Category: Open Source

Waiting to synchronize your unjailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch on Linux over USB?

No, no. Apple is not releasing iTunes for Linux. What kept your (not jailbroken) bling bling from being accessed on Linux and limited to synchronization with one Mac or Windows computer could soon be history as a new interesting project has been started.

iPhone Dev, OS11 repository changes and hope for OGG

So today I joined the official iPhone Developer folks. First thing you do is to download the heavy iPhone SDK which comes in a “.dmg” file as many other bundles on Mac OS X. What do you do though when you download it in Linux and want to look into it?

GNOME progress report; fixing bugs from 2001

Some interesting things happen in the GNOME world these days. First of all John Carr posted about his progress with the synchronization utility Conduit regarding Windows CE devices. It will be a good day for Linux when we can plug in a mobile, let Conduit pop up and synchronize all your contacts/calendars/notes/files with the computer…
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openSUSE 11 repository updates

Finally openSUSE 11 has been released and I decided to upgrade my 10.3 system to it. Some minor annoyances and broken installation later, my system was upgraded. Way less problematic upgrade than in earlier versions… In order to enjoy my software repository goodness I had to update a couple of packages to compile for 11.0.…
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openSUSE 11 RC1, commit spree, GFax 0.7.7 and some crap

openSUSE 11 RC1 is out. Grab while hot. A word about the man with 500 commits on a single day. I pray that our gnome-terminal loving fellows will worship chpe. George Farris announced a beta of GFax 0.7.7 which includes a couple of my patches and supports faxing from any application using cups. Cool, someone…
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Idea for individual desktop wallpapers in GNOME now GSOC project

Wow, quite proud that my initial proposal to work on individual workspace/desktop wallpapers has become a real Google Summer of Code 2008 project. It is also available as a bug since 2001. The lucky one to bring you the bling is James Sharp. I hope we will see some refactoring of the splattered code related…
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Adobe pushes Flash towards Free Open Source

A pretty magnificent press release out of Adobe’s garage announcing a cooperative effort to push Flash and it’s formats into the free open source world… It is a brilliant move and what I have been telling regarding Flash’s future since years. I am pretty sure this is the result of some pushing by avid heads…
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Open inline URLs in gedit with Open URI Context Menu

Just a quick note that I updated my Open URI Context Menu plugin for gedit. The plugin offers a simple way to open various file paths it detects within the text you are editing. With the latest quick hack which I wanted to do for a long time already, it can also spawn your favorite…
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openSUSE, GNOME and Apples on the tubez

Work, work and work. That’s how to describe the big fraction of my current schedule and the result is a decreased sexyness in post frequency on this blog (I’ll debug it). I managed to update the applications in my openSUSE repository and most should now be available in the latest versions and build for 10.3.…
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