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OK I don't really have a good title yet but I figure I can post works in progress and other tips I've come across or other interesting things.
Random Outbursts of Comentary When I feel the need to comment on something I'm doing and it doesn't contain any real knowledge other than how I feel about something.
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UGH! I hate broken configure scripts/pkg-config setups (cairo-compmgr/vala)

Posted 12-30-2010 at 04:15 PM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)

Seriously, one of the most annoying things about linux and open source is the constant changing of library names and versions and the inconsistent use of pkg-config or the lack their of!

OK so the configure script for cairo-compmgr does a check for vala which goes fine. It knows where the compiler is and what to do. But later in the script it uses pkg-config to double check the library dependencies and it can't find vala... why? well because the script checks for the library 'vala-1.0'...
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LibreOffice back at RC1

Posted 12-09-2010 at 10:55 AM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)

Haha... well that was exciting to see them create the document foundation and start a new port then immediately create a release candidate 1, then soon after create a RC2 that was some how worse than RC1, then drop the RC completely and go back to beta.

I assume this was because of the 'Go' open office portions they were adding among other things. Ya know... RCs are for bug fixes only, not feature additions.

Honestly, LibreOffice 3.3.0 should have been a direct copy...
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People that complain about KDE4

Posted 11-24-2010 at 02:10 PM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)
Tags kde, kde3, kde4, qt3, qt4

Curious... I wonder, what is it about KDE4 that people don't like? New tools? New lay out? Visually different? Resource Hog? QT4?

This is all akin to wanting Windows 7 (Aero) to function just like XP or its predecessors... sure, you may be able to make the gui and theme look and feel like the previous, but all the system tools are going to be updated.

As with all history of computing, when something significantly changes, it's going to take time for programs to adapt...
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Slacklet - a new OS Mod Proposal

Posted 01-08-2010 at 10:49 PM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)
Updated 10-20-2010 at 01:04 AM by lumak

If you have read my other post, you'll know I want to install GNU/Linux onto a Tablet PC. I've thought about it long and hard and think that Tablets really deserve an OS design for them.

I propose a Slackware Tablet - Slacklet.

Why?

Slackware is simple to manage and it's the OS I prefer.

Real-world Justifications?

Less work on creating a Tool Chain.
The user can use their main machine running Slackware to compile...
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File Type: png slacklet.png (45.7 KB, 278 views)
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Linux on a Tablet PC - which way to go.

Posted 09-18-2009 at 12:21 PM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)

Which way to go from here? I recently received a Fujitsu Stylistic ST5010 tablet PC with windows xp tablet edition installed. I instantly thought of how great it would be to get linux installed on it but haven't taken the plunge yet... Mainly because there are no distros specifically for tablets! Not to mention, I'm a slackware user.

This leaves me pondering:

1. A lot of the software I looked at seems unmaintained.
2. Matchbox-project looks promising but...
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