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19 Feb 2006 (updated 19 Feb 2006 at 23:30 UTC) »

Finnally, I had time to commit an alpha version of a GtkSourceView plugin for anjuta. Of course it is incomplete but anyway it works. Here is some screenshot:

I also tested Xgl but it is way to slow in the moment with my Centrino graphic chip. Anyway, it really looks great and promising and I hope that performance will yet be improved. Of course it is totally useless but who cares if you can impress Windows users ;-)

I haven't written here anything for long. This is due to the quite hard exam in my study which is on Februar 23.

Therefore I haven't done much others things as learning in the last days. Anyway I tried out gnucash 1.9.0 and I must say it's really good and stable. My homebanking works and it integrates much better with gtk2/gnome2.

I finnaly got the VDR for my parents working. It is really cool and you can switch it on and off with the remote control using the usbremote plugin and some nice circuit from OC-Inside.

Yeah, it's an iPod!

My new iPod nano was delivered yesterday. It's really great, this is what I would call usuability. To make it usefull I had to run easytag over my music compilation but that was not difficult and gtkpod is also quite good, but a bit unstable. Only one point: It should really play ogg-files but someone stated that processor power was not enough for this task.

The last weeks of the semester seem to become quite hard but I hope I will make it. Anyway, I don't have much time to mess around with open-source software in the moment.

A very limited version of gtksourceview in Anjuta does not work now but there is much more to do!

Anyway, after nearly anyone at Planet Gnome seems to have the new Nokia phone I prefer an iPod nano and it will be delivered in the next days. This is maybe the best-looking computer toy ever, although it cannot play ogg-files.

Tommorow is my 21th birthday, I am starting to get old!

Oh, this was a really funny new year party! We have drinking too much alcohol of course and the new year started not so funny in the morning. But it was fun!

Gnucash with aqbanking suddenly started working after I installed anything from source. Strange, but it works, anyway if you have problems install gnucash-1.8.12 and the latest aqbanking stuff from source

After Cable-TV at my parents has all private Channels availible now (thanks for the 3-year delay...), I will switch their HTPC from MythTV to VDR. I hope this will make things easier because it was always very difficult to get current EPG for analog-tv. And I will build a new wooden case for them which looks better.

Some people wanted to have gnome-vim support in anjuta. OK, I have noticed that but this is really no high priority if it is possible at all.

Anyway, another thing is possible and I am going to implement it: GtkSourceView as editor in anjuta! Seems to be too difficult but there are some annoying utf8 things to take care of.

BTW we have a lot of snow here and a plan to go skiing the next days. And tommorow is big party, of course!

After several people reporting a but in anjuta-1.2.4 startup I quickly released 1.2.4a which fixes exactly this bug and does nothing else because development focuses on anjuta 2.0.

Gnucash starts to annoy me. I have used several version know (1.8.10, 1.8.12 and currect svn (1.9.x) but HBCI never works. The newest version looks promising but I cannot even open a file and could not track down the problem. Everything works on the command line but homebanking on the command line is really no fun!

And finally I started learning for my study. Anyway the university server was down for several hours and I could not get the stuff I needed. Argh!

After my system was just much to stable and old-fashioned the last week, I updated from Ubuntu Breezy to Dapper and successfully broke some things like dvb-t.

Anyway, I feel much more up-to-date now and I found some new issues with gtk-2.9.1 in anjuta. This version seems to be more strict in some cases which caused at least two new crashers. But to be fair I have to say that these were not GTK+ faults but bugs in anjuta which somehow worked with older versions.

Tommorow is the last day before X-mas in university. I think I will have to learn a lot in the short holidays :-|

I just tried a whole night to get GnuCash and HBCI work in Ubuntu. It's really a mess. Ubuntu does not provide gnucash-hbci for some weird reason so you have to recompile gnucash from source.

Well, after 8 hours I got aqhbci working currectly after I found out that there was a wrong IP on my card. This was definitly not aqhbci's fault but it had been of course easier if they had better error messages.

I managed to get the HBCI-Wizard in Gnucash working but I still cannot make any transaction because of some strange things in aqbanking but I try to investigate this further. Maybe I will write a wiki-page once it's finished in the ubuntu-wiki.

Night has been a bit short due to one of the legendary Alex Partys but it was fun anyway.

In the material science lecture is discovered one again that is was a good idea not to study computer science because mechatronics seems to be much more fun.

After encouraging the poeple on the ML to use Anjuta 2.0 they suddenly reported some usuability issues but I could fix most of them could very easy.

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