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#51 2010-08-30 00:40:47

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Sheepshaver, an Old World Power Mac emulator.  It allowed me to take nostalgic trips to the past and run the old games and programs I used to use when I was a kid.  The Linux version has been dead since 2006, but the Windows version continues to be maintained by volunteers.  It works fairly well in Wine, but tends to crash often.

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#52 2010-10-25 19:49:11

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

syltman wrote:

Not 100% sure if it was open source but a project called looking glass.

Looking Glass was sweet.  Pretty sure it was OSS; was maintained by Sun Micro, anyway.  It sort of continued on, in a horrific hell-spawn called Project Wonderland.

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#53 2010-10-26 05:47:26

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

seq24 is more or less dead sad


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#54 2010-10-26 08:38:48

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

graveman
Nice gtk cd burning programm. Last Version is from 2006-06-06.

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#55 2010-10-26 12:53:07

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Xemertix wrote:

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.

This.
Avidemux has ported some good filters in Linux, and there is even a filter that allows loading windows filters via wine, but a native linux frameserver would be wonderful. (And if it could implement shader video processing like fft3dGPU, I would be ecstatic)


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#56 2010-10-26 17:14:11

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Not sure if it's officially "dead" or not, but I remember using ezppp to dial my modem and connect to my ISP when I first started using Linux in ~1997.

No matter how hard I tried, I was just too much of a n00b to ever get any of the bash scripts I found to dial (probably could do it pretty easily now).  Having a Linux equivalent to Dial-Up Networking for Windows was key for me to actually be able to *use* Linux.  If it wasn't for that program, I would probably have several years less Linux experience than I do now.

Another nice thing about it was that you could download a statically linked version of it, so I didn't have to search for the proper QT libraries.  I don't think that RedHat had up2date at that time, and it definitely didn't have yum, so tracking down RPMs was similar to Windows DLL hell.  And I was definitely not experienced enough to switch to Debian and use apt-get.

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#57 2010-11-08 00:55:52

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Compiz-deskmenu and apwal (the former being one I REALLY want to add some useful features to, the latter seriously needs tooltips because I can't manage to remember which launchers had what commands sometimes). Apwal's a pretty launcher that served as my main right-click menu in Compiz (the icon selection dialog was pretty nice, but apwal took a long time to load its editor because of the icons) until I decided to play around a bit more with compiz-deskmenu. Compiz-deskmenu, well, could use a fair bit of hacking to add menu icon support and pipemenus (and since it already had a viewports and windowslist, it intrigued me to try to hack it to THAT level). If I had enough time, this could easily be close to openbox's right-click menu.


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#58 2010-11-12 20:51:38

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

alessandro_ufms wrote:

Parcellite

Bad news! I use(d) it basically every day. The app is for now ressurected, I created a PKGBUILD for it (ClipIt) in AUR.
Back in business big_smile.

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#59 2010-11-13 08:38:22

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

"musca" the best WM I ever seen, unfortunately no longer maintained and almost dead.

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#60 2010-11-13 14:38:47

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Xfce wink

*crosses fingers for 4.8 release*

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#61 2010-11-13 14:47:13

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

akephalos wrote:
alessandro_ufms wrote:

Parcellite

Bad news! I use(d) it basically every day. The app is for now ressurected, I created a PKGBUILD for it (ClipIt) in AUR.
Back in business big_smile.

That's great news! I'll try it asap.


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#62 2010-11-16 03:51:08

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

I'm somewhat surprised that no one has mentioned the rather stagnant but useful freenx or smbldap-tools projects.  I'm not sure if the smbldap-tools still work with current versions of samba/ldap; freenx still works and Arch as well as CentOS continue to package it, but it hasn't seen a release since 2008.

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#63 2010-11-16 05:08:59

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

fijam wrote:

Xfce wink

*crosses fingers for 4.8 release*

http://gezeiten.org/post/2010/11/Xfce-4.8pre1-released!
http://xubuntublog.wordpress.com/2010/1 … n-its-way/

I'm excited for it. smile

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#64 2010-11-16 11:00:27

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

xcompmgr sad
Crashes all the time for me, pity, it did what I needed...

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#65 2010-11-16 11:25:52

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

maxexcloo wrote:

xcompmgr sad
Crashes all the time for me, pity, it did what I needed...

Yes, it's a pity that xcompmgr isn't maintained anymore.
There is no sane alternative out there. Cairo-xcomp is still pretty buggy and does not work well with conky.

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#66 2010-11-17 12:53:47

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

maxexcloo wrote:

xcompmgr sad
Crashes all the time for me, pity, it did what I needed...

One openbox developer fixed some bugs in it, but I guess she lost interest too. It maybe worth a try.

http://git.openbox.org/?p=dana/xcompmgr.git;a=summary

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#67 2010-12-02 15:34:46

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Nethack. ho wait....


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#68 2010-12-05 04:59:21

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Nexuiz, apparently they got some sort of big game deal. They used to update much more frequently.

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#69 2010-12-21 03:33:08

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

alessandro_ufms wrote:

Parcellite

Looks like its not dead anymore:

We've got a new developer

Version 0.9.3 Released

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#70 2011-01-20 00:33:26

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

http://accordeur.sourceforge.net/

Tunes tuned guitar so well sad

RIP

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#71 2011-01-26 04:05:10

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

musca, doesnt seem anyone is using it anymore, I mean c'mon, how do you NOT use it.

GNU/HURD - well not dead but very slow pace.

KDE3 - Well not dead because of the trinity project, but because of this I see the development of new features to be too slow for a whole desktop, really hope they get more attention, as kde3 is the only DE ive ever really loved.

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#72 2011-01-26 04:58:11

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

I liked ivman.  It doesn't work with current hal versions.


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#73 2011-01-27 02:14:35

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

CheeseTracker a cool music making program http://cheesetracker.sourceforge.net/
The most recent news are from 2007, when it was barely usable if compiled against Qt4.
But officially, latest version is Qt3-based



Gossamer wrote:

Nexuiz, apparently they got some sort of big game deal. They used to update much more frequently.

Nexuiz was forked and became Xonotic http://www.xonotic.org/


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#74 2011-02-08 00:24:35

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

maxexcloo wrote:

xcompmgr sad
Crashes all the time for me, pity, it did what I needed...

Same here. Xcompmgr is great if you just want basic composite, like real transparency. Be nice if some could fork it or something.

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#75 2011-02-08 00:41:53

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

muffinss,

Xcompmgr is great if you just want basic composite, like real transparency. Be nice if some could fork it or something.

doesn't xcompmgr-dana in AUR help?

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