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+ - Notepad++ Leaves SourceForge->

An anonymous reader writes: SourceForge was a good place; unfortunately, sometimes good places don't last.

Recently SF hijacked its hosted projects to distribute their wrapped crapware:

        SourceForge grabs GIMP for Windows' account, wraps installer in bundle-pushing adware
        Black “mirror”: SourceForge has now taken over Nmap audit tool project
        What happened to Sourceforge? The full story between VLC and Sourceforge

Obviously, the paid component per installation system is one of their important income generating scams. I would be fine with that, if they were the actual owners of the legitimate software. The real problem is, they are polluting these open source software installations for the purpose of filling their pockets by this scam, and worst of all, without even notifying the authors/creators of this software, while the creators are struggling against such parasitic software in order to keep their installers cleaner and safer.

Such a shameless policy should be condemned, and the Notepad++ project will move entirely out of SourceForge.

I humbly request that Notepad++ users not encourage such scams, and educate others not to download any software from SourceForge. I request as well that the project owners on SourceForge move out of SourceForge, in order to preserve the purpose of the Open Source Community and encourage the works of true authors/creators.

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Comment: Re:The review, it does something... as does sandbo (Score 1) 74 74

What we really need is the ability to turn on and off specific permissions by app. Perhaps with the ability to limit internet permission to certain IPs/URLs per app. That would solve most of the problem.

This is the #1 reason why I install cyanogenmod on every phone I use. It lets you deny/approve individual permissions per app.

Comment: Re:Least common denominator (Score 1) 161 161

Java allowed developers to write programs with GUIs that ran on six different OSes. It has been almost two decades since this worked well, and I have yet to encounter a single Java program with a GUI that I want to use. In every case, a native application for the platform I am using is significantly better.

Many developers (including myself) would consider Jetbrains' IDEs to be some of the best development tools available today. They are written in java.

Just because you've encountered a lot of garbage, doesn't mean that it's all garbage.

Comment: Re:web designers (Score 4, Informative) 353 353

So you're saying that the customer demands cross-site scripting hell, where to look at a simple article I have to have fifteen different sites' javascript enabled, including probably half a dozen ad/tracking sites that have nothing to do with reading text on a screen?

Yes.

Comment: Re:Have Both (Score 1) 567 567

Seriously, most of todays screens are so big that you can fit 2 pages side-by-side, which is a lot more convenient than one page at a time in portrait mode. Ditto for individual windows. Rotating them into portrait mode will cause neck strain as you have to tilt your head back to properly see the top.

Have you tried it? I have two 24" monitors, one portrait, one landscape. I use it for writing code, where having more vertical space is really helpful. My eyes are even with the center of the portrait monitor, and I don't get neck strain at all. Things on the very top and very bottom of the screen aren't quite as comfortable to look at, but general those are things that only require occasional glances (IDE menus, status bar, etc). Overall, I find it incredibly useful, and quite comfortable.

Sure, it may not be for everyone, but why state negative assumptions about something that you haven't tried?

Comment: Re:iMessage isn't bad... (Score 1) 136 136

GoogleTalk is deprecated and its XMPP federation is broken. Hangouts does not support XMPP, the protocol is proprietary. This is the reason I use neither, I stopped using GT when federation stopped working and I refuse to use Hangouts unless I can use my own client. I never stopped using IRC and it is the only IM service I use today.

I receive all my hangouts messages in pidgin using XMPP, so somehow it works.

(I'm not saying they have it all working correctly. I've never completely understood the mess that is voice/hangouts/google talk/etc. But I do know that when I get a hangouts message, it appears both on my phone and in pidgin via XMPP)

Comment: Re:Go to church? (Score 1) 447 447

But there was another study where atheist couples are less likely to divorce (if they get married) than Christian - does this mean that Christian couples that don't go to church are most likely doomed?

Yeah, that wouldn't surprise me. While there can be valid reasons for Christians to not attend church, I'd guess that the vast majority of that class of people are folks who claim to have a faith, but either haven't really thought through if they REALLY believe what their faith suggests, or are just too lazy/uncommitted to actually take any sort of action based on their beliefs. Both of which would point towards character traits that could be detrimental to surviving the challenges associated with marriage.

Comment: No More Bennett (Score 5, Interesting) 253 253

Why, slashdot, why, do you let this guy post this nonsense? It almost makes me miss John Katz.

Ok, time for an off-topic side story. Feel free to mod me off-topic, but I can't resist.

My kids (6 years old) came home with a book list of books they were supposed to get from the library and read. One of them was about some Dogs from some farm. So my wife comes home with the book from the library. As I start reading it, I notice the author's name: John Katz. That can't be the same John Katz can it? Turns out, yes. John Katz, after moving on from posting drivel on slashdot, is now writing children's books. And my school district was making my children read them. There's no escape!

So I'm pretty sure, once slashdot finally gets the message that nobody here cares a lick about what Bennett Hassleton thinks, he'll turn up somewhere else equally miserable.

Comment: Muting Spam (redelm) (Score 1) 232 232

To any newbies that don't know how to do it, you can hide all of redelm's spam crap. Click his name, then click the little orb by his name, and make him a foe.

Then go the comments preferences page, scroll down, and set a -5 (or whatever) modifier to your foes. You won't have to see his crap again.

Comment: Re:Left or Right? (Score 1) 475 475

You jest, but that's a prety big deal in places like Thailand, which's a left-handed, but borders right-handed countries. How will an autonomous vehicle handle crossing the border?

Same fror French Guiana in South America.

If my cell phone can understand the intricacies of all the time zone rules of the world, I think we can manage for a computerized car to obey differing traffic laws.

Comment: Re:Uh? (Score 1) 147 147

On a similar note, I don't know that T-Mobile's music streaming policy is terribly unfair, since they're whitelisting all the major streaming music providers. If they made Pandora free while Slacker had to pay, that's not 'net neutral'. Since everyone who streams audio is included, it's a blurry area for net neutrality.

While I mostly agree with you, it's not all of them. Google Play Music (which is the music streaming service that I primarily use) isn't included. (That being said, I regularly go over my 500mb quota, and I've NEVER been penalized or noticeably throttled when I do. So I can't complain at all)

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