Need Help Determining a Browser's Network Protocol Support

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I'm working on adding apturl support to Linux App Finder so programs in a deb repository can be installed just by clicking a link. Since not every system will have apturl installed, I'd like to be able to detect whether or not the browser can handle an apt: link and use the information to display appropriate instructions. Does anyone know how to do that?

Notify on Reply Capability Added to the Forums

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Registered visitors now have the ability to be notified when a forum topic has been replied to. There is a "subscribe post" link just after the initial entry in a particular topic. Clicking it will do the trick. If you are already subscribed to a particular thread the link will state "unsubscribe post" instead. Enjoy.

Ripping DVDs to MPEG4 with K9Copy

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I've blogged about K9Copy's DVD rip and copy abilities in the past, but I only just noticed that it has added one step rip to MPEG4 support. After taking it for a test drive I'm very pleased with the ease of use and plan to use it for most of my ripping needs in the future.

Up until now dvd::rip has been my ripper of choice, but I recently received a stack of DVD's for Father's Day and kept getting errors during the ripping process. I reinstalled some of the libraries, but the issues still persisted. During my search for a replacement I decided to fire up K9Copy, thinking that I could potentially rip to the hard drive with it and encode with dvd::rip. That's when I noticed an MPEG4 button.

The Wonders of rsync

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I have to admit that, until recently, I've been negligent in my backup plan. Oh, I did the occasional database backup and have most of my files replicated on my local drive, but I didn't have a real plan. If disaster had struck I wouldn't have been prepared.

Mount and Sync Network Shares Using Smb4K

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I often find myself working with data that's stored on multiple computers, and with KDE's network transparency this is an easy thing to do. But of course there are times when network access isn't available, and in this situation being able to easily sync data between two drives is a huge convenience. My solution is Smb4K.

Smb4K is first and foremost a share browser, but it has another unsung capability to syncronize between a share and a local folder.

GParted vs QTParted

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As a KDE user, I tend to pick a Qt app when two mostly equivalent programs exist. I thought that would be the case with QTParted and GParted, but to my surprise I found GParted to be a superior program that actually allowed me to accomplish my goal when QTParted could not.

Share Your App Screenshots

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A new screenshot system has been implemented. Screenshots can now be uploaded from each app's page by any registered user. Registered users also have an administration page to edit descriptions or delete images they no longer want posted.

The viewer can be accessed from the Screenshot link in the header to show thumbnails of all available images. When viewing an app's page its most recent pictures will be displayed. Those thumbnails link through to the full screenshots in the viewer.