Start Sylpheed with only the compose window open (patch)

Posted March 15th, 2006 in Downloads, Linux by Damian

This patch I wrote adds a command-line option to hide Sylpheed’s main window at startup and quit when done composing. Useful if you don’t like your inbox popping up when you click on a mailto link in a browser and Sylpheed is your default mail app.

Example setting in Preferred Applications of Gnome:

sylpheed --no-main-window --compose %s

Note that this is just a dirty patch and it works with Sylpheed 2.0.4. I sent a proposal to sylpheed developers some time ago, but I don’t know if/when the feature will be implemented properly.

Download Sylpheed patch (.gz)

Ubuntu/Debian package: xmms-ahx 0.6

Posted March 15th, 2006 in Downloads, Linux by Damian

This Ubuntu package contains a plugin which lets you play Amiga AHX chiptunes using XMMS.

For those unaware: AHX was a tracker-like music making program for Amiga computers that produced sound similar to Commodore 64. It was developed by the Abyss group and is still popular among oldschool demosceners.

You can get some AHX tunes from Kamson’s lair.

Sources from: http://xmms-ahx.sourceforge.net/ (pretty dated now) … and yes, I’m still using XMMS :)

Download xmms-ahx_0.6_i386.deb