Archive for January, 2005

Catching them young

January 30th, 2005

A computer lab for kids of ages 8-10 that runs entirely on Ubuntu? Too cool to pass!

More at Tim Riley’s blog.

(via 88 MPH)

Scoop : Gaim 2.0 Coming!

January 29th, 2005

I am sure Gaim lover Ashwin will love to hear that Gaim is slated for a major version bump, all the way to 2.0! From the CVS Changelog:

Gaim: The Pimpin’ Penguin IM Client that’s good for the soul! version 2.0.0 New Features:

Insane rewrite of all code dealing with buddy and account [...]

Flashy Java-GNOME Demo

January 27th, 2005

Inspired by Nat’s Beagle show-off parade, Andrew Overholt has made a very nice flash demo of Eclipse+Java based GNOME applications development. If this flash business keeps up, we’ll have to create a new category called screenshoots to go with screenshots!

Anjuta meets Glade

January 26th, 2005

Anjuta, the C/C++ plus GTK/GNOME IDE, is scheduled for a version bump to 2.0 next month. A What’s New page (with screenshots!) has made its way online and this particular bit has got yours truly’s attention: Glade interface designer integration: Glade3 plugin for Anjuta. It will have dynamic signal-callbacks navigation and creation in project (ala […]

are you gaim?

January 26th, 2005

Though I have been installing Gaim since version 0.7, the disadvantage of being firewalled never allowed me to use all its features (read MSN Messenger, IRC). The new release finally supports a “working HTTP connection method for MSN” and it really does work. A simple configure -> make -> sudo make install […]

Beagle Demos

January 24th, 2005

Nat has just put up some flash demos of Beagle and they are really great! Especially this one showing off the live query features. You’ve got to watch it to see why I am so excited about all this stuff!

Sneak Peek : KDE 3.4

January 19th, 2005

All right. I’ve finally gotten off my lazy behind and uploaded the KDE 3.4 Beta 1 screenshots that’ve been lying on my disk for ever now. For those not in the loop, KDE 3.4 is planned for release in late February.

It’s hard to find what’s new and what’s not. So I just went through […]

Sneak Peek : GNOME 2.10

January 18th, 2005

Davyd Madeley is putting finishing touches to his Sneak Peek at GNOME 2.10 but why wait for him to wrap it up when you can see all the screenshots now?!

On a completely unrelated note, I’ve got screenshots from KDE 3.4 Beta 1 lying on my hard disk here, waiting for a home on E minor. […]


January 17th, 2005

Scoble points to this funny flash: How to turn Windows into Linux and become more L33T.

Let’s add a few more to that list. Things like, oh, ‘Close non-essential ports’

GNOME’s Cultural Reboot

January 12th, 2005

Seth Nickell has written a very interesting article over at GNOME Journal: Experimental Culture. He argues that the focus on usability has had a very real and beneficial impact on the GNOME project but this change has come at the expense of creativity. Developers are afraid to experiment because experimentation is often coupled with […]