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Discussion in 'Majorgeeks Welcome Center' started by ionEyes, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. ionEyes

    ionEyes Private E-2

    Hi Folks,

    Im new here, well my account has been active a while, but I have not 'dug in' too much.

    I have some software to submit to the site and cant find help in the forums, searching for 'submit'.

    Can someone please help me ?

    I have some privacy software I have been developing for a year now and its mature enough to open it to wide exposure.

    Thanks in advance...
  2. silas

    silas MajorGeek

  3. ionEyes

    ionEyes Private E-2

    I have since contacted the main developers, this was based on open-source code, and they have concerns that mean I wont be able to release the software for now.

    Given what they have said, it may not be possible to release it at all :-(
    Based on that it means it will likely remain a pet project of mine.

    Thanks for replying to thread and supplying the information in any case.

    Very much appreciated !

  4. silas

    silas MajorGeek

    No problem. Sorry your pet couldn't go live!
  5. ionEyes

    ionEyes Private E-2

    After much agonising and complying with the main developers wishes, I have decided to 'publish and be damned'.

    I have emailed the address you mentioned earlier.

    Hope this project can provide some benefit to MajorGeeks users.
  6. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    Hi and Welcome

    Good for you and I hope that Majorgeeks takes your project on to host as a download, but dont take it badly if we do not as not all softwares submitted will be hosted and thats not just software from the smaller devs but the larger ones too that is not taken on.

    Good to have you here and never know the membership here may help you fine tune your app (especially if its something of general interest).
  7. ionEyes

    ionEyes Private E-2

    Hi Halo,

    Thanks for the message.

    I appreciate the software may not be accepted.
    If it is I would welcome feedback and have provided a support link for users to get help, in the form of an email address.

    Keeping my fingers crossed ;)
  8. ionEyes

    ionEyes Private E-2

    Hi there,

    I emailed the address and nearly a week has passed. Not sure if it was received ?

    Anyone out there ?
  9. TimW

    TimW MajorGeeks Administrator - Jedi Malware Expert Staff Member

    I will bring it to Tim's attention. ;)
  10. Corporal Punishment

    Corporal Punishment Administrator Staff Member

    I dont recall seeing anything like that.

    If you cam, PM me the link to your site of email jim @ majorgeeks

  11. ionEyes

    ionEyes Private E-2

    Hi Corporal Punishment,

    *** not everyday do you get to say hi to something like that :)

    Thanks for getting back to me.
    Thanks TimW too.

    I have now emailed the address in the post below this one.
    I had previously emailed tim at ... - I have now tried jim at ...

    I hope I have got it right....

    Failing that, I can upload a torrent someplace and point you to it in here ?
    Its another option.

    I am just polishing the final touches to the software package now, but its as near finished as it can be.
  12. ionEyes

    ionEyes Private E-2

    Hi there Corporal Punishment...

    I have not received a reply from the email, so I thought I would follow your other idea of PM'ing you. Unfortunately, I can't PM at the moment, because I am such a newbie and have not met the requisite 50 posts.

    Failing releasing the software here, are there other sites that you could recommend, that dont require PAD files and / or a web site to host the software ?

    *** I know that request could appear a little cheeky...
  13. ionEyes

    ionEyes Private E-2

    I now have the software distributed on SourceForge.

    I would love (prefer) if it was hosted here too. Coz I love MajorGeeks.

    You can check it out here, and see if its worthy for inclusion:
  14. ionEyes

    ionEyes Private E-2

  15. sach2

    sach2 Major Geek Extraordinaire

    Hi, ionEyes

    I took a quick look at your SourceForge page and from the screenshots see that your program recommends some privacy addons for FF that all seem good. I followed a post a while back here at MG that also recommended these addons, as essential, but found Ghostery a bit too aggressive because it blocked comments from loading from one of my favorite sites. I have no problem with Ghostery because I didn't investigate the various settings to adjust things but wonder how someone who just clicks install will understand what each addon does.

    SourceForge although a great site for reliable programs doesn't lend itself to giving a description of the value of the software. I know, you as a developer are so involved with the details that it is difficult to see things from the outside.

    It might be helpful if you could explain the value of the software to the common user. I've read about Tor (good and bad) but don't really understand what it does. Could you give a paragraph or two of what your program does and how it it effects the common internet user? The Sourceforge page only references secure document sharing but explains nothing about Tor or FF.

    I think such a description might help everyone in understanding what you have been working on for so long.

    Thanks! :)
  16. ionEyes

    ionEyes Private E-2

    Hi sach2,

    Your feedback is INVALUABLE !

    Tor helps protect your privacy online, by preventing monitoring and snooping of your browser habits. The security plugins help Tor even more in this regard.

    The installer gives you the option of installing all security plugins in one easy step - or the ability to add only the ones that you want to use.

    WASTE is a secure darkNet(). Some users are censored (China) and require special access facilities to the internet - these are called bridge relays.

    The Tor website can you offer you more detail than I can hope to...

    Thank you for the feedback.

    God bless you. May compassion rest gently on your shoulders and may your conciousness rise to accept her.

  17. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member


    Have you emailed both Tim and/or Jim @ majorgeeks.com with this app?

    I will try and give it a test over the weekend and give feedback to you and/or Tim and Jim.

    I would though on a very quick glance remove the Kungfu panda from your app as that will be copyrighted by the film studio and will not do you any favours as to listings on many major download sites as they will have to follow copyright laws, UNLESS you have written approval from the studio?
  18. ionEyes

    ionEyes Private E-2

    Hi DavidGP,

    I have removed all links to KungFu Panda for the very reasons you have mentioned. It still appears in screen shots at the site, but I have used a different logo.

    I have been so busy getting bugfix releases and integrating the darkNet() that I have not updated all screen shots.

    If you would like that to be done before taking anything further I can do so....

    Awaiting your advice. The installer and all docs contain no copyrighted images or logos.

    Thank you and warm regards.
  19. ionEyes

    ionEyes Private E-2

  20. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member


    Good to see that you have removed the copyrighted images from that film, while I think they did work great with your app, the hassle from IP law these days is not worth the hassle.

    have you emailed Tim or Jim on this app as I dont see it listed on MG yet? well worth contacting them, I would also contact Microsoft as your app gets a RED flag in downloading in IE9 due to the SmartScreen Filter, so you may not get a lot of folk downloading it as "wrongly" in this case its listed as malware.

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