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Name: João Victor Correia
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I'm a brazilian guy (live in Salvador, to be specific) who's been working on Java-Gnome as a developer on my freetime.

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Ronei Jorge e os Ladrões de Bicicleta

I'm listening right now to Ronei Jorge's debut album. Great great music. You don't see a debut album this good everyday, so it's such a pleasure when you find one... can't stop listening to it! This band has a promissing future.

Because we play games too!

Everything you wanted to know about games in Linux but didn't know who to ask.

TV SoftwareLivre rocks

TV SoftwareLivre has just made avaliable for download the videos from FISL 6.0. Check out Mark Wielaard and Dalibor Topic's "Escape the Java Trap" ;)

Soon they'll also be selling all videos on DVD.

BTW, you need Xiph.Org's codecs to watch it. I managed to watch it with VLC.

dm rant

We Linux users are so proud of our multitask/multiuser system. We love having a separate /home partition for user data, and we love that each user in the system has his own little space in the system.

We put up telecenters where lots of people are able to remotely connect to a machine, and they all share the same server as if there were actually many computers running.

Now, why is it that we can't simply do:

  • Lock the current session
  • and start a new session with a new user?

It does seem like it's so simple, doesn't it? MacOSX and WinXP have this figured out years ago, and we multitask/multiuser Linux people can't do it.

No, the gdm "Start new session" doesn't count because you actually can only execute that before you lock the current session. You can't do it if you've locked the session already. Which totally misses the point of it, IMHO.

And yes, there are hacks. But they're just that, hacks... each one of them i've tried has some kind of annoying usability problem.

Phew... after spending hours playing with gdm/kdm/xdm/mdkkdm to get this working, i had to put this out, sorry.

On building distributable linux binaries

Andrew, also take a look at Autopackage. These guys have been doing lots of research about all issues concerning distributable linux binaries, and what's great is they're producing lots of documentation, not to mention some nice tools to make your life easier.

In this tutorial, you can find a chapter about binary portability.

And for crazy/interesting thoughts about software deployment in general, read this "dream" Mike Hearn had of having some kind of linux desktop platform.

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