Feb 21

BluePad Logo

The version 0.4 of BluePad is out now, this new version add support for S60 mobiles, have some improvements in the server application and some bugs reported by the users are fixed now.

You can find the last version of BluePad at SourceForge.

Thanks to all who have tested BluePad and report bugs :D .

Feb 20

BluePad Logo

The design’s the same but now we’ll get you fresh content much more often and in an easy way due to the use of CMS Made Simple.

Feb 19

It true, BluePad can run in Nokia Series 60 devices, finally we find the bug 😀 .

Now we have a alternative version of BluePad for this devices, you can find this new version in the subversion, in the next days we will release a new package of BluePad with the support for the S60 devices and some bug fixes.

Feb 18

I will present BluePad in a lightning talk at Fosdem 2008.

The Lightning talk will be on the second day of the event at 16:20 hours.

You can see the Fosdem lightning talk schedule here.

Feb 17

I’m going to FOSDEM, the Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting

In the next Thursday I am going to Brussels for one of the biggest Open Source conferences in the world. It is my first time in the Fosdem, I expect a great event with many new ideas and some exchange of knowledge.

Feb 15

Writeroom is a full-screen text editor, without buttons, menu, formatting, so you can focus on writing, and only writing. It’s only for Mac. PyRoom is its clone, written in Python and GTK is free software and works on Linux. Personally I do not see great advantages in using a tool like this, but Writeroom is a successful tool in Mac, PyRoom will also be in Linux 😀

For more information go to the PyRoom Website.

Feb 14

I am using Python for most of my projects at the University, because I like lots of things in Python. IF you are new to Python or does not know the Python philosophy, read this funy text:

The Zen of Python by Tim Peters:

Beautiful is better than ugly.
Explicit is better than implicit.
Simple is better than complex.
Complex is better than complicated.
Flat is better than nested.
Sparse is better than dense.
Readability counts.
Special cases aren’t special enough to break the rules.
Although practicality beats purity.
Errors should never pass silently.
Unless explicitly silenced.
In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess.
There should be one– and preferably only one –obvious way to do it.
Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you’re Dutch.
Now is better than never.
Although never is often better than *right* now.
If the implementation is hard to explain, it’s a bad idea.
If the implementation is easy to explain, it may be a good idea.
Namespaces are one honking great idea — let’s do more of those!

Feb 13

Linux Games

A guy called “diarrheaBot”, made a couple of tests with there windows XP games in Linux and Vista, and he realize that Linux with Wine emulator has better compatibility than Vista 😀

From “diarrheaBot” blog:

“This post is clearly a bit biased. What shocked me though was how easy it was to find games that didn’t run under Vista but did in Linux by using Wine or DOSBox. I’m not a huge gamer, so I don’t have a huge collection of games to try out, but even still with just a few hours of frustrating work, I have been able to show that not only is Linux a reasonable alternative to Vista for gaming (XP is still king though), but also that Linux handles application failures more gracefully than Vista. Every game but Blackthorne crashed my Vista box, this didn’t happen a single time under Linux.”

Feb 12

Bart Simpson open source

CBR is reporting that open source use in the workplace is continuing to grow at an astonishing rate, up 26% since last year. An analysis of its enterprise customers by OpenLogic found that for 2007 as a whole, the use of open source among enterprise customers is up 26% year-on-year. Enterprises on average used a whopping 94 different open source packages last year, compared to 75 in 2006. These are good news for the open source community 😀

Feb 6

Gnome Equation

Phoronix.com has made a list with eight of the most interesting improvements expected on GNOME 2.22. These improvements include the Epiphany browser switching to the WebKit back-end, transition effects inside the Evince document viewer, a new GNOME application for taking photos and recording videos from web cameras followed by applying special effects, a mouse tweaking module for improved accessibility, and a new GNOME VNC client. On the multimedia part, GNOME 2.22 has a few new features appended to the Totem movie player and the Rhythmbox player. Totem can now search and play YouTube videos and connect to a MythTV server and watch past recordings or view live TV. Rhythmbox now can utilize FM radio tuners, integration with new lyric sites, improved Podcast feed support, and even has support for communicating with newer Sony PSPs. There will also be a standalone Flash player and flash previewing support from the file browser in this release.

Source Slashdot.

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