LinuxTag 2012

LinuxTag starts tomorrow in my beautiful adopted home of Berlin. This will be my 4th LinuxTag, my first being in 2003 when it was still in Karlsruhe. Looking forward to seeing old and new faces. I’ll be moderating a few sessions and, from tomorrow to Friday, manning the GNOME booth along with Muelli and a ...

Cluttermm now under new management

I’ve not really found the time or motivation to work on Cluttermm and friends since this summer. Thus, I’m happy that I’ve found someone to pass on maintanership to. Actually, I’ve found two maintainers to take over. Krzesimir Nowak has worked on improving the C++-bindings in GNOME for some time know. He’s very familiar with ...

Expat tips: Tunneling Traffic with ‘ssh -D’ 10

I’ve been living outside the US for over a quarter of my life now. With this comes some minor annoyances. One annoyance is that certain Internet sites work ‘better’ when connecting from the US. Luckily we can easily make it look like we are connecting from a US location with the help of the following. ...

Gnome System Monitor: Swatting bugs 4

Earlier this year I took over maintainership of Gnome System Monitor. It had been neglected for a couple years which was obvious by taking a look at the bugs piling up in Bugzilla. When I started there were about 255 bugs which I quickly got down to just under 200. Up until a few weeks ...

syncEvolution needs you! 8

tl;dr: If you’d like to help improve phone synchronization support, please run the script linked to at the bottom and send me the file it produces so that I can compile a list of supported phones. As Murray pointed out, I’ve been working on SyncEvolution for the past couple months. Recently I added support for ...

Desktop Summit: Day Trips 3

This year’s Desktop Summit is taking place at Humbolt University in the middle of Berlin, one of the most interesting cities in the world. This makes it a prime starting point for taking a tour of the city. For this reason, we’ve designated some time on Thursday, August 11th for taking day trips. When you ...

Desktop Summit: Beach Volleyball to Coincide with Football Match 2

Here’s a small update to my last post about the Desktop Summit social events. By popular demand, we’ve reserved beach volleyball courts for your volleying pleasure. The time (Monday, 19:00-21:00) and location (see the map below) of the volleyball and football matches are the same. You can sign-up for the volleyball match here and the ...

Desktop Summit: The Social Events 2

We’ve got some great talks, BoFs and workshops scheduled for this year’s Desktop Summit in Berlin. But let’s be honest, you’re really only coming for the social events, right? If so, here’s what we’ve got planned for you. Pre-registration event Location: c-base Connection: S-Bahn & U-Bahn Jannowitzbrücke Date: August 5th Time: 16:00-22:00 Sponsor: Igalia Many ...

Desktop Summit: Deadlines & Announcements Galore

So the Desktop Summit is quickly approaching. In only 5.5 weeks you’ll all be arriving in Berlin getting ready for some great talks and good fun. In order to make your time in Berlin as productive and enjoyable as possible we try to keep you abreast on what’s happening here. As a public service I’ll ...

MeeGo Conference 2011, San Francisco 3

Last week I went to San Francisco to play Ping-Pong with Andre. At the same time a conference took place. That conference was of course the 2nd MeeGo Conference. I’d gone to the 1st conference in Dublin in November and written a rather lenghty account. The two conferences had very different feels and it wasn’t ...