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Month: March, 2004

2004-03-08 (Monday)

Mike Loukides missed the point of my last post. The virtues of Swing aren’t relevant. Right now you can install Red Hat and Sun JDS and you get the same major components by default: GTK+, GNOME, OpenOffice.org, Evolution, Mozilla. Plus the same choices for some of the smaller apps. Ximian was also in sync with […]

DARPA Grand Challenge

Slashdot just posted the DARPA Grand Challenge, Red Hat desktop developer Daniel Reed is participating. (This post was originally found at http://log.ometer.com/2004-03.html#8)

2004-03-07 (Sunday)

How does Mikael watch 40 Buffy episodes in a week? They were showing the whole series on TV a while back, 1 per day, and we tried to keep up. Somewhere in season 2 we gave up in despair at the backlog on videotape. 😉 Ah, the days before Tivo. (This post was originally found […]

Office suites

GNOME Office feels like a huge missed opportunity to me. OpenOffice.org is clearly the best choice today, but it’s far from perfect. Still, GNOME Office isn’t even competing. To compete, I’m convinced the AbiWord and Gnumeric projects have to merge; it’s that simple. An office suite is a single project. And then those developers should […]

2004-03-06 (Saturday)

Encouraging posts from some of the GNOME Office hackers. (This post was originally found at http://log.ometer.com/2004-03.html#6)

2004-03-01 (Monday)

Evolution guys bringing up complex data structures again, here’s an old mail on the subject. Check my “list of things I was planning to get around to” in that mail, ah the follies of youth… Storing “structs” (or dicts/hashes) as little XML strings could be a totally sane underengineered solution, but surely needs some convenience […]

2004-03-01 (Monday)

I might add, simply using files for user data – documents, address book, calendar – is totally plausible to me. Make these files non-dotfiles in the home directory. Maybe make them a single file with a MIME type, so you can just drag and drop your calendar or address book between systems. Or use dotfiles. […]