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GNOME 2.14 ist out though I hardly noticed it because Ubuntu updated very smooth from the last release candidate. Anyway, it's nice to see it stable and thanks to everyone who helped getting this done!

I fixed many bugs in Anjuta last week and there are still many left. I hope we will be able be do a nice and stable release within the next months and it is looking good in the moment. We even have someone who writes an updated tutorial - thanks in advance!

While trying to implement autocompletion I have learned much about regular expressions and finally it "just worked" (tm)!

Unfortunately Gnome has not yet moved over to Subversion but I hope it will happen soon. There is a list of files which have to be moved to other locations in the tree and it is a mess to do this in CVS.

Back from Cebit

Yesterday on the `I-want-all-the-merchandising'-day I visited Cebit. There was lots of interesting stuff to see:

  • Gnome

    Gnome booth

    I needed some time to find the Gnome-booth but finally it was quite nice to talk to some people I only had known by mail or IRC before. Herzi showed me his work on the font-manager which seems great and quite stable as Josh pointed out by opening all of his 240 fonts at the same time, cluttering his whole desktop. He also asked me to confirm this bug so I did now. Anyway would be cool if GNOME-Foundation could effort some booth-girl next time ;-)

    Later I attented Herzi's talk about GNOME which was quite interesting and I really know more about GNOME now. Here's a picture:

  • Mono

    There was a talk scheduled about Mono but unfortunately Oscar Forero failed to set up his notebook with the projector and it did not take place.

  • Microsoft

    On the Mircosoft booth nearly any PC was running Windows Vista and I assume it is yet quite stable. Anyway it does not look like that it will become much more than a better Windows XP. Interesting anyway!

Of course there was much more to see but it is simply impossible to see all.

On my way home I started hacking on the autocompletion feature for the gtksourceview-editor in anjuta and I hope I will be able to finish it today.

7 Mar 2006 (updated 7 Mar 2006 at 23:13 UTC) »

At first I have to make a correction to the last blog entry. The comments in gedit are not in spanish but in italian. I am sorry that I cannot speak or understand any of these.

To refer to pbor's last blog: I renamed the files because I am quite sure that anjuta will need different solutions on some parts and I did want to make clear that these files are maintained independant from gedit. I agree that this is no good solution either and if they decide to move more gedit parts to gtksourceview, which I would support, these files can be dropped. I hope to see this solution some time in the future!

Today I spend much work on the preferences for the new sourceview plugin which involves to clearly seperate more parts from the old editor to a cleaner layer.

I was reminded on #anjuta that we should release more often. I agree with that but I am not in charge of making releases. But I hope we can get a new release soon!

Finally, I am locking forward to visiting Cebit on Saturday and I hope I will meet some people from Gnome e.V and maybe from some other projects

Finally after a long discussion on #gedit I reimplemented the whole sourceview plugin in anjuta and reused much of the code from gedit. This is a good idea and a big advantage of open-source software: You can take what you need and don't have to do the same mistakes twice. Thanks to Paolo Borelli and Paolo Maggi for poiting this out!

BTW, it's no real good idea to use Spanish for some comments in gedit :-|

Und es schneit und schneit weiter. Komischer März im Moment !

GtkSourceView is becoming useful in anjuta though it can of course not replace the scintilla editor yet and it is anyway not meant to do so. But feel free to try it! If you have a subversion repositry and want to try anjuta please try out the subversion plugin. It seems to have some serious issues but I lack a repositry to test it esspecially for the authentification mechanism.

Nach der Klausur ist vor der Klausur? Das gilt hoffentlich nicht für meine E-Technik-Klausur, darauf habe ich nämlich wirklich keine Lust

Danke an den, der die CEBIT-Stand Nummer im Wiki eingetragen hat, ich werde auf jeden Fall mal vorbeischauen!

Noch zwei Tage Fasching, ich habs fast geschafft...

19 Feb 2006 (updated 19 Feb 2006 at 23:30 UTC) »

Finnally, I had time to commit an alpha version of a GtkSourceView plugin for anjuta. Of course it is incomplete but anyway it works. Here is some screenshot:

I also tested Xgl but it is way to slow in the moment with my Centrino graphic chip. Anyway, it really looks great and promising and I hope that performance will yet be improved. Of course it is totally useless but who cares if you can impress Windows users ;-)

I haven't written here anything for long. This is due to the quite hard exam in my study which is on Februar 23.

Therefore I haven't done much others things as learning in the last days. Anyway I tried out gnucash 1.9.0 and I must say it's really good and stable. My homebanking works and it integrates much better with gtk2/gnome2.

I finnaly got the VDR for my parents working. It is really cool and you can switch it on and off with the remote control using the usbremote plugin and some nice circuit from OC-Inside.

Yeah, it's an iPod!

My new iPod nano was delivered yesterday. It's really great, this is what I would call usuability. To make it usefull I had to run easytag over my music compilation but that was not difficult and gtkpod is also quite good, but a bit unstable. Only one point: It should really play ogg-files but someone stated that processor power was not enough for this task.

The last weeks of the semester seem to become quite hard but I hope I will make it. Anyway, I don't have much time to mess around with open-source software in the moment.

A very limited version of gtksourceview in Anjuta does not work now but there is much more to do!

Anyway, after nearly anyone at Planet Gnome seems to have the new Nokia phone I prefer an iPod nano and it will be delivered in the next days. This is maybe the best-looking computer toy ever, although it cannot play ogg-files.

Tommorow is my 21th birthday, I am starting to get old!

Oh, this was a really funny new year party! We have drinking too much alcohol of course and the new year started not so funny in the morning. But it was fun!

Gnucash with aqbanking suddenly started working after I installed anything from source. Strange, but it works, anyway if you have problems install gnucash-1.8.12 and the latest aqbanking stuff from source

After Cable-TV at my parents has all private Channels availible now (thanks for the 3-year delay...), I will switch their HTPC from MythTV to VDR. I hope this will make things easier because it was always very difficult to get current EPG for analog-tv. And I will build a new wooden case for them which looks better.

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