Tag: source code

Jan 07 2009

Playing with Git

Git is a version control system (VCS) software that is used for source code management (SCM). There are several examples of VCS software, such as CVS and SVN. What makes Git different is that it is a distributed VCS, that is, a DVCS. Being a DVCS, when you use Git you create fully capable local …

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May 14 2008

Should UI strings in source code have non-ASCII characters?

There is a discussion going on at desktop-devel about whether the UI strings in the source code should also have non-ASCII characters. For example, should typical strings with double-quotes have those fancy Unicode double quotes? printf(_(“Could not find file “%s”n”)); instead of printf(_(“Could not find file “%s”n”)); The general view from the replies is to …

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Oct 07 2007

One-line hardware support (USB Wireless Adapter)

I got recently a USB Wireless Adaptor, produced by Aztech. It was a good buy for several reasons: It advertised Linux support It was affordable It had good quality casing; you can step on it and it won’t break It had the Penguin on the box and was really really cheap When I plugged it …

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Jul 16 2007

GUADEC Day #1

I am writing this in the morning of the second day (posted at the end of the second day). Just had breakfast and there is a bit of time before making it to the conference venue. Yesterday Sunday, was the first of the two days of warm-up for the GUADEC conference. At 11am the registration …

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Jun 20 2007

OpenVistA information system for hospitals and medical care

It is quite common to expect the availability of free and open-source software for common needs, such as an operating system and an office suite. What is the situation when your needs are much more advanced? Such as, when you are looking for an information system for a hospital? Luckily, there is such a software …

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Apr 02 2007

Using SVN for GNOME Translators

Update 3rd June 2009: This is a very old post when GNOME was using SVN for the VCS (now we use git). My blog theme does not show the year, so I am writing this in case you are confused by the post. Now GNOME uses SVN to manage the development of the software. To …

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Jan 09 2007

Translating OLPC software

The core OLPC software is developed at http://dev.laptop.org/ using the GIT source code management system. For the tasks of the translator, one needs to look into the different projects and locate any po/ subdirectory. The existence of this subdirectory show that the piece of software is internationalised (=can be translated). For example, the core component …

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Jul 06 2006

Multimedia support in Ubuntu Linux 6.06

With Ubuntu Linux 6.06, it is much clear how to install those codecs in order to get broad multimedia file support. In Ubuntu, the multimedia infrastructure is handled by GStreamer; you install GStreamer plugins and any application that uses GStreamer can immediately benefit from the new codec support. A typical installation of Ubuntu will bring …

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