Dianara v1.3.7 released

March 26, 2017

A new version of Dianara, my desktop client for the Pump social network, has just been released. This will be the last of the 1.3.x series, and the last one to support Qt 4.

 

It’s another small release. The biggest change is the updated image viewer, which now supports zooming with the mouse/touchpad, and dragging the image around, as full-blown image viewers usually support 😉

If you want to build it with Qt 5.x, note that your system will need a Qt 5 build of the QOAuth library, which not all GNU/linux distributions provide yet. Mageia 6 does, and so does openSUSE (in a separate repository). If you have that, but experience problems building it this way, your QOAuth might be missing a feature file (.prf), like used to be the case in Debian.

 Changelog

The changes since v1.3.6 are:

  • The image viewer now supports dragging the image around with the mouse, zooming with the wheel, and rotating animated images correctly.
  • Fixed case-insensitive sorting of contacts in auto-completion lists, when typing @ while creating a post. This means that “Person A” will appear next to “person b”, not after “Z-contact”.
  • Your server’ version will be shown in the log.

Downloads

Dianara is available in the repositories of several GNU/linux distributions. At the time of this post, at least Debian 8 (Jessie) and newer, Mageia 4 and later, Chakra, Ubuntu 13.10 and newer, KaosX, openSuse 13.2 and later, Parabola and Salix OS. Hopefully they’ll have this release packaged soon, either in regular updates or in backports repositories. Thanks to all the great packagers who make this possible! 😉

You can find Fedora packages at Rye’s COPR repo, and at HowCanUHaveMyUsername’s repo (outdated). Maybe you could request Fedora to include it officially.

For Archlinux, you can find Dianara on the AUR, and for Gentoo, you can use the ebuild.

As for other platforms, LuisGF, a fellow pumper, provided builds of Dianara for MSwindows in the past. He could use a hand creating updated packages!

Another fellow pumper, Alex Jordan is working on builds for OSX.

You can get the code from linux-apps.comlinux-apps.com/p/1131916/ or from GNU Savannah: download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/dianara/dianara-v1.3.7.tar.gz

If you need, or want, to build from source, check the INSTALL file for details on how to build it and the necessary build-time and runtime dependencies.

Cheers! o/


Dianara v1.3.6 is out!

December 17, 2016

A new minor version of Dianara, my desktop client for the Pump social network, has just been released.

dianara-v1-3-6-release

This is a rather small release. A couple of the changes will only be enabled if Dianara is built with Qt 5.x, which has been officially supported since version 1.3.5.

Note that your system will need a Qt 5 build of the QOAuth library, which most GNU/linux distributions don’t provide yet. Mageia 6 does, and so does openSUSE (in a separate repository). If you have that, but experience problems building it this way, your QOAuth might be missing a feature file (.prf), like used to be the case in Debian.

 Changelog

The most notable changes since v1.3.5 are:

  • HTTP redirections will be followed when loading images (Qt 5 only).
  • Duration of popup notifications is now configurable, and notifications can be set to be persistent.
  • Some input fields will show a button to clear them (Qt 5 only).
  • Added Galician translation by EVAnaRkISTO (thanks!).

Downloads

Dianara is available in the repositories of several GNU/linux distributions. At the time of this post, at least Debian 8 (Jessie) and newer, Mageia 4 and later, Chakra, Ubuntu 13.10 and newer, KaosX, openSuse 13.2 and later, Parabola and Salix OS. Hopefully they’ll have this release packaged soon, either in regular updates or in backports repositories. Thanks to all the great packagers who make this possible! 😉

You can find Fedora packages at Rye’s COPR repo, and at HowCanUHaveMyUsername’s repo (outdated). Maybe you could request Fedora to include it officially.

For Archlinux, you can find Dianara on the AUR, and for Gentoo, you can use the ebuild.

As for other platforms, LuisGF, a fellow pumper, provides builds of Dianara for MSwindows. He could use a hand creating updated packages, though!

Another fellow pumper, Alex Jordan is working on builds for OSX.

You can get the code from linux-apps.comlinux-apps.com/p/1131916/ or from GNU Savannah: download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/dianara/dianara-v1.3.6.tar.gz

If you need, or want, to build from source, check the INSTALL file for details on how to build it and the necessary build-time and runtime dependencies.

Cheers! o/


Beta for Dianara 1.3.6

December 8, 2016

This will be a small release, with the following improvements:

  • HTTP redirections will be followed when loading images (Qt 5 only).
  • Duration of popup notifications is now configurable, and notifications can be set to be persistent.
  • Several input fields will show a button to clear them (Qt 5 only).
  • Added full Galician translation by EVAnaRkISTO.

Building with Qt 5.x is recommended. As you can see, a couple of the new things will only be there if Qt 5 is used.

You can clone it with git: https://gitlab.com/dianara/dianara-dev

If you maintain any of the translations, now is a good time to update them. Thanks!

Testing and feedback is, as always, welcome!


Dianara v1.3.5 released

October 9, 2016

I’m releasing a new version of Dianara, my desktop client for the Pump.io social network today.

dianara-v1-3-5-features

The most noticeable changes, as illustrated in the screenshot, are:

  • Items highlighted due to filtering rules will show the reason for highlighting. As visible on the left side of the screenshot, that post was highlighted due to it matching the words “Pump.io” and “Security” in the post contents or title, which I had configured as a filtering rule previously.
  • After downloading an attachment, a button will appear, to open the file using the default program from the user’s desktop environment. So if a post has audio attached, after saving it, an “Open” button will appear (right side of the screenshot), and clicking it will open the file with Amarok, Qmmp, VLC, or whatever your default audio player is =)
  • Added buttons to rotate images in the image viewer. Also via keyboard, with Ctrl+Left and Ctrl+Right, and via context menu. This is mostly for the case of images uploaded upside down, or not taken in the right direction for whatever reason. (Lower part of the screenshot)
  • Some windows that used to block input (modal) to the rest of the program until they were closed, such as posts opened from the Meanwhile feed, will be independent now. You can keep them around for as long as you like, until you close the program.

Also, building Dianara with Qt 5 is officially supported now (that’s how I’ve been using it for a while). Note that your system will need a Qt 5 build of the QOAuth library, which most GNU/linux distributions don’t provide yet. Mageia 6 does, and so does openSUSE (in a separate repository). This required some changes in the buildsystem. Hopefully it will still build successfully for everyone. If it doesn’t, your QOAuth might be missing a feature file (.prf).

If your system’s language is German, you’ll also have an updated German translation, thanks to Mightyscoopa, who got the translation up to date again!

 Changelog

The most notable changes since v1.3.4 are:

  • Items highlighted due to filtering rules will show the reasons for highlighting.
  • After downloading an attachment, a button will appear, to open the file using the default program from the user’s desktop environment.
  • Added buttons to rotate images in the image viewer (Ctrl+Left/Right keys).
  • Building with Qt 5 is officially supported now.
    *** Note that your system will need a Qt 5 build of the QOAuth library. ***
  • Some windows that used to block input to the rest of the program, such as posts opened from the Meanwhile feed, will be independent now.
  • The color setting for highlighted items is now enabled by default.
  • Several improvements in page selector.
  • Fix corner case where timeline might update while a comment is being composed, destroying it (#35).
  • Other minor fixes.

Downloads

Dianara is available in the repositories of several GNU/linux distributions. At the time of this post, at least Debian 8 (Jessie) and newer, Mageia 4 and later, Chakra, Ubuntu 13.10 and newer, KaosX, openSuse 13.2 and later, Parabola and Salix OS. Hopefully they’ll have this release packaged soon, either in regular updates or in backports repositories. Thanks to all the great packagers who make this possible! 😉

You can find Fedora packages at Rye’s COPR repo, and at HowCanUHaveMyUsername’s repo (outdated). Maybe you could request Fedora to include it officially.

For Archlinux, you can find Dianara on the AUR, and for Gentoo, you can use the ebuild.

As for other platforms, LuisGF, a fellow pumper, provides builds of Dianara for MSwindows. He could use a hand creating updated packages, though!

Another fellow pumper, Alex Jordan is working on builds for OSX.

You can get the code from linux-apps.comlinux-apps.com/p/1131916/ or from GNU Savannah: download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/dianara/dianara-v1.3.5.tar.gz

If you need, or want, to build from source, check the INSTALL file for details on how to build it and the necessary build-time and runtime dependencies. Also, a reminder: the development version is currently hosted at gitlab.com (for over a year now).

Cheers!


Auralquiz 0.9.0 released!

July 4, 2016

It’s been a really long time since I released the current stable version of Auralquiz, my music guessing game, and it’s about time for a new release, updated for Qt 5, and with fixes all over the place.

auralquiz-v0.9.0

Changelog

The most notable changes since v0.8.1 are:

  • Support for building with Qt 5, which is now the recommended version, since Qt 4 is no longer maintained.
  • Many Phonon fixes, which should avoid sound problems.
  • Added Galician translation, thanks to Miguel Anxo Bouzada.
  • Answering with the keyboard now can be done using the following keys:  1/2/3/4, Z/X/C/V, 7/8/9/0 and U/I/O/P.

Getting it

Auralquiz is available in the repositories of several GNU/linux distributions. At the time of this post, at least Debian 7 (Wheezy) and newer, Mageia 2 and later, Ubuntu 13.10 and newer, and ALT Linux. Hopefully they’ll have this release packaged soon, either in regular updates or in backports repositories. Thanks to all the great packagers who make this possible! 😉

You can get the code from linux-games.org (old qt-apps.org): https://www.linux-games.org/p/1109384/ or from GNU Savannah: http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/auralquiz/auralquiz-v0.9.0.tar.gz

If you need or want to build from source, check the INSTALL file for details on how to build it and the necessary build-time and runtime dependencies.

Cheers! o/


AkariXB v0.4, a Jabber/XMPP bot, released!

June 27, 2016

Back in March, I introduced a new project, AkariXB, which is a bot for the decentralized jabber/XMPP network, and today I’m releasing version 0.4!

akarixb

The main changes for this release include:

  • New Keyword (dictionary-like) command type.
  • New Alias command type.
  • Basic variable replacement in replies. If a command reply contains {a|b|c}, one of the three characters will replace the whole thing, at random.
  • Basic activity handling.
  • Option to reply to commands always in private.
  • Support for password-protected MUCs.
  • Configurable popup notifications.
  • Configurable XMPP keepalive timeout.

 

Adding a new keyword-based command

Adding a new keyword-based command

The source code for this release can be downloaded from linux-apps.com, part of the opendesktop.org network.

They’re in the middle of a big migration/renovation, so if the “Download” button doesn’t work for you, scroll down to the “Files” section and get it from there 😉

Development repository is at gitlab.com/akarixb/akarixb-dev.

The main dependencies are Qt and the QXmpp library. Qt 5.x is preferred. Building with Qt 4.8 still works at this time, but it’s not officially supported. Most GNU distributions have QXmpp built for Qt 5 anyway.

I hope this can be included in some GNU distributions soon, but for now, you’ll need to build it yourself 😉

 

Cheers! o/


Dianara Pump.io client v1.3.4 is out!

June 11, 2016

Once again, a new release of Dianara, my desktop client for the Pump.io social network.

dianara-v1.3.4-alpha-demo

The screenshot shows two of the main changes in this version:

  1. If you’re not at the top of the main timeline, Dianara will consider you’re reading, and the timeline will not be updated automatically. Instead, a banner notification will appear below, to avoid interrupting you.
  2. The “snippets” feature now has an additional snippets limit setting, for snippets of highlighted activities. The default limit for snippets of regular activities has been reduced, and therefore, the snippets feature has been enabled by default, making the Meanwhile feed more informative. You can get the old behavior easily in the settings, if you want.

Changelog

The most notable changes since v1.3.3 are:

  • Automatic timeline updates will avoid interrupting the user.
  • Different snippet limits for regular and highlighted activities.
  • Snippets set to ‘Always’ by default.
  • More detailed new post notifications.
  • Clicking “Comment” in posts will show an option to check for comments, if the post doesn’t have (or show) any comments yet.
  • Filtering (searching) contact lists will show the number of matches.
  • Items in the list of configured filtering rules can be sorted manually, via drag-and-drop.
  • Fixed a possible crash when pasting a URL which points to an image. Thanks to larjona for the report!

Getting it

Dianara is available in the repositories of several GNU/linux distributions. At the time of this post, at least Debian 8 (Jessie) and newer, Mageia 4 and later, Chakra, Ubuntu 13.10 and newer, KaosX, openSuse 13.2 and later, Parabola and Salix OS. Hopefully they’ll have this release packaged soon, either in regular updates or in backports repositories. Thanks to all the great packagers who make this possible! 😉

You can find Fedora packages at Rye’s COPR repo, and at HowCanUHaveMyUsername’s repo (outdated).

For Archlinux, you can find Dianara on the AUR, and for Gentoo, you can use the ebuild.

As for other platforms, LuisGF, a fellow pumper, provides builds of Dianara for MSwindows. He could use a hand creating updated packages, though!

Another fellow pumper, Alex Jordan is working on builds for OSX.

You can get the code from Qt-apps.org: http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php/Dianara?content=148103 or from GNU Savannah: http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/dianara/dianara-v1.3.4.tar.gz

If you need or want to build from source, check the INSTALL file for details on how to build it and the necessary build-time and runtime dependencies. Also, a reminder: the development version is currently hosted at gitlab.com (for over a year now).

 

Cheers! o/


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