Tag: bugzilla

Mar 23 2008

Timezones, clock applet and marketing dangers

It is great to receive feedback from users that try out the development versions of distributions (such as Ubuntu and Fedora). Usually, these are small bugs that can easily get fixed. However, there is this bug that looks potent to lead to political dissatisfaction and bad publicity to GNOME. The clock applet (gnome-panel) now shows …

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Jul 23 2007

Important MO file optimisation for en_* locales, and partly others

During GUADEC, Tomas Frydrych gave a talk on exmap-console, a cut-down version of exmap that can work well on mobile devices. During the presentation, Tomas showed how to use the tool to find the culprits in memory (ab)use on the GNOME desktop. One issue that came up was that the MO files taking up space …

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May 01 2007

Mentoring facility available in Launchpad, Ubuntu

Is there a bug report in Launchpad.net (Ubuntu) that you are confident you can help someone to fix but do not have the time to fix yourself? Now Launchpad provides the facility for contributors to offer mentoring support to bug reports and blueprints, so that users can apply and receive mentoring. With mentoring you help …

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Apr 11 2007

Firefox shortcuts in Linux on non-us keyboard layout, and Greek

You tried to use the common keyboard shortcuts in the Linux version of Firefox, with a keyboard layout other than us, and you realised they do not work. For example, Ctrl-C does not work when the Greek keyboard layout is active because Firefox receives Ctrl-Ψ (which is undefined). This is a well-known problem affecting keyboard …

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Mar 25 2007

Multimedia support in Ubuntu Linux 6.10

This is a follow-up to the article Multimedia support in Ubuntu Linux 6.06 on how to add extended multimedia support to the Ubuntu Linux distribution. The new version of Ubuntu Linux, 7.04, has a new functionality to help add multimedia support in a seamless way; when you try to play a media file that requires …

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Jul 01 2006

Επιστροφή από GUADEC 2006

Σήμερα το πρωί επέστρεψα από το συνέδριο GNOME User and Developer European Conference (GUADEC). Το συνέδριο ήταν μια πολύ καλή ευκαιρία για να συναντηθούν τα άτομα που εργάζονται στο ίδιο το γραφικό περιβάλλον GNOME και αλλά σημαντικά έργα όπως το Xorg. Οι πρώτες δύο μέρες ήταν για warm up και υπήρχαν θέματα γενικά για το …

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Jun 22 2006

Τι είναι το mugshot.org;

Τι είναι το mugshot.org; Είναι ένας δικτυακός τόπος που επιτρέπει τη δημιουργία κοινωνικών ομάδων (social groups) με κοινά ενδιαφέροντα μέσω Διαδικτύου. Αυτή τη στιγμή επιτρέπει το διαμοιρασμό με τα υπόλοιπα μέλη της ομάδας σας τους τίτλους της μουσικής που ακούτε αλλά και συνδέσμους που που βρίσκετε ότι έχουν ενδιαφέρον. Η διαμοίραση αυτή είναι άμεση, μέσω …

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Jun 12 2006

Can you read Coptic?

Coptic is the most recent phase of ancient Egyptian. It is the direct descendant of the ancient language written in Egyptian hieroglyphic, hieratic, and demotic scripts. The Coptic alphabet is a slightly modified form of the Greek alphabet, with some letters (which vary from dialect to dialect) deriving from demotic. As a living language of …

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