AkariXB v0.5 is out!!

January 11, 2018

Happy new year! Finally time for a new release of AkariXB, my Jabber/XMPP bot!

The main changes for this release include:

  • Honor “Send Messages To” setting in Activities.
  • Log outgoing private messages in corresponding chat module tab.
  • Ability to detach processes for commands of “Run program” type. *** Previously defined commands of this type will need to be reconfigured. ***
  • Keyword-based commands will list possible queries when no parameter is given.
  • Option to hide window in system tray on startup.

 

The source code for this release can be downloaded from linux-apps.com, part of the opendesktop.org network, and from AkariXB release archive at akarixb.nongnu.org.

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

The main dependencies are Qt 5 and the QXmpp library. Building with Qt 4 is no longer supported.

AkariXB is available in the repositories of Mageia 6 and later. I hope it can be included in more GNU distributions soon. If you’re interested in having it in yours, ask them 😉

Cheers! o/

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Release of Dianara v1.4.1

December 30, 2017

I just released a new version of Dianara, my desktop application for the Pump.io social network.

The main change since v1.4.0 is the ability to save and restore drafts in the post editor:

As announced, v1.3.7 was the last version to support Qt 4.x. Qt 5 is required since 1.4.0. The bad news is that, at this time, users of distributions such as Debian 9 can’t build with the version of QOAuth present in their repositories, based on the old Qt 4. Current Debian Testing/Sid is fine though. Debian 9 might get the required versions in the Backports repository at some point.

Mageia 6 and newer provide the required versions, and so do Archlinux, openSUSE (in a separate repository), Fedora and others. If you have that, but experience problems building this version, your QOAuth might be missing a feature file (.prf), like used to be the case in Debian.

 Changelog

The main changes since v1.4.0 include:

  • Ability to save and restore post drafts.
  • Post publisher can grow much bigger.
  • System notifications now include a button to show the program.

(Full CHANGELOG is here)

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, Salix OS, Slackware 14.2 and later and Fedora 26 and later.  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! 😉

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

As for other platforms, LuisGF, a fellow pumper, used to provide builds of Dianara for MSwindows. He could use a hand creating updated packages! Another fellow pumper, Alex Jordan is working on builds for macOS, but could probably use some help too.

You can get the code from linux-apps.comlinux-apps.com/p/1131916/ or from GNU Savannah: download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/dianara/dianara-v1.4.1.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 v1.4.0 is out!

September 30, 2017

I’ve just released a new version of Dianara, my desktop client for the Pump social network

As announced, v1.3.7 was the last version to support Qt 4.x. Qt 5 is required for 1.4.0. The bad news is that, at this time, users of distributions such as Debian 9 can’t build with the version of QOAuth present in their repositories, based on Qt 4. Current Debian Testing/Sid is fine though. Debian 9 might get the required versions in backports at some point.

Mageia 6 and newer provide the required versions, and so do Archlinux, openSUSE (in a separate repository) and others. If you have that, but experience problems building this version, your QOAuth might be missing a feature file (.prf), like used to be the case in Debian.

 Changelog

The main changes since v1.3.7 include:

  • Movable side panel and movable toolbar, after unlocking (left side of the screenshot).
  • Attachment icons will match the mimetype of the attachment, using your system’s iconset (upper-right).
  • Optional “activity icons” in the minor feeds (lower-right).
  • Notifications will also make the window “demand attention”, which usually results in some sort of taskbar/dock entry flashing in some way, in most desktops. Enabled by default, but can be disabled.
  • Better zoom control in the image viewer.

(Full CHANGELOG is here)

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 (both 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, used to provide builds of Dianara for MSwindows. He could use a hand creating updated packages! Another fellow pumper, Alex Jordan is working on builds for macOS, but could probably use some help too.

You can get the code from linux-apps.comlinux-apps.com/p/1131916/ or from GNU Savannah: download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/dianara/dianara-v1.4.0.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/


Auralquiz 1.0.0 is out!

May 11, 2017

Time for a new Auralquiz release. Despite being the very official “1.0.0”, it’s a minor update to the previous version, mostly updating some translations and some documentation. This version still supports both Qt 4.8 and Qt 5.x. Next release will not support Qt 4.

auralquiz-v0.9.0

Changelog

The most notable changes since v0.9.0 are:

  • Updated translations.
  • Include .opus files in music scan.
  • Added AppData (AppStream) file.
  • Minor documentation fixes.

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-v1.0.0.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!


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 do Archlinux, openSUSE (in a separate repository) and Debian (in Experimental). 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’s 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!


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