Welcome to the home of yydecode!
What is yydecode then?
yydecode is a highly portable decoder for yEnc encoded binaries, which
unfortunately has recently been spreading like wildfire on Usenet. The
name ‘yydecode’ is a play on the infamous ‘uudecode’ program, although
that’s not the only similarity – yydecode aims to behave like uudecode;
in normal circumstances it can be used as a direct drop-in
Where can I find more information?
The README (which is a copy of the manual page) is
probably a good place to start. If in doubt, you can always ask
for help. There’s also the SourceForge hosted forums, should
you wish to discuss any yydecode-related topics. See the project summary
pages for more details.
The current stable version of yydecode is 0.2.10, released on
Here is the current ChangeLog.
Please follow the appropriate instructions for your operating system:
- Mac OS X
- A Fink package
for yydecode has been uploaded by Ben Hines to the current
unstable distribution. If you don’t already have Fink installed,
do it now! You won’t regret it. ^_-
been asked to point people towards OpenUp,
a GUI for various file archives. It doesn’t support yydecode
yet, so please go and bug the author about it!
- Debian GNU/Linux, Debian GNU/Hurd and derivatives
- A Debian package
of yydecode has been submitted by Itai Zukerman, and found its
way into the current ‘unstable’ distribution (‘sid’). If you use
the ‘testing’ distribution (‘woody’), take advantage of apt’s ‘Pin’
feature! Users of the current ‘stable’ distribution
(‘potato’) can always compile yydecode from source.
- RedHat and derivatives
- Daniel Rogers has volunteered to maintain RPM packages for yydecode.
- Cross-compiled binaries for Win32 are usually made available
with each new release on the SourceForge download pages. See INSTALL.w32 for installation instructions.
been reports of yydecode successfully compiling natively under
Win32 using CygWin or MinGW.
- POSIX compatible system (Compile from source)
- Get the source from the SourceForge download
pages. The author personally recommends that you install
yydecode via the ‘stow’
Should you be feeling impatient for new releases of yydecode, and
enjoy living on the bleedin’ edge, you can always take a look at the CVS repositry. If
in doubt, use the last release version.
Contributing to yydecode
Are there any aspects of yydecode that you don’t like? Think you can make it
- If you can code:
- Send me patches! I’ll be happy to accept
any1 code contributions.
- If you are an user:
- Infect me with your memes! Use the SourceForge feature
request tracking system.
Liyang Hu, firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Well written, legible, and sensible code, of course.
Otherwise any patches will be converted to a meme, and treated as such. ie. it
may or may not get implemented, depending on how much free time I can
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