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#226 2016-08-25 17:59:44

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

jlindgren wrote:
imran27 wrote:

I have been in love with XFCE, it is great to see the development still going

I am also glad there are still people working on it, but it worries me that most of the efforts seem to be going into porting small components to GTK3, while the "really uncomfortable behemoths" (to borrow a lovely phrase from Simon's blog post) seem to be stagnating.  With the three biggest components of the desktop (the panel, the window manager, and the file manager) still at 0% on the 4.14 roadmap, it seems that there is a lack of manpower.  But I hope that soon my worries will be proven unfounded. smile

I think I read somewhere that they wanted to get the GTK3 stuff banged out and done before they moved on to some of those other things.


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#227 2016-08-25 18:21:29

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Porting to an ever-changing API, including all the ifdefs for different distribution versions seems like a fun task. Not to forget, all on a volounteer's pay job. wink


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#228 2016-08-26 13:16:56

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

I agree with jlindgren, too. And the many “I”s in Simon's blog post give me a spooky feeling…

However, I can't find an alternative to XFCE that I like. I went to XFCE when Gnome2 died, like many people. Now, with the MATE update drama in the forums, I said “let's give it a shot”, and I found it so unmodular that I couldn't believe I used it for years and years before meeting XFCE.


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#229 2016-08-29 08:44:36

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

jlindgren wrote:
imran27 wrote:

I have been in love with XFCE, it is great to see the development still going

I am also glad there are still people working on it, but it worries me that most of the efforts seem to be going into porting small components to GTK3, while the "really uncomfortable behemoths" (to borrow a lovely phrase from Simon's blog post) seem to be stagnating.  With the three biggest components of the desktop (the panel, the window manager, and the file manager) still at 0% on the 4.14 roadmap, it seems that there is a lack of manpower.  But I hope that soon my worries will be proven unfounded. smile

You're right.
His blog post gave me a hope to stay with XFCE. It would be lovely to see XFWM4 adding some basic animations, a visual cue of your actions is necessary.

Although, it would have been lovely to see them go to Qt5 instead. Just a personal preference. I am with GTK only because of XFCE, gnome-keyring, evolution.

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#230 2016-09-01 05:54:03

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

xautolock.


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#231 2016-10-01 09:36:22

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

I like SLiM, a lightweight display manager that fits really well in environmentes such as XFCE, LXDE and Window managers.

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#232 2016-10-02 01:16:26

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

livestreamer-curses - Even though it still works, it would have been nice to see some new features. smile

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#233 2016-10-25 07:51:15

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

adamlau wrote:

xautolock.

Still works... is there some security vulnerability I'm not aware of? I still use it along with slock for auto-screenlocking duties.

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#234 2016-11-06 19:23:47

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

No vulnerabilities that I am aware of. The application still works, but remains a dead project. I recently replaced it with xss (another dead project) across most of my boxes. Perhaps we can also view both xautolock and xss as feature complete without critical bugs whereby no additional development is necessary.

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#235 2017-03-13 15:05:46

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Super-wingpanel was the best desktop panel.

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#236 2017-04-12 21:25:04

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Qtadb

I suppose I can learn the various adb commands to do periodic backups of my android device, but Qtadb makes it pretty easy. Despite the project seemingly having no more development, it still works on my device. Im uncertain if having its apk installed is a good idea since it cant receive security updates now that its dead. I suppose I could just install it when I need it, but then its less of a pain to just learn the commands and do it manually.

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#237 2017-04-12 21:27:05

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

adamlau wrote:

No vulnerabilities that I am aware of. The application still works, but remains a dead project. I recently replaced it with xss (another dead project) across most of my boxes. Perhaps we can also view both xautolock and xss as feature complete without critical bugs whereby no additional development is necessary.

When it comes to security, it would seem no project is ever complete. Still, xautolock is pretty simple and certainly a small target- I cant really foresee a situation where exploiting it would even be useful (given that whatever locker you use is far more important).

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#238 2017-05-01 07:44:49

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

adamlau wrote:

I recently replaced it with xss (another dead project) across most of my boxes. Perhaps we can also view both xautolock and xss as feature complete without critical bugs whereby no additional development is necessary.

at least for xss i'd say that is exactly the case.
afaics, it's a plugin, it does very little on its own, and there's no reason to change it.
anyhow it's very doubtful the x server will change so dramatically (as to break xss) in any foreseeable future.


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#239 2017-05-01 19:41:56

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#240 2017-05-02 07:10:59

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Yeah, this really sucks I agree.

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#241 2017-05-25 21:43:45

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

BRLCAD It was resurrected and cleaned up and then development went quiet again.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/brlcad … r%20Linux/

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#242 2017-06-18 19:35:11

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

pyRenamer - simple, but fully featured mass rename utility.  Unfortunately, there isn't seem to be any development going on and homepage isn't available anymore.

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#243 2017-06-18 19:35:52

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Banshee, I like no other


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#244 2017-06-18 20:32:11

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Alsaequal


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#245 2017-06-21 02:01:58

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

ugjka wrote:

Banshee, I like no other

Wow there are really people missing that thing? This was by FAR the slowest player I have ever tried. With relatively large collections the UI crawled in slideshow fashion.


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#246 2017-06-21 08:35:37

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Rasi wrote:
ugjka wrote:

Banshee, I like no other

Wow there are really people missing that thing? This was by FAR the slowest player I have ever tried. With relatively large collections the UI crawled in slideshow fashion.

Huh? It is pretty snappy on my system. How big is your collection?


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#247 2017-07-21 12:05:44

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

it is on the point that i ll have to disown it even from the aur :C latest mono just does not work with it :C

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#248 2017-07-22 07:36:37

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

nicman23 wrote:

it is on the point that i ll have to disown it even from the aur :C latest mono just does not work with it :C

--disable-daap \ fixes it smile


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#249 2017-07-27 01:08:53

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

"Dead" software?  More like immortal software.  I use the following:

... and a whole bunch more.

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#250 2017-07-28 14:23:48

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

ugjka wrote:
nicman23 wrote:

it is on the point that i ll have to disown it even from the aur :C latest mono just does not work with it :C

--disable-daap \ fixes it smile

yeah thanks about that, fixed the package a bit but still...

i might even go learn the mono basics to fix some of the constant exceptions (and mute the 404 http errors from the cover fetcher)

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