Archive for the 'PlanetGnomeFR' Category

State of software for Suspend to RAM/Disk ?

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

Dear readers, I am the mostly happy owner of a Dell Latitude D610 (the one with the ATI video card), running Debian Etch. I installed the hibernate package to try to get Suspend to RAM and to Disk to work, and Suspend to Disk worked out of the box. But Suspend to RAM didn’t work […]

Debian Package of the Day is now alive again, and needs your help!

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

For those who have missed the previous blog entries: Debian Package of the Day (aka Deb-a-day) is now alive again ! There has already been several entries (published 2 times a week, on wednesdays and sundays, until we make sure that we can sustain an higher rate): scribus-ng: next generation of the desktop publishing program […]

Of Debian Etch’s quality and release schedule

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

The delay of Debian Etch caught some bad press this week. Some articles compare Debian to Ubuntu (which tries hard to have fixed-time releases), and some bloggers are amused by the fact that the next Debian release was delayed “again”. There are some important points though: Etch wasn’t really scheduled to be released on Dec […]

Features vs. Freedom

Monday, December 18th, 2006

Jono Bacon wrote a long blog entry on Planet Ubuntu about his vision of freedom, and how it applies to the proprietary drivers. This is a good opportunity to write sthing I wanted to write for a long time. Ubuntu’s bug #1 is “Microsoft has a majority market share“. Well, I think that this should […]

List operators on files in shell ? (updated)

Saturday, November 11th, 2006

I often need to do list-like operations on files in shell, for example: substract lines in one file from the lines in another file add lines from two lines, suppressing duplicates keep only lines which are not in both files keep only lines which are in both files etc Such operations are easy to do […]

Feature request: confirmation for non-member posts in mailman

Saturday, November 11th, 2006

There are basically two kinds of setups for mailing lists managed using Mailman, regarding posts from non-members : Accept posts from non-members. This lead to quite a lot of spam on the list, but also to no work for the moderators. Put posts from non-members in a moderation queue. This result in a spam-free mailing […]

Mozilla, Debian and Iceweasel: the Mozillian point of view

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

During the Journées du Logiciel Libre 2006 (an excellent event, thanks to the organizers), I had long chats with people from Mozilla Europe (in a more constructive way than what others did). This is mostly second-hand information, since the well-informed guys from Mozilla Europe I talked with got their info from other Mozilla developers, so […]

Of bounties, donations and summers of code influence on volunteer participation

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Stuff like the Google Summer of Code, the GNOME Women’s Summer Outreach Program 2006, the Sourceforge donations system, or Dunc-Tank (an experiment to see how targeted fund raising can improve Debian) are generally considered a good ideas. However, experiments have shown that sometimes, paying volunteers decreases the overall participation. Luis Villa wrote about this a […]

Automatically watching for updates on web pages ?

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Once in a while, I come upon a web page that : Doesn’t offer an RSS/Atom feed. Doesn’t change very often. I would like to be warned when it’s updated. I would like to be automatically warned when such pages change. websec does this : Description: Web Secretary – Web page monitoring software A visual […]

DADVSI : le pire du pire ?

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Le conseil constitutionnel a rendu sa décision concernant la loi DADVSI, et on ne peut pas en être content. Pour plus d’infos, voir ce billet d’Eolas. Mais le pire du pire, ce sont les commentaires qu’on va avoir un peu partout dans les blogs, sur la dictature mise en place par le conseil constitutionnel, sur […]