A CVS branch have been created for continued work on the 0.6.2 release.
To check it out, use the -r Branch-6_0
flag after co
in the cvs command described in download
Göran Weinholt and Christian Häggström have lost
interest in developing giFTcurs. We’re looking for someone
to take over development. Please contact us via email or IRC.
There have’t been any status updates here in a while, but
that was just because nothing was really happening.
There will shortly be some commits made to the CVS that totally break
backwards compatibility. giFT 0.12.x will use ONC RPC for its protocol,
and we’re finally implementing it.
Nope... some of us couldn’t wait for Savannah to fix the download
area. giFTcurs 0.6.2 has been released. It fixes a SIGBUS error on
sparc64, adds UTF-8 support, and adds an Italian translation from
It will be uploaded to Savannah’s download area as soon as they
fix it. Meanwhile, get it from fnord.csbnet.se. Links are below.
We are going to release 0.6.2 as soon as Savannah fixes the file
If your translation isn’t up to date in the CVS or if you
want to send us a completely new translation, don’t hesitate to
The next release will, as noted earlier, have UTF-8 support. If
you want to test this, check out the CVS and configure with
“--with-ncursesw”. Characters with wide glyphs and composite
characters are supposed to work.
We’re currently working on getting UTF-8 working in giFTcurs. So far
it has been going fairly well, and the next release will have UTF-8
support if compiled with ncursesw.
giFTcurs 0.6.1 has been released! It includes a fix for the annoying bug
with the interface ID’s that would make it believe giFT should be upgraded.
Also, the “Start search” button no longer automatically clears searches,
since some networks have a “search more” feature. Just press the button
again when the search is finished.
The mailing lists have been
moved to Savannah
The old list of users should have been moved over OK.
Official giFT and giFTcurs packages have been accepted into Debian, and
will soon hit the mirrors. They are currently resting in incoming.debian.org.
The impossible has happened. giFT 0.11.1 has been released! Download it
giFTcurs 0.6.0 is out. Be aware that this version uses GLib 2. Banned words are
stored in the configuration file. You can ignore a user temporarily by pressing
“i” when a source is marked, and pressing “I” will save the ignore in the
configuration file. A console has been implemented, which currently doesn’t do
much except show messages. Press “v” for verbose mode. The search and transfer
tabs are highlighted when a search or download finishes. This version also
supports a minor protocol change related to the interface protocol id’s.
cvs -d :ext:email@example.com:/cvsroot/giftcurs co giFTcurs
If you can’t get the CVS to build, it might be better to use a release.
deb http://fnord.csbnet.se/giftcurs stable main
deb-src http://fnord.csbnet.se/giftcurs stable main
Backports of giFT and GLib2 are provided.
Official Debian packages are
giFTcurs appears to be available at freshports or some such over
We haven’t been contacted about this though so we might be wrong.
Older releases can be found at http://fnord.csbnet.se/giftcurs/
The files are all signed with the GnuPG key 0x4A8854E6.