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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:54 am    Post subject: Web CMS Reply with quote

I miss drupal as my favorite Web CMS

I am still missing : mixmaster, mixminion and nymbaron

for secure, anonymous and free sending, accepting and posting
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the programs I'm using nowadays are already well-known or mentioned here before (which usually lead me to using them :) ), but there are some programs I'd like to mention:
xsendevt is a nice program for triggering keyboard events.
kdialog (I think it comes as a part of KDE) and qnotify (and why not also gnotify, just happened to find this link when I searched for a link to qnotify) are great programs to use in scripts, where you may want to somehow inform the user or to ask him/her something.
I think LinEAK is also worth of mentioning, if you're having some fancy extra buttons in your keyboard you'd like to use.

edit: Oh, and there is gdialog (which probably comes with gnome).
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ssokolow wrote:
I know it's self-promotion, but I suggest my "unball" script. It's available from http://www.ssokolow.com/MyPrograms/Gentoo

It's essentially a command-line wrapper for every archiving tool I could find and, to keep your filesystem clean, it will create a containing folder (named as the archive's name minus the extension) if the archive does not provide one. Also, since I couldn't find any cases where it broke anything, it does a case-insensitive compare of the archive extensions and, as of version 0.2.0, it also checks the file header (using /usr/bin/file) if it still doesn't recognize the file's type.


I've just discovered this one and I must say that it's really nice :D

This one has been recently added to the portage tree : recordmydesktop.
The name is self-explaining : it is a desktop session recorder producing Ogg video/audio files.

P.S. : Don't forget to add the theora use flag and run emerge -uDN world if you want to be able to show the videos :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

juantxorena wrote:
ePDFview is a GTK-based PDF and PostScript viewer similar to Evince, but without Gnome dependencies: only GTK and Poppler. Superb for those XFCE users, and for alternative WM users who prefer GTK apps. The depeloper/s provide an updated ebuild, which works perfectly. I wonder why it isn't in portage yet.

It is now. ;)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

third party software in gentoo installation and making it work is not easy for everybody.

like portage some utility must be made available to install and uninstall other softwares which are not in portage .

while it has been difficult to keep the system updated and working to our satisfaction and stability, it is more difficult to install third party softwares and keep track of it.

also there are less or no promotion for the new softwares which are not in portage.
this thread has been for a long time but i have seen it today only.

there has to be some kind of newsletter or notification of the new softwares.

then support for the new software is nil. we must have a group for these activities.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:59 pm    Post subject: Dwm Reply with quote

http://dwm.suckless.org/

dynamic window manager (dwm) -little brother of wmii mentioned few posts above
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

padoor wrote:
third party software in gentoo installation and making it work is not easy for everybody.

like portage some utility must be made available to install and uninstall other softwares which are not in portage .

while it has been difficult to keep the system updated and working to our satisfaction and stability, it is more difficult to install third party softwares and keep track of it.

also there are less or no promotion for the new softwares which are not in portage.
this thread has been for a long time but i have seen it today only.

there has to be some kind of newsletter or notification of the new softwares.

then support for the new software is nil. we must have a group for these activities.


Theres the project sunrise overlay that contains many ebuilds that are destined to be in portage.
http://www.gentoo-sunrise.org/

Also, making your own ebuilds for external software isn't very hard, since it uses bash scripting its very easy to pick up. There is very good documentation for how to write an ebuild in the gentoo main site doc section.

Since you're making them for your own personal use, they don't have to deal with all the stuff that the ones in portage deal with, but when you have one that works you might as well put in the bugs database =)
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks Chaosite for pointing to right direction :)
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.digikam.org/

Digikam is super sweet!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another little heads up for Scribus here ... it is at least as good as the the commercial publishing tools like Adobe Publisher, Quark Express and others and this one is free, it's not small cahs that many companies (and small one person magazines) could save by switching to Scribus.

I think we would do well to promote this program more as a reason to switch to try out Linux, sure we might target as big a audience as with Firefox but there are quite a few people out there publishing something on paper (or pdf).
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lateralus__ wrote:

I've just discovered this one and I must say that it's really nice :D

This one has been recently added to the portage tree : recordmydesktop.
The name is self-explaining : it is a desktop session recorder producing Ogg video/audio files.

P.S. : Don't forget to add the theora use flag and run emerge -uDN world if you want to be able to show the videos :wink:


Something similar => Wink

It records to flashvideo, so you can easily embed the results in a web page.
I've got it running, have not yet done anything with it, but it looks terribly cool so far. EDIT : Damn ... works as advertised.

Fellow gentooistas : It is not in portage yet. boohoo.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is one that should be in portage Rawtherapee raw image file editor.

www.rawtherapee.com
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

juantxorena wrote:
ePDFview is a GTK-based PDF and PostScript viewer similar to Evince, but without Gnome dependencies: only GTK and Poppler. Superb for those XFCE users, and for alternative WM users who prefer GTK apps. The depeloper/s provide an updated ebuild, which works perfectly. I wonder why it isn't in portage yet.


This is exactly what I am wondering about, too!! It is an excellent pdf viewer with minimal dependencies. And much better for the eye compared to xpdf.

UPDATE:
I didn`t see that it was added on 25 Nov 2006. So, my text was only a breeze of hot air ;)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A great application that I have used both in windows and linux is Waste.

http://sourceforge.net/search/?type_of_search=soft&words=waste

It is a P2P shared-key application that allows for bi-directional encrypted data flow -
supports file transfers, chat, chat rooms.

The guy that wrote WinAmp released his original code under the GPL a few years back and the project has progressed a little since then.

For sharing files and chatting I trust this a lot more than any public IM service -
I've had my best results using dyn-dns to have all people connect to one central PC -
key management is easier and people always know where to connect!

Enjoy!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe someone has mentioned it already, but its really an important app for me an I read rare about it: KTranslator
http://ktranslator.sourceforge.net/
(you'll find an ebuild on that page too)

like babylon for windows its an dockapp for kde translating selected words (it can use the same dictionaries as babylon) by a press of a mousekey and a modifier (I use the windowskey). so holding the windowskey an doubleclicking on an selectible word in X11 pops up a little window with the translation. the author is very friedly, he added an dcop-interface once I asked him for that. have fun
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:38 pm    Post subject: Software recommendations/tips Reply with quote

    Amarok - music player

    Xgl+Beryl - 3D desktop, eyecandy, i mostly use svn version since it's getting updated in crazy speeds

    xwinwrap - movie/screensaver as background for xgl

    Gimp - image manipulation

    K3b - CD/DVD burning software, Kde application

    Amsn - msn client

    Proftd - ftp server

    Gnome - gnome desktop, window manager

    Gedit - text editor etc, gtk application

    Nano - text editor

    Gnome terminal - gnome console

    BootSplash - splash at kernel boot and "wallpaper" for the console

    Ndiswrapper - module loading windows wlan drivers

    Aircrack - crack wireless networks

    Hashstyles - http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Hashstyle , speed boost

    Reiser4 - fast filesystem

    3g-NTFS - read,write access for ntfs partitions

    Cedega - play windows games in linux

    Ktorrent - bittorent client, protocol encryption supported

    Firefox - internet browser, i use thing cause it has alot of useful plugins, could've been faster thou

    3g-NTFS - read,write access for ntfs partitions

    Netscape-Flash - flash 9, youtube etc

    VLC - my preferable video player

    Opera - since i use firefox 64 bit, i use this for flash


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merged the above post, formerly topic "Software recommendations/tips".
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:33 am    Post subject: forget something Reply with quote

I was studying memory to give something new to my students to learn English faster, and I stumbled on spaced repetition on wikipedia. I tried a great deal of different flashcard software (over several months) but the one I like the best runs on Linux: mnemosyne. It needs a lot of work to make it pretty, but it helped me learn the fastest I've learned in my life and it still has support for unicode, and images, with support for sound on the way. I took a break from using it - I'm on vacation - but it does work. I learned hundreads of Chinese pinyin words in a month, to the amazement of my fellow teachers. They think I stay up every night doing translation work to speak better. As soon as I finish my vacation I'll be over that like white on rice, just like before.

It's great for remembering anything that can be made into a single question: names, foreign language vocab and grammar, math, etc. anything non-procedural ( so I can't use it to learn guitar ). It is hosted by sourceforge, but it doesn't explain the software well, so I recomend using it after reading about similar products on www.supermemo.com, www.fullrecall.com, and www.memorylifter.com.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, after reading all 14 pages and finding some really good underestimated apps, it's time for me to post some of my own, which I use on regular basis :D

CLI list:
  • screen - great console app, really really underestimated. Try to set it up to to show taskbar / statusbar - something like this:
    Code:
    caption always "%{Kk} [screen: %n] | %{Kk}%?%-w%?%{wk}%n %t%{Kk}%+w%?"
    hardstatus alwayslastline "%{+b dk} [$USER@%{dk}%H]        %{dk}[load: %l] %-22=[%{dk}%D %d.%m.%Y %0c] "

  • zsh - best interactive shell out there
  • rtorrent - great torrent client, can monitor directory, limit number of connections, speed, etc... really configurable

GUI list:
  • gentoo - GREAT and configurable file manager
  • xawtv - lightweight TV app
  • mtvg - app for getting all your TV program schedule in one place
  • sim - lightweight IM, supporting all bunch of protocols
  • sylpheed-claws - best GUI MUA out there
  • LinuxDC++ - for all those Direct Connect zombies out there
  • Ksubtile - aligning all those misaligned subtitles
  • Kile - great LaTeX frontend for beginners
  • Adesklets - lightweight desklets, I use weatherforecast and desknotes.


And few of the programs that are pure classics, which everyone must have on their computers :)
  • fvwm - most configurable WM out there
  • Boinc - Client for using your CPU idle cycles for medicine researches (something like seti@home). please join www.worldcommunitygrid.org project, Formula 1 Rebels team, and contribute in finding cure for AIDS, cancer, muscle disthrophy..... :)


I hope some of you find usefull apps in this list, and please report it back in this thread :D
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello, ok for those who want to clean up their mailbox, i know that archivemail is in portage but the script found on following link looks good too


www.ducea.com/2006/11/25/cleanup-maildir-folders-archive-delete-old-mails/
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There has to be something better than etc-update. Well, there is:
http://etc-proposals.berlios.de/ :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bashburn :wink:
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow this thread is still going eh? 8)
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 1:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Software recommendations/tips Reply with quote

eagzor wrote:
    Proftd - ftp server

I'll see this and raise you: one of the least mentioned pieces of software is OpenSSH. The OpenSSH deamon by default provides not only the SSH protocol but SFTP and SCP protocols and command line tools.

no one, should be using FTP for anything anymore, FTP == cleartext password tranmission between the client and the server.

the more people that use SFTP or SCP for file transfers the better off everyone will be! plus you most likely already have SSH running... why bother with a second daemon that is significantly less secure.
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