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ignuit

Version 2.20.0 / 2012-02-27 / GPL v3

Screenshot: Ignuit

Ignuit is a memorization aid based on the Leitner flashcard system. It has a GNOME look and feel, a good selection of quiz options, and supports UTF-8. Cards can include embedded audio, images, and mathematical formulae (via LaTeX). It can import and export several file formats, including CSV. Ignuit can be used for both long-term learning and cramming. I'd really appreciate any feedback about the program and any problems you have with it.

Here's the ChangeLog.

Requirements:

For LaTeX support (optional), you'll also need latex and dvipng.

Download:

Ignuit now has a project page at savannah.gnu.org (including bug tracker), an alternative download location (http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/ignuit/), a user discussion list, and an Atom feed for news and announcements.

Here are some ready-made flashcard files:


gxmessage

Version 3.4.0 / 2014-03-23 / GPL v3

Screenshot: gxmessage

Gxmessage is an xmessage clone for GTK based desktops. Gxmessage pops up a dialog window, displays a given message or question, then waits for the user's response. That response is returned as the program's exit code. Because gxmessage is a drop-in alternative to xmessage, gxmessage accepts any option xmessage would, and returns the same exit codes.

Here's the ChangeLog.

Download:

Notes:

Gxmessage now has a project page at savannah.gnu.org (including bug tracker), an alternative download location (http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gxmessage/), and an Atom feed for news and announcements.

With Ubuntu 11.10 (and perhaps elsewhere), running gxmessage might result in the following warning message being sent to stderr: Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap". This is not a bug in gxmessage, and can be solved by installing the gtk2-engines-pixbuf package. See launchpad #762167 for details.

In the past, Debian based distributions included gxmessage under the name gmessage.


bmk

Version 1.0 / 2005-12-11 / GPL v2

The "bmk" program stores and recalls filenames using shorter aliases. The package includes a few bash scripts that make it do nifty things.

Example:

  $ pwd
  /home/trm
  $ bmk --add foo:/usr/local/bin
  $ cdb foo
  $ pwd
  /usr/local/bin

Download:


sgrotum

Version 2.0.0 / 2004-07-27 / GPL v2

This program generates email signatures according to instructions contained in template files. It can insert randomly selected quotations, rotate a set of plain signature files, … pretty much anything you like.

Here's the ChangeLog, and excessive evidence.

Requirements:

Download:


markv

Version 1.1.0 / 2005-02-03 / GPL v2

This incredibly useful program converts perfectly good text files into utter nonsense. (Why? Because it's good for you.) It uses an algorithm from Jon Bentley's book, Programming Pearls, to recreate the behaviour of Mark V. Shaney, a famous program by Bruce Ellis and Don P. Mitchell.

(ChangeLog)

Download:


gnect

Screenshot: gnect

Four in a row for GNOME, with a computer player driven by Giuliano Bertoletti's Velena Engine. Gnect can be found in GNOME's gnome-games package.


skoosh

Version 2.5.0 / 2004-03-19 / GPL v2

Screenshot: skoosh

A simple, friendly, sliding tile puzzle for GNOME2.

Huge thanks to Gregory Griffin for permission to include his beautiful Summer Breeze artwork.

Here's the ChangeLog.

Download:

(This program is very out-of-date, sorry. YMMV.)


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