Loud ramblings of a Software Artisan

Saturday 7 June 2008

New packages

Lately I packaged the following in the openSUSE build service:

  • Nemiver 0.5.3. The debugger for GNOME. Just an update over 0.5.2 (that is in openSUSE 11). openSUSE 10.3 and 11
  • Twitux 0.62. A twitter client for GNOME. Took the package for 0.60 from Packman and updated it. openSUSE 11 only as it requires gio.
  • Google Gadgets 0.9.2. The version of Google Gadget for the Free Desktops, released as Free Software under Apache v2 (the right way unlike some other Google stuff). openSUSE 10.3 and 11 with both KDE and GNOME support.

Wednesday 21 May 2008

openSUSE 11.0

I did it this time. I took my ThinkPad Z60t, the one I was not using since last September, and finally installed openSUSE 11 to replace the not yet upgraded Ubuntu. I must say that the installer is slick.... as long as your DVD media is not broken (had to redo it because the first one had errors). Everything is done very fast.

I'll not talk about the multiple imporvement, including zypper, latest GNOME, etc. (I have been running it on the desktop for quite a while).

And I chose KDE 4 as a default desktop.

And now to figure out how to fix this damn keyboard where return and the arrows don't work that well. I guess IBM quality is long gone. Update: This is a keyboard hardware problem

Tuesday 19 February 2008

Moving job...

It is the season apparently. Last week I moved inside Novell from the OOo team to the SLED Desktop team to work on Gnome.

Thursday 4 October 2007

Super Green!

Green is the dominant color for openSuSE 10.3 that got released today. Congrats to the whole team !

Get it now !