natural selection for your memes
7 June 2005: 1.0 "Ready for Battering" released
- New simple peer for running on servers, systems without X
- Bugfixes: no longer sucks so much memory; dies nicely on exit; networking bugs, lots; resizes nicely
- Drag and drop URL to add new fish
- Nice new icon
- UI compatibility with the HIG
- Simpler install script
- Compatibility with Python < 2.3
- Beaten to release by Sarge, FFS
Get the tarfile here, or the RPM here.
If you want to run a blogfish peer on a server you might want to check out
the simple peer version.
24 September 2004: 1.0 RC1 "Reality Bites" released
This should be cracking. The networking code has been reworked after a lot of sweat, to be much more reliable and fault-tolerant. The config dialog UI has been reworked... well, here's the full changelog, now get downloading!
- 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.
Get it here.
2 August 2004: HOWTO create your own fish images
Just a few do's and don'ts:
- Save it as a .png
- Make sure it's transparent. Otherwise your fish will look square
- No more than 15x15 pixels. (It won't do anything bad if you make yours larger, but it will be automatically resized)
- Facing left. Otherwise your fish will swim backwards, and people will mock you
Some of our current fish (kudos to Ryan and Michael):
NB: spot the crap fish made by the programmer
29 July 2004: Blogfish 0.2 "Hard Core Prawn" released
New features include
- New Creative Commons licensed artwork
- Passive server mode for firewalled clients
- Smoother animation
- Ability to get list of peers from current peers
- More detailed blog information when you click on a fish
Get it here. Comments to the usual place. Thanks to all those who helped.
27 July 2004: screenshots!
These are the new backgrounds, all CC licensed from various sources.
26 July 2004: new passive server mode
It kind of sucks being unable to connect to *your own damn ocean*,
so I created a passive server mode. This means that if you're behind
a firewall - like me - you will still be able to connect to remote
servers (so long as they aren't behind a firewall). You'll have to
initiate the connection, after that the remote peer sends messages
down that first connection to you.
This is in CVS and probably extremely crabby (piscine variation of buggy).
On a lighter note, we have two new fish which are very cute.
21 July 2004: testers needed!
To make sure that our first alpha is working well, we need to test
it over the network. For that, we need to connect as many people as
Helping out is simple. Download the latest release, or get it out of
CVS (as well as a few improvements and bugfixes there is a very nice
yellow fish), get the applet running on your desktop and leave it there.
Hopefully this will allow us to really test the networking.
20 July 2004: Blogfish 0.1 released
Get it here.
This is the first chance we have to test this on open seas, so please report your experiences to the mailing list.
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 Gnome panel applet, written in Python using PyGTK and Gnome-python. It allows you to spread your blog URL, website URL or random thoughts to other users. Good memes survive; bad ones are voted down and go belly up.
Recently online IP addresses are visible here.
Get the 1.0 RPM here (recommended).
Or get the 1.0 tarball here.
Or get the latest version from sourceforge CVS:
cvs -d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/blogfish login
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/blogfish co blogfish
Or get the 0.2 release here.
Or the 0.1 release here... but don't do that.
Caught between a rock and a hard plaice?
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