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My modified version of VUE: Visual Understanding Environment
Thursday, June 28th, 2018
05:05:25 GMT


Last modified June 28, 2018 at 6:27 AM EDT.

Finally, here's an already-compiled copy of my modified version of the wonderful concept mapping software VUE: Visual Understanding Environment, along with some other useful things.

However, it's still nowhere near as easy to install and run as I would like - sorry about that!

Also, I still consider myself mostly a newbie to Java programming. I tried my best, but it's quite possible there might be glitches in it that are my fault.

But, I've been happily using this modified version of VUE almost daily, with no changes to the code since Feb. 22, 2017, and I haven't yet noticed any serious problems:

VUE---Modified-by-Apollia---Feb-23-2017 - 2018_6_27 23,36,57
Around 34 MiB, hosted on Dropbox

The file's SHA-512 checksum:

And here's the source code of my modified version of VUE:

Since VUE is Java software, it should run in just about any operating system you can use Java in - though probably not with all of VUE's features working right.

And I'm not sure how to use the Pro-Grade security manager library in other operating systems besides the two Puppy Linuxes I most often use.

My version of VUE can work without the Pro-Grade security manager library, but I don't trust Java's excessive-seeming permissiveness, so I much prefer using VUE with Pro-Grade.

(I also like using Pro-Grade for debugging, since it can generate log files that provide clues about what VUE is doing, or trying to do.)

I was easily able to run my modified version of VUE in non-virtual Windows XP without the Pro-Grade security manager library. (And I'm guessing it probably works in Windows XP inside a VirtualBox also, since the unmodified VUE definitely did.)

And it definitely works nicely in Lighthouse 64 Puppy Linux 6.02 Beta 2 and Lucid Puppy Linux 5.2.8 version 004, with the Pro-Grade security manager library.

However, even with those (the two Puppy Linuxes I most often use), it's still nowhere near as effortlessly easy to install and try out as I would like it to be.

But, hopefully it will be once I'm done renovating APSK - Apollia's Puppy Linux Setup Kit.

Ideally, I'd like to make it possible to easily compile all this stuff yourself from source code, with APSK walking you through the process, and optionally automating some of the boring parts that it's possible to automate. (But that might take quite a while for me to build.)

Now that I deleted all of my Git repos from GitHub and moved most of them to my own website instead, you can observe a lot of my progress with various projects here:

You can even download things and try them out, even though a lot of that stuff isn't done yet.

But many (like my modified version of VUE) are quite done enough to be useful, and for me to use them very frequently.

Someday, I'll get around to labeling them all better. (One thing I forgot to save from GitHub was the short descriptions of my repos, so I'm going to have to rewrite a lot of them.)

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