Everything has to do with everything else.

Fenfire is a Free Software project developing a computing environment in which you can express these relationships and benefit from them.

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2008-05-21: Fenfire 0.2 release and LDOW2008

Posted by:Tuukka

I'm releasing Fenfire 0.2 in the wake of Linked Data on the Web workshop of the WWW2008 conference last month. Uldis was there presenting the submission Browsing Linked Data with Fenfire.

Source code download: http://fenfire.org/downloads/fenfire-0.2.tar.gz

Instructions: README

While updating the documentation to match the new version, I had a look at version 0.1 and was reminded how primitive it was: no undo, custom properties, custom URIs, or Linked Data loading. In addition to those, we now have color theming and experimental support for rendering text starting with "TeX:" using LaTeX.

2007-02-13: Fenfire 0.1 released

Posted by:Benja

Well, it's... been a while. Not much happened in the 1.5 years before December 2006.

In December Tuukka and I started a new implementation of Fenfire in the Haskell programming language, though, and we've made some progress. Today we're releasing the first version of it. We've started to use it as a notetaking tool, which is about all that it is useful for at the moment. More to come.

The tarball is at http://fenfire.org/downloads/fenfire-0.1.tar.gz.

You can also look at the README in the darcs repository or at some quick screenshots.

This is a source code release which you'll have to compile yourself. (If you're not a computer geek, stay away for now :-)) We've built it on Debian and Ubuntu.

Any feedback would be welcome -- send mail to fenfire-dev@nongnu.org or join us in #fenfire on the Freenode IRC network.


Posted by:Benja

I've put two articles about Fenfire online: an article about Fentwine, an editor for structured information (in the RDF format) we're developing, and an article about the overall Fenfire project. The first article has been published in the proceedings of the FOAF Galway workshop (the "1st Workshop on Friend of a Friend, Social Networking and the Semantic Web"); the second article is an unpublished manuscript.


Posted by:Benja

I managed to get my Savannah account to work again, so I can update this page! :-)

Tuomas Lukka, the founder of the project, has left the group for personal reasons. The core team currently consists of Matti Katila and me.

We have a new proposed logo, which you can see on the left side of this page. An SVG version and a PNG version of the logo are available.

An article about Storm, one of our subprojects, is available from the Hypertext'03 conference website. I now have my homepage online, served through Storm.

Danny Ayers has blogged about Fenfire (with a follow-up), and I've written a bit about the current status of the project in the comments.


The first versions of FenPDF and FenMM (formerly FenMind) are now operational and we are enthusiastically started using them in our work. Therefore, we have published a couple of new screenshots for Your pleasure.

You may also except new animations recorded and published in the near future.


Summer is nearing its end, and we are almost back to full speed. Tuomas will be demoing FenPDF and ''FenMind'' at Internet Expo in Helsinki on 2003-08-27.

Our material from a seminar in the spring is available online: Fenfire goes Nörttiseminaari '03

At the same time, we're trying to get rid of more Gzz legacy, and have changed to new mailing lists.


Paperbot is online for browsing. It demonstrates the unique procedural textures that our LibPaper can generate.


Started using LibPaper's (still part of LibVob) unique procedural textures as background papers on Fenfire.org. Every page under Fenfire.org will now on have its own unique background paper, though textures might still change since they are not yet finally fixed in LibPaper.



Added screenshots page and some preliminary videos there. Added link to Project milestones.


More web pages. Vision of the project goals, documentation page and information for developers.


First version of this page replacing predecessor Gzz project information. A screenshot of PDF browsing with connections.


The Fenfire logo (a purple flame)