Category: Free Software

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Debian 9 is available!

Congratulations to everyone who has played a part in the creation of Debian GNU/Linux 9.0! It’s a great release, I’ve installed the pre-release versions for friends, family and colleagues and so far the feedback has been very positive. This release...

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GNOME Shell Extensions in Debian 9.0

About GNOME 3 introduced an extensions framework that allows its users to extend the desktop shell by writing extensions using JavaScript and CSS. It works quite well and dozens of extensions have already been uploaded to the extensions site. Some of...

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A few impressions of DebConf 16 in Cape Town

DebConf16 Firstly, thanks to everyone who came out and added their own uniqueness and expertise to the pool. The feedback received so far has been very positive and I feel that the few problems we did experience was dealt with very...

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So, that was DebCamp16!

What an amazingly quick week that was Our bid to host DebConf in Cape Town was accepted nearly 15 months ago. And before that, the bid itself was a big collective effort from our team. So it’s almost surreal that the first...

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DebConf 16 Updates

Registration now open DebConf 16 is taking place in Cape Town, South Africa. For more information read the registration opening announcement. Quick summary DebCamp: 2016-06-23 to 2016-07-01 DebConf: 2016-07-02 to 2016-07-09 Open Weekend is taking place during the cross-over from...

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Debconf 15 in Heidelberg, Germany

In August (that was 2 months ago, really!?) I attended DebCamp and DebConf in Heidelberg, Germany. This blog post is somewhat belated due to the debbug (flu obtained during DebConf) and all the catching up I had to do since then....

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Squashfs Performance Testing

Experiments Last week I discovered The Fan Club’s Experiments page. It reminds me of the Debian Experiments community on Google+. I like the concept of trying out all kinds of different things and reporting back to the community on how...

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Debconf 2016 to be hosted in Cape Town

Long story short, we put in a bid to host Debconf 16 in Cape Town, and we got it! Back at Debconf 12 (Nicaragua), many people asked me when we’re hosting a Debconf in South Africa. I just laughed and...

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Gnome Panel is Alive

The death of Gnome Panel Gnome Panel (or more properly, gnome-panel) is the main dock that you would see in the Gnome 2 series desktop, and in the Gnome Fallback session (also called Gnome “Classic” in many distributions) in Gnome...

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LTSP By The Sea 2012

Last weekend I was in Southwest Harbour, Maine again for the annual LTSP hackfest (called By The Sea). It’s a fun and productive event and as always it’s been good catching up with LTSP folk, even though we were missing...

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LLXC: My little python3-lxc based project

My foray into the world of LXC and RLXC A few months ago, I started trying out LXC (Linux Containers). Before that I used to use OpenVZ, which is an older and more mature contextualization implementation. I was pleased with how well...

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Shello

If there’s one thing that I’ve had missing in my life for way too long, it’s hacking on small silly stupid amusing little things. When I was young I used to write dozens of little pointless programs a week and...

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Wheezy Theme Updates

Joy Theme When the Joy theme was picked as the chosen theme for Debian 7.0 (Wheezy), I wanted to do what I could to get as much of it in the archive as possible before the freeze that occurred in June. I’ve...

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Debconf 12 – Managua, Nicaragua

It’s the last day of Debconf 12 in Managua, it’s the first ever Debconf I’ve attended and it has been just awesome.    There’s so much I could talk about and it would take forever to put down, but here’s...

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I’m going to Debconf 12!

After wanting to attend Debconf for so long, things finally got real. No visa issues this time (Nicaragua is nice like that), tickets are booked… everything is ready! I’m excited to finally be able to attend one of these and...