Friday, May 25, 2007

Demise of FreeHand, Future of Cenon

After FreeHand is discontinued, there is a discussion regarding improving or forking cenon started by William:
... I've been interested in Cenon for a while and it's seemed a solid tool, but has some interface aspects (I guess CAD/CAM-oriented) which I find hard to handle.

Has there been any discussion of adapting Cenon to make use of more typical graphic design interface concepts? If not, would that be considered? Or could Cenon be forked to create a new program which would be more focused on the needs of a graphic designer? Or could a graphic design module be created which would significantly alter the interface? ...

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Zipper 1.2

Zipper is a tool for inspecting the contents of a compressed archive and for extracting.

GNUstep Startup Package 0.18.0

What is the GNUstep Startup Package ?

GNUstep Startup is a compilation of the following core GNUstep packages:

gnustep-make Version 2.0.0
gnustep-base Version 1.14.0
gnustep-gui Version 0.12.0
gnustep-back Version 0.12.0

The main advantage of Startup is that it includes a script to automatically build and install the core GNUstep system.

After installing GNUstep Startup, you will have a complete system for compiling and running GNUstep applications. You will, of course, need to compile and install applications (such as GWorkspace) to actually use GNUstep in a runtime system. ...

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Reviews of GNUMail 1.2.0 rates it as 3.5 stars out of 5:

* is a well-rounded email program
* Support for GnuPG message encryption and the exclusive use of plain text offer security
* organizes threads well


* doesn't support HTML
* You cannot set up smart folders in, and comprehensive message search could be faster
* has no internal spam filters

Linux Magazine says (cached by Google):
open source developers have created a GPL’d program named GNUMail that is not only similar to Mail in most ways, but actually surpasses it in a few important areas. It runs on Linux and other varieties of Unix, including Mac OS X.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Sunday, May 06, 2007

GNUstep cookbook

A sort of recipes have been updated recently.