What's your favorite not-so-famous application on Trisquel?

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albertoefg
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Hei! I want to know more about Trisquel so please let me know your favorite applications, please try to share applications that are not that famous, like LibreOffice, that probably we all know, but some less known, if possible that is already on the repositorys, if not, please make it a FOSS applications :)

In my case I really like ZimWiki to organice my office (I am a lawyer) and with ZimWIki I have a page for each Client, there I have their phone number and general information and that page also contain links for each client Case, so for example client David has 3 cases: A1, A2, A3, I just go the page David and add a link to A1, A2 and A3.

On those pages I can add information that only concerns that case, and also can add tasks, and ZimWiki has a reall neat feature that allows me to see all the cask in just one report, and I can organize them by due date, by name, and so on.

ZimWiki is really easy to use but if you are curios and want help feel free to ask me for help !!

Now please share your favorites !!

a_slacker_here
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Iscritto: 06/29/2013

I don't know if Emacs counts but yeah ¡¡Emacs!!

Oh, and GNUmail. It is a mail client designed with the GNUstep libraries.

albertoefg
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Iscritto: 04/21/2016

HI! Thanks for sharing!! I will try GNUmail :)

Also you made me laugh with ¡¡Emacs!!, I know is not that well known, as it should, but it even has its own church! And its own war!! Not even Windows can say that :)

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Did you try GNUmail? I supposed it confused you, it that to me the first time I tried it. It integrates well with Window maker.

And yeah, Emacs rocks!!!

Magic Banana

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You can read/write your emails within Emacs, if you wish. With Gnus if I remember well. I used to do that. A long time ago. I think it was Emacs 21.

Besides the basic Emacs modes, I use the Org mode (to take notes), AUCTeX (to write in LaTeX, including for slideshows with Beamer), I run Maxima (symbolic computation), etc.

Emacs is great.

Dave_Hunt

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There are gnus, vm, and mh-e for mail in emacs. Last time I tried using vm, I had trouble getting it to talk to my imap account, but gnus worked fine. Org mode is great for structured documents.

hack and hack
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Iscritto: 04/02/2015

So you don't read or write mails in Emacs anymore? I'm curious, why? A better alternative?

Magic Banana

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Iscritto: 07/24/2010

Well, Evolution sends notifications. And Emacs 21 could not display PDFs or pictures (Emacs 24 can). Such documents are often attached.

hack and hack
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Not too dissuasive, in my case. On the other hand, having Emacs inbetween for everything means one more step to reach emails, for example. But I'm sure there's a way to make a launcher for Emacs+email command for example.

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Ratpoison.
Conkeror.
Wesnoth.

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strypey
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Geary - offline email client written in Vala for Elementary OS, which attempts to bring the many GUI improvements made in webmail back to desktop clients (eg threading emails and replies). It's fairly new (first release 2012), and they've had some challenges with their developer situation, but those seem to have cleared up this year. I hope (and/or the developers of the Pantheon fork) they do as good a job integrating an XMPP chat client and calendar at some point as they've done on the email UI (or at least a better job than Thunderbird ;).

Banshee - I've been using Mint a bit recently (naughty, naughty, I know) and Banshee is one of the things I love about it. I does everything RhythmBox does, but it doesn't crash as much (still does though), and it also displays album cover art as if you had all your albums as CDs (or records) blu-tacked to your wall, and you could scan across them and choose what to listen to.

0AD - now that I have some decent hardware to run it on, this is one of the most professional-looking libre games I've found so far. Looking forward to seeing the campaigns written, and might even contribute to that project when I'm finished the book project I'm working on.

ownCloud desktop sync client - I have been using this with the ownCloud server provided by OpenMailBox.org, to provide an excellent 100% libre alternative to using DropBox for automated off-site back-up, and synchronization of files between multiple machines. If I want to go beyond the storage limit of OMB's ownCloud server, now that I have a desktop in use, I can try running some play servers on it, including an ownCloud server (keen to try running a GNU Social server too).

All 4 of these are in the Trisquel repos, although I heard a rumour than the ownCloud client might be getting removed from Debian's repos. If that happens, will it also be removed from Ubuntu and then Trisquel?

oysterboy

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Don't use the owncloud or owncloud-client packages from the repository - they are unmaintained and the owncloud team advises against using them (I think the owncloud package was even recently removed). Simply use the offical ppas from the owncloud team: deb http://download.owncloud.org/download/repositories/stable/Ubuntu_14.04/ /
for owncloud (server), and deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:/ownCloud:/desktop/Ubuntu_14.04/ / for owncloud (client).

Lorenz
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Iscritto: 01/23/2016

That's right!
Some time ago I noticed you can't even connect with the owncloud-client, installed from the Triquel repositorys, to the uptodate owncloud-server anymore.
Every time I tried to establish a connection it said wrong password. However nothing about incompatible versions. That has driven me nearly insane, because I didn't know what's going on ...

strypey
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Iscritto: 05/14/2015

Which rather begs the question, why is the ownCloud client still in the repos? It was removed, then put back again. Would it be possible to get a usable client into the Trisquel repos so we don't have to install PPAs to use ownCloud?

ADFENO
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Cdrdao: I when I *had* a CD/DVD writer, people used to ask me to create or record some multi-track CD/DVD disk images. This software is, to my *limited* knowledge, the only one that takes care of that.

Colobot: A funny game to play.

Maze of Galious (package: "mazeofgalious", command: "mog"): It's an... adventure... from the past. Quite interesting indeed. Bats that can traverse walls to attack you, a giant bubble-shooting octopus, a holy book that allows you to freeze enemies, a magnifying glass which you must have in order to know with which name you summon the bosses, and of course, the fear that something could go wrong whenever you jump a platform. All of this just to save your beloved child.

Flight of the Amazon Queen: Talking gorillas, dinosaurs, and catchy phrases like "I'm a pilot for hire, not a pyromaniac!".

TecnoballZ: Remember Breakout or Arkanoid? Imagine something even more challenging! :D

FreeDroid (classic): Just survive, if you have to take other robots over. Just don't get zapped/shocked.

HEROES Enjoy Riding Over Empty Spaces (package: "heroes"): A snake/nibbles-like game, just more challenging and with enemies, turbo, inverse controls, camera shake, explosives and fire trails, and of course, brakes.

Seven Kingdoms: Ancient Adversaries (package name: "7kaa"): Interesting and challenging too. Involves, civilizations, market, resource management, exploration, alliances, spying, summoning, security guards training, loyalty, and... "porcupines" (What???). I don't know about you, but it seems I'm so slow in this game that I always find my opponent to be developing faster than I. It's still an awesome and interesting game. :D

Widelands: Go back to Seven Kingdoms: Ancient Adversaries, now think of Widelands as a game focused on resource management, survival and development, not on battles. This one I like to play more frequently. Although I haven't been able to play it to the point of finishing the storyline.

pragmatist

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On the lighter side:
GNUGo with cgoban: A Go playing engine with a GUI front end (cgoban). Although you can use GNUGo in ASCII mode if you prefer a text-based version.

More serious, but I am not sure how well known it is here (I had never heard of it before): i3 window manager

oysterboy

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I highly recommend KMyMoney for managing your personal finances. I have been using it daily for many years and it has never let me down. You can import GnuCash data easily.

davidpgil
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Iscritto: 08/26/2015

KMyMoney looks pretty cool! Thanks!

Magic Banana

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Iscritto: 07/24/2010

Auto Multiple Choice is a piece of software that can help you creating and managing multiple choice questionnaires (MCQ), with automated marking: http://home.gna.org/auto-qcm/

For lazy teachers like me!

strypey
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Iscritto: 05/14/2015

Sounds good. Do you know if there are any Drupal modules for integrating its functionality into a website? If not, would this be hard to do?

Magic Banana

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AMC really is not made for that: it is a fantastic LaTeX package to create the questionnaire (although there is another simpler format as well) and a Perl script with a GUI to automatically correct the (scanned) tests and grade the students.

I believe online multiple choice questionnaires can be taken on Moodle. But, well, that is a whole learning management platform.

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At the last Free software Melbourne (Australia) meetup - we had a great show and tell session for a load of great programs.

The ones we covered where as follows.

Screen ruler - You can place an on ruler on you screen so that you can easily measure elements.
Red shift - Allows the screen to remove blue tones late in the night so that you can sleep easier.
Pandocs - Turns a bunch of mark down comments into a HTML based presentation.
Plus, An incredibly cool yet to be named/completed plugin for Firefox based browsers that allows the audio to be pushed out to jacked.

I would recommend them all!

gnu4
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Iscritto: 11/06/2015

Wow! Using Redshift is so much better than adjusting the brightness of my screen. I immediately noticed the reduced eye strain when I launched it! =D

@Jabjabs: Thanks so much for recommending this!

davidpgil
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Iscritto: 08/26/2015

I love "Back in Time", I guess its somewhat famous, but I think its way better than the stock Backup app and easier to use than command-line backup apps.

lembas
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Iscritto: 05/13/2010

The GIMP and Inkscape are famous but great.

Besides them I really like the various viewers of OpenStreetMap, like Marble, openstreetmap-client, emerillon and the editors for the same, like merkaartor.

Oh and the MPD is wonderful. (music player daemon)

davidnotcoulthard
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Iscritto: 02/28/2014

alarm-clock-applet (no it doesn't do a good job of living 'down' to its name).

Is Ktorrent well-known?

Qalculate seems to be the best calculator I've found so far (at least for RPN) and looking at its logo.

Oh and I don't use arandr right now but if you want wacky dual-display (or more-display) set-ups I can't think of another GUI option.

GNUbahn
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Iscritto: 02/18/2016

I'm not sure if it's famous or not but I use Shutter a lot.

SuperTramp83

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Iscritto: 10/31/2014

It's the screenshot app? Isn't it? What is so special about it, GNubahn?

I'd like to ask, wht is your favorite screen recording app?
I'd like to make a brief video of my desktop but am uncertain on what program is best suited for the task.

Magic Banana

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Iscritto: 07/24/2010

I have already used recordMyDesktop through its GTK interface (both packages are in Trisquel's repository). Well, it worked!

SuperTramp83

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Iscritto: 10/31/2014

Thanks Banana Magique. Installing right now.

BugRep
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Iscritto: 04/05/2012

You might also want to try Istanbul for recording your desktop. It worked better for me than recordMyDesktop.

SuperTramp83

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Iscritto: 10/31/2014

Tx for the recommendation BugRep. I tried recordmydesktop nd it works just fine. Will give Istanbul a try too.

GNUbahn
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Iscritto: 02/18/2016

I might want to record my desktop in order to make small instruction videos to my mother.

Which of the two will make it easier the the viewer?

GNUbahn
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Iscritto: 02/18/2016

SuperTramp83, I'm not sure it's so special after all. I just couldn't find a (good) screenshot app (using Ubuntu and Mint). I compared it to some other apps and found Shutter to be very useful.

Still, I’d always appreciate other recommendations.

fullwicho
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Iscritto: 07/06/2015

I use Qucs for circuit simulation.

http://qucs.sourceforge.net/

SuperTramp83

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Well, I used recordmyscreen with the gtk GUI as suggested by the mate Magique. It worked very well for me.
There was just a little bit of slowdown concerning compton's fade effects, but I am pretty sure that has to do with the fact that I am using an Intel celeron 1,50 Ghz single CPU laptop..