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dailystrips

dailystrips is a utility to download your favorite online comic strips each day. What sets it apart from the rest is its "local" mode of operation, which automatically downloads strips for you. Avantgo is also supported, for downloading comics to PDAs.

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  •  25 Aug 2003 08:18

    Release Notes: This release included numerous fixed definitions and several new ones. 554 comics are now supported. A Red Hat 8/9 incompatibility was fixed, and an experimental auto-update script for definition files was included.

    •  17 Mar 2003 14:03

      Release Notes: This version is a major update over the last version, fixing a number of strips and adding over 200 new ones. The total number of supported strips is now 546.

      •  24 Feb 2003 00:52

        Release Notes: After much delay, 1.0.26 has been released. A number of strips have been added and fixed. The number of strips is now 339.

        •  02 Jul 2002 05:58

          Release Notes: Several strips have been added or fixed, and sfgate strips have been (hopefully) fixed permanently. The dailystrips-clean script can now update the archive.html file as well. The number of supported strips is now 318.

          •  24 May 2002 18:46

            Release Notes: This release deals mainly with fixing a number of broken strips and adding several new ones. The number of strips is now 304.

            Recent comments

            08 Jul 2005 17:31 deragon

            Good tool, but comics definitions become more and more outdated.
            It is a good tool, but not maintained anymore (latest change dates August 25th, 2003). Many comics definitions are now out of date and thus these comics are not downloaded anymore.

            29 Apr 2001 12:05 amedico

            We're Back!
            Keenspot refused to answer further emails and provide a legal reason for me to stop, so development has resumed (hopefully for good).

            19 Mar 2001 19:24 amedico

            Discontinuation of Development
            I regret that I must inform the users of dailystrips that, for the time being, I can no longer

            distribute dailystrips. As some users have already become aware of, certain publishers object

            to using dailystrips to make publicly available pages (some of the pages concerned were simply

            private workstations that happened to be available to the internet at large - they were not

            even meant to be public). This I can understand, as it can be seen as unauthorized

            redistribution and copyright infringement. Fortunately, the publisher of The Thin H Line,

            though initially quite unfriendly, did not pursue the matter once the page in question was no

            longer publicly available. Another publisher, Keenspot (http://www.keenspot.com), has not been

            so reasonable. They found one site displaying a few of their strips less than two weeks ago and

            are now insisting that I cease distribution of my program. They do not care that it is intended

            for personal use only - they claim that manner of use to be just as illegal as making a

            publicly available website. I obviously do not agree with this argument but unfortunately do

            not have the means to legally contest it. Instead, I will be informing them that their

            unfriendly actions have lost them a once-loyal reader and that I will no longer be reading any

            of their comics, in any form.

            Their comics are:

            Life's So Rad

            It's Walky!

            Lost and Found Investigations

            General Protection Fault

            Clan of the Cats

            College Roomies From Hell!!!

            Cool Cat Studio

            Exploitation Now

            The Class Menagerie

            Nukees

            Joe Average

            Sinfest

            They also represent represent:

            Goats

            Sluggy Freelance

            I encourage everyone who uses dailystrips to let Keenspot know that their actions have lost

            them another reader. I hope we can show them that acting like this will get them nowhere.

            Although there is nothing I can do at this time, I will be looking for options and hopefully

            this situation will not be permanent.

            Andrew

            08 Mar 2001 05:56 flow

            Great script (+warning)
            This is a great script, especially if you like having your lunchbreak in front of your workstation.

            Thanks a lot to Andrew Medico for making this.

            Just to make your life easier (and v1.0.11 and newer warn you for this), make sure that
            you run this script on a place that is not
            accessable to the internet (use .htaccess to shield it for example) since this will probably result in a copyright violation.

            It took me about 2 retrievals to get the people behind "The Thin H Line" to scream cease and desist.

            Be warned, but still go and install this now on your workstation and enjoy a great script.

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