 1.22.5
Upstream Author : John Stewart, Sarah Dumoulin  ... <info-freewrl --at-->
License         : LGPL      
Programming Lang: C
Description: VRML browser for 3D contents works also as mozilla plugin

First let me introduce myself :

  • whitedune's debian maintainer (X3D editor : (1) )
  • on my (rare) free time, I help the myosotis project, (since I know michel since we were students)

As promised I worked this weekend on freewrl integration in debian :

  • that vrml viewer was in debian long time ago but went away… (2)
  • upstream is still active (3), and many efforts are done by Michel to made it available to debian/ubuntu users also (4) …

So I am trying to help and hope we (co-maintainers) can get it back into debian's main and ubuntu as well

  • I just set up a git repo on debian's alioth (pkg-multimedia team which IMHO fits best) (5) , imported previous version and working on an current release…
  • Currently (20100320) latest release builds and runs on most arch …

If anyone wants to help, feel free to :

  • general testing (6)
  • pull the UNRELEASED branch from git (5) and fix mistakes to be merged (in debian/* first)
 git clone
 cd freewrl && git checkout UNRELEASED
  • report issues on the integration on upstream tracker (7)
  • test some java/EAI demo I wrote a decade ago : (8)

thank you for all

Find me online : rzr@irc


I'll update my status page :




Ubuntu :

echo aptitude install freewrl xulrunner-1.9.1 
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/xulrunner- freewrl $data


js / xul


E: freewrl_1.22.6.99~7pre1-0ubuntu0~rzr1_i386.changes: bad-ubuntu-distribution-in-changes-file unstable
W: freewrl source: no-human-maintainers
W: freewrl: package-name-doesnt-match-sonames libFreeWRL1 libFreeWRLEAI1 libFreeWRLplugin
E: freewrl: copyright-should-refer-to-common-license-file-for-lgpl
W: freewrl: virtual-package-depends-without-real-package-depends depends: java-runtime
W: freewrl: binary-without-manpage usr/bin/freewrl_msg
W: freewrl: binary-without-manpage usr/bin/freewrl_snd
W: freewrl: non-dev-pkg-with-shlib-symlink usr/lib/ usr/lib/
W: freewrl: non-dev-pkg-with-shlib-symlink usr/lib/ usr/lib/
W: freewrl: shlib-without-versioned-soname usr/lib/
Package: totem-mozilla
XB-Npp-Applications: ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384, 92650c4d-4b8e-4d2a-b7eb-24ecf4f6b63a
XB-Npp-Name:  Totem Mozilla plugin
XB-Npp-MimeType: video/quicktime, video/mp4, image/x-macpaint, image/x-quicktime, application/x-mplayer2, video/x-ms-asf-plugin, video/x-msvideo, video/x-ms-asf, video/x-ms-wmv, video$
XB-Npp-Description: Watch Movies in your Browser (
XB-Npp-Filename: libtotem-

ubuntu : karmic

sudo ln -fs  /usr/lib/xulrunner/  /usr/lib/
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/xulrunner freewrl


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