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You can find Fedora packages at Rye’s COPR repo, and at HowCanUHaveMyUsername’s repo (both outdated).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

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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!


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/


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