Floodgap - Software

Floodgap software is released in open source and binary forms for many platforms.

Many Floodgap software packages are released under the Floodgap Free Software License (FFSL); others may be released under other license agreements, including the GPL. Please read the license for each package before using.

  • Open Source

    • TenFourFox: Mozilla Firefox for Power Macintosh and PowerPC (last update 17 Mar 2014) -- Yes, Mozilla dropped Tiger and PowerPC. Yes, Apple's been screwing you for years. Here's your chance to fight back: you can now get the world's most advanced browser right on your beloved Power Mac, maintained by fellow Power Mac users, endorsed by fellow Power Mac users. It even runs on 10.4. And it's free. Mozilla Public License open source.

    • Texapp App.net Client for Perl (last update 1 Feb 2014) -- Not just "another toy ADN client" -- a real, minimalist and interactive console-mode client for App.net in Perl. Based on our own TTYtter. Shamelessly ripped off from it, in fact. Requires cURL. FFSL-licensed freeware open source.

    • Classilla, Building A Secure Web Browser for the Classic Mac OS (last update 6 Jan 2013) -- Classilla is an attempt to bring a supported, updated web browser back to classic Power Macintosh systems running MacOS 8.6 or MacOS 9 and above using open-source Mozilla code. Written by and for classic Mac users. Mozilla Public License open source.

    • HTTPi Open Source 100% Perl Webserver (last update 20 Aug 2012) -- HTTPi is a 100% Perl, fully open-source webserver designed for small to medium sized websites, offering many of the features of larger servers but in a small, easily hackable footprint requiring no external Perl modules. FFSL-licensed freeware open source.

    • xa 6502/R65C02/65816 crossassembler for Unix/DOS/Atari/Amiga (last update 7 Aug 2013) -- A high-speed cross-assembler system for most Unix systems (including *BSD, Linux, OS X), DOS, Amiga and Atari computers. Includes linker utilities, documentation, and support for Rockwell CMOS and Western Digital '816 variants. GPL open source.

    • HuePl: A Perl Utility for Philips hue Lighting (last update 1 Dec 2013) -- Control your extremely expensive and extremely fun Philips hue lights from the command line and from scripts or cron with this Perl tool. Requires cURL. FFSL-licensed freeware open source.

    • The Overbite Project: Gopher Plugins and Clients (last update 7 Feb 2012) -- Bring current and legacy resources across the global Gopherspace back to your mobile phone, modern web browser and operating system with this free set of add-ons and clients. Supporting Google Android phones and devices, as well as Mozilla Firefox and other Mozilla-based browsers on most operating systems including Mac OS X, Linux and Microsoft Windows. More on the way! Offered under varying licenses, including BSD and Tri-License (MPL/GPL/LGPL) open source. Please read the licensing for your desired package before use.

    • Mosaic-CK Web Browser (last update 11 Jul 2010) -- An unsupported, improved fork of the venerable NCSA Mosaic browser for Mac OS X, Power MachTen and other older Unix and Unix-alike operating systems. For extreme nerds and web historians only, and other people who like old iron. NCSA non-commercial license.

    • Bucktooth Perl Gopher Server Software (last update 1 May 2011) -- A 100% Perl gopher server system offering executables, directory parsing, and an intelligent new way to intermix data and content in directory menus. Fully open-source, easily hackable, and documented. Requires xinetd, inetd or a fully compatible equivalent. Hosted on our gopher server; Gopher-compatible client required. FFSL-licensed freeware open source.

    • TTYtter Twitter Client for Perl (last update 27 Dec 2012) -- Not just "yet another toy Twitter client" -- a real, minimalist and interactive console-mode client for Twitter written in Perl. Requires Lynx or curl. FFSL-licensed freeware open source.

    • The New GopherVR: A Virtual Reality Interface to Gopherspace (last update 2 Jun 2013) -- Explore Gopher servers and gopherspace with a unique VR interface with this classic and fascinating application brought back to life on modern systems. Binaries and source available. Hosted on our gopher server; Gopher-compatible client required. Multi-license open source.

    • BladeEnc for Mac OS X (last update 2 Jun 2006) -- Mac BladeEncX is a two-part Aqua-based interface to the venerable bladeenc GPL'ed MPEG-1 Layer 3 encoder. Makes MP3 files with just simple dragging and dropping, or use the GUI front-end to set options or encode single files. Easy batch conversion too. GPL open source. PowerPC only.

    • ppmascii Perl ASCII Art Converter (last update 19 May 2010) -- Turn most portable anymaps (PNM/PGM/PPM/PBM) into beautiful works of art using printable ASCII. Suitable for typewriters, dummy terminals and retro nerds everywhere. May even be useful. FFSL-licensed freeware open source.

    • Copperweb, A Self-Hosting Mac HTTP Proxy (last update 9 May 2011) -- If you can't fix your browser, fix your browser's input. Try Copperweb as a proof-of-concept to shore up browser support on classic Macs and A/UX. BSD open source.

    • OpenAlpha for Mac OS X (last update 2 Jun 2006) -- A tool for sorting files handed to applications, forcing them to be opened in sorted order. More useful than you might think! Freeware open source. PowerPC only.

  • Freeware Binaries

    • OldMacAppNet: Power Mac App.net Citizens of OMAN, Unite! (last update 30 Oct 2012) -- For too long, the Intelfidels have kept us Power Mac users downtrodden! But no more! Now we can infest their very nest, the best and most expensive microblogging site, App.net! FFSL-licensed software with GPL components.

    • The KIM-1 Page and the Amazing KIMplement (last update 7 Jan 2007) -- Information on the Commodore and MOS Technologies KIM-1, a 6502-based 1970s single-board computer. Also includes the KIMplement, a partial emulation of the KIM-1 in software for the Commodore 64 and most Commodore 64 emulators. FFSL-licensed freeware.

    • The Little Orphan Tomy Tutor (last update 27 Jan 2009) -- An homage to and growing information resource about the orphaned Tomy Tutor, including its history in Japan, the UK and the USA; programming information; photographs; and technical references. Also includes the Tutti simulator for the Commodore 64 and most Commodore 64 emulators.

    • 3C589/EtherLink III Driver for Macintosh PowerBooks (last update 9 Jun 2008) -- A MacOS extension for most NuBus-based PowerBooks allowing 3Com EtherLink III Ethernet cards to be used for networking. Includes compatibility matrix, workarounds, and additional utilities. This is a hacked version of a Farallon driver, and is not officially supported by Farallon. Offered as freeware, as is.

    • SieveAhl Simple Macintosh 68K Benchmark (last update 23 Sep 2002) -- A simple benchmark for 68K based Macintoshes running virtually any System or MacOS version to evaluate integer and CPU performance. Also of limited value for Power Macintoshes, but see the disclaimer. Partial source available, with annotations. Freeware.

    • Small vi Clone for Commodores (svicc) (last update 15 Feb 2003) -- An extended subset of nex/nvi for the Commodore 64 and most Commodore 64 emulators. Features built-in documentation, along with instructions for configuring svicc as a standalone document viewer. Freeware.

    • CheapLock for OS X (last update 14 Sep 2006) -- A little hack to let you use your compatible PowerBook, iBook or MacBook's power cord as an antitheft tripwire. Freeware. PowerPC only.

    • MacPlua: plua2c for Mac OS X (last update 4 Sep 2008) -- A port of the popular Palm Pilot scripting language Plua's "cross compiler" to Mac OS X. Compiled for PowerPC, but should also be compatible with Intel under Rosetta. Freeware. Source code is not available due to original author's request.

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