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Browser incompatibilities

Today I looked at menu on top of Wammu pages in MSIE and it was displayed completely differently than in Firefox. So another CSS hacking session had to begin to fix the menu look.

Fortunately I found ies4linux which easilly installed MSIE on my Linux computer so that I can test the beast without searching for some Windows installation.

Anyway now it looks almost same in both browsers (there are some minor glitches in MSIE which I'm going to ignore).

Started Czech translation of website

Today I finally setup gettext and started to convert some page to make use of it. Currently only Wammu page contains translated parts, but I will try to improve it in future as time permits.

Translation will only affect content of main domain, other subdomains as this blog or phpMyAdmin demo will remain in English.

Ready for new release?

I'm going to fix last remaining bug marked for fixing this evening and release Wammu 0.16 after it. So if you have any problem with Wammu and want to have it fixed in next release, it's best time to report it.

Wammu site split

I decided to split Wammu site to several pages. The one page seemed too large so this was logical step which I wanted to do for a long time. I hope there are no broken links or any other broken stuff.

Site troubles

I was few days offline and it looks like it was ideal situation to apply Murphys law and break thinks on my website. Bug tracker was not able to log you in or if you managed this step, you could not post anything. This issue seems to be caused by some bug in lighttpd which I'm not able to reproduce on my devel machine (most probably because of it is 32-bit and server is 64-bit).

phpMyAdmin demo server didn't work at all because somebody hardly break mysql database and my restore scripts didn't properly handle this situation.

Right now everything should be back working, please report if there are any other issues remaining.

I hate Connex

Connex (yes, their website is broken) is one of companies handling public transport in Prague. They hadle only lines on outskirt of city, centre is handled by Prague Public Transit Co. Inc..

The largest difference between both is:

  1. Connex has half of busses very old and sometimes it looks like they will never reach destination.
  2. Connex never goes on time. Yesterday busses here went exactly between times specified in time table, today I missed the bus because it went several minutes sooner than it should.

Why the hell do such company still have license for public transport?

Again fork of cdrtools?

This issue has arised already for many times (I remember it from times I worked for SUSE and there were some problems with unmodificable source parts), but this time it seems really serious. Current problem is in CDDL being incomaptible with GNU GPL while both are being used for cdrecord code. I again have to say I don't uderstand Jörgs behaviour.

Debian has replaced cdrtools with for of it called cdrkit. So keep in mind that you will have to use wodim instead of cdrecord in near future.

Wammu 0.15

Wammu 0.15 has been just released. New features:

  • Language selection for Windows (based on GTK+ 2 ISS code).
  • Finnish translation from rosetta.
  • Searching can be done plaintext and not only regexp.
  • Phone number matching now works even for national numbers.
  • Fixed usability with inveresed themes.

MSIE hacks

Okay it looks like I again found some bug in my favourite browser. There seems to be something wrong in border handling which makes subsequent blocks to have reverse indentation of left border widht.

So instead of simple:

body.blog blockquote {
    border-left: 0.5em solid #BBB;

I have to use:

body.blog blockquote {
    border-left: 0.5em solid #BBB;
    /* Following need to be in for MSIE */
    border-top: 0.5em solid #EEE;
    border-right: 0.5em solid #EEE;
    border-bottom: 0.5em solid #EEE;

Weblog has same design as rest of site

Today I finally managed to make weblog look same as rest of my pages. I know this look is not perfect, but I'm too lazy to create something better.

For now blog style is tested only in Firefox, I will look at it from others soon to fix possible bugs.