@arran A beautiful non-electron desktop office suite for Linux

Also, an ASCIIdoc writer like Ghostwriter

@arran adobe suite replacement

@arran free and open source desktop hardware

FPGA toolchains, open IC fab
Sophisticated reverse engineering tools, like decompilers
Sophisticated music production software

@arran a fediverse client that would map posts to files in a directory structures (like Mailbox)

@arran Maildir*

@caskd @arran lol that can be made under 10-30 mins

@Craftplacer @arran why didn't anyone do that until now then?

@caskd @arran because nobody seemed to want it?

@arran braw codec support in ffmpeg

@Craftplacer @arran i literally cannot see how demand was a problem here as i am pretty sure there are people that would want such a thing
i think main reason is that devs were afraid of the rapidly changing specs of fediverse software

@Craftplacer @arran right now there's barely any desktop fediverse software that is usable and is not just another browser

@arran FOSS script/macro tool
kinda like autohotkey but better

@caskd @arran so something like /

@caskd @arran I mean, I spent so much time looking at OpenAPI specs and reverse engineering live instances. (I should make an open wiki actually detailing certain backends).

@caskd @arran ok give me a few minutes

@caskd @arran Well, I might be the first using Flutter to make a client for nearly all platforms. It just takes time.

@bunni @arran well, there is autokey for that. It runs Python scripts

@brunofontes @arran but it doesn't do what I want to do.
I want it to send mouse movements/clicks + keys in the background

@caskd @arran actually, I'll take my time later, I'm not in the mood, sorry

@bunni @arran wait, are you serious? the specs, optimization, etc. etc...
you sure you want to get into this?

@caskd we're just talking about downloading posts and placing them in textfiles (and downloading media)
even a bash script can do it
(I'm not talking about making the frontend, just the backend)

@bunni yeah but still....

@caskd compared to my current client project, it's easy

screenshot of a terminal fedi client

@bunni link?

@brunofontes @arran wait I thought you meant autohotkey
I'm going to try autokey

@smir @arran @ONLYOFFICE I'm pretty sure it's got electron-based components, my main evidence for this is what happens here

Also, it'd be nice if it was functional without breaking like this on first run. I'm on Ubuntu 20.04

@smir @arran @ONLYOFFICE admittedly once it works, it's very nice :)

@brandon @smir @arran @ONLYOFFICE learn LaTeX zoomer

@fuck @arran @ONLYOFFICE @smir I prefer markdown thanks

@brandon @arran @ONLYOFFICE @smir ew, are you from san francisco or something

@smir btw, thanks for recommending OO. I tried it before but it just froze like the screenshot I showed you so I immediately uninstalled it. Now I'm using it and it's working just fine :)

@bunni @arran And I just notice you didn't talk about Linux. hahaha Sorry! Anyway, I don't think it would work on background, unless you have something as a virutal desktop or similar.

@brunofontes @arran I mean I am on linux, so it does apply to me (though agreed autohotkey is windows)
I was thinking maybe with a chroot where we change the mouse drivers, it could work, but it sounds hard to do and I'm not in the mood to do hard things uwu

@bunni @arran For sure, if it starts to get too complicated, it is better to think on other alternatives. These programs works better with simple scripts. :)

Anyway, if you are still interested, it is this here:

@arran a FOSS flash game player

@arran literally anything that works

@smir Funny enough, I had trouble opening a Calc file in WPS Office but not in ONLYOFFICE

@brandon @smir >not using CSV or NoSQL
I shiggy diggy

@hyphen @arran holy crap i want it for homestar runner

@arran software packaging/distribution and configuration management based on content-addressed storage

@arran better/easier to find documentation for the foss desktop(s).

@fuck @arran @brandon @ONLYOFFICE @smir different tools for different things. Markdown and Latex are both useful

@benjaminpaikjones @arran @brandon @ONLYOFFICE @smir markdown is for redditors and discorders (11 year olds)

@arran Dumbphones with killswitches and other hardware-level privacy and anonymity features.

@brandon @smir @arran @ONLYOFFICE Are you using Nvidia graphics? I had a similar problem with Onlyoffice that was caused by a missing Nvidia hardware acceleration package.


Notion, but self-hostable.

Firebase, self hostable as well.

there are some good various firebase alternatives, self hostable too, I think. I've just not tracked them, to be able to drop a name here :(


a selfhosted alternative to


A frontend for fediverse wide search based on

It could work across etc to discover content, any capable service.

A sort of Aggregator that works across all of these clients.

@optikfluffel nice find!

It's a YC startup.. I wonder if they remain self-hostable after Production Launch eventually (well, they'll remain OSS, so it should be possible, but may not be well supported).

@arran @morgan

@humanetech @morgan @arran last one that crossed my path:

@gotmax Nah in my case I'm using AMD graphics with an AMD CPU

@arran a desktop environment that actually works. blobcatglowsticks

@brandon @arran Yes, I'd love a better office suite!!

How about it hid formatting options behind a paragraph/inline styles dropdown, to achieve a superficial simplicity whilst encouraging stronger typography? How about the ability to insert spreadsheet-style formulas anywhere, not just in a table?

Maybe some of my efforts building a smart TV browser engine from (relative) scratch could help here?

@arran An office suite that is not a clone of Microsoft Office.

I long for the flexibility and capability of GeoWrite, GeoDraw, etc. from PC/GEOS.

@brandon @arran it's heretical, but I did put windows 2010 on my mother's laptop, who received a nice 20.04 Ubuntu.

@brandon @smir @arran @ONLYOFFICE on 18.04 breaks like that too.

@ashwinvis yes, I've used it in the past. It's a great tool, thanks.


@arran something to control fan speed on Linux

@arran the adobe suite on linux.

@arran something like a budget program for keeping an overview about daily and monthly spendings, there already ARE some open source options, but I really miss some more automatic analyzation options, if that's not in the app, I don't really know, why I should use an app in the first place instead of my all-knowing notebook
(if anyone can recommend an app that I didn't already tried and know, I'd be glad to know)

@isi @arran I use "money wallet" and I'm pretty satisfied about
FLOSS on f-droid

@isi @arran at has a lot of features (like really)
Currently I only use it to see where how much I expense by month (and damn 👀) and where it goes

@duponin @arran am overwhelmed by that app
how can I simply add in my monthly income?

@isi @arran a recurent income or one-time income?

Recurert: Recurences -> Transactions -> + button
One-Time: Transactions -> + button -> Category -> Incomes -> Salary/whatever

@duponin @arran recurrent income
okay.. I didn't see that blobcatgoogly
thank you
I'll try the app out

@arran digital audio workstation on the level of ableton or fl studio

as well as synthesizers as powerful as serum and virtual instruments as realistic as kontakt

@isi no worries blobcatpat
It's a bit overloaded because it has many features but overall UX is good overall
Not an expert but you can ask for help cirno_smile

(You can set daily reminder to fill transactions when you are short memory blobcatgooglytrash )

@zepsylonum @arran I think the only one really missing is After FX? and enve2d looks promissing.

So what else are you missing from the adobe suite?

@sir @arran Ghidra’s decompiler? It’s now a part of radare2 too.

@x i find it kinda shitty tho, for instance, when decompiling a function that opens a file, r2ghidra shows only "stream = sym.imp.fopen();" and ghidra shows "fopen('file.txt')" so unfortunately i still use ghidra for a lot of things

@0xbiel Hmm, yeah that’s fair. Ghidra, besides being Java, is actually pretty awesome too.

@x indeed

@lps @arran

It is coming, this is a video from the 2019 conf by @schmittlauch

btw: 2020 can be found here

@caskd @arran @bunni Do you mean something like msync?

@sl007 @lps @arran "coming" meaning I've worked on that since March, but realistically speaking there's still quite a way to go until it's usable.

I'm just glad to hear work is being done, great news!
@sl007 @arran

@ashwinvis @arran @Gamercat one alternative that comes close is PushPin (originally started by Ink & Switch research lab)

It uses automerge CRDT and hypercore (part of ) so guess its but didn't try it yet.

@humanetech @ashwinvis @arran @Gamercat automerge sounds like gundb

@humanetech @ashwinvis @arran What they wrote in readmies, this thing is very cool and functional,pity only available on windows and mac.

@Gamercat its and runs on electron (port to might be nice) so shouldn't be hard to run on I guess.

@ashwinvis @arran

@icedquinn OT, I see you work on pleromabox..

If you want I can add to AP watchlist at if you provide me the markdown format for your entry (correct links, fedi account, license, etc.)

@arran I'd like some good games for kids, fun games where they at the same time learn things, like math, building things, solving puzzles, things like that. Not sure if that exists already, if so I don't know about it.

@RLetot @eliasr @arran Try the "Games" and "Apps" categories on ?

There are a lot of resources I have in my bookmarks, but I'm spending time on improving the UI first.

@arran @sir

A framework to allow synchronisation between devices on a local network. Because why should I need “the cloud” to synchronise my agenda between my laptop and my phone which are in the very same room on the same WAN?

So in short: Bonsai, but production-ready

@thibaultamartin @arran @sir I've never used it, but wouldn't Syncthing take care of this?

@arran a FOSS payment service.