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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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GUADEC Day #2

(see http://www.guadec.org/schedule/warmup) At the first presentation, Quim Gil talked about GNOME marketing, what have been done, what is the goal of marketing. He showed a focused mind on important marketing tasks; it is easy to get carried away and not be effective, a mistake that happens in several projects. The next session was by Tomas …

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Google Groups: Member Invite Request Approved

When creating a Google Group, you have the option of auto-subscribing a list of e-mails. That is, the owner of the email address does not have perform the subscription task. To avoid the apparent spamming opportunity, Google Groups puts a human to review those requests. After you pasted the e-mail addresses, you press Submit and …

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Say No to OOXML

Click on the image above to visit the petition page. I copy here the terms of the petition to say no on the standardisation of MSOOXML at ISO. I ask the national members of ISO to vote “NO” in the ballot of ISO DIS 29500 (Office OpenXML or OOXML format) for the following reasons: There …

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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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Video playback problems (black) after installing Beryl (or Compiz)

Note: Here we describe a workaround. The proper solution is to fix the graphics drivers and the X.Org X server. Such work is taking place, and for several cases you do not need this workaround. Especially with newer versions of Linux. You just installed your 3D Linux desktop and you are really enthusiastic about it. …

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