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I arrived in PoA yesterday to FISL 6, wich starts in June 1. I can see the hard work to organize one of the most meetings of free software and I hope help in somethings. A lot of PSL-BA people are here. Until now we have Valessio, Tassia, Humberto, Leo, Lucas, Carol, Aurelio, me and more...

This is a special moment for Debian, which intends to release Sarge soon, maybe in June 6. We are organizing a party for it in its stand.

We bring 100 Debian-BR-CDD t-shirts to sell there... help us! :o)

Some bugs fixed

Today I was a good guy. Bugs 304664 and 309103 were closed. As I said before, I'm working in ptbr CDBS doc translation, and today was a good day for it.

I applied the patch sent by Regis in mozilla-locale-ptbr deb. This is a debian package maintened by Debian-BR packaging team. So more a closed bug today :o)

20 May 2005 (updated 20 May 2005 at 14:01 UTC) »
Fixing SMS VIVO's page: (thanks to Caio Tiago Oliveira)

Existe uma tabela maior que a largura da janela que eles abrem: (there is a table which its size is bigger than the opened window:)

        <table width="579" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
              <td width="149" height="173">

Basta mudar para: (just change to:)

        <table width="149" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
              <td width="149" height="173">
bbclone in Debian

My second debian package was uploaded today :o) this time I'm using debconf and some features that I didn't know. So I have to update ewiki to use it too.

Next step is use CDBS in bbclone, I'm waiting some tips by otavio (maybe in next LM :o)). I'm translating the CDBS to portuguese so I create a subversion repository for people that work in translations to other languages. You can see on Gnosis SVN this project and I can create accounts for new branches.

Last good news: I bought my tickets to HEL!!! :o))

Bad news: Here in Brazil there is a big telecomunication company that decided doesn't use W3C standards, so its customers have to have IE to use their web services. VIVO says that firefox doesn't have the needed "functions", then it doesn't work well, but the problem is they don't know what are these "functions" in IE wich is missing in firefox...

11 May 2005 (updated 11 May 2005 at 01:31 UTC) »
See you in HEL!

I'm going to debconf5 in Helsinki. Last year debconf4 changed a lot my mind. It's the best hacking meeting!

So, the debian-ba website is out :o( It's a DNS problem. We have to control it. I'm trying to talk to rootsh, he is a DNS's man of debian-ba. Please, be patience, I'll solve this problem soon.

The first colaboration of Gnosis

Gnosis is a non-profit organization that intends to expand the free software philosofy. We're working on some projects and some days ago terceiro (a friend of mine) discovered a problem with URL encode on websvn, a software that we are using on Gnosis for browse our Subversion repositories.

I wrote a patch for it and sent to Debian. This was fixed. Ok, it was very simple but as I'm not a programmer I'm very happy. Mainly for Gnosis has made its first code contribution.

Setting up VGA out on my Ibook running Debian :o))

I'm very happy for it!! I decided to post a short tutorial for help other people:

Setting up VGA out in your Ibook using Xorg

I saw many people trying unsuccessfuly to setup the VGA out feature of their ibooks (using a non-macos, of course). I intend to show here how to setup the VGA out using Xorg. I use Debian GNU/Linux, and I have super cow powers by using APT ;o) but this can be useful for other distributions too.

So, the first step is install Xorg. There is a good project called Debian-Desktop where are compiled and packaged some importants programs that still aren't on the oficial Debian mirrors. You can use a PPC version of Xorg provided by Debian-Desktop, adding this line in your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://www.debian-desktop.org/pub/linux/debian/xorg-6.8.2/ sarge main

It also works well on Debian SID. Now you just run these commands:

aptitude update
aptitude install xserver-xorg

You can get my xorg.conf here and put it in your /etc/X11/ dir. It's working very well on my ibook G4 1Ghz.

Thanks to otavio, the man that really has found this solution for us.

Today is a special day

1) I've sent my first patch for Debian :o) Ok, it's a very simple code but I think will be useful (#298885)

2) My first Debian package was accepted. Ewiki is a wiki-wiki tool wrote in PHP and is used for debian-br team. (#286037). Thanks, Otavio!

3) I finished the first version of my second debian package, BBClone. Just is missing the ITP. Thanks, kov! I know you'll find some mistakes anyway...

A important notice for brazilians: The Second Free Software Festival of Bahia (II Festival Software Livre Bahia) has a new date: april 8, 9 and 10. The causes was a problem with the meeting local. Here in Bahia we aren't sponsored by Estate, and maybe it be the true cause of some problems... Ok, I hope to be all right now.

for LTSP users: help us to populate a worldmap here.

I intend to finish this script for general purposes, I like so much these worldmaps :o)

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