On Nov. 16th, fetchyahoo2.14.0 was released, and I did not find any deb package available for it on the Launchpad PPA’s. And I used to package it before, so it took me not very long to update the package to the newest version.
Fetchyahoo is a script written in Perl which fetches your email from Yahoo! Mail and either saves it in your mbox or can also send it to an IMAP folder. It pulls email using the web interface which is very useful for those with Yahoo Mail who do not have POP3 or IMAP access, since POP3 access for Yahoo Mail seems to be a paid service.
The deb package for fetchyahoo 2.14.0 is available from my PPA. You can either add it to your sources.list:
Smasher is an easy to use and lightweight audio loop slicer for Linux and Windows. I decided I would give it a try and that I should package it for Ubuntu (see Download section below).
It might need a little time before you figure out how this thing works. First you need to understand the Patterns (upper-right part); Smasher divided the file you’ve given him into slices, and each slice gets a number and that’s the numbers you see on the left. From there, you can select in which order to play the slices.
Below the pattern area, there is the effects area, that’s where you can apply an effect to each slice (first column for first slice being played). Then it is very easy to understand the rest of how it works.
Important: Smasher doesn’t seem to support (or struggles with) files that are relatively big. I suggest you stick with mp3’s that are less than 1mb, or Wav files are less than 2 or 3mb. Otherwise you’ll see your Ram memory go up and your computer will start freezing.
Here are some of the features it offers (from official website):
I wanted Streamripper 1.64.4 for Intrepid so I made the deb package myself!
Streamripper is (obviously) a program that rips audio (radio) streams into files. It supports mp3 and ogg as output files. There are different third-party front-ends that you can use for those who needs a GUI (graphical user interface) and there is also a winamp add-on of the same name with customizable skins.
You can use it as a relay server when you rip your favorite station:
streamripper -r http://mystation/
And then connect to either one (depending on your player):
A new version of gtypist got released on February 18th. It is: gtypist 2.8.3.
gtypist (or Gnu Typist) is a terminal-based typing tutor which is quite well complete: it offers a lot of tutorials, starting from low skill level to more than intermediary, and plus it can be updated with new tutorials easily with their easy and intuitive scripting language.
If you just wish to improve your typing skill, this program is for you. There are several “difficulty” levels and different types of tutorials (mixed letters, phrases, …), and there are also tutorials for other languages (English, French, Czech, German, Finnish and Spanish). Dvorak Keyboard is also supported for English.
Yesterday I looked at freshmeat.org to look for GPL’ed software I didn’t know of, and I found amongst others: Artha 0.8.0 .
(see at the bottom of this post for a screenshot).
Artha is a quite powerful thesaurus for Linux and Gnome. It uses GTK+ and is written in C using Glib, and built using Autotools. This is a well-packaged software, very clean code source and powerful. A very neat app to test out!
It is a handy GUI thesaurus that focuses on high usability, without trading off simplicity and ease of use.
Here are some of the features it contains (from official website):
On Feb. 15, Geany 0.16 has been released. This source code editor is getting more and more complex and this new version introduces some new features and a lot of bugfixes. I now use it for all my C projects because it is very lightweight, easy to use, has syntax-coloring and completion.
inotify-tools is set of programs to help you monitor/watch files when they are created, modified, deleted, open for read/write, etc… and notifies you. Those tools can be very useful for admins or for developpers of bash scripts for example.
They are very easy to use and only needs a few libraries (only 2 I think!) to work.
Here’s the version 1.0rc6 for pexec. It’s a nice little command-line tool, here’s the description from the sourceforge page:
The program `pexec` executes parallely the given command or shell script on the local host or on remote hosts, while some of the execution parameters, namely the redirected standard input, output or error and environmental variables can be varied.