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12 Sep 2008 (updated 2 Nov 2008 at 20:08 UTC) »

Hacking GNU PDF

Got three free days from my employers to work in GNU PDF. It is late in the night and I am currently working in the stream module in the base layer of the library.


Music is playing and the ideas fly from the paper to the Emacs buffer.. the ISO 32000 spec stand in the table showing me what to do.

And the fucking cat is, as always, in the middle of everything.

Syndicated 2008-09-12 00:00:00 (Updated 2008-11-02 20:08:23) from Main Page

New version of jem-pkg

Surprising enough I got a bug report for JemPkg from my friend Thales. He was trying to run JemPkg 0.0.3 without success, since there is a stupid bug in the first 20 lines of the source files that prevents emacs to successful load the program.

So I just fixed the stupid bug and uploaded a new version: JemPkg 0.0.4.

Syndicated 2008-09-09 00:00:00 from Main Page

It's not the Gates, it's the bars

Bill Gates announced his retirement from his position in Microsoft. What are the implications regarding Free Software?.. unfortunately, almost nothing.

Richard M. Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation, has written a quite interesting article in BBC News online titled It's not the Gates, it's the bars.

You can find the article in http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7487060.stm.

Please share this link with your friends and family, and post it to any blogs, link sharing or social sites you think may find it interesting.

Syndicated 2008-07-03 00:00:00 from Main Page


You may notice that I have remodeled the webpage to include this little journal.

Note that, despite its name, I am not going to write about me or my daily life (not interesting at all) but mainly about topics related to Free Software and technology. Despite that I may write about other topics from time to time.

To insert journal entries is also a good way to announce updates in the webpage, so after any interesting update I will post a little description with the appropriate link.

An RSS index is available to follow this journal.

Syndicated 2008-07-02 00:00:00 from Main Page

The FSF has opened a section to make specific donations to the GNU PDF Project: https://www.fsf.org/donate/directed-donations/gnupdf.html

The donated money will be invested in hiring developers. As with the general donations to the Free Software Foundation the donor is able to benefit from tax-deductions if in the USA.

New Advogato Features

New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.

Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.

If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!