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Openmoko – new illume

In Espresso il 22/10/08 @ 2:36 4 commenti

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Beh… io la trovo ridicolmente minuscola e spudoratamente copiata da quella dell’iPhone, che tra l’altro ho avuto modo di provare per un po’: ed è *scomoda*

New illume, smooth keyboard

Author: tytanick
Keywords: openmoko freerunner smooth keyboard illume
Added: October 20, 2008


Google liberates Android source code, so start developing!

In Espresso il 22/10/08 @ 2:02 9 commenti

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Lo hanno fatto! Google ha mantenuto la promessa e ha rilasciato i sorgenti di Android. Mi aspetto un’adozione in massa :D

Google has finally released the source code of its Linux-based Android mobile platform. Third-party developers can obtain the source code from Google’s git repositories and compile it today on Linux and Mac OS X. The move goes a long way to address concerns over the true degree of Android’s openness.

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Test Drive Firefox 3.1 Beta 1

In Espresso il 21/10/08 @ 20:24 5 commenti

Condivisi da felipe

Grazie a TraceMonkey (da abilitare esplicitamente), Firefox 3.1 rende i javascript nella METÀ del tempo rispetto a Firefox 3.0.3... Non male!

Mozilla recently released the first testing version of the next major Firefox release. Not all features planned for Firefox 3.1 are included in Beta 1. You will find: fancy Ctrl-Tab tab switcher, the faster TraceMonkey JavaScript engine (instructions to enable later in this post), location awareness on WiFi networks (demo here), OGG built-in media player (demo here), and tag drag and drop.

With the new JavaScript engine, which rivals or surpasses Google Chrome’s, Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 is faster than ever. This is why I wanted to try it out on Ubuntu, here’s how to install it without disturbing your existing Firefox 3.0 installation.

fancy Ctrl-Tab tab switcher

  1. I have not had any issues with Firefox 3 Beta 1 sharing a profile with Firefox 3, but you should backup your Firefox profile just in case something goes wrong. First you may want to clear Firefox’s cache to make this backup smaller. To do this, open Edit->Preferences->Advanced->Network and click Clear Now. Running this command will backup your profile to firefox_profile_backup in your home folder:
    cp -r ~/.mozilla/firefox/ ~/firefox_profile_backup
  2. This command will download and extract Firefox 3 Beta 1 to a folder named firefox in your home directory. Paste it into a terminal (it’s one line) to run it:
    wget -O - http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.1b1/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-3.1b1.tar.bz2 | tar xj -C ~
  3. To run Firefox 3.1 Beta 1, first close any other versions of Firefox. Then run the command below to launch it:

The first time you launch Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 you will be prompted about incompatible extensions and to accept a license agreement. Firefox crashed the first time I ran it before showing the license, but after starting it again Firefox was fine.

You can create a menu item for Firefox using System->Preferences->Main Menu and the previous command.

To get your plugins from Firefox 3 (such as Flash and Java) to work, copy them from /usr/lib/firefox/plugins to ~/firefox/plugins.

Firefox’s fast TraceMonkey JavaScript engine is included, but not turned on by default. Open about:config in Firefox, and click through the “this might void your warranty’ warning. Find the javascript.options.jit.content option using the filter, and change the value to True by double-clicking.

I ran the SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark, here are the results:

Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 with TraceMonkey performed almost twice as fast as Firefox 3.0.3! I’ve especially felt the increase in performance in Gmail and a few other JavaScript-intensive sites I’ve tried.


Bart Cerneels (Stecchino): Feature parity with KDE 3.5 ++: minimized windows

In Espresso il 21/10/08 @ 15:06 commenta

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Da adesso, le finestre “ridotte ad icona” in KDE 4 possono essere escluse dalla taskbar e dall’effetto “Present Windows”. Non so se sia il caso di festeggiare.

Yesterday the itching became to bad an I hacked a bit on plasma and kwin to restore the workflow I enjoyed with KDE 3.5.


So now KDE support my OSX inspired desktop configuration again. I would include screenshots but plasma is currently broken. Such is the life on the bleeding edge.


Wikia, perde pezzi la creatura di Wales

In Espresso il 21/10/08 @ 4:29 commenta

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Eppure pensavo dovesse proprio andare bene…

La societa’ for profit fondata dal founder di Wikipedia non ce la fa


Pidgin 2.5.2

In Espresso il 21/10/08 @ 4:16 2 commenti

Condivisi da felipe

Già scaricato ed installato, va benone anche se non ci sono novità sconvolgenti ;)

Pidgin is a multi-protocol Instant Messaging client that allows you to use all of your IM accounts at once.


Aaron Seigo (aseigo): KDE videocast, but when?

In Espresso il 21/10/08 @ 1:09 commenta

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Ma non sarà eccessiva un’ora di videocast? Che importa, non vedo l’ora! ^^

As I write this, over 470 people have taken the time to fill out the poll asking if I should do a KDE videocast and the affirmatives were overwhelming.