xplanetFX renders high quality wallpapers of mother earth on your desktop. An extensive GUI (GTK) provides a lot of features and settings. Various templates place the planet inside different scenes and make shure your desktop never gets boring again. With realtime light, shadows and clouds!

traGtor is a graphical user interface for the awesome conversion tool ffmpeg. With multi streams, presets, multi language and a lot of other features traGtor is a handy tool for converting all audio and video formats through ffmpeg. traGtor is based on GTK and Python.

Calf studiogear is an extensive and high quality plugin pack for professional audio production under Linux. It provides a lot of synthesizers, effects and signal processing for the use with LV2 audio production suites (like Ardour) or as stand-alone through JACK.

Calf with all of its new features and processors isn't officially released by now so you have to grab the GIT-repository from sourceforge.net until we are ready for a stable release.

» calf.sourceforge.net

guess is a tool to launch (and kill) different setups of programs. It was invented to startup all needed synthesizers, audio suites, MIDI sequencers and stuff with the correct source files on the right desktop for a single audio production with just one click.

xplanetFX - series: Mit xplanetFX ganze Bilderserien erstellen

oRainge Theme: GTK-, GDM-, Metacity-, Icons-Theme

oRainge gDesklets: Sprechende Uhren, Kalender, System-Widgets (manual)

photogen:c SVG-Icons: Diverse High-Quality-Icons im SVG-Format

traffick: Serverumgebungen testen. Durch skalierbares Threading erzeugt traffick Unmengen an Suchanfragen und Webseitenaufrufen, um ein hohes Maß an Vorratsdaten Netzwerkauslastung zu simulieren.

GIMP Plug-In “Moderated Blur” for Tilt Shift and Depth-Of-Field Effects

stuff (de) guess calf traGtor xplanetFX

Open Music Contest 2015 – The Walking Dead

M.eik Michalke and his team decided to revive the Open Music Contest – a contest for strictly Creative Commons-licensed music:


It was organized by the „Musikpiraten“ – a subdivision of the political party „Die Piraten“ here in germany – for a couple of years now, operating under the name „Free!Music!Contest!“ for bands localized in germany only. This year it will be the first time that this contest operates on a global scale – every Creative Commons musician in the world is invited to take part.

All of my bands joined the contest as long as it exists now and made it on the CD year after year. This time unfortunately I don’t have any band so my support in 2015 amounts to nothing more than announcing the event.

To get things up and running M.eik initiated a crowd funding campaign:


So if you feel like supporting free music is a cool attitude please donate a couple of bucks to them.

And now go on and rock the freaking house! At best with music produced exclusively in Linux 😉

  1. One comment on “Open Music Contest 2015 – The Walking Dead”

  2. m.eik

    thanks for helping us 🙂

    just for clarification: the original OpenMusicContest was never associated with any political party. it used to be supported by the student’s union of the university of marburg, germany. when we left the university, we founded a friendly society called OpenMusicContest.org e.V. to keep going. in 2009 we announced we would pause with organising contests, to get active in the field of collecting societies, resulting in the C3S. it was this announcement which led to the foundation of Musikpiraten e.V. and them continuing with the „Free!Music!Contest!“ where we stopped. the Musikpiraten are now supporting our efforts to have another OMC this year, so it’s a bit like a family reunion 🙂

Write a comment / Schreibe einen Kommentar (Open Music Contest 2015 – The Walking Dead)

Please note that comments are moderated and don't appear immediately. If you're reporting a problem or a bug I'll publish them when I started processing your request.

Bitte beachte: Kommentare sind moderiert und erscheinen nicht sofort. Ich veröffentliche Bugreports und Hilferequests erst, sobald ich mich eines Problems oder Bugs angenommen habe.

You're reporting a bug? click here!

Thank you very much!! You're doing an essential job for the development of open source software! The following points aren't meant as dogmas but as a clue, decide for yourself what you think could be useful in troubleshooting.

  • Please...
  • ...state name and version of your operating system / desktop environment
  • ...state the version of the program you're using
  • ...be detailed in what is happening and what you expected to happen
  • ...try to provide some deeper information (like xplanetFX logs or the output of the program when started in a terminal window)
  • ...speak to me as a human being, don't think I'm a bot.

Du möchtest einen Fehler melden? klick hier!

Herzlichen Dank!! Fehlerberichte sind essentiell für die Entwicklung von Open-Source-Software! Die folgenden Punkte sind keine Dogmen, sondern sollen eher Anhaltspunkte darstellen; entscheide selbst, ob sie für die Fehlersuche hilfreich sein könnten.

  • Bitte...
  • ...nenne den Namen und die Version Deines Betriebssystems / Deiner Desktopumgebung
  • ...nenne die Version des von Dir benutzten Programms
  • ...beschreibe möglichst genau, was passiert und was Du erwartest, was passieren sollte
  • ...stelle möglichst tiefergehende Informationen zur Verfügung (xplanetFX Logs oder die Ausgabe des Programms im Terminalfenster)
  • ...sprich mit mir, wie mit einem Menschen, ich bin kein Automat.

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>