Month: May 2011

NLUUG Fall conference 2011

So, with NLUUG’s spring conference behind us, it’s time to look to the future. A future that actually started 10 years ago but is only now becoming really darn important except that not everyone’s paying attention. I’m talking, of course, about IPv6, not the port of KPresenter to KDE3 by Carsten Niehaus (r86549). The Register […]

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Some things Oracle just doesn’t get

Yesterday at the NLUUG conference I picked up a Solaris 11 Express CD in a nice brownish CD sleeve (I say "nice" because it feels and looks different from the generic white sleeves). Here’s a scan of the back of the sleeve, with a big sticker over the flap (click on image for a larger, […]

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NLUUG spring conference 2011

Yesterday (the 12th of May) was the NLUUG Spring conference 2011. The theme was "Open is Efficient" — a theme which can be explained any number of ways. Keynotes were along the theme of the social contract and cooperation, and the technical talks were mostly about cost- and time-savings. I followed three technical talks (the […]

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Open Source alternatives for Skype

So with Skype — already proprietary software, already dubious — probably going to Microsoft (as I read via Simon Phipps to the Grauniad and Johan Thelins) there’s an extra impetus to find something else. I’ll just highlight Blink, a Python/Qt4 application for VoiP calls, video and chat (the latter I believe only on Mac and […]

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Get on Git

(This post has nothing to do with Aaron’s gitit post – different topic altogether) I was building OpenIndiana packages of KDE 4.6.2 (the plasma workspace and some of the application bundles, to start with) when I encountered a compile error. Simple enough fix, too: add a single newline to a file in plasma-addons. That’s a […]

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Quassel bump on OpenIndiana

Folk — ok, just Johannes — showed up in #kde4-solaris asking about Quassel packages for OpenIndiana. Quassel is a disconnected IRC client, useful if you move from computer to computer regularly and want to take your IRC session with you. We have a specfile, but it isn’t built as part of our usual KDE consolidation. […]

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