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Dream team is back

Submitted by msameer on Tue, 21/09/2004 - 2:49pm

Yesterday, We knew about the Egyptian FOSS conference, Great, But it'll be held on Wednesday, Damn we have no time then, But this is the usual situation, Since arabbix 0.8 is outdated and 0.9 is alpha, We'll have to cook something. I was thinking about remastering morphix gnome but the current cloop utils complained about the old mod format, hmmmmm, Create my own main mod ? No time for doing it and testing it, So out of the way morphix. Knoppix ? they removed gnome. Bye knoppix. Gnoppix ? I think yes, since gnome 2.6 is AFAIK arabised 100%, The only problem is to discover how to remaster it and to add all the arabeyes apps, Hope for the future.

Back to "life ?"

Submitted by msameer on Mon, 20/09/2004 - 11:56am

So, I came back from my short holiday with Alaa, Yes it was great, Maybe not the greatest thing, But you understand those things hitting you the exact time you want them!

Though I didn't swim but I'm sure that I've enjoyed the stay there, Just staying there not doing anything is nice, Oh yes, And eating 1 1/2 KiloGrams. of fish In one meal :-)

/. again ?

Submitted by msameer on Thu, 16/09/2004 - 8:10pm

Yay - My 1st slashdot submission

Submitted by msameer on Fri, 10/09/2004 - 5:57pm

My 1st slashdot +1

Submitted by msameer on Mon, 06/09/2004 - 2:04pm

Yes, Yes! I've got a +1 100% Informative for this comment.

FSF -> Xchat is violating the GPL

Submitted by msameer on Sun, 05/09/2004 - 2:46pm

So, I've got a reply, Any work derived from a GPL's code is GPL'd, So My patch to xchat is GPL'd. And Peter is violating the GPL, Now shall I contact him and request the removal of my patch ? Or Shall this be raised ? That's what I don't know yet.

What's the problem with /. ??

Submitted by msameer on Thu, 02/09/2004 - 8:23am

What's the problem about having a terrible karma ?
For the 1st time, I wanted to be informative on /. and improve the situation a bit, That's what I wanted to post here:

use jhbuild
I've downloaded the tarballs yesterday, Garnome is outdated.
Ok, use jhbuild from the GNOME CVS, it's fine, install tla, docbook-xml, libbz2-dev and docbook.

You may need to tweak the configure.in here, or modify a C file there "happened with me in Xrender, But i can't remember what i did!".
It's going smooth now.

But damn, I get this:

Slashdot only allows a user with your karma to post 2 times per day (more or less, depending on moderation). You've already shared your thoughts with us that many times. Take a breather, and come back and see us in 24 hours or so.

If you think this is unfair, please email posting@slashdot.org with your username "Uniball". Let us know how many comments you think you've posted in the last 24 hours.

Anyway, I've posted anonymously

GNOME, Again and again...

Submitted by msameer on Thu, 02/09/2004 - 12:34am

Yes, I don't like GNOME. But I can't prevent myself from compiling it every now and then when a major release popps up. Now, I'm trying to build GNOME 2.8 rc1, jhbuild seems fine, Though I don't like to compile from the CVS, As I have to look and see how is it going and perhaps fix things every now and then, But i have no other choice except building from the tarballs by my own. Let's see how it'll end.

will katoob 0.3.8 hit Mandrake 10.1 ?

Submitted by msameer on Tue, 31/08/2004 - 5:19pm

according to this, It seems that the mandrake developers are not sleeping, I hope I'll see it there ;-)

Xchat, What on earth ?

Submitted by msameer on Sun, 29/08/2004 - 9:23am

As you all know, Windows xchat binaries are now distributed under a shareware license, And not under the GPL anymore.
A quote from here: 2) My particular Windows release is not released under GPL. Since people's source (patch) contributions have not stated any terms, I have decided to release this under Shareware, to protect the extra work I have done to make a good Windows release. However, I'll always respect peoples wishes. If someone has contributed some code and want it removed, you only have to ask (mail me personally), and it will be done. If this happens, I'll just rewrite the code myself, AND release it under GPL for your pleasure.
Now since I have a tiny patch there, I'm really concerned whether my patch to xchat was automatically under the GPL, As I assumed, Or not.
If It's automatically under the GPL, Then sorry peter, You are violating the license and I'll have to take actions, If Not, Then I'll demand the removal and shut up!
I've just contacted the FSF and asked them about the situation.
Peter, I've always respected you as an OpenSource fighter, You really deserver more than those 20 bucks, But It's the GPL, Sorry!