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GNOME Summit Wrap Up: openSUSE perspective

Owen Taylor of gtk (and these days mugshot) fame wrote up a nice summary of the GNOME summit for days 1, 2, 3 A few things I want to highlight from an openSUSE perspective: 1) Pulseaudio Takashi has had it … Continue reading

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Overheard at the GNOME Summit

Mother: All the gnomes are gone Mother (seeing me): Oh, there’s one, we wondered what a gnome would look like Kids look at me. Me: Hello Kids eyes open *very* wide.

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Distributed Version Control

Jon on our OO team wrote a nice article about the usefulness of git workflows (although it would apply equally to any distributed version control system). N.B. there is an openSUSE GNOME meeting this Thursday at noon EDT, Please add … Continue reading

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openSUSE 10.3 and GNOME 2.20

Francis G. aka apokryphos wrote a nice article on GNOME 2.20 and openSUSE 10.3 which will be out in just a couple of weeks. With 2.20 and the 10 year anniversary of gnome, for nostalgia’s sake I went and dug … Continue reading

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Change and other sorts of Logs

There has been a back and forth on formal ChangeLogs vs vcs commit messages via the GNOME mailing lists. Doing the latter exclusively has never sat well with me because I think it weakens good development practices (at least mine). … Continue reading

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Plumbing the Pipe

Christian, a leak is certainly possible depending on the version and distro you are running. openSUSE 10.2 had a leak that you need to run the updater for. At one point a big problem was also hal libraries leaking (and … Continue reading

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Culture

For the old Boston 2000-2001 crowd: I resurrected DC in Toronto this year. Sophisticated, elegant.

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