SEP
8
2007

OpenPrinting/LinuxFoundation: "Hiring for Implementing PDF Printing Workflow"

Here is a recent announcement from the OpenPrinting workgroup, hosted by the Linux Foundation. It didn't receive any widespread publication, AFAICS. But it deserves to:

 
OpenPrinting/LinuxFoundation: "We are Hiring Students/Interns for Implementing the PDF Printing Workflow"

Posted by: Till Kamppeter

Date: August 29, 2007 09:08AM

AUG
30
2007

klik2 Development: A First Screencast with First Results

+++ klik development taken up some speed, progressing rather nicely now +++ stop
+++ currently working on version 2 of klik client/runtime environment +++ stop
+++ moved all development activities to Google-Code +++ stop
+++ klik2 will no longer use shell/bash for the client runtime code, but python +++ stop

AUG
29
2007

It's 'Hardy Heron'... not 'Hungry Hungry Hippo'

So... the world is made to know already what Ubuntu 8.04 will be named: it's 'Hardy Heron'. This choice has a good and a bad side to it.

First the good one: it made me dicionary-lookup the 'heron' word (and stealthily confirm the 'hardy' one, since I wasn't completely sure about its meaning any more).

The bad one: I lost my secret bet about the next codename (which was 'Hungry Hungry Hippo').

AUG
29
2007

My Application of the Day: Kochizz for Apache2 Configuration

My Application of the Day: Kochizz for Apache2 Configuration

My application discovery of the day (well of the yesterday, to be more precise), is Kochizz. Kochizz is a Qt4-based GUI tool to get to grips with the Apache2 configuration.

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AUG
29
2007

No OOXML!

Y'all are aware of the current frenzied push by Microsoft to whip their OOXML file format (used for MS Office 2007, described on some 8.000 printed A4 pages) through the ISO 'fast track' standardization process to make it a 'standard'.

AUG
13
2007

'Progress' in Afghanistan...

It seems to be an undisputed fact, that Afghanistan in 2007 no longer exports much raw opium at all.

"Good", you'll probably say. "That is because the Western troops now have chased the Taliban back into the mountains. The fight to bring democracy and Western culture to this backward country finally seems to show promising results."

Wait a minute. Don't draw your conclusions preliminarily.

AUG
9
2007

Wanted: volunteer to create VMWare images for klik development

klik developers are looking for one or more volunteer(s) to create (and possibly maintain) VMWare images that can be used with VMWare player (and possibly other 'virtualized OS' players) for klik bundle development and testing.

AUG
7
2007

klik2 discussions inspire Alexander Larsson (Redhat/Gnome) to publish 'glick'

My last blog outlining some of the upcoming klik2 goodness has attracted some rather surprising readers -- and even seems to have inspired some to do their own brainwork and come up with ideas how to implement the base paradigm of "1 application == 1 file" even more elegantly, and with less dependencies.

AUG
4
2007

klik2 is coming closer -- check it out :-)

I'll show you the current mount table of my openSUSE notebook:

AUG
2
2007

Ghostscript 8.60 is out! It's merged with CUPS' ESP Ghostscript! It's cool! We want packages!

...or: Why has no consumer distro been providing updated packages for Ghostscript for more than a year?

It's been more than a year that artofcode LLC and its lead developer, Raph Levien have revealed that bleeding egde Ghostscript will no longer be AFPL licensed, but will switch its Subversion-held development tree to the GPLv2 license.

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