Last gasp

On Monday I am back at the office after a long break (and a well-deserved one, even if I say so myself). Let's celbrate with a gaggle of new QT4 apps.


With Plume Creator, you can organize your writing projects ! Scenes, notes, characters,... Rich Text editing, full screen distraction-free editing and multiple projects supported. Interface Languages : English, French, Italian, German, Portuguese. Take a look at the fullscreen mode: 


(Click both the above images for full-size versions)

Some rough edges (the Workbench module is unusable), but it works well enough that I downloaded and installed the Windows, Linux and MacOS versions from Sourceforge so I can keep on working on projects wherever I am. The app is aimed at novelists, not general word processor users. If you've used Scrivener, you'll feel right at home. No spellchecking until someone ports hunspell, sorry.

 It is not quite a word processor, but it can be made to play one on TV ;-)

This branch is no longer being developed - the new version on github requires python 3 and PyQT - so perhaps this could be adopted for Haiku?


PhotoResizerQT is a simple program to resize one or several photos. To resize a single photo, the program leads you through a set of steps to open a photo, preview it, select a size from a list of typical sizes, and then resize the photo. When a photo is resized a suffix is added to the filename so that it is easy to find a file that has been resized.

Some design flaws: You can only resize to certain predetermined sizes.

Some bugs: Will load PNG files but doesn't actually resize them. Works well with JPGs as long as they start out larger than the size you are trying to resize them to. So it is actually a PhotoShrinker!


Patience is a Patience / Solitaire Clone.


Openpref is an open source implementation of European trick-taking game  Preferans (or Preference) against two virtual players. Information about game's rules and strategy can be easily found in Wikipedia. Well, that is what the documentation says. I think QT4 authors are just really, really reluctant to write decent documentation.


Natrix Calc is an app for sysadmins and such. It has the ability to calculate parameters of IPv4/IPv6 networks, and convert simple numbers from/to HEX/BIN/DEC and conversion between bytes and its derrivatives. 


Minefield is yet another implementation of a classical little game.


KDiff3 is a diff and merge program that compares or merges two or three text input files or directories, shows the differences line by line and character by character, provides an automatic merge-facility and has an integrated editor for comfortable solving of merge-conflicts. That makes it a lot more sophisticated than the usual diff front-end.



IQPuzzle is a A diverting I.Q. challenging pentomino puzzle. Pentominos are used as puzzle pieces and 195 different board shapes are available, which have to be filled with them.

It requires a mouse with scroll wheel to rotate pieces. 'Random Game' will not work until you have loaded at least one game manually.


HexGlass is a Tetris-like puzzle game where 10 different types of blocks continuously fall from above and you must arrange them to make horizontal rows of hexagonal bricks.

Completing any row causes those hexagonal blocks to disappear and the rest above move downwards. The blocks above gradually fall faster and the game is over when the screen fills up and blocks can no longer fall from the top.


Then we have yet another implementation of Conway's Game of Life. This one is implemented in QT4. renamed to qgameoflife to avoid confusion with all the other versions on the repo.


Cuewavextract is an utility for batch extraction of individual tracks from .CUE/.WAV audio disk images, which for instance, are created by Exact Audio Copy software. This is UNTESTED. The app compiled cleanly and seems to load, but I don't have any .CUE/.WAV audio disk images to test them against. Still, the code could be useful for someone doing a similar project.


Cute Gomoku is an AI gomoku (Go) game.


Emre'nin Hesap Makinesi (ehm) is a calculator with many functions. May default to a Turkish interface if your local is anything other than Eglish or Spanish 

What do we have to look forward to? Dario compiled SQLiteBrowser, but I didn't check my email on time, so it will be uploaded next week. And I will try to get NetRexx ready to go. Day job allowing, of course

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