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Intel UMPC running Linux

I'm sure you didn't miss Intel MID, Intel's answer to the wave of UMPC and Internet Tablet. It features Linux, Matchbox and Hildon, all glued together with a distribution based on the Chinese RedFlag. But the more interesting thing is that the core chipset is based on a Pentium M and GMA945, which is much more horse power than, say, the Nokia 800.

Read more about it here, here, here

Now interesting challenge: while I'm sure it will be relatively easy to have AbiWord and Gnumeric running on it, like they already do on Maemo, but how about porting OpenOffice.org? Sure it will be contrived, but we have a 256MB of RAM, 500MB of storage and a 600-800MHz CPU based on a Pentium M (with half the cache on than the one found in laptops) which should be more than enough.

Syndicated 2007-04-19 00:56:14 from Diary of a CrazyFrench

WebKit with Cairo

Adobe, to be able to make their proprietary[1] platform for application developement, using Flash, did use the Open Source WebKit (that same HTML engin that Apple use for Safari, that is based on KHTML). The paradox is that to have WebKit work on Windows, they used Cairo as a backend. The good news is that Cairo is likely to get better and that WebKit using Cairo is likely to help greatly a Gtk based version.

Changes are available for people to use.

Notes

[1] in that case it is more about the silo than the code

Syndicated 2007-04-09 14:36:38 from Diary of a CrazyFrench

Visiting Prague

Monday I'll fly out to Prague for the week.

If you are there and wish to have some $BEVERAGE, you know the drill.

Syndicated 2007-04-08 17:11:37 from Diary of a CrazyFrench

A star is born!

Don't miss Dave Neary's interview on Linux.com.

Dave, in Kristiansen, Norway, during Guadec 2004

Syndicated 2007-03-30 21:18:52 from Diary of a CrazyFrench

exempi 0.5.1

I just released exempi 0.5.1. It adds a missing API and fix a serious bug that -Weffc++ revealed. And it also implement parsing structures.

Download .tar.gz - GPG Signature

If you want the SVN, help yourself. http://svn.gna.org/viewcvs/niepce/trunk/exempi/

Submit a bug

Syndicated 2007-03-28 01:26:31 from Diary of a CrazyFrench

Keyboard layouts

Thomas: concerning keyboard layouts, I myself ended up using US layout exclusively (British work fine too). The French layout also has shift for digits, and start with AZERTY on the top row. It all came back to the time I was given, at work, an old laptop with a British keyboard. Reluctant at first, I got used to it and actually found it actually very useful for programming. The only problem I had at one point was to get accents on a US layout, but fortunately configuring right-Alt to be compose works pretty well, while the British layout, at least on RH 6.2 (I was using at that time) had Alt-Gr to provide a few dead keys for diacriticts. Actually the compose setup is better than the French keyboard because I can access even more combinations of diacritics/letters.

And for my Canadian readers, I have to point out that the French keyboard layout I'm talking about has nothing to do with the Canadian-French we find here which looks marginally more convenient.

Once again the choice of keyboard layout is a matter of tastes and habits.

Syndicated 2007-03-27 13:44:26 from Diary of a CrazyFrench

Open Source Photography

Thanks to Alex Prokoudine, I ran through this wiki Open Source Photography. It is a user oriented website. Interesting.

Syndicated 2007-03-23 00:29:53 from Diary of a CrazyFrench

exempi 0.5.0

I took some time to release exempi 0.5.0, my library to parse XMP meta data. The C API is in there, the C++ API will come later.

Download .tar.gz - GPG signature

It is LGPL licensed.

Syndicated 2007-03-12 02:24:24 from Diary of a CrazyFrench

New job

As Michael mentionned Monday, I joined the OpenOffice team at Novell. I'm thrilled and I would like to thanks Novell for offering me the opportunity to work on a major Open Source project.

In the mean time I have been added to both Planet OpenOffice.org and Planet SuSE.

Syndicated 2007-02-28 18:23:54 from Diary of a CrazyFrench

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