29 June 2015

SWFDec Windows

Not to be confused with SWFDec = SWF Decompiler, this one is decoder http://swfdec.freedesktop.org. And it is not that I interested in the player itself (Flash will soon die) but rather the fact that it use cairo canvas so it can export its rendered scene to SVG/PDF easily.

Swfdec itself need little patch for Windows because of its local file URI mangling. This tool is the inverse of svg2swf and based on existing swfdec-thumbnailer (swfdec-gnome). It still ongoing, I want to make it more like rsvg-convert plus ability to set particular timeline to snap but at moment it just convert flash movie up to version 7 (version 8 or 9 may crashed) into pdf, ps, png or svg. The final version would be included in the Converter homepage here.

Command: swfdec-convert [-s minimum width/height] input output
Download: swfdec-convert.exe 1.6 Mb

24 June 2015

Windows version of djvudigital

Long time no write.. didn't meant I'm not around. This post is yet another prove that I'm a faithful Windows user :-). Admittedly I have using Windows 8.1 for months now, and damn what a buggy explorer!

You probably heard about djvu format about 5 years ago. But it kinda failed to gain momentum against the venerable PDF. Despite its rather simple (or rather "sufficient") feature, it meant to be less malice format than PDF.

Djvudigital has been around with no cmd batch port... its Ghostscript driver also a bit controversial (for linux zealot). But in this windows world anything is good as long as it apparently works. duh

This batch of djvudigital is converted into exe for convenience and will act just like batch file (aka it *need* cmd) see "BAT to EXE" page for info. It not complete port of bash version but parameters is the same as linux one, note:  it doesn't do sanity check of the Ghostscript executable whether it support djvu or not.

- Ghostscript with djvusep device
- Csepdjvu (part of djvulibre)
- and off course working CMD
- optionally gzip or 7za/7z

Put all executables above in the same directory as djvudigital, you may put it in your PATH environment so you can called it anywhere. Type djvudigital --help for manual

djvudigital.exe 83 Kb

I've been using/abusing online-convert.com for a while for on-the-fly 'downversion' stuff from the internet, but no djvu there.

22 November 2014

Morris 0.2 Win32

Been stumbled on this site http://www.ihsan.biz which offer hundreds of free logic games. Most made in VB and somehow have awkward error handling, however the games are very consistent and excellent for learning.

I can't find few traditional game such as morris there or maybe I missed it (so many games). The only one freeware I found is an old free morris (along its variants) game here: http://www.nine-mens-morris.net/downloads.html. AI is good and made with GTK. I want to share version 0.2 here in addition to the official 0.1 installer. This version has one more morris variant called Sunmill otherwise it looks the same as 0.1.

morris.exe (1.21 Mb)

31 October 2014

Javascript, GTK and Windows

GJS (Spidermonkey) and Seed (JSCore) are two Javascript binding for GTK (and other Gnome libraries) via GObject Introspection. The former commonly used by gnome shell, while the latter is a bit dated by now.

There are good demos at https://developer.gnome.org/gnome-devel-demos/stable/js.html.en and https://git.gnome.org/browse/seed-examples/

The build also bundled in PyGObject AIO but certainly shouldn't be there. So I might remove it one day and put it elsewhere.

At the moment only GTK bundled (you could make gui, image viewer etc) though it can use others gnome libraries, but I need to think about the packaging first.


25 October 2014

Attack Surface Analyzer for XP

This utility released by Microsoft long time ago when XP still supported but ironically decidedly for Vista or newer only. I thought it kind of regshot (registry and filesystem snapshot) or similar but turn out a security risks snapshot. I patch it to work with XP (only) because when debug the half native half dotnet apps it actually or at least initially designed for a minimum XP SP2. The patch just change the required NT version from 6 to 5 and it works but hey I'm no security expert kay?

Dedicated to XP diehards:
http://d-h.st/Tk6 (32bit only)

Original source:

06 October 2014

How to enable GCC i686-w64-mingw32 multilib

I always opt i686-w64-mingw32 multilib when building GCC. That mean 32bit by default and 64bit via -m64. in GCC 4.9 (or since GCC 4.8 SEH introduction) this configuration seems to be broken / unsupported. By common sense if x86_64 multilib is supported then the inverse should be possible too.

Here is the patch:

--- D:/Tarball/gcc49s/libgcc/config.host.bak Thu Mar 27 22:40:31 2014
+++ D:/Tarball/gcc49s/libgcc/config.host Sun Sep 28 14:24:20 2014
@@ -646,8 +646,20 @@
  if test x$enable_sjlj_exceptions = xyes; then
-  tmake_eh_file="i386/t-dw2-eh"
-  md_unwind_header=i386/w32-unwind.h
+  case ${host} in
+    i[34567]86-w64-mingw*)
+      if [ "${enable_multilib}" = yes ]; then
+        tmake_eh_file="i386/t-seh-eh"
+      else
+        tmake_eh_file="i386/t-dw2-eh"
+        md_unwind_header=i386/w32-unwind.h
+      fi
+      ;;
+    i[34567]86-pc-mingw*)
+      tmake_eh_file="i386/t-dw2-eh"
+      md_unwind_header=i386/w32-unwind.h
+      ;;
+  esac
  # Shared libgcc DLL install dir depends on cross/native build.
  if test x${build} = x${host} ; then

Might be a bit ugly but still make sense and works! Overall that's just a naming/convention mess. With the patch we should have SJLJ in 32bit and SEH exception in 64bit mode by default (a.k.a no exception handling specified at configure).

20 September 2014

Retro Pacman Game

First post since very a long time hiatus :)

Looking for a real remade for classic pacman but for Windows? there is plenty but I can say funman which is part of funpack.net for windows http://www.classicdosgames.com/game/Funpack.Net_for_Windows.html is the closest one however while it said to be freeware the installer is the original shareware :confused:.

funman with the "entertainment pack" esque

Alternatively, with a quite improved gameplay is njam https://sourceforge.net/projects/njam/files/ which continued as commercial version here http://www.guacosoft.com/njam/About.php. No windows build for the open source version, so I made one. I made a little change of the default setting so it will started in windowed mode (patch included in download)


As a bonus I'd like to share newer win32 version of lbreakout http:/lgames.sourceforge.net/ which solve the mute of winamp (or possibly any other DirectSound playback) when the game started.


njam 1.25
lbreakout2 2.6.3

17 May 2014

Windows XP eXtended Patches

As expected MS are committed to support NT 5.1/5.2 OSes that are not at EOL period such POSReady 2009 (XP based) and most of Server 2003 lines. And our hero at RyanVM/MSFN has convert (ongoing) Post XP EOL updates so it can be installed into normal XP system.

Get it here

See Harkaz's ongoing Unofficial SP4 project here


20 April 2014

PyGI AIO 3.12.x for Win32

With the new GObject-Introspection 1.40, gir generation now works with MinGW-W64 CRT and most docstrings issues seems been squashed too. GTK is not on Windows side though, version 3.12.1 looks buggier where an app (in this case gtk3-demo) will lose toplevel window (the one that is native and directed by OS), wish I have screenshot to show (I will). All 3.10  bugs also persist in 3.12, so despite of lots of new features it's really no good at the moment.

GTK 3.12.1 has lots of fixes in the Win32 theme (FYI, it's controlled by compiled-in css files namely gtk-win32*.css) which I tried to backport to 3.8.9 and 3.10.8 with some success, I also made correction on Windows XP specific part. But realized that perfect "theming emulation" is not possible yet with current css feature and event handling.

Overall there are new lots of libraries joined the AIO packages, with over 100 introspected libraries. The 64 bit port is not convincing... In some of my tests GI fail to resolve to existed exported functions of a dll, possibly getting skipped/mangled in the process. At C level, the libraries/apps behave just as good as 32 bit ones, so the problem is pygobject specific here.

Download for Python 32bit at:

PyGObject homepage:

14 April 2014

Ternyata errornya Indosat kebablasan

Masalah routing "tersesat" Indosat ternyata belum selesai juga (sudah beberapa minggu). Masalah ini membuat pengguna yang hendak browsing jadi seperti diajak main togel. Soalnya rasio tidak tersesatnya 1:10 percobaan. Tapi buat pengguna yang suka download seperti saya ini bukan masalah besar. Lagipula untuk koneksi 128kbps mana bisa buat youtube/fesbuk mau buka buka google+ aja tidak selesai2 doh.

Tapi sebenarnya tinggal pakai Tor saja masalah hampir tuntas. Ya, hampir, karena mbah google agak paranoid sama proxy yang satu ini  (sering di blok) jadi harus pake bing atau lainnya buat pencarian. Dan tidak harus pakai Tor Browser, kamu bisa pakai privoxy sebagai jembatan antara Tor dengan apapun browser pilihanmu (saya masih pakai Opera 12) tinggal arahkan saja proxy addressnya ke localhost:8118 (ini port default-nya)

Kembali ke topik, lalu apanya yang kebablasan? Saya adalah pelanggan Starone unlimited, tepat sebulan lalu saya coba registrasi. Tapi setelah saya kirim INTERNET BLN ke 7825, balasan yang saya dapati adalah "Maaf ada kendala teknis, Silahkan ulangi beberapa saat lagi" lalu saya coba koneksi untuk sekedar cek email ternyata tersambung. Tapi saat saya cek pulsa ternyata belum terpotong biaya bulanan tapi juga tidak terpotong tarif premium  (yang seharusnya terjadi jika tidak berlangganan) justru saya dapat tambahan 23 yups tepat 23. Saya pikir ya sudahlah yang penting bisa ngenet lagi. :-)

Hari ini adalah hari untuk registrasi untuk 1 bulan ke depan, ternyata saya kembali mendapati hal yang sama. :-D

Bentuk kompensasikah? ha ha

O iya mumpung sedang nulis laman lokal, Saya ucapkan selamat untuk Pak Jokowi atas kemenangan PDIP, semoga jadi Presiden RI! JKW4P!