Launchy 2.3.0 Adds Support for FTP Clients and Download Applications
Tuesday April 13th, 2004
Henrik Gemal writes in with news that Launchy 2.3.0 has been released: "The two major things in this release is the support of FTP clients and download clients. This means that the list of supported applications is now up to 37. Among these are GetRight, Mass Downloader, BitTorrent, FlashGet, UltraFXP, WS_FTP Pro." Version 2.3.0 also adds support for Avant Browser and Crazy Browser.
"Launchy is an Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird extension (Windows only) that will enable you to open links and mailtos with external applications like Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape, Outlook, BSPlayer, Windows Media Player and others. Launchy will auto detect all applications."
#3 Why not OSS First
Wednesday April 14th, 2004 3:29 PM
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I noticed (noticed i.e. within my attention span!) that the bulk of the applications are non-free/non-OSS. I was surprised that there is no support for FileZilla, WGet, WackGet, and other free applications.
I personally avoid installing applications/extensions which do not primarily advocate/support OSS.
I am aware that many OSS stuff are there, but this is my feedback.