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#126 2014-05-28 10:02:31

x33a
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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

RequestPolicy. Barely working on the latest Firefox, and very likely to go downhill soon sad

https://github.com/RequestPolicy/requestpolicy

Unfortunately, no alternative that I know of.

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#127 2014-05-28 22:46:00

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Development of TrueCrypt has ceased and the website currently is offering instructions for migrating your data to alternatives as well as download links for version 7.2. Such a shame, I really liked that it was open-source and cross-platform.

http://www.dailydot.com/technology/true … -unsecure/

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#128 2014-05-28 22:49:10

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

anonymous_user wrote:

Development of TrueCrypt has ceased and the website currently is offering instructions for migrating your data to alternatives as well as download links for version 7.2. Such a shame, I really liked that it was open-source and cross-platform.

Probably a hoax/hijack. The keys were changed just before the new pages were posted; I'd not download anything from there at the moment...


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#129 2014-05-28 22:51:11

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

jasonwryan wrote:

Probably a hoax/hijack.

I really hope so; though I'll still be looking at alternatives just in case.

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#130 2014-05-28 22:55:42

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

anonymous_user wrote:
jasonwryan wrote:

Probably a hoax/hijack.

I really hope so; though I'll still be looking at alternatives just in case.

Look no further...


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#131 2014-05-28 23:04:15

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

I actually already use tcplay (and your scripts) but I need something for Windows too.

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#132 2014-06-02 12:44:07

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

ROX Filer, last change is in February 2013. Still might not be dead, though.
Is Nethack considered dead?


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#133 2014-06-02 12:48:41

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

spupy wrote:

ROX Filer

That would be a shame.  I haven't used it in quite a while but ROX is hands down the best gui file manager, and the only one I'd ever use if I needed one.  Simple, elegant, and extremely customizable/scriptable/etc.

But indeed it may not be dead - once a project reaches perfection, there is no need for further changes wink  Does it have a bug tracker with any unanswered bugs?


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#134 2014-06-02 13:29:08

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

I could see favorite dead closed source project, but open source will never die!  We can just keep them alive.


I may have to CONSOLE you about your usage of ridiculously easy graphical interfaces...
Look ma, no mouse.

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#135 2014-06-02 14:50:43

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

nomorewindows wrote:

I could see favorite dead closed source project, but open source will never die!  We can just keep them alive.

True but like the Arch community repo, there needs to be someone willing to fork or continue the project. Then that fork has to be maintained lest it dies too.

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#136 2014-06-02 18:31:33

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

The entire ROX desktop
Rox-filer is the only remanent, but every and all the other pieces of software are dead or unmaintained or worst inbuildables..... I like the RiscOS metaphor


Well, I suppose that this is somekind of signature, no?

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#137 2014-06-09 20:56:21

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

+1 for truecrypt.
it was the only solution that could be called cross-platform.


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#138 2014-06-16 06:25:56

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Do living dead projects count?

compiz is a zombie project, long declared dead by its lead developers.

I think it was actually murdered by Canonical, and lingers on seeking revenge.

Last edited by quequotion (2014-06-17 13:38:35)

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#139 2014-06-17 12:55:19

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

fbterm, a good framebuffer based terminal emulator can run without X, sadly the development discontinued and there're still a few bugs sad


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#140 2014-06-18 23:56:49

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

xcompmgr-dana is actually my favorite discontinued project besides spacefm

I'm not using compton though I just stick with no compositing

As of spacefm it was my last graphical file manager now I'm in love with ranger!

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#141 2014-06-19 11:08:55

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

i wrote:

truecrypt.

well, currently truecrypt becomes my favorite undead open source project big_smile


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#142 2014-06-19 17:51:58

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

chaonaut wrote:
i wrote:

truecrypt.

well, currently truecrypt becomes my favorite undead open source project big_smile

The original TrueCrypt license wasn't really open source, and the fork is questionably legal. I'd love to develop a replacement, but I'd need time and money.

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#143 2014-06-19 18:32:26

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

dmbrown2520 wrote:

The original TrueCrypt license wasn't really open source, and the fork is questionably legal. I'd love to develop a replacement, but I'd need time and money.

Is tcplay not a suitable replacement? What features do you feel it is lacking?

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#144 2014-06-19 18:46:41

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

drcouzelis wrote:
dmbrown2520 wrote:

The original TrueCrypt license wasn't really open source, and the fork is questionably legal. I'd love to develop a replacement, but I'd need time and money.

Is tcplay not a suitable replacement? What features do you feel it is lacking?

Mainly Windows compatibility and a GUI.

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#145 2014-06-22 07:25:49

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

quequotion wrote:

Do living dead projects count?

compiz is a zombie project, long declared dead by its lead developers.

I think it was actually murdered by Canonical, and lingers on seeking revenge.

This.  I use Compiz 0.8.8 to this day, and intend to continue using it 'till some GL and/or Xorg update breaks it (or if Wayland finally replaces Xorg as the default display server). tongue

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#146 2014-07-02 19:10:04

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

oh NO! I've just found out that 'scrot' was abandoned in 2003 yikes

Stable release     0.8 / 23 June 2003; 11 years ago
Development status     Unmaintained

Is there an actively maintained alternative around? Not including the handful of "scrot + spelling mistake fix patch" github projects!

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#147 2014-07-02 19:20:29

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

stevenhoneyman wrote:

oh NO! I've just found out that 'scrot' was abandoned in 2003 yikes

Stable release     0.8 / 23 June 2003; 11 years ago
Development status     Unmaintained

Is there an actively maintained alternative around? Not including the handful of "scrot + spelling mistake fix patch" github projects!

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/maim/ ?

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#148 2014-07-02 19:26:05

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

karol wrote:
stevenhoneyman wrote:

oh NO! I've just found out that 'scrot' was abandoned in 2003 yikes

Stable release     0.8 / 23 June 2003; 11 years ago
Development status     Unmaintained

Is there an actively maintained alternative around? Not including the handful of "scrot + spelling mistake fix patch" github projects!

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/maim/ ?

Thanks - will give it a try smile

...hmmm

$ maim -s
No file specified, using /home/steven/screenshot.png
X Error of failed request:  BadAccess (attempt to access private resource denied)
  Major opcode of failed request:  33 (X_GrabKey)
  Serial number of failed request:  15
  Current serial number in output stream:  16
Either the user canceled the query for selection, or slop failed to run properly. Canceling screenshot. Is slop installed?
$ slop
X Error of failed request:  BadAccess (attempt to access private resource denied)
  Major opcode of failed request:  33 (X_GrabKey)
  Serial number of failed request:  15
  Current serial number in output stream:  16

...should have read the instructions I guess tongue "maim -s -nkb" works

Last edited by stevenhoneyman (2014-07-02 19:34:07)

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#149 2014-07-02 21:56:34

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

karol wrote:
stevenhoneyman wrote:

oh NO! I've just found out that 'scrot' was abandoned in 2003 yikes

Stable release     0.8 / 23 June 2003; 11 years ago
Development status     Unmaintained

Is there an actively maintained alternative around? Not including the handful of "scrot + spelling mistake fix patch" github projects!

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/maim/ ?

All hail karol!

Last edited by anonymous_user (2014-07-02 21:56:46)

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#150 2014-07-03 08:55:15

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

stevenhoneyman wrote:

oh NO! I've just found out that 'scrot' was abandoned in 2003 yikes

Stable release     0.8 / 23 June 2003; 11 years ago
Development status     Unmaintained

Is there an actively maintained alternative around? Not including the handful of "scrot + spelling mistake fix patch" github projects!

Woah, it works exceptionally well for such an old piece of software. Any particular reason, why you are looking for an actively maintained alternative?

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