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. Also Florian was so kind to add a few new goodies there, too:
- blueman, blueproximity
- gedit (python enabled) and gedit-plugins(-extra)
- rhythmbox 0.11.5
- gfax (heavily “to be upstreamed” patched, theme support, bugfixes, loads of UI improvements)
- gcc-d (openSUSE based D language compiler)
- evolution-pst-import-plugin (Directly export PST in Outlook and import it in Evolution)
- evolution-statusicon (Adds a small notification area icon to hide/show Evolution)
- evolution-tnef-attachments (If you receive those “winmail.dat” attachments, try this)
- gnome-device-manager (HAL based device manager)
openSUSE 11.0 is nearing completition and from what I can see it is shaping up to spawn another “this year is the year of Linux” spam flood once released.
After returning from a business trip I also noticed something pretty cool has arrived:
Hugs go out to to JP Rosevear for sending stuff to people with weired IRC nicknames.
In other news, in case you missed it, GNOME 2.22 has been released and the iPhone SDK myths have finally be unveiled.
Now back to my attempts to grow myself two additional arms for coding…
Some crab from the internets removed the download links to my Tango Symbian 60 theme. For those who have written me, it’s fixed. Go ahead and give some Tango love to your mobile.
Alongside of that I received a lot of nice feedback on the theme, appreciate it! I’ll fix the small issues like white font color with input fields and more black stroke issues and especially the landscape version soon.
Last but not least for those asking, I am using Carbide.UI on VMWare. It works to some extend “natively” since it is based on Eclipse, however parts of it (such as the tools) are compiled on win32 and NOKIA dev support stated in their official forums that they won’t support Linux due to wasting resources to support a very limited number of developers…
Thinking to create a Summerboard Tango theme (one exists already, however it is not very good) for the iPhone/iPod Touch at times. Alongside I found a note by Nate, one of those early ones in iPhone history who had time and enough brain to hack that thing, that with the new 1.1.3 firmware, Apple appears to already prepare the device’s system for 3rd party applications.
I thought that the weeks at NY were a bit crazy, but I had one hell of a weird week down here afterwards. Must have received some injection down there. What a nice timing, right before exams!
By the way, “Die Bank“, which was a full fledged bank for over 100 years, is a pretty nice place with good music for either chilling with the laptop, signing a contract or having some delicious snack with drinks in the heart of Hamburg.
Make sure to check it out if you are around there and take the stairs to the right.
Also had a late business meeting for a new webapp project which I can not talk about here. If done right it will be 2-3 months before Facebook goes down! No, wait, I mean StudiVZ. That german pixel perfect clone of the social giant is enforcing a new commercial-friendly privacy agreement many users don’t like.
Additionally Facebook is soon heading for the one only missing feature before world domination: localization, which will give StudiVZ a hard time. Similar what can be seen with “invest-VC-in-me-coz-I-copy-that-US-site” MyVideo (I won’t even link to those freaks here, sorry!) and their loss/move of the userbase to the recently germanized YouTube. It seems not very likely that two social sites with the same service/application survive in the web 2.0 market.
Anyways, time to fix the promised music thing while we are waiting for Apple to release details about the iPhone/iPod Touch developer SDK. Judging from that blown Macworld Expo drama this Tuesday and charging iPod Touch users $20 for the iPhone apps (Google Maps, Mail, Stocks, Weather, …) means they have not left the best lookout for next month on this topic. Expecting extreme vendor lock-in ala Symbian Signed. Nevertheless below an exclusive video of the new Thinkpad Air, awesome stuff.
Started to update the openSUSE software repository today since a few packages were not building. Big thanks to Florian who updated a couple of packages with new releases, too. Factory unfortunately is broken in the base repository thus most packages won’t be available until someone fixed that. Same for the SUSE download servers right now which suffer from some hardware failure. Should be fixed in the next few days.
As a last note for today, a reminder of the one and only disco king:
Yes, he is still in business. For us regular beings who must celebrate his haircut, I’ll post a brand new track (co-production with a good old pal) on this very blog soon which will be the beginning of a series of featured releases.
Amazing weeks are over. Still starving for NY. Broke my Macbook hard drive. Run around whole Central Park. Met more people than one can handle. Partied at the meat packing district. Food practically everywhere and anytime. U.S. hockey girls on return flight, go girls! Need to shift my biorhythm with a nap. Too much input. Thanks to all I met down there, it was great, take care!