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I set up a maemo environment on my ubuntu box today. It was quite easy as they provide a good documentation and an easy installation script. There are some things that do not work perfectly yet but I think they can be fixed.


Currently trying to set up glom put I have problems to connect to the database. Seems like libgda got installed without support for postgresql but I am not sure yet. Retrying with jhbuild now...


No volunteers for gnome-build, yet! Applied patch from Günther Brammer (thanks!) to fix a parsing bug with "+=".

7 Aug 2006 (updated 7 Aug 2006 at 13:41 UTC) »
Bug #343012

For my new employer Openismus, which is the first time that I get paid for anything Gnome or open-source related, I tried to fix Bug 343012 today. The patch itself was quite simple but it was a bit difficult to find out. I had no other testcase as the provided because I am not really familiar with the gtkrc system. Please try this patch out and tell me if there are any side-effects.

Going to have my last exam for this month at 3 pm..

31 Jul 2006 (updated 1 Aug 2006 at 08:13 UTC) »

While I should be learning for electrical engineering and semi-conductors I spent quite some work on improving Anjuta.Most significant is the long-standing issue that people want to be able to open more project at the same time like in Eclipse.

So I arrived to the conclusion that this is not impossible and hacked it in about 3 hours. The solution has some rough edges yet but it works.

To comment Benjamin's last post: I am now a proud member of the Gnome Foundation!

Sorry, that I have not blogged anything in the last weeks but I am quite busy to get enough time to pass my seven exams in the summer term.

There has been some work on Anjuta, anyway. We are working to integrate a better auto-indent feature, a better symbol-browser and of course lots of bug-fixes.

Esspecially thanks to frax who created some very nice patches for anjuta and gdl to improve the general UI feeling. Also Philip van Hoof made some nice suggestions what could be improved and wrote a highly motivating mail to the ML - thanks!

We still search for a perl crack who wants to do some work on gnome-build, the library for handling the autotools system. Any volunteers?

Southside 2006

Ein tolles Festival auch wenn es wahnsinnig heiß und irgendwann auch verdammt eklig war. Aber hier einfach die Bands im einzelnen:


  • Skin

    Kannte ich nicht, aber haben eine super Sängerin die richtig Stimmung gemacht hat.

  • Mando Diao

    Wieder mal vom feinsten mit einer hochmotivierten Zuschauermenge die immer voll dabei war. Allerdings machte sie sich mit der Prognose pro Schweden sehr unbeliebt.

  • Adam Green

    Leider auf der anderen Bühne, so dass ich ihn nur kurz gesehen habe. Normalerweise aber einen Besuch wert und an diesem Tag mal völlig was anderes.

  • The Hives

    Haben mich nicht so ganz überzeugt, lag aber vielleicht daran, dass der Pogo meiner Meinung nach etwas übertrieben wurde (Wieso Stachelarmbänder beim Pogo?).

  • The Strokes

    Der Höhepunkt am Freitag und mit Sicherheit immer wieder eine Klasse für sich. Sollte man sich nie entgehen lassen. Einfach Indi vom feinsten vor begeisterter Menge. Spätestens bei "Is this it" war das wohl auch dem letztem klar.


  • Billy Talent

    Ganz nett, allerdings nicht ganz mein Fall. Außerdem war der Höhepunkt des Konzerts wohl die Bewässerung der Menge per Feuerwehr.

  • Deutschland vs. Schweden 2:0

    Lukas Podolski! Lukas Podolski! Riesige Stimmung vor der Großleinwand, die mit Sicherheit schon weltmeisterlich war! Leider habe ich dadurch The Cardigans verpasst, aber da muss man leider Prioritäten setzen.

  • Wir sind Helden

    Ja, es ist eine Mädchenband! Na und? Für mich war es der Höhepunkt des Festivals, ich fands toll! Und wer sich dem Lächeln von Judith entziehen kann hat mich Sicherheit im Leben irgendwas falsch gemacht.

  • Muse

    Musikalisch sind diese Jungs sicher nicht zu toppen. Natürlich keine Stimmungmaschinen wie Mando Diao aber da muss ja auch nicht sein. Sie lassen einfach Klasse sprechen und als krönenden Abschluß "Time is running out"!


  • Nada Surf

    Zum Glück spielten sie so früh, auch wenn sie normalerweise einen anderen Platz verdient hätten. Super Band und toller Abschluß.

Leider mussten wir danach die Segel streichen, weil für den Montag wieder das harte Leben anstand. Nächstes Jahr wird es aber wohl wieder ein kleineres Festival geben!

GStreamer dvbsrc

I finally finished a first patch to port dvbsrc and ts-tools (which are needed to convert the mpeg transport stream into something gstreamer can play) to 0.10. You can see the results at #344987.

Unfortunately the live playback of video does not work because of clocking issues that are far behind my gstreamer knowledge. Anyway, it's quite easy to record the mpeg stream and this really works good. DVB-S, DVB-C and DVB-T are supported though I only tested DVB-T

And want to thanks the people on #gstreamer and #linuxtv here for there patience and for answering all my questions!

10 Jun 2006 (updated 11 Jun 2006 at 11:20 UTC) »

Seit gestern habe ich beschlossen auf jeden Fall jedes weitere WM-Spiel der Deutschen auf Großbildleinwand anzuschauen! Das war ja der absolute Hammer, auf jeden Fall kann man sich hier wirklich nicht über mangelnde Begeisterung beschweren! Aber immer dran denken, noch ist Polen nicht verloren...

Die CD von den Sportfreunde hab ich mir natürlich auch gekauft. Das musste einfach sein, weil sich das Lied gestern in der Stadt ziemlich schnell zum Inoffiziellen WM-Lied gemausert hatte.

Finally, if I happen to want to watch football at home, I finished the dvbsrc for gstreamer-0.10! It works very nice but does not make much sense in the moment because there is no transport stream demuxer yet for gstreamer. You can record the ts-stream and watch it with xine but that is not what I want! I am working on it but I might get some patent and copyright problems with it because I have not MPEG-License of course.

4 Jun 2006 (updated 4 Jun 2006 at 19:18 UTC) »

Finally figured out how to make the Network Manager working on my Ubuntu Dapper system. Anything you need to do is to set all network connection to active/dhcp in network-admin. Anyway, I find this quite confusing because I think the Network Manager should override the default settings if I want to connect to a network.

Anyway, I am trying to figure out how to port the gstreamer dvbsrc to 0.10. Anything builds fine know but I cannot fetch any data from /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0! I will have to investigate this further!

This is the first blog entry made with the gnome blogging tool. Let's see if it really appears on the net!

We proudly present...

... Anjuta 2.0.2, the latest release of the one and only Gnome IDE. Many things have improved and should be quite stable now. For a detailed descriptions of the changes, see the NEWS.

For those who really want it, naba even presented some early alpha of a vim plugin.

We are sorry, that most users will not be able to use the nice glade + devhelp features because of bugs in libdevhelp and glade3. Anyway, PeSc|O is lucky and he has made a nice screenshot.

We still need more people to help - feel free to join us at #anjuta if you have some spare time!


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