ComiX 0.2.1.24 Beta 3 for Windows

by GravityFX

Avg. Rating 4.3 (72 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.1 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 7,280
Publisher GravityFX
Homepage ComiX

Publisher's Description

ComiX is a daily comic strip reader. It supports 157 comic strips. It has slide show feature.

Latest Reviews

GravityFX

GravityFX reviewed v0.2.1.24 Beta 3 on Apr 5, 2007

This program no longer developed. You can visit online based comics here http://goio.net/comics

GravityFX

GravityFX reviewed v0.2 on Apr 4, 2007

I've re-archived all the comix files to zip format now. Also I have resumed development of ComiX.

ToeKneeC

ToeKneeC reviewed v0.2.1 Beta 3 on Apr 16, 2006

I agree. Everyone with XP can unzip. You have to make the download zip...even if RAR is better.

As for the program. It rocks. Clean, fast, simple, does what it says. Very little hard drive space.

Once it can get Get Fuzzy - my wife says I can donate :)

wizard68sc3

wizard68sc3 reviewed v0.2.1 Beta 3 on Apr 16, 2006

.rar is great, but if you would use .zip i would give it a higher rating, plus i would use it.

LeifLarsson

LeifLarsson reviewed v0.2.1 Beta 3 on Apr 16, 2006

Thanks for this update! Now it's very nearly perfect! Great! Works like a dream.

hap8192739

hap8192739 reviewed v0.2.1 Beta 3 on Apr 15, 2006

Program freezes up when executed.

GravityFX3

GravityFX3 reviewed v0.2.1 Beta 3 on Apr 15, 2006

Its only 65.1 KB in size =) Not 651 KB.

GravityFX3

GravityFX3 reviewed v0.2.1 Beta 2 on Apr 1, 2006

Thank You everyone, for comments an ratings =)

The MAZZTer

The MAZZTer reviewed v0.2.1 Beta 1 on Mar 13, 2006

Neat little app. But I was very disappointed I could not add my own webcomics to it.

It needs an easy way to do this. One simple way would be a format where you give it a URL and tell it where the image and back/forward buttons are. (In a format similar to what the Remove It Permanantly extention for Firefox uses... ie /html/body/div would identify a lone div tag in the body, /html/body/div[3] would identify the third div tag in body, and you could drill down as many levels of tags as needed.)

Here's my idea for what a sample definition file, might look like:

[comic]
[DisplayName]Ozy and Millie[/DisplayName]
[LatestComic url="http://www.ozyandmillie.org/"]
[!-- The fixed url of the page where the latest comic appears --]
[ComicXPath]
/html/body/div[1]/a/img
[/ComicXPath]
[!-- The current comic image --]
[PreviousXPath]
/html/body/div[1]/p[2]/a[2]
[/PreviousXPath]
[!-- Link to the page with the previous comic --]
[/LatestComic]
[Archive templateurl="http://www.ozyandmillie.org/
%yyyy%/om%yyyy%%mm%%dd%.html"]
[!-- Template where a day, month, and year can be stuck in to pull up a comic for that date --]
[ComicXPath]
/html/body/div[1]/a/img
[/ComicXPath]
[!-- The image xpath on an archive page. --]
[PreviousXPath]
/html/body/div[2]/p/a[1]
[/PreviousXPath]
[NextPath]
/html/body/div[2]/p/a[5]
[/NextXPath]
[!-- Previous and Next links on any archive page --]
[/Archive]
[/comic]

Something like that should be simple enough to code with a good XML parsing library.

At any rate, the list shouldn't be hardcoded.

[Edit: Pretend those are XML tags, BetaNews hates me.]

henrypeck

henrypeck reviewed v0.2.1 Beta 1 on Mar 4, 2006

Great program. Maybe I'll cancel my newspaper delivery.

Avg. Rating 4.3 (72 votes)
Your Rating
GravityFX

GravityFX reviewed v0.2.1.24 Beta 3 on Apr 5, 2007

This program no longer developed. You can visit online based comics here http://goio.net/comics

GravityFX

GravityFX reviewed v0.2 on Apr 4, 2007

I've re-archived all the comix files to zip format now. Also I have resumed development of ComiX.

ToeKneeC

ToeKneeC reviewed v0.2.1 Beta 3 on Apr 16, 2006

I agree. Everyone with XP can unzip. You have to make the download zip...even if RAR is better.

As for the program. It rocks. Clean, fast, simple, does what it says. Very little hard drive space.

Once it can get Get Fuzzy - my wife says I can donate :)

wizard68sc3

wizard68sc3 reviewed v0.2.1 Beta 3 on Apr 16, 2006

.rar is great, but if you would use .zip i would give it a higher rating, plus i would use it.

LeifLarsson

LeifLarsson reviewed v0.2.1 Beta 3 on Apr 16, 2006

Thanks for this update! Now it's very nearly perfect! Great! Works like a dream.

hap8192739

hap8192739 reviewed v0.2.1 Beta 3 on Apr 15, 2006

Program freezes up when executed.

GravityFX3

GravityFX3 reviewed v0.2.1 Beta 3 on Apr 15, 2006

Its only 65.1 KB in size =) Not 651 KB.

GravityFX3

GravityFX3 reviewed v0.2.1 Beta 2 on Apr 1, 2006

Thank You everyone, for comments an ratings =)

The MAZZTer

The MAZZTer reviewed v0.2.1 Beta 1 on Mar 13, 2006

Neat little app. But I was very disappointed I could not add my own webcomics to it.

It needs an easy way to do this. One simple way would be a format where you give it a URL and tell it where the image and back/forward buttons are. (In a format similar to what the Remove It Permanantly extention for Firefox uses... ie /html/body/div would identify a lone div tag in the body, /html/body/div[3] would identify the third div tag in body, and you could drill down as many levels of tags as needed.)

Here's my idea for what a sample definition file, might look like:

[comic]
[DisplayName]Ozy and Millie[/DisplayName]
[LatestComic url="http://www.ozyandmillie.org/"]
[!-- The fixed url of the page where the latest comic appears --]
[ComicXPath]
/html/body/div[1]/a/img
[/ComicXPath]
[!-- The current comic image --]
[PreviousXPath]
/html/body/div[1]/p[2]/a[2]
[/PreviousXPath]
[!-- Link to the page with the previous comic --]
[/LatestComic]
[Archive templateurl="http://www.ozyandmillie.org/
%yyyy%/om%yyyy%%mm%%dd%.html"]
[!-- Template where a day, month, and year can be stuck in to pull up a comic for that date --]
[ComicXPath]
/html/body/div[1]/a/img
[/ComicXPath]
[!-- The image xpath on an archive page. --]
[PreviousXPath]
/html/body/div[2]/p/a[1]
[/PreviousXPath]
[NextPath]
/html/body/div[2]/p/a[5]
[/NextXPath]
[!-- Previous and Next links on any archive page --]
[/Archive]
[/comic]

Something like that should be simple enough to code with a good XML parsing library.

At any rate, the list shouldn't be hardcoded.

[Edit: Pretend those are XML tags, BetaNews hates me.]

henrypeck

henrypeck reviewed v0.2.1 Beta 1 on Mar 4, 2006

Great program. Maybe I'll cancel my newspaper delivery.

GravityFX3

GravityFX3 reviewed v0.2.1 Beta 1 on Mar 4, 2006

Sorry, but I will not rewrite my code in any way to allow this kind of xml manipulation. I will however create more customizable features in next releases.

gawd21

gawd21 reviewed v0.2.1 Beta 1 on Mar 4, 2006

Great idea, still doesn't work correctly; the images don't fit in the windows and you have to resize it each time you change comic, the settings.ini is pointless, as the program doesn't read it. I have changed every setting and it has made NO changes to the program when I load it. My default image size was 3, not 1 and it doesn't make one iota of difference if I change it to anything else. I even deleted the settings.ini and it loads the same. Needs a little more work, but it is better that the last version I tested, version 0.1.

EDIT: I just checked it on two other computers, total of three computers, one Win 98SE and two XP Pro SP2. The settings.ini file was useless on all three computers. However, only on my computer was the image size and issue, but I believe that maybe due to Windows Blinds 5 using the RackAMP skin.

UTAKER

UTAKER reviewed v0.2 on Feb 5, 2006

GravityX keep on the good work
This simply goes on getting better and better! luv ya man

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v0.2 on Feb 5, 2006

Superb application! + a good source of pictures to put in essays or any type :))

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v0.2 on Feb 5, 2006

Stupendous Man!

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