Archive for the 'PlanetGnomeFR' Category

Going to RMLL (LSM) and Debconf!

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Next week, I’ll head to Strasbourg for Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre 2011. On monday morning, I’ll be giving my Debian Packaging Tutorial for the second time. Let’s hope it goes well and I can recruit some future DDs! Then, at the end of July, I’ll attend Debconf again. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to […]

Slides from RMLL (and much more)

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

So, I’m back from the Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre, which took place in Nantes this year. It was great to see all those people from the french Free Software community again, and I look forward to seeing them again next year in Bordeaux (too bad the Toulouse bid wasn’t chosen). The Debian booth, mainly […]

Living in France? Not an April member? You are WRONG.

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

I’ve been a member of April, the french association for promotion and defense of Free Software, for a bit more than a year, and I often regret not becoming a member earlier. (I was feeling so guilty and shameful about not being a member that I actually postponed becoming a member.) Stop feeling guilty and […]

Hype

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

It’s really funny to see how popular things can get, and then totally disappear. Some time ago, there was a TV show on the french TV called “Un an de +”, that talked about what was in the news one year before. It was really interesting to see how quickly everybody can forget stuff that […]

Looking for cliques in the GPG signatures graph

Friday, September 19th, 2008

The strongly connected set of the GPG keys graph contains a bit more than 40000 keys now (yes, that’s a lot of geeks!). I wondered what was the biggest clique (complete subgraph) in that graph, and also of course the biggest clique I was in. It’s easy to grab the whole web of trust there. […]

Is Mozilla the new XFree86? Could Ubuntu actually help?

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

All the recent moves of Mozilla make me feel that they are really taking the XFree86 path. Reading the Launchpad bug log about the EULA shows that most of the posters agree on who is on the wrong side, and favor switching to IceWeasel or Epiphany+Webkit. Even if Mozilla is apparently going to back off […]

3G Internet access using mobile phone + laptop in France

Friday, July 11th, 2008

In France, we only have 3 mobile network operators: Orange, SFR, and Bouygues Telecom. They usually discuss their rates together to make sure that one of them doesn’t break the market by creating too interesting rates (that’s why it would be so cool if Free.fr could get a 3G license, and why the governement can […]

question to Git (power)users

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

I’m slowly switching to Git for my personal projects, and I like it more and more. And it seems that I can only find nice things to read about it. So, I’m wondering: what are the things that you dislike with Git? That make you regret/prefer another VCS? If Git was redesigned from scratch, what […]

Ubuntu divergence

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

in main: in universe: Those graphs (found on http://merges.ubuntu.com/) show the number of unmodified vs modified packages in Ubuntu main and universe. Interesting.

Tele2 sucks (or “QoS for dummies”)

Friday, March 21st, 2008

I just discovered that, since I enabled the TV over DSL option, Tele2 limited my downstream bandwidth to 8mbps (instead of 20 mbps). All the time. Even when I don’t use the TV. Because allowing 20 mbps could have affected the quality of TV reception (when the TV is off?). They proudly advertise that offer […]