KEGS is an actively-developed Apple IIgs emulator, originally written for HP workstations, improved and customized for Linux. It runs under X at any display depth, and supports changable memory sizes, joysticks, and sound. KEGS boots all Apple II OS variants, and supports all of the graphics modes of the Apple IIgs. It requires a copy of the Apple II system ROMs. Kegs has been adapted to work under Mac OS X, Windows, and the SDL library.
Sylpheed is now my main mail proggie.
For the last 4 years or so, I've been running XFMail. Of all the Unix mail programs I've used in the past, I found that XFMail was the most fully featured, and was very easy and comfortable to use.
(before XFMail, I used Exmh, which is also pretty
good, but the Tcl interface was kinda clunky, and
it didnt automate as many tasks)
From time to time i'd try other mailers, but none
were good enough to make me switch.
XFmail's original developer stopped working on it and it sat unmaintained for a long time (about 2yrs). It was later picked up by a group that decided it was their main mission to "port" XFMail from XForms to GTK. In the meanwhile, they issued fixes and improvements to XFMail, but nagging problems lingered. From posts on the XFMail mailing lists, it seemed clear to me that they were more concered about the app's appearance -- how it looked (theming and crap) than how it worked.
The main problem with XFMail, despite all it's features, and ease of use, was that it crashes far too frequently -- often over conditions it would be easy to test for. In fairness, I've never had XFMail _LOSE_ any mail, but the crashing is annoying, and about 2/3rds of the time, it obliterates the saved preferences, so you practically have to re-configure the entire program.
Briefly, I switched to XCMail (using XClasses). While this program has a lot of features, looks nice and is quite stable -- the interface just doesnt feel well designed to me. This is not a
fault of XClasses, which seems to be a fine toolkit, but rather design choices in XCMail.
Finally I tried Sylpheed, not expecting much. I was very pleasantly suprised. It's very stable (hasnt crashed for me yet, after 5 mos of use) -- and is nearly as easy to use as XFmail. There are some design quirks that I dont care for, but for the forseeable future...this is my mailer.
It's got all the features I could ask for -- tho,
were I programming it, I'd change the layout of a few of the controls. This is a really outstanding program. I'm updating with every release ASAP. It's much better than Cats! I'm going to download it, again and again!
So Freshmeat is a Linux site?
I thought Freshmeat was an "open-source" site. Wether you want
to believe it or not, there is plenty of Windows-specific open source
software. It should be included.
Suppose someone posted an app that was of interest only to a user of a particular *BSD, or other alternative OS (such as VSTa) -- i.e.
the software wouldnt compile on Linux, or would otherwise be meaningless to Linux users. Should it be included then?
If it meets the criteria of being open source -- that is that the
source code be freely available, under a license that permits reuse,
it should be included no matter what OS it is for. Someone will find a use for it.
I'd prefer that Freshmeat *NOT* be a Linux-only site. There are lots
of other OSes out there, some of them free+open source.