Glitter is an interactive GUI program for extracting binaries from newsgroups.
Version: 1.0Glitter is an interactive GUI program for extracting binaries from newsgroups. It provides a powerful mechanism for filtering files to ensure that you retrieve only the binaries that you want. You may also schedule the binary download for a convenient time, perhaps when you are asleep, when charges are low and the network is not congested.
Operating System: Linux
Glitter is a GTK+/Gnome application. It provides a graphical interface to a Perl script, gary. Gary is a modified version of Mark Stantz's Assemble Usenet Binaries (aub) program. Several features have been added, including multiple concurrent NNTP connections and NNTP authentication.
Grant Petersen has supplied some excellent animations. You may look at Grant's animations on the competition page. Grant has won the competition and his animation is included in the current release of Glitter.
Glitter won a Best of Linux award at linux.com.