electricsheep 2.6.8 review

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electricsheep software owes its name to Philip K

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 766K
Developer: Scott Draves
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electricsheep software owes its name to Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. It realizes the collective dream of sleeping computers from all over the internet.

When the screen-saver is activated, the screen goes black and an animated 'sheep' appears. Behind the scenes, the screen-saver contacts a server and joins the parallel computation of new sheep.

Every fifteen minutes 24/7 a new sheep is born and distributed to all clients for display. Each sheep is an animated fractal flame.

The Interpretation of Dreams contains an artistic, conceptual, and technical explanation, or you can watch the streaming video documentary. Also available is a ten page academic paper to appear in EvoMusArt05.

What's New in This Release:
The new libpng api is used, and libpng errors are handled properly.
The window now has a name.
The documentation was updated.
The use of AC_OUTPUT was updated.
Readonly parts of the cache are handled.
Files partially downloaded by bittorrent are not played.
The --show-errors option was added.

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