Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Xfce 4.6 BETA1 ('Fuzzy') Released

A *lot* of bugs have been fixed in this release, a few highlights:
- Xfwm4 can now detect if a program is unresponsive. It will show a
dialog to let the user kill it.
- Xfce4-session will start up significantly faster by using parallel startup..
- Toggling event-sounds with libcanberra + gtk 2.14 is now possible
(meaning: you can turn them off).

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Time slider for Nautilus

In the latest months, Erwann Chenede, from the desktop team at Sun has been working on a Nautilus extension - Time slider. One of the new feature that will be available in OpenSolaris 2008.11

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Debian Lenny maybe in June '09

According to an entry on Linux Pro Magazine's site, while some are pushing to get Lenny to Stable sometime in 2008, others think it will take until mid-2009.

In a note to the Debian developer list, Alexander 'Tollmar' Reichle-Schmehl, a leading Debian developer and spokesman, wrote, "You probably noticed by now, that Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 aka "Lenny" hasn't been released in September. Well, that's a shame, but very easy to explain: Too many release critical bugs."

However, Reichle-Schmehl continued, "Even as a "simple user" (aren't we all just users?) you may help getting "Lenny" released." Specifically, he suggests that if you're already running Debian 4, Etch, "you could consider upgrading to "Lenny" and see, if everything works fine. Currently there are no detailed release notes documenting the procedure, so you best way to test upgrades are to:

1. Make backups

2. Change your /etc/apt/sources.list

3. Run aptitude update to get information about new packages

4. Run aptitude install dpkg aptitude apt to install the newest package management

5. Run aptitude full-upgrade"

In addition, "You can try to help, by trying to reproduce them and reporting that to the bug report. There are even some easy bugs, where the maintainer hasn't found the time to fix it, yet.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Promoção do Caminho de Santiago - Via da Costa

Venho aqui deixar um site dos Amigos do Caminho de Santiago de Viana do Castelo - Via da Costa. Faço o apelo a todos os peregrinos que fazem o Caminho Portugues de Santiago, que ajudem a promover o Caminho Via da Costa, apesar deste caminho não ser tão promovido como os outros Caminhos, é importante dar o devido valor a este caminho.

Neste momento o Caminho encontra-se marcado entre Viana do Castelo e Valença. Contudo já existem indícios que o caminho já começa a ser marcado no concelho de Esposende. Como já referi a uns bons tempos atrás...

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