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Software Sam presents Linux software tools, API libraries, well-documented source code, copius examples, online docs, student exercises, bad poetry and fun for geeks of all ages and skill levels.

All code posted on this site is designed for GNU/Linux systems.
GNU/Linux does not just jump out of the box and run; it requires patience, curiosity and determination. Please help the GNU/Linux community move toward an out-of-the-box solution for students, grandmas, Liberal Arts majors and the rest of the vast non-technical world who just need to get useful work done.

If you are developing for that other operating system, shame on you! Unless you have accidentally wandered into this site while looking for porn, you are a software designer, and as such you have super-powers (able to leap tall buildings and so on). Software Sam encourages you to use those powers for Good rather than Evil.


Taggit   (preview, 2017-09-08)

‘Taggit’ is a metadata editor (tag editor) for MP3 and OGG format audio files. Taggit is a GNU/Linux console (terminal) applicaton written in C++ and is implemented as a menu-driven dialog. The application is designed to handle an entire album simultaneously, and supports editing of all text fields defined by the standards as well as embedded image tags.
The initial public release will be available as soon as our beta-testers finish their recommendations on the author's translations of the user interface to Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese. The package should be posted within one to two weeks. Until then, please explore the Taggit documentation to see what this application is all about. Questions and comments are always welcome.


Salmon   (new, 2017-06-03)

The ‘Salmon’ application is a GNU/Linux console (command-line) utility written in C++ which demonstrates some common examples of spawing an external process from within an application. The application demonstrates the use of the ‘execv’, ‘execl’, ‘execlp’, ‘execvp’, ‘fork’, ‘vfork’, ‘waitpid’ and ‘dup2’ functions, among others.
See the Downloads page for more information.


NcDialog Application Programming Interface

NcDialog is a full-featured application development library for console-based applications.
Go to the Downloads page to download the API source and documentation,
or Click here to take the tour.
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