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November 25, 2007

Sheep v2.7b2 Client for Linux

This release has been superceded by this, please use it instead.

Download the tarball and then compile with the usual

sudo make install
Before doing so you need to install the latest version (2.7.7 at this time) of FLAM3 and make ffmpeg a sibling of the sheep source directory, and apply the patch file included in the tarball (to fix a memory leak). And:
sudo apt-get install mplayer curl
sudo apt-get install libdbus-glib-1-dev libgconf2-dev
sudo apt-get install libgnome-menu-dev libglade2-dev libgnomeui-dev
The Changelog:
use marker files to update cache sooner. global generation no longer part of state. configure gnome-screensaver during install using gconftool-2. start with least recently accessed sheep instead of a random one. add ffmpeg.patch to plug memory leak. ditch the .sheep/id file. move to .electricsheep/* and preferences.xml and electricsheep-preferences (a glade UI to the xml prefs). play electricshep-wait.avi until first sheep arrives. settle on mplayer. remove zoom option since mplayer always does it. note: password is not secure. remove history from ui.
Browse the new flock, in 800x600x160 mpeg4. It's at 1/10th quality until we have more users, then I'll crank it up. Bug reports and compatibility issues most welcome.

The protocol design wiki, and the previous release.

You may prefer to comment on the Drupal forum rather than here on the blog. Posted by spot at November 25, 2007 12:31 AM

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