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Published: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:09:20 GMT


21 Dec 2005

Wed, 21 Dec 2005 16:49:48 GMT

Ronei Jorge e os Ladrões de Bicicleta

I'm listening right now to Ronei Jorge's debut album. Great great music. You don't see a debut album this good everyday, so it's such a pleasure when you find one... can't stop listening to it! This band has a promissing future.

20 Dec 2005

Tue, 20 Dec 2005 17:18:04 GMT

Because we play games too!

Everything you wanted to know about games in Linux but didn't know who to ask.

15 Dec 2005

Thu, 15 Dec 2005 23:07:58 GMT

TV SoftwareLivre rocks

TV SoftwareLivre has just made avaliable for download the videos from FISL 6.0. Check out Mark Wielaard and Dalibor Topic's "Escape the Java Trap" ;)

Soon they'll also be selling all videos on DVD.

BTW, you need Xiph.Org's codecs to watch it. I managed to watch it with VLC.

4 Dec 2005

Sun, 4 Dec 2005 15:10:38 GMT

dm rant

We Linux users are so proud of our multitask/multiuser system. We love having a separate /home partition for user data, and we love that each user in the system has his own little space in the system.

We put up telecenters where lots of people are able to remotely connect to a machine, and they all share the same server as if there were actually many computers running.

Now, why is it that we can't simply do:

  • Lock the current session
  • and start a new session with a new user?

It does seem like it's so simple, doesn't it? MacOSX and WinXP have this figured out years ago, and we multitask/multiuser Linux people can't do it.

No, the gdm "Start new session" doesn't count because you actually can only execute that before you lock the current session. You can't do it if you've locked the session already. Which totally misses the point of it, IMHO.

And yes, there are hacks. But they're just that, hacks... each one of them i've tried has some kind of annoying usability problem.

Phew... after spending hours playing with gdm/kdm/xdm/mdkkdm to get this working, i had to put this out, sorry.

27 Nov 2005

Sun, 27 Nov 2005 23:40:07 GMT

On building distributable linux binaries

Andrew, also take a look at Autopackage. These guys have been doing lots of research about all issues concerning distributable linux binaries, and what's great is they're producing lots of documentation, not to mention some nice tools to make your life easier.

In this tutorial, you can find a chapter about binary portability.

And for crazy/interesting thoughts about software deployment in general, read this "dream" Mike Hearn had of having some kind of linux desktop platform.

26 Nov 2005

Sat, 26 Nov 2005 23:36:31 GMT

Speak Java?

Java is now the most popular language on Sourceforge projects.

1. Java (16772 projects)
2. C++ (16754 projects)
3. C (15956 projects)

25 Nov 2005

Fri, 25 Nov 2005 02:19:26 GMT

JG point release

Andrew says we should make a point release of Java-Gnome in a week or so, so everybody: if you've got stuff to commit, please do it within a week ;)

20 Nov 2005

Sun, 20 Nov 2005 18:14:15 GMT

A new planet is born

Here's a new planet you should watch on your agregator: Planet Autopackage! Yay!

17 Nov 2005

Thu, 17 Nov 2005 12:48:39 GMT

Tango and Oxygen

I already knew about Tango, but now just found out about Oxygen, which apparently is an "arm" of the Appeal project.

Apparently there are some nice similarities between Tango and Oxygen... both apply this outline to icons, and they seem to use almost the same color palette (Oxygen's palette has a few more colors). A very Firefox-ish thing. One interesting thing in Oxygen is that they have a "normal" color palette, and a "vibrant" color palette. Maybe that's an interesting concept.

Oh well, i just hope these folks shake hands and would create a unified (in one way or another) icon set for the free desktop.

12 Nov 2005

Sat, 12 Nov 2005 14:31:22 GMT

Buy CONISLI t-shirts

The folks that organized CONISLI are going through a financial situation. The company that was helping make it happen decided, few days before the event, that they wouldn't do it anymore.

So some folks took the responsability of making it happen, pay the bill. You can buy t-shirts and bags to help them. They need to sell 300 t-shirts and 100 bags to raise R$7.000.