As a long time user of Ubuntu, Ive seen some great applications come and go. Over a year ago we did an article about Buoh Comics Reader which used to be in the Ubuntu software repository. The program went unmaintained and so it was eventually dropped by Ubuntu. Doing a little research we found out someone picked up the program and began to maintain it again, but only for as short time.
This great little app is slowly slipping away.
There are a number of reasons, one of the most obvious could be how easy it is to go to a website and read your favorite comic strip. The nice part about the Buoh Comic app is that you can get all of your comics in one place, you wont have to go to 5 different websites to scout for your favorite comics. Another reason this app goes unmaintained could be the difficulty in scraping the websites hosting the comics. Ive looked into it a bit and found some of the comic sites scrambling their comic links so its not very easy to pull the daily pages anymore. If you want to take up the challenge and figure out the comic links and update this app, it shouldnt be too difficult. Tricky Im sure, but not impossible.
The Buoh Comics Reader shows daily comics to the ones that still works. The comic database in this app is not updated anymore so some of the links are no longer working. Ziggy, one of my favorite comics does not show up in this app anymore. There are still several that DO work so if you are a newspaper comics fan or want to relive some of that old nostalgia when you used to read the funnies, give this app a try. This app works great in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot!
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