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#26 2010-08-09 17:36:14

Inxsible
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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

cplay sad

even the website is no longer there

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#27 2010-08-09 21:10:14

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Engauge is handy tool tool for during images of graphs into data tables.
http://digitizer.sourceforge.net/

If you're interested in learning more about QT it might be a good choice, since I think the main update it needs is going from qt3 to qt4.

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#28 2010-08-10 00:48:06

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Beryl - it was there with me on my first steps in Linux. I still have some old screenshots with the red gem in the systray.

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#29 2010-08-10 02:26:32

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

spupy wrote:

Beryl - it was there with me on my first steps in Linux. I still have some old screenshots with the red gem in the systray.

But compiz is still alive and kicking?


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#30 2010-08-10 02:50:30

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

GNU Arch! That's a man's version control software!


Personally, I'd rather be back in Hobbiton.

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#31 2010-08-10 03:52:13

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

alessandro_ufms wrote:

Parcellite

+1

Also Im waiting for Squeeze and Xarchiver to get 7z support added/fixed.

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#32 2010-08-10 13:07:45

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

I don't really expect you to work on it, but my favorite "dead" open source project is Window Maker, the window manager.

It doesn't bother me so much that it's old. After all, it's incredibly fast, stable, and standards compliant. It's just looking a little out of date, and it seems like it's getting harder and harder to find documentation and help on it. I suppose I could say that about all of GNUstep.

"Étoilé" seems to be a project to modernize a Window Maker-like user interface. Unfortunately, no matter how much I read about that project I still don't really understand what it is. hmm

EDIT: I found out Window Maker is still actively developed, but hasn't had an "official" release since 2005.

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#33 2010-08-10 13:11:48

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Psychosynth


really funny software sad

http://www.psychosynth.com/index.php/Main_Page

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#34 2010-08-10 13:52:35

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Quanta Plus.
It's technically not dead (or so they say) but there has not been any sign of life for at least 1.5 years now sad
Oh well ... Netbeans does a good job too wink

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#35 2010-08-10 20:00:09

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

You could check out the ArchCon videos for info on some Arch projects that could do with some work.

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#36 2010-08-10 21:15:01

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

N30N wrote:

You could check out the ArchCon videos for info on some Arch projects that could do with some work.

Cool. I didn't know there was anything like that in the ArchCon videos. I'll check them out in ten days when I get back to college.

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#37 2010-08-11 02:17:20

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

hurleyef wrote:
ngoonee wrote:

Emerald smile

This.
Also zsnes, although they keep telling us it's not dead.

IMO ZSNES is perfect the way it is.


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#38 2010-08-11 08:39:06

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

sand_man wrote:
hurleyef wrote:
ngoonee wrote:

Emerald smile

This.
Also zsnes, although they keep telling us it's not dead.

IMO ZSNES is perfect the way it is.

Not really. sad Only runs on x86. BSNES is close to perfect ... smile

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#39 2010-08-12 10:47:19

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Metisse

(an 2,5D-Desktop, a good alternative to compiz, click )

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#40 2010-08-13 02:16:52

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

MekeorMelire wrote:

Metisse
(an 2,5D-Desktop, a good alternative to compiz, click )

For some reason this project reminded me of this when I wasn't able use compiz. It was simplistic but it at least it worked and didn't have the overhead that compiz exerted on my old system.


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#41 2010-08-13 14:29:00

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

XBMC for the original Xbox.


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#42 2010-08-13 15:34:51

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

antico (Qt4 window manager) - got an interesting start, but was abandoned
axkb (Qt4 keyboard layout switcher) - it's quite okay, but buggy

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#43 2010-08-27 11:01:07

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

All the old dead emulators.

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#44 2010-08-27 14:34:17

Renan Birck
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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

NoteCase and Parcellite.

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#45 2010-08-27 14:54:18

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Inxsible wrote:

cplay sad

even the website is no longer there

Is this what you are talking about?

http://cicsmemoryplayer.com/index.php?n … Page#cPlay

Because it's very much alive.

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#46 2010-08-28 10:59:02

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Almost every xmms2 QT based Client like Esperenza.
But we have Winamp like Promo wink
Many xmms2 console based clients are dead too like ccx2.


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#47 2010-08-28 12:33:48

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

I have to say offlineimap. It's not quite dead yet, but its creator stepped back from maintaining it and it has hardly received any love since then.

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#48 2010-08-28 13:12:01

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

I always thought it was sad there hasn't been a Nethack update for very long, but I guess that's more like an undead open source program..

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#49 2010-08-28 15:03:40

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Runiq wrote:

I have to say offlineimap. It's not quite dead yet, but its creator stepped back from maintaining it and it has hardly received any love since then.

Oof. Didn't realize that. Maybe this'll spur me on to learn more Python...

I'll chime in for Grub 0.97. It might be dead, but it's going to take something incredibly serious to break it.

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#50 2010-08-29 19:47:01

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

urist wrote:

I debated posting this in Programming or Community Contributions. Seeing as this would benefit all of Linux, however, I thought this was a better place. If I have erred, feel free to correct me.

I'm a long-time user of Linux, but my contributions sum up to answering a few questions now and then on one forum or another. I would love to give back to the community. I honestly don't think I could come up with an idea for a program and code it all on my own, so I was hoping to revive an old, potentially very buggy project that's been left to rot by its devs.

Right now, I'm downloading the source to Silver Tree, an RPG completely forgotten by the devs of Wesnoth. I would like to try my hand with something that isn't a game, however. Language doesn't matter - once you know one, you can easily program in quite a handful of others.

Now it's about time to reach the point of this post. What program can you just not live without that hasn't had an update for a while?

Perhaps a better question is "What dead program would you potentially use if it were less buggy?"

Avisynth 3 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AviSynth 
It's a "core" program (when talking about video encoding). I suggest to avoid trying to resume dead projects that have already a working alternative or games.

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