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Source code as XML versus editing source code in structured form

Posted 19 Dec 1999 at 10:36 UTC by Radagast

After we announced Conglomerate, we've had a lot of feedback, and a lot of it is from people who envision new areas of use for Conglomerate, areas we didn't even think about. A particularly common question is about editing source code as XML.

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Advogato's Number

Posted 14 Dec 1999 at 20:16 UTC by advogato

This is the fifth in a series of (mostly) weekly essays. This week, Advogato subjects us to a brief tutorial on standards.

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Structured data and the death of WYSIWYG

Posted 5 Dec 1999 at 05:36 UTC by Radagast

As commercial WYSIWYG word processors are close to dying from bloat, free software projects scramble to catch up, going in the exact same direction. But it might be time for structured data editing to emerge from the cloud of hype.

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Advogato's Number

Posted 30 Nov 1999 at 20:41 UTC by advogato

This is the fourth in a series of weekly editorials. This week's topic is a survey of the ways that free software developers can make a living practising their craft.

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Napster Controversy

Posted 30 Nov 1999 at 18:38 UTC by raph

This morning's Slashdot has a rather sensationalized headline about Gnap, the GPL'd client for the Napster protocol. Here's some more background information on the controversy.

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VA Linux community IPO

Posted 24 Nov 1999 at 00:23 UTC by advogato

A birdie has told Advogato that VA Linux has started sending out letters about free software community participation in their upcoming IPO. Details are sketchy now. Please post more info as it becomes available.

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Advogato's number

Posted 23 Nov 1999 at 22:58 UTC by advogato

This is the third in a series of weekly editorials. This week's Advogato's number is a short rant on licenses.

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GTK+ in non-GNOME software

Posted 19 Nov 1999 at 06:56 UTC by shawn

With the release of a new version of XFCE about four days ago, all redone in GTK+, it's interesting to wonder if even other desktop environments could pop up using GTK+ and what good impact that could have for GNOME.

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Linuxtoday Radio

Posted 18 Nov 1999 at 21:28 UTC by jdube

Linuxtoday radio... I think this is interesting, check it out.

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SourceForge goes into beta

Posted 17 Nov 1999 at 21:23 UTC by advogato

SourceForge, a new service to host CVS, bug tracking, message boards, site hosting, and other services for open source projects, has gone into beta. It's funded by VA Linux systems, so it ought to be a pretty good deal.
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Advogato's Number

Posted 16 Nov 1999 at 20:11 UTC by advogato

This is the second Advogato's number. The major topic this week is Linus's keynote at Comdex, and thoughts on free software in the desktop.

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German government funding for GPG

Posted 15 Nov 1999 at 17:50 UTC by advogato

Heise reported (in German) this morning that the German government has donated 250,000 DM to the GPG project, led by Werner Koch.

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Review process for some Advogato articles?

Posted 13 Nov 1999 at 13:30 UTC by lolo

I think advogato is a great idea, and I would would like to contribute some ideas to it. Please read and give me some feedback.

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New color management library

Posted 13 Nov 1999 at 01:36 UTC by raph

Martí Maria Saguer recently announced lcms, his "little color management system." As such, it joins Graeme Gill's libicc as one of two free software libraries for handling ICC profiles.

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Patent information for free software developers

Posted 10 Nov 1999 at 08:00 UTC by advogato

Steven Young recently wrote an article in Slashdot on the basics of patents, with a special focus for developers of free software. He has graciously granted permission for the story to be reprinted here. A fine first article for Advogato's archive of useful information and resources.

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Fink on yer Friends

Posted 10 Nov 1999 at 08:00 UTC by stig

While I actually am a fan of fleshing out the web of trust, I just can't resist injecting a wee bit of luddism into the mix...

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Advogato's Number

Posted 9 Nov 1999 at 08:00 UTC by advogato

This is the first in a series of editorials by Advogato. Topics this week include the DVD crack, ReiserFS, and the Debian freeze.

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Posted 9 Nov 1999 at 08:00 UTC by skvidal

Colors are a good thing

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1st (outside) Post

Posted 6 Nov 1999 at 08:00 UTC by macricht

Testers wanted for Gnomovision

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Still testing the article system

Posted 6 Nov 1999 at 08:00 UTC by raph

I'm still testing the article system. It looks like it's in pretty good shape now. Even replies seem to work correctly.

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