GNU Xnee 3.14 (‘Lord Pi’) released

We are pleased to announce the availability of GNU Xnee 3.14

GNU Xnee is a suite of programs that can record, replay and distribute  user actions under the X11 environment. Think of it as a robot that can imitate the job you just did. GNU Xnee can be used to:

  • Automate tests
  • Demonstrate programs
  • Distribute actions
  • Record and replay ‘macro’
  • Retype the content of a file

Getting the Software

or one of the mirror sites as found in:



04d3256be296d624979940ac2c6b5e8b xnee-3.14.tar.gz


3927134133 1772509 xnee-3.14.tar.gz

New in this release:

If XInput is present, record only XI events (discard core events).

Forced core replay is now done using XI events (if no core events are available).

* Fixed bugs:

Bug-xnee mailing list: “WARNING: Enough valuators … still not printing”

About calling the release “Lord Pi”

We’re still following the tradition to pay tribute to old heroes who have passed away. A while ago Jon Lord (Deep Purple among other bands) passed away. Even though Deep Purple never was one of my favorite bands, they and Jon still had an impact in my life. Listen to Stormbringer, Perfect stranger and Machine head and you’ll know why. Jon’s keyboard playing is a vital part of the Deep Purple sound. That explains the “Lord” part of “Lord Pi”. The “Pi” part is of course due to the version number “3.14”, which is the three first digits of Pi.


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