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Southside 2006

Ein tolles Festival auch wenn es wahnsinnig heiß und irgendwann auch verdammt eklig war. Aber hier einfach die Bands im einzelnen:


  • Skin

    Kannte ich nicht, aber haben eine super Sängerin die richtig Stimmung gemacht hat.

  • Mando Diao

    Wieder mal vom feinsten mit einer hochmotivierten Zuschauermenge die immer voll dabei war. Allerdings machte sie sich mit der Prognose pro Schweden sehr unbeliebt.

  • Adam Green

    Leider auf der anderen Bühne, so dass ich ihn nur kurz gesehen habe. Normalerweise aber einen Besuch wert und an diesem Tag mal völlig was anderes.

  • The Hives

    Haben mich nicht so ganz überzeugt, lag aber vielleicht daran, dass der Pogo meiner Meinung nach etwas übertrieben wurde (Wieso Stachelarmbänder beim Pogo?).

  • The Strokes

    Der Höhepunkt am Freitag und mit Sicherheit immer wieder eine Klasse für sich. Sollte man sich nie entgehen lassen. Einfach Indi vom feinsten vor begeisterter Menge. Spätestens bei "Is this it" war das wohl auch dem letztem klar.


  • Billy Talent

    Ganz nett, allerdings nicht ganz mein Fall. Außerdem war der Höhepunkt des Konzerts wohl die Bewässerung der Menge per Feuerwehr.

  • Deutschland vs. Schweden 2:0

    Lukas Podolski! Lukas Podolski! Riesige Stimmung vor der Großleinwand, die mit Sicherheit schon weltmeisterlich war! Leider habe ich dadurch The Cardigans verpasst, aber da muss man leider Prioritäten setzen.

  • Wir sind Helden

    Ja, es ist eine Mädchenband! Na und? Für mich war es der Höhepunkt des Festivals, ich fands toll! Und wer sich dem Lächeln von Judith entziehen kann hat mich Sicherheit im Leben irgendwas falsch gemacht.

  • Muse

    Musikalisch sind diese Jungs sicher nicht zu toppen. Natürlich keine Stimmungmaschinen wie Mando Diao aber da muss ja auch nicht sein. Sie lassen einfach Klasse sprechen und als krönenden Abschluß "Time is running out"!


  • Nada Surf

    Zum Glück spielten sie so früh, auch wenn sie normalerweise einen anderen Platz verdient hätten. Super Band und toller Abschluß.

Leider mussten wir danach die Segel streichen, weil für den Montag wieder das harte Leben anstand. Nächstes Jahr wird es aber wohl wieder ein kleineres Festival geben!

GStreamer dvbsrc

I finally finished a first patch to port dvbsrc and ts-tools (which are needed to convert the mpeg transport stream into something gstreamer can play) to 0.10. You can see the results at #344987.

Unfortunately the live playback of video does not work because of clocking issues that are far behind my gstreamer knowledge. Anyway, it's quite easy to record the mpeg stream and this really works good. DVB-S, DVB-C and DVB-T are supported though I only tested DVB-T

And want to thanks the people on #gstreamer and #linuxtv here for there patience and for answering all my questions!

10 Jun 2006 (updated 11 Jun 2006 at 11:20 UTC) »

Seit gestern habe ich beschlossen auf jeden Fall jedes weitere WM-Spiel der Deutschen auf Großbildleinwand anzuschauen! Das war ja der absolute Hammer, auf jeden Fall kann man sich hier wirklich nicht über mangelnde Begeisterung beschweren! Aber immer dran denken, noch ist Polen nicht verloren...

Die CD von den Sportfreunde hab ich mir natürlich auch gekauft. Das musste einfach sein, weil sich das Lied gestern in der Stadt ziemlich schnell zum Inoffiziellen WM-Lied gemausert hatte.

Finally, if I happen to want to watch football at home, I finished the dvbsrc for gstreamer-0.10! It works very nice but does not make much sense in the moment because there is no transport stream demuxer yet for gstreamer. You can record the ts-stream and watch it with xine but that is not what I want! I am working on it but I might get some patent and copyright problems with it because I have not MPEG-License of course.

4 Jun 2006 (updated 4 Jun 2006 at 19:18 UTC) »

Finally figured out how to make the Network Manager working on my Ubuntu Dapper system. Anything you need to do is to set all network connection to active/dhcp in network-admin. Anyway, I find this quite confusing because I think the Network Manager should override the default settings if I want to connect to a network.

Anyway, I am trying to figure out how to port the gstreamer dvbsrc to 0.10. Anything builds fine know but I cannot fetch any data from /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0! I will have to investigate this further!

This is the first blog entry made with the gnome blogging tool. Let's see if it really appears on the net!

We proudly present...

... Anjuta 2.0.2, the latest release of the one and only Gnome IDE. Many things have improved and should be quite stable now. For a detailed descriptions of the changes, see the NEWS.

For those who really want it, naba even presented some early alpha of a vim plugin.

We are sorry, that most users will not be able to use the nice glade + devhelp features because of bugs in libdevhelp and glade3. Anyway, PeSc|O is lucky and he has made a nice screenshot.

We still need more people to help - feel free to join us at #anjuta if you have some spare time!



Some Mozilla developer was kind enough to write a widget which can be easily embedded into a gtk application. Anyway, the widget has several problems which are quite important if you want to add it to a docking widget:

  • It does strange things if not realized
  • It stops working if it is reparented

To get around this I have created a wrapper widget around it which automaticly creates a gtkmozembed widget on "realize" with g_idle_add(create_widget) and destroys the gtkmozembed widget on "unrealize". Et voilà, we have a working Devhelp plugin in Anjuta.

C, I love you!

Yes, I really prefer C/C++ to Java because of many things but there are some issues where I could throw my keyboard onto the wall!

gchar buffer[2048]; /* We assume the string will never be longer */

Great, I love people who make assumptions about segmentation faults. But computers are incorrupt, they don't make assumptions and users maybe corrupt but they don't care about assumptions and they both know Murphy's Law.

This may work for years but some time is will crash and this time was: today! Bless god that this was just about Anjuta and not about a mars mission!

Please, do not ever do this! You have been warned!

Lago di Garda

I spent three great days at the lago di Garda in Italy and felt like seeing the sun the first time this year! We did a lot of climbing. It was a great ending of the semester break after I passed all exams.

To come to the things you are really interesting in: We are planning an anjuta release the end of this month. It will feature a lot of nice things and might even include IComplete if it gets finished until then.

Seb is also working on a new debugger which will not be included in the release but will replace the current (buggy) debugger in long-term. You can have a look at it in the anjuta-new-debugger branch.

31 Mar 2006 (updated 31 Mar 2006 at 17:18 UTC) »
Code completion, finally

A screenshot says more than thousand words:

I also tried to show the complete argument list of each function but that cluttered the screen to much and I switched it off again. It is, by the way, a real challange to create such popup windows in gtk but with the help of many people on IRC I finally managed it.

Why gnome network tools suck!

At first I have to say that the gnome system tools are very well intergrated in ubuntu and gives you the feeling that everything fits.

Anyway, the gnome network configuration is really bad. It is highly unclear how to manage profiles because you never know if you change an existing profile, make changes without any profile or create a new one! If you return to the configuration it is not even shown which profile is active.

Take a look at the IBM Connection Manager and you can see how this can be done. Maybe the configuration needs more modes here: One for networking without any profiles (e.g. Desktop PC) and one for multi-profile support (e.g. Notebooks).

Another point is the network monitor: If I have selected a profile where eth0 is not active it is useless that the network monitor show me that. I should show the next active network which is much more interesting..

Also have a look at 40+ Suggestions for Better Desktop which is right in many points IMHO.

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