Category Archives: gnome

Producing relocatable packages with the GNU build system

I’ve recently found a need to create relocatable versions of some of my favorite libraries (produced, not-so-coincidentally by the GNU build system). You might find yourself asking “What is relocatable software, and why should I care?” Maybe I can help. … Continue reading

Posted in autotools, dbmail, firefox, Free Software, gnome, gpl, gtk+, gtkglarea, gtkglarea-sharp, mono, mysql, Software, xorg | Leave a comment

autotools build error – resolved!

I googled all over for this error with no results: autom4te: unknown language: Autoconf-without-aclocal-m4 aclocal-1.10: autom4te failed with exit status: 1 It turns out that I had built an obsolete version of autoconf (2.53) and it was in my $PATH … Continue reading

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Prebuild Autotools target

Hello public, I’m putting some effort into GtkGlAreaSharp again. The supporting bits aren’t really production-ready, though, so rather than hacking on the widget itself and its associated examples, I’m beefing up the underlying platform. The first step in the process … Continue reading

Posted in 3d, autotools, c#, debian, Free Software, gnome, gnome foundation, Graphics, gtk+, gtkglarea, gtkglarea-sharp, mono, opengl, Prebuild, tao | 1 Comment

my name in lights

Hey, look. My name is mentioned down at the bottom. http://www.go-mono.com/archive/1.2/#contributors testing aggregator’s ability to de-dup this update

Posted in Free Software, gnome, gtkglarea, gtkglarea-sharp, images, microsoft, Mono.Xna, novell, open source, opengl, plog, plogs, tao, work | Leave a comment

gtk and OpenGL

I couldn’t sleep this morning. I woke up early and mostly watched Firefly. Between episodes, I hacked on gtkglarea and updated some of my bugs over at the gnome bugzilla system. I added a couple of components to the gtkglarea … Continue reading

Posted in 3d, Free Software, glx, gnome, gtk+, gtkglarea, lgpl, linux, microsoft, open source, opengl, xorg | Leave a comment

Someone asked recently….

Their question was “Why is VMS so much faster than Unix?” They of course used the new fangled words for “VMS” and “Unix,” but the idea was the same. The short answer is that it’s because they are different operating … Continue reading

Posted in bling, customer experience, gnome, kde, Unix, VMS | Leave a comment

Prims XSD alpha, pre-release

The libsecondlife (libsl) team is putting together an XML schema doc to describe the format of the 3d objects it will use to present the second life world to its users. This XSD will enable libsl to have a hardened … Continue reading

Posted in 3d, alpha, Free Software, games, gnome, gtk+, gtkglarea-sharp, mono, opengl, pre-release, rfc, second life | Leave a comment

GNOME Foundation broken?

I heard a rumor today that the GNOME foundation is fundamentally broken. Thoughts? Why would someone say this? Minutes of the Board meeting, 2006/Aug/02 Minutes of the Board meeting, 2006/Jul/19 Minutes of the Board meeting, 2006/Jun/25 Minutes of the Board … Continue reading

Posted in Free Software, gnome, gnome foundation, rumor mill | 1 Comment

Second Life on Linux

Someone should do something with these, or I’m going to do it myself. libsecondlife GtkGLAreaSharp Tao

Posted in c#, gnome, gtk+, gtkglarea-sharp, linux, mono, mysql, opengl, second life, SQL, tao | 1 Comment

Open Source/Free Software Video Editing Software?

Can someone help me out here? I’d like to import video from my camera (firewire) as either DV or run through my favorite codec, and write it to disk. I would then like to be able to crop, cut, and … Continue reading

Posted in gnome, images, mono, ogg, ogg theora, podcast, video | 1 Comment