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+ - SF Says AdWare Bundled with Gimp Is Intentional-> 1

Submitted by tresf
tresf writes: In response to a Google+ post from the Gimp project claiming that "[Sourceforge] is now distributing an ads-enabled installer of GIMP", Sourceforge had this response:

In cases where a project is no longer actively being maintained, SourceForge has in some cases established a mirror of releases that are hosted elsewhere. This was done for GIMP-Win.

Editor's note: Gimp is actively being maintained and the definition of "mirror" is quite misleading here as a modified binary is no longer a verbatim copy. Download statistics for Gimp on Windows show SourceForge as offering over 1,000 downloads per day of the Gimp software. In an official response to this incident, the official Gimp project team reminds users to use official download methods. Slashdotters may remember the last time news like this surfaced (2013) when the Gimp team decided to move downloads from SourceForge to their own FTP service.

Therefore, we remind you again that GIMP only provides builds for Windows via its official Downloads page.

Note: SourceForge and Slashdot share a corporate parent.
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+ - Sourceforge re-packaging old software with adware

Submitted by Koyaanisqatsi
Koyaanisqatsi writes: As previously reported here, the Windows installer for the popular GIMP image editing software has been bundled with additional commercial software. What seems most disturbing is that apparently Sourceforge is making these changes to a number of other less-active packages in their site, according to reporting by Ars.

Note: SourceForge and Slashdot share a corporate parent.

+ - SourceForge grabs GIMP for Windows account, wraps adware installer

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: SourceForge.net, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community — locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements.

+ - SourceForge (owned by Slashdot Media) installs ads with GIMP-> 4

Submitted by careysb
careysb writes: SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements.
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Comment: Re:Piracy is not the problem - incumbency and bugs (Score 1) 375

by antime (#40804465) Attached to: John Romero's Doomy View On Android and Ouya

Finally, let me add that this problem has nothing to do with openness, open-source, or fragmentation.

Well it's kind of related to fragmentation, because even if Google fixed all the bugs ever it would mean fuck all as long as the device manufacturers refuse to update their devices.

Comment: Re:missing option (Score 1) 321

by antime (#40411051) Attached to: Give me a solder gun, and I can produce ...
Any decent desoldering braid will be pre-fluxed. My preferred brand is Chemtronics Soder-Wick, and I've never had problems with it. When starting out I bought some random cheap braid from the hobby store, and it was completely useless.

The cheap Chinese flux from DX and similar (counterfeit Amtech and the likes) can allegedly leave a conducting residue that the genuine product doesn't. It'll still work for soldering, but cleaning the board afterwards becomes more important.

Comment: Re:Metcal (Score 1) 321

by antime (#40404761) Attached to: Give me a solder gun, and I can produce ...
I got myself a second-hand WD1M and it's one of the best investments I've ever made. Soldering directly to a 1m^2 ground plane is a piece of cake, it heats up instantly and is just a great product all around. My only niggle is that the micro-pencil tips are kind of expensive and not as widely carried as Weller's other type tips.

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