Free Software Thread

Thomas Nguyen
Thomas Nguyen

Let's introduce each other to quality free software. I'll start.

FreeCAD

http://www.freecadweb.org/

FreeCAD is a parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size. Parametric modeling allows you to easily modify your design by going back into your model history and changing its parameters. FreeCAD is open-source and highly customizable, scriptable and extensible.

FreeCAD is multiplatfom (Windows, Mac and Linux), and reads and writes many open file formats such as STEP, IGES, STL, SVG, DXF, OBJ, IFC, DAE and many others.

All urls found in this thread:
http://www.freecadweb.org/
http://www.meshlab.net/
http://184.106.205.13/arcteam/ppt.php
https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/
http://www.soulseekqt.net/news/node/1
http://museek-plus.org/
http://www.vim.org/
https://8ch.net
https://archive.org/b/res/6582726.html
https://archive.is/gSVxr
https://archive.org/b/res/6613356.html
https://archive.is/46Vls
https://archive.org/b/res/6600926.html
https://archive.is/hVAx8
https://archive.org/b/res/6598737.html
https://archive.is/iYfyP
https://archive.org/b/res/6631522.html
https://archive.is/cE3Gw
https://archive.org/b/res/6550954.html
https://archive.is/vMULv
https://archive.org/b/res/6583923.html
https://archive.is/IBzYb
https://archive.org/b/res/6584970.html
https://archive.is/Xvzcf
https://archive.org/b/res/6602858.html
https://archive.is/zXyOh
https://archive.org/b/res/6606941.html
https://archive.is/bmTpC
https://archive.org/b/res/6605996.html
https://archive.is/A0dOY
https://archive.org/b/res/6617682.html
https://archive.is/hhJkg
https://archive.org/b/res/6615067.html
https://archive.is/8SCej
https://archive.is/2GIOX
https://archive.is/suGsH
https://archive.is/rpCmQ
Grayson Sullivan
Grayson Sullivan

Here's a picture of FreeCAD. It can do sketches, parametric modeling, drafting, and even has 3-axis CAM under development. It is possible to extend FreeCAD's functionality using your own Python scripts. Compares well to commercial software costing $600+ dollars.

John Cook
John Cook

Meshlab

http://www.meshlab.net/

Edit STL files, repair, remesh, construct surfaces from a point cloud and more!

Python Photogrammetry Toolbox

http://184.106.205.13/arcteam/ppt.php

Take pictures of an object and create 3-D models with color

Asher Wood
Asher Wood

GNU/Emacs

https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/

Legends says that this piece of software craftsmanship was bestoved upon mortals by gods themselves. Such power can not be approached lightly. Several greedy apprentices have tried to harvest this power only to find themselves tormented by the curse of Canalls Carpi, which is said to cause incredible pain in the wrist area. Only those who prepared themselves by learning Elisp incantations and meditating in the highest of the mountains achieved enlightenment and became one with the editor.

Connor Wood
Connor Wood

tfw you delete all your cookies
tfw this resets your filters
Feels annoying man

Jack Jenkins
Jack Jenkins

Look for an extension that preserves specific cookies.

Jordan Diaz
Jordan Diaz

Free as in free beer, http://www.soulseekqt.net/news/node/1 is bretty good for music, and there's a libre alternative at http://museek-plus.org/
>namefags
>making a good thread
am I in reverso world?

Brayden King
Brayden King

Vim.

http://www.vim.org/

A Legendary text editor that does not try to sell you a way of life, or force you to eat GNU/ToeCheese to master.

Ian Morales
Ian Morales

A Legendary text editor that does not try to sell you a way of life
Unless you count shilling for muh poor starving Ugandan kangs as a way of life.

Adrian Sullivan
Adrian Sullivan

that does not try to sell you a way of life
It does that more so than Emacs. Emacs will happily let you live your life another way, including the vim way. Emacs has been shipping with emulation modes for other editors for ages, including vi and Wordstar emulation, and many people use vim emulation solutions like evil-mode and Spacemacs. But how many people use a completely different set of keybindings in vim?

Nathan Walker
Nathan Walker

how many people use a completely different set of keybindings in vim?
You would do this if your keyboard isn't QWERTY. Otherwise, vim is designed so working with the default keybinding is comfy as fuck.
The truth of the matter is that evil mode exists and vimacs mode doesn't because vim has a superior user interface. Since Emacs has feature creep I'm sure there are cases where using it would be preferable, but not for most people.

Ian Nguyen
Ian Nguyen

By that logic Notepad is best editor ever created.
The truth of the matter is that nether Vim mode or Emacs mode exist because Notepad has superior user interface. Since Vim and Emacs have feature creep I'm sure there are cases where using them would be preferable, but not for most people.

Luis Wood
Luis Wood

emacs is fucking garbage

Robert Carter
Robert Carter

YOUR FUCKING GARBAGE

Evan Hill
Evan Hill

VS Code is open source and superior to vim, emacs, atom, nano, and sublime. Editorfags getting BTFO left and right by Microsoft.

Luke Gomez
Luke Gomez

By that logic [...]
And which logic would that be, my butthurt friend?

Gabriel Nelson
Gabriel Nelson

If you want a good, capable terminal-mode text editor without insane keybindings, use joe. It's been around forever.

If you want a good, capable gui-mode text editor that's also a good programming IDE, use geany. To use it as a genereric text editor you can just change a few settings, turn on wordwrap, etc.

If you want a decent desktop publishing environment, the combination of scribus, gimp, and inkscape isn't bad.

If you want to compose music, and you know music notation, musescore is actually pretty good. Fluidsynth has some fairly good free soundfonts if you look around. Audacity is ok for recording audio. Rosegarden isn't bad for creating midi music.

For all your encryption needs, cryptsetup is hard to beat.

Chase Roberts
Chase Roberts

For all your encryption needs, cryptsetup is hard to beat.
For all your encryption needs
What about, say, the need to encrypt a file before I e-mail it to a friend?
I'm not criticizing cryptsetup, it's just not as general as you make it sound.

Jeremiah Gomez
Jeremiah Gomez

VS Code looks like Hipster Cancer trash. Get that crap outta here.

Cooper Ramirez
Cooper Ramirez

VS Code looks like Hipster Cancer trash.
That's because it is. It's forked from atom or or sublime or something

David Cruz
David Cruz

scrollbar on the left
wat?

a thumbnail the size of your penis

Nolan Martinez
Nolan Martinez

I learned vim before emacs, and I prefer emacs with its default keybindings by far. they are only uncomfortable if you don't use the keyboard properly.

emacs has feature creep
says the apologist for an editor that reinvented the wheel with its own spell-checker, instead of integrating with external tools like hunspell or ispell

VS Code is open sores
would that be the crippleware version of VS...?
...oh, I see.

Wyatt Thomas
Wyatt Thomas

they got some cool free games on the app store like sonic dash and angry birds hd

Colton Perez
Colton Perez

MP3tag - THE best id3 tag editor. Powerful automation features, and can write tags to or from file names. Windows only.... And then this nigger goes and makes some kind of self contained wine applet that enables it to run on OSX.

Mp3tag.de

And I like his style too. Yes I do want to travel to the 90s!

Colton Campbell
Colton Campbell

Mp3Tag is not free software though it is the best tag editor that exists and runs great in wine

Cooper Gonzalez
Cooper Gonzalez

emacs
Legends says that this piece of software craftsmanship was bestoved upon mortals by marxists jews themselves.

Blake Walker
Blake Walker

I learned vim before emacs, and I prefer emacs with its default keybindings by far. they are only uncomfortable if you don't use the keyboard properly.
What sort of eldritch abomination of a keyboard do you use?
reinvented the wheel with its own
That's not what feature creep is, dumbass.

Ryder Lopez
Ryder Lopez

It's free.

Evan Rogers
Evan Rogers

they are only uncomfortable if you don't use the keyboard properly.
ctrl+F/B does not make me uncomfortable
Are you that elastic guy from the Fantastic Four by any chance?

Tyler Robinson
Tyler Robinson

GPG/PGP.

Aaron Morales
Aaron Morales

Is it libre? Or gratis only?

Josiah Jackson
Josiah Jackson

It's "free".

Elijah Brown
Elijah Brown

Do you think I can read your mind? Which way do you mean? Gratis or gratis+libre?
yeah yeah you baited me w.e.

Ayden King
Ayden King

I only know English, in my country we call it "free". I don't even know what you're insinuating with "baiting", you can check the site yourself if you don't believe me. Jeez.

Adrian Peterson
Adrian Peterson

Gratis means "It costs you no money to download and install"
Libre means "You can modify and redistribute the code"

The Libre/Gratis distinction was proposed by RMS after he realized that "free software" means different things to different people ("free as in free speech" vs "free as in free beer"). Libre/Gratis removes any such confusion.

Grayson Ortiz
Grayson Ortiz

Ergonomic they say
in fact it's only relatively more ergonomic, only if you use ancient hardware with ancient keyboards

on modern hardware it requires to redefine all fucking key combinations, otherwise it's just plain unusable

it just can't handle keyboard layout shifting on OS level, has to roll its own

I had enough of this. Stop it.

Andrew Bennett
Andrew Bennett

It's complete garbage, not worth looking at.
I mean there's zero point in using it over Sublime Text for example.

Julian Gray
Julian Gray

I guessed right that it only werks for MP3?
MP3 is useless inefficient deprecated format that should have died long time ago.

Vorbis kicks its ass and is supported pretty much everywhere (iThings don't count)
also there's little reason to not get original FLAC when you can

Henry Myers
Henry Myers

youtube-dl — grab any video from practically any website with zero hassle

ffmpeg — Swiss army knife for all media processing and/or conversion, if you become true pro at it, you won't need anything else

tesseract — OCR (can read text from images), maybe not as good as some monsters like ABBYY in general case, but usually it can be configured to reasonably handle your tasks

x264 — the prime example of when free software kicks every competitor's ass. it needs no additional comments.

Opus — same example, for low-bitrate audio

Brandon Foster
Brandon Foster

Python Photogrammetry Toolbox

Dick pics will never be the same

Bentley Mitchell
Bentley Mitchell

Also:

XLD (os x only) — good for generating cuesheets/splitting tracks/joining tracks

Evan Howard
Evan Howard

WavPack — very efficient lossless audio format/codec. it can efficiently encode audio even with non-standard bit depth (like 17 and 18 bit), can encode even floating point data,
and also has hybrid lossy mode which is very good for most kinds of audio at bitrates around 300kbps (the main benefit is guaranteed absence of typical artifacts of tranform-based codecs, the only kind of possible distortion is added white-ish noise with varying intensity)

Elijah Ortiz
Elijah Ortiz

Use ffmpeg to break a video into screenshots at a time interval of your choice. Then run Python Photogrammetry Toolbox to use the images to build a point cloud. It beats taking a bunch of individual photos. I tried VisualSFM and the interface is nice, but it can only reasonably handle about 50 photos while in Python Photogrammetry Toolbox I've fed it 260 plus images at once.

So far my resultant point clouds are sparse reconstructions. I'm enjoying the fact that by using photogrammetry there is virtually no cost involved but I see the need for denser point clods to construct cleaner meshes. I'll need to seriously consider laser scanning diy projects as the commercial laser scanners are too expensive for personal use.

Levi Wilson
Levi Wilson

It works for every format that supports tagging

Angel Murphy
Angel Murphy

My issue with wv is nothing really supports it
I'll just stick with flac

Alexander Jones
Alexander Jones

Cadence, and the rest of the KXStudio applications - combine them with a realtime kernel and JACK2 built with DBus support and literally the only remaining problem with Linux for pro audio is the hassle of configuring WINE.
simple, intuitive JACK routing
including PulseAudio support so you can do other normal things while you work
works with hardware and software synths
most if not all Windows only VSTs and hardware-mixer-management applications work in WINE without a latency penalty

Jayden Carter
Jayden Carter

hardware and software synths
hardware synths
is there such thing?

Brody Long
Brody Long

freecad

Can it do stress modeling? I want something that can tell me when a certain piece will bend/break under a given load.

Ethan Bailey
Ethan Bailey

Absolutely. That used to be all that there was back in the 70s and 80s. Imagine having to buy an entire piece of equipment for two or three sounds.

Brandon Roberts
Brandon Roberts

Doesn't Linux still have shitty problems with up/downsampling. I ended up turning off dmixing a while back because it would fuck up every track I played. Leaving me with audio blocking lol.
Only thing worse than audio is video editing. Literally the only reason I have win 7 still installed.

Jaxson Hughes
Jaxson Hughes

What's the point in it now? All synths are perfectly simulated in software, given enough CPU horsepower.

Jack Lopez
Jack Lopez

No. All it does is draft your model, it doesn't do any simulation of stresses and load.

Lincoln Gutierrez
Lincoln Gutierrez

If not for the sound packs/fonts, and modulators, then it'd have to be for the physical interface for live playing.

Other than that, there's probably some features involving programmable synths, or downloading your fonts to the synth.

Jackson Cox
Jackson Cox

The same reason people still buy vinyl

Elijah Phillips
Elijah Phillips

DATA GATHERING THREADS WITH REAL EVIDENCE

I have been noticing a trend on all the boards of Holla Forums, which you should be typing in the address as https://8ch.net httpS<---

it has been recently revealed that the Holla Forums moderators actively ban anyone who posts this information. this will not be tolerated. the users will be informed of the threat to user security and there is nothing the Holla Forums moderators can do to stop it. we do not forgive. we do not forget.

that there are tons of data gathering threads disguised as "I'm bored so whats all your info".

here are a few examples of data gathering threads. you don't think they are building a profile on you? this is disgusting.

how much money is in your bank account
https://archive.org/b/res/6582726.html
https://archive.is/gSVxr

"would you possibly pick the underage girl?"
https://archive.org/b/res/6613356.html
https://archive.is/46Vls

what did you dream about last night
https://archive.org/b/res/6600926.html
https://archive.is/hVAx8
inb4 "it's just a dream"
it may reveal something about you. to the spooks and shitheads, that's data.

what's the biggest secret you have
https://archive.org/b/res/6598737.html
https://archive.is/iYfyP

post your secrets that you can only tell /b/
https://archive.org/b/res/6631522.html
https://archive.is/cE3Gw

what do you think about jews?
https://archive.org/b/res/6550954.html
https://archive.is/vMULv

what will you be remembered by?
https://archive.org/b/res/6583923.html
https://archive.is/IBzYb

what is your gender identity?
https://archive.org/b/res/6584970.html
https://archive.is/Xvzcf

any perverted anons here?
https://archive.org/b/res/6602858.html
https://archive.is/zXyOh

perverts report in!
https://archive.org/b/res/6606941.html
https://archive.is/bmTpC

psychopaths, do you know any? are you one?
https://archive.org/b/res/6605996.html
https://archive.is/A0dOY

Have you ever thought about robbing a bank /b/?
And If so, how would you do it?
https://archive.org/b/res/6617682.html
https://archive.is/hhJkg

what is your full first name and the first letter of your last name?
https://archive.org/b/res/6615067.html
https://archive.is/8SCej

now they are switching tactics and resorting to suggesting taking sleeping pills and alchohol. very dangerous!

So last night I took these sleeping pills and mixed it with some whisky, pretty classic time
https://archive.is/2GIOX

Big warning here. some anons suggested lying to these threads. DO NOT LIE IN ANY WAY THAT CAN BE USED AGAINST YOU.

do not tell lies that may be dangerous, or about fictional crimes to these bad people even if they are totally fabricated.

keep in mind even lies may hold small pieces of the truth.

also, why are we letting these data miners shit up the board, the whole website?

there is some severe spook bastard level shill spy FISHING going on here. I hope none of you are stupid enough to give them anything

thread archive

https://archive.is/suGsH
https://archive.is/rpCmQ

Logan Cook
Logan Cook

Being a dumb hipster / underage?

Camden Jenkins
Camden Jenkins

reason for vinyl is different.
people hope to find there a different mastering, when they see that CD edition was brickwalled to DR6 again.

Andrew Anderson
Andrew Anderson

of course, in reality they'd better search for some better artists who don't let themselves be cucked by incompetent greedy producers who are like
"I don't care if it adds distortion, our record must sound loud grrrrrr"

— "but that doesn't matter anymore, everybody uses ReplayGain / Sound Check / Youtube normalizes volume too / etc

"Shut up and make it loud, or you are fired grrrrrr"

Kevin Campbell
Kevin Campbell

And I like his style too. Yes I do want to travel to the 90s!

Amazingly, a lot of software will actually run on older versions of Windows with just a few tweaks in the code. I've had a few things I wanted to run on 98, and all it took was a few line changes, or compiling in VS2005 instead of a newer version.

Jayden Miller
Jayden Miller

Yes, I'd love to travel back in time to when it was safe to run a windows .exe downloaded from the internet.

Henry Hughes
Henry Hughes

I just want my limewire wakemeup.mp3.exe back

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