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Journal: Blogfish 1.0RC1 "Reality Bites" is out!

Journal by dash2

New features
* MUCH improved and tested networking code: blogfish should now be
able to stay connected for days, with less network traffic
* Improved settings dialog, including configurable fish speed, death, spawning,
fighting and reproduction.
* More lifelike fish movement
* Redesigned fish details dialog - text now wraps correctly.
* New included backgrounds and several new fish images.
* New uninstall script.
* Improved install script.
* Better handling of peer disconnects.
* Peers pass on neighbour information if requested.
* There is a running peer to connect to!
* Now promoted from alpha to release candidate. No shark attacks have
been reported on Blogfish users. If you are attacked by a shark while
using Blogfish, swim carefully away from the computer.

Getting Blogfish
You can download Blogfish 1.0RC1 from Sourceforge at:

What is Blogfish?
Blogfish is the memepool.

Blogfish is social networking meets evolutionary software meets
peer-to-pier networking. Blogfish is best eaten wrapped in newspaper,
with salt and vinegar. Blogfish is the fin end of the wedge.

More prosaically, blogfish is a panel applet for your Gnome desktop.
It allows you to spread your blog URL, website URL or random thoughts
in the form of small internet-enabled sea creatures. Good memes
survive; bad ones are voted down and go belly up.

More information
Project homepage:

Sourceforge page:

Mailing list:

Simple peer
If you want to run a blogfish peer but without Gnome GUI dependencies
- e.g. to run on a server - try downloading "branch-simple-peer" from
CVS, like so:

cvs login

cvs -z3 co
-r branch-simple-peer blogfish

"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain." -- The Wizard Of Oz