23 November, 2010

Evolution evovled

New features expected with Evolution 3.0

* Migrate the local store from mbox to maildir format
* Remove duplicates
* Memory fixes

15 November, 2010

RHEL6 is out

RHEL6 is out, and brings out a whole lot of feature over RHEL5 for
desktop users. A small set of feature, I find useful on a EL6 desktop

  • Evolution 2.28, support for MS Exchange 2007+ via
    OpenChange - http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/OpenChange

  • OpenOffice3 - Support for MSXML ? ( docx format ) - From
    http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/features/3.2/ to
    http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/features/3.0/
  • NetworkManager System wide settings - http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/NetworkManagerSystemConnections

  • Desktop stack upgrade
    • GNOME 2.28 - From
      http://library.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/2.28/ to
      http://library.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/2.18 ( release are even
      numbers )
    • KDE 4.3 - From http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.3/ to
      http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.0/
    • XFCE in EPEL
    • SPICE support

press release - http://www.redhat.com/about/news/prarchive/2010/flexibility-and-portability.html
Product link - http://www.redhat.com/rhel/desktop/

01 June, 2010

xchat-gnome and delays

sorry for the delay in releasing a new version. I have relocated to Pune, and currently looking for an accommodation and this would be followed by a broadband. Once this is setup, I will move ahead with working on xchat-gnome. Meanwhile, patches are welcome.

ps: xchat-gnome now has a mailing list

22 February, 2010

HP TouchSmart tx2

I am a not so proud owner of an HP tx2, and a major pain it is. It came preloaded with Windows Vsita, and a "free" upgrade to Windows 7, available upon request. The laptop/tablet is heavy, has a poor battery life, and heats up faster than a toaster.

HP tx2 is pretty small ( 12" display ), easy to carry around, with an optical drive ( yes, I do use it at times ), and linux compatible hardware ( Touch screen does work, though I have borked something here ).

I have accidentally zeroed the disk,, and lost a fair bit of data. Fortunately, I have had backed up data on an external drive, which I have to swift through.

xchat-gnome 0.26.2

I am currently one of the maintainer of xchat-gnome, and working slowly towards releasing 0.26.2 ( https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=602311 ) .

Fedora 13, With Xorg 1.8.x , GNOME 2.30 and "fixed" nautilus

With release of GNOME 2.30, nautilus has refeverted to browser mode as default. So long spatial mode.

In Fedora Xorg is based of udev, rather than hal for automagic hardware detection.

Added Note : I have noticed Totem remembers the last played position

Fedora+Gnome keep getting better with time.