Fire-Fly - open source zen for Mac OS X
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About Fire-Fly Fire-Fly is hard to categorize. The program animates three dimensional surfaces as they grow and morph in between one another. The animation is relaxing to watch and has several customizable features, including color balance, scale, and speed and for some reason it has a built in mp3 player. Fire-Fly was first concieved by Aaron Golden and has been under development by Aaron Golden and Tim Omernick since february 26, 2002. Questions or Comments email:

Using Fire-Fly Fire-Fly doesn't need many instructions. The instructions that you do need will appear when you open the program for the first time. If you need to see them again, select "Firefly Help" from the Help menu when the program is running. Just relax, play with it, and have fun.

Features Fire-Fly currently supports the following features (besides the basic animation): 1. A color balance controller 2. Speed and scale preferences 3. An mp3 player accessed through the "Jukebox" item in the "Windows" menu

Troubleshooting Don't worry, about a thing, do do do do do do do do... So far we haven't recieved word of any problems. If you've run into a bug or have some other question that isn't addressed in Fire-Fly's built in help email: and we'll get right back to you.

Source Fire-Fly is written in Objective-C using AppKit and OpenGL for MacOS X. The source is distributed with the GNU General Public License. To download the source code from the web visit Fire-Fly's page on here. Or see the instructions below to checkout the source from the CVS archive.

Anonymous CVS Access Fire-Fly's CVS repository can be checked out through anonymous (pserver) CVS with the following instruction set. When prompted for a password for anonymous, simply press the Enter key. cvs login cvs -z3 co fire-fly Updates from within the fire-fly directory do not need the -d parameter. To update from within the fire-fly directory type: cvs update

Developer CVS Access via SSH - (want to become a developer? email: Only project developers can access the CVS tree via this method. SSH1 must be installed on your client machine. Substitute developername with the your user name. Enter fire-fly's site password when prompted. export CVS_RSH=ssh cvs -z3 co fire-fly

This page last updated: March 8, 2002

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