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FOSS projects should not use mailing lists for help

Posted 09-04-2012 at 10:58 AM by Skaperen

Mailing lists are fine among a limited group of developers. But this is a bad idea for offering help to refer to a mailing list.

Mailing lists are limiting submissions to their subscribers, or not. These days, no one, not even hard core developers, would want their email box polluted by spammers. So that means no open (anyone can send) mailing lists. But that also means anyone just needing some quick help has to become a subscriber to the mailing list, first. Not only is that a hassle...
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Upgrade from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10

Posted 09-03-2012 at 12:25 PM by flshope
Updated 09-05-2012 at 09:37 AM by flshope (Correcting textual errors)

Since this is my first entry, I need to define a few of my boundary conditions. I have two primary computers, both from Pogo Linux. The machines are configured as follows:

"Pogo2011":
- Pogo model Altura M3, purchased Sep 2011
- 3-processor AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 450 Processor, 3200 MHz
- 8 GB RAM
- 2 500 GB Seagate HDs
- GF108 [GeForce GT 430] nVidia Corporation
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (64-bit) as of 04 Aug 2012

"Pogo2003":...
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Rant: what was wrong/"bad" with mplayer-gui/gmplayer?

Posted 09-03-2012 at 11:41 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Tags mplayer, rant

I don't get it. It wasn't like it inspired someone to say that it's the GUI that one ever dreamed about, but was fully functional, and funnily enough more reliable than all the alternative GUIs that used mplayer as a back-end, as far as I've looked at. I guess the decision eventually resulted in a (current to me at least) problem with subtitles/fontconfig, as subtitles will work on mplayer and mplayer2, but not on gmplayer, even though it never used to be that way before.

It's not...
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scanner access

Posted 09-03-2012 at 06:12 AM by andy curran

does anyone knoiw how to access scanners on an office network from linux

also thenprocess for scanning docs and storing them. Then retreiving them to display/print them
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People are still using Java...?!

Posted 09-02-2012 at 01:03 AM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)

I thought a few lines from this last report about a Java vulnerability were rather humorous:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08..._patched_java/

Quote:
Security Explorations, the Polish security startup that discovered the Java SE 7 vulnerabilities that have been the targets of recent web-based exploits, has spotted a new flaw that affects the patched version of Java released this Thursday....

As in the case of the earlier vulnerabilities,
...
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