Monday, January 23, 2006

Scribus 1.3.2 is out...

Like the topic says - Scribus 1.3.2 is finally out together with the long awaited Windows version (with a little help from Trolltech AS, and I must say it works like a charm on my Win XP.

Oh, RPM packages for the PLD Linux distribution (i686, AC) should be availible somewhere on the main Scribus site as soon as it gets up. If there's anyone out there with a AMD-64 machine willing to let me build it there for some testing (I think the _ulibdir stuff is obsolete for some time, but sadly I cannot test that at home) just drop me a note here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

At last!

According to Jajcus and Ralph Meijer Google Talk has opened it's gates for other Jabber servers to federate with, a quick test showed it's really true:

[19:30] accepted your presence subscription request
[19:30] () is online:

WOW, at last. Now if only Google Talk could make use of all the transports out there...

UPDATE: You can find an official confirmation here.

Thursday, January 12, 2006


Some time ago there was an idea to use BitTorrent together with poldek to distribute PLD package files. And today I saw this. Maybe I will have to look into this issue after my exams, could be interesting. Generating .torrent files for new packages would be easy, seting up the tracker also, the problem is - how to keep seeders for thousands of packages on one machine? Poldek supports various download managers so downloading will be no problem on this side I think. Of course this could speed up download for the bigger packages, for the small one the advantege wouldn't be so good but it's worth a try...

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Bug trackers revisited...

It seems like Trac has won the "competition". Easy tu use even for newbies (like some other devs on this project), lightweight, works from scratch - even in Lighttpd, supports Postgresql and other database engines and is just looking great with those nifty command line tool. Right now I don't need some of it's features like the wiki engine but it might become handy sometime. As time passes we'll see how useful it is...

Oh, BTW sorry for some outage on Planet PLD, typos in the config file suck :/