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Xcowsay 1.3 finally in Debian

I was pleasantly surprised today when I did a dist-upgrade on Debian Jessie today and it upgraded xcowsay to version 1.3 which was released a mere four years ago. Alarmingly, there appear to be bug reports! Methinks I should be working on a 1.4 release…

Xcowsay on Raspberry Pi

Xcowsay fans rejoice! Xcowsay is now officially supported on the Raspberry Pi! In other news I’ve started updating xcowsay to use Gtk3 and Cario. Expect version 1.4 later in the year!

Royal fact-say

It’s less than a week to go until the most anticipated day of the year: the wedding of Kate and Wills. A momentous day in the history of our nation. And look, even the humble pound shops are joining the celebrations! Here at doof.me.uk we’re marking the occasion with a release of a special royal […]

xcowsay 1.3

Out of the barn and on to the interwebs: here it comes! xcowsay 1.3! This version is another minor upgrade to xcowsay with the following changes: A number of small bug fixes in xcowsay itself and the configure script. Setting –time=0 now means the cow is displayed until clicked. If the text is so wide […]

Another xcowsay application

Why not use xcowsay as a visual aid during presentations? http://www.flickr.com/photos/x_jamesmorris/3951228343/

xcowsay 1.2

After nearly 18 months I’m releasing a new version of xcowsay! Release 1.2 doesn’t contain any new major features but it does contain a number of bug fixes and small improvements requested by 1.1 users. These include: Fixed bugs relating to multiple monitors: the cow will no longer be spliced across two screens and a […]

An alternative application of xcowsay

Recently I had a flirtation with removing all the non-free software from my Debian installs. This didn’t last very long: I got annoyed that I couldn’t watch iplayer with gnash, and blodgett reminded me that I had a copy of Vista running in VirtualBox. Ooops. However, upon reinstating the non-free repository I installed the vrms […]

Minor xcowsay update

I’ve just uploaded a minor update to xcowsay: xcowsay-1.1.1. This version removes the debian/ package directory as I will no longer be distributed Debian/Ubuntu packages for future versions. This is because xcowsay will hopefully soon be packaged in Debian, and therefore Ubuntu, and they don’t like the debian/ directory in upstream packages. I don’t distribute […]

New xcowsay at last!

I’ve finally finished xcowsay 1.1! The big new feature is dream mode — you can display images inside the bubble! There’s also a new –think flag to make text appear inside a thought bubble as well. Plus there’s some bug fixes and even a Portuguese translation. What are you waiting for?! Get it here. Also, […]

Ideas for next xcowsay version

These are some of things I’m thinking of adding for xcowsay 1.1: Think mode: draw a thought bubble like cowthink in the original cowsay. Dream mode: display images in the bubble. Draw the bubble with Cairo and anti-aliasing. Translations. A few bug fixes ;-). Thanks to everyone who downloaded xcowsay 1.0!!!!!