Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Linux in random shop

Tonight, I went to my local optician to see if they had received my contact lenses. While I was waiting, I noticed a strange screensaver on one of the LCD screen : it was the X logo. Then, just before leaving (they didn't received my order), I discovered another screen which was running and I saw KDE kicker on it (they seems to be running some emulation text software under X11 for their own store management). I couldn't ask them if they were running Linux (I'll ask when I go back next time) but it feels good to see Linux and KDE (nobody is perfect :)
in a shop 500 m away from my flat :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Ximian Connector GPL

Wohoo, congrats to Ximian/Novell for releasing Connector to GPL. With some help of Evolution hackers, I packaged version 1.4.7 of the connector for Mdk 10.0 and I uploaded it on Mandrakeclub (I don't know how long it will take to be available on the server). I've started working on the cooker version (for Evolution 1.5.7) but it seems some files are missing on CVS. I'll double-check tomorrow..

Wednesday, May 5, 2004

Linux in Public Library : GNOME powered

I've just read this article and it seems these guys have made their custom distro and used GNOME !! It would have been nice to have their input when lockdown was done for 2.6 since, according to the story, they had to do the lockdown themselves. I hope they'll be able to switch to GNOME 2.6 easily and to have their lockdown requirements filled with 2.6.