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Rainmeter Revived


Rainmeter, after being abandoned for quite some time, has been brought back to life. Rainy, maker of the popular calendar app Rainlender, has brought on some help and restarted development as a Google code project. There is a forum and a IRC channel too.

For those unfamiliar with the app, Rainmeter is a skinnable system resource monitor for windows. It can give you a readout on just about anything on your computer (and then some). It was the first really flexible app of its kind, blowing old Sysmeter 2 out of the water. Even in its dormant state, dedicated users continued to skin it. It's one of those old school apps I love to see returning to the scene.

This may be very good news to another app: LiteStep. One of the unique features of Rainmeter is was that it could run as a LS module (plug-in). It could be completely integrated into your desktop experience. Hopefully the new guard will hold true to this ideal.

Special thanks to DragonMage for keeping me in the loop and his dedication to the app.



11:31 pm, Thursday, April 30, 2009 (8 years ago)
AlbinoAsian says:

will the new versions be fully featured and free or will it become more like rainlendar?

05:12 pm (8 years ago)
sgtevmckay says:

Hello folks

I can assure you that Rainmeter will remain open source, and is being developed by some old school hands, and new blood in the dev team.
It will remain this way, so long as I, and others, have a say, and the call for Rainmeter stays strong

The forum was created by Raineers, for Raineers.
Rainy is also in a constant search or new developers to add to Rainmeter, it's core, and plugins.

A this time we are pushing to get Rainmeter up do date, as it was mothballed for so long; this is no easy task.

The current plan is to keep Rainmeter as a LiteStep plugin, and hopefully that plan holds.

If you have any questions, come on over to the new forum, or IRC.
It is my personal invite.

SGT. E. V. McKay

05:24 pm (8 years ago)
rgnijingjing says:

i hpoe

05:00 am (8 years ago)
bigbag says:

Finally, thanks Rainy!!! I've been a long time fan of your widget app. Thanks for keeping this gem alive.

03:23 pm (8 years ago)

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