Sunday, June 24, 2007

XChat 2.8.5

Download: XChat 2.8.5

XChat is an IRC chat program for both Linux and Windows. It allows you to join multiple IRC channels (chat rooms) at the same time, talk publicly, private one-on-one conversations etc. Even file transfers are possible.

Here is the changelog:

* The userlist and treeview can now be placed on the same side, with a resize handle in between them. They can also be dragged and dropped into place.

* The resize handles between two panes are now smaller (3 pixels) and invisible.

* Scrollbars are now placed inside the frame they scroll (more Windows like).

* If you have a tree on one side and userlist on the other, they'll both now have a resize handle, previously the tree's size was fixed.

* The userlist can be hidden and shown with CTRL+F7.

* Added a feature that reloads conversations from last time you used XChat (/set text_replay 0 to disable it).

* /MENU now supports a $CHAN root aswell (see plugin20.html).

* Fixed a problem some people were having with minimize to tray (the feature added in 2.8.3e).

* Fixed /LastLog printing everything twice if you had Indented Nicks off.

* Added /set gui_tweaks for GUI fine tunning.

* A better quit dialog which warns you if you're connected to IRC or have active file transfers.

* The Channel List's minimum users spin-button can now be set downward even on networks that sent a list of channels of only a larger size. In this case the Download button will flash to indicate you need to download a new list.

* Fixed bug: [1737249] Doesn't recognize nicks with halfop mode on hovering.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Sonata Media Player

Sonata media player is GTK+ based client for the Music Player Daemon (MPD). It has been forked from the unmaintained Pygmy project in order to fix bugs, introduce new features, and proceed down a different path.

  • Expanded and collapsed views
  • Automatic remote or local album art
  • Automatic fetching of lyrics
  • Playlist and stream support
  • Support for editing tags
  • System tray icon with tooltip
  • Popup notification
  • Library searching and playlist filtering
  • Keyboard friendly
  • Support for multimedia keys
  • Commandline control
Have a nice day :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


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It`s been a while since my last post. That's because I have been preparing for the exam I failed a few hours ago :( Now back on topic.
This plugin for XFCE4 puts small icon in your system tray, that indicates if there is a disc in the drive, the type of the disc (Cd, DVD ... etc.) and is it mounted. This applications allows you to mount or unmount the disk without opening the console :) The system tray icon appears only if there is mountable disc in the drive. Here is a screenshot:

Monday, June 18, 2007

Yoper 3.0 - "TITANIUM"

Download: Yoper 3.0 Titanium

Yoper is a high-performance operating system which has been optimized for i686 or higher processor types. All packages that come with the distribution have been built from scratch. Yoper is desktop OS for multimedia and office usage.
The default package manager now is Smart. A roadmap for a 3.1 release will be published in about 4 weeks.
Here is the list with the updated software:

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Battle for Wesnoth 1.2.5

Download: Battle for Wesnoth

The Battle for Wesnoth is a free, turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme. Fight a desperate battle to reclaim the throne of Wesnoth, or take hand in any number of other adventures. It is available for Linux, Windows, MaxOSX, Solaris, BSD.

The Kingdom of Wesnoth lies in the center of the land. Its borders are the Great River to the north, the Lower Hills in the east and south, the Green Swamp to the southwest, and the Ocean to the west. Elensefar, a once-province of Wesnoth, is bordered by the Great River to the north, a loosely defined line with Wesnoth to the east, the Bay of Pearls to the south, and the ocean to the west. There is no government of the Northlands. Various groups of orcs, dwarves, barbarians and even elves populate the region. The northern and eastern borders are not defined, the southern border is the Great River, and the western border is the Ocean.

Version 1.2.5 fixes small bugs and updates some translations. Here is the new stuff:
  • New and updated manual - Serbian
  • Updated translations - Afrikaans, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish
  • Revised maps: Den of Onis, Hamlets, Meteor Lake, Sablestone Delta, Silverhead Crossing, Blue Water Province, Wilderlands
  • User Interface - ability to view a list of MP servers with the Join Game dialog
  • Corrected all wrong image references found via macroscope

Friday, June 15, 2007

Pidgin 2.0.2

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Pidgin is a multi-protocol chat client, also known as Gaim. This update fixes more than 100 bugs and adds suppor for Bonjour for Windows.

Thursday, June 14, 2007


Homepage: Mozilla Thunderbird
Download: Mozilla Thunderbird

Thunderbird is an e-mail client developed by Mozilla. It supports thr following protocols IMAP/POP, SMTP and NNTP (newsgroups). Thunderbird can be used as RSS reader too.

What's New in Thunderbird 2

  • Message Tags: Create your own tags for organizing email. Messages can be assigned any number of tags. Tags can be combined with saved searches and mail views to make it easier to organize email.
  • Visual Theme: Thunderbird 2's theme and user interface have been updated to improve usability and maximize screen real estate.
  • Session History Navigation: Back and Forward buttons allow navigation through message history.
  • Advanced Folder Views: Customize the folder pane to show favorite, unread or recent folders.
  • Easy Access to Popular Web Mail Services: Gmail and .Mac users can access their accounts in Thunderbird by simply providing their user names and passwords.
  • Improved Support For Extensions: Extensions can now add custom columns to the message list pane in addition to storing custom message data in the mail database.
  • Improved New Mail Notification Alerts: New mail alerts include information such as the subject, sender and message preview text.
  • Folder Summary Popups: Mouse over a folder with new messages to see a summary of the new messages in that folder.
  • Saved Search Folder Performance: Search results for saved search folders are now cached, improving folder loading performance.
  • Find As You Type: Finds and highlights message text as you type.
  • Improved Filing Tools: Recent folder menu items for moving and copying messages to recently used folders. Move / Copy again functionality.
  • Updates to the Extension System: The extension system has been updated to provide enhanced security and to allow for easier localization of extensions.