Michal Čihař - Blog Archives for English

Closer to being DD

Christoph Berg has just recommended me to DAM, so I'm really close to be Debian Developer. Thans a lot to all people who helped me to go so fast through all needed steps!.

Windows developer wanted

It looks like problems of Wammu on Windows are over my possibilities. I don't use this system at all and I'm unable to help with fixing found problems. The current biggest problem is outdated python-gammu library which contains few bugs and too old Gammu library.

Compiling new version for somebody with experiences on compiling Python modules on Windows should be easy task. But nobody volunteered to do this so far and one build I got from BitPim developers is not a long term solution.

Upcoming Wammu version might be incompatible with that old python-gammu, so future of Wammu for Windows doesn't look good right now. It's up to you, who use Windows, if you want this port to be alive.

Double check your init scripts

You might have notice that this server had outage for whole night. I was affraid of some hardware issues, but the reason was much simpler - my init script hang and because of that server can not start. Next time I will write init script, I will definitely check whether it works correctly ;-).

Wammu/Gammu configuration wizard

I just finished first (and most complicated) part of new phone configuration wizard for Gammu/Wammu. You can now go through few questions which will result in configuration for Gammu/Wammu.

Yes I'm talking about united configuration, as I will probably switch to using Gammu configuration in next Wammu release. Separate configuration caused too much confusion and united configuration will help other tools like gMobileBrowser to work easily (maybe even using my wizard).

If you want to test it, just donwload Wammu snapshot from Wammu page and run ./wammu-configure.py from it. You won't yet get configuration out of it, configuration will be printed to standard output.

And searching and manual configuration parts are not yet implemented, I will do them later, but they are much less coding than guided configuration…

Configuration wizard

I did another part of configuration wizard for Gammu/Wammu, so if you are interested how it will look like, you cat try current Wammu snapshot and tell me how you like the wizard. It doesn't do any real action so far, only provides most of pages it will provide once it is fully functional :-).

Upgraded to Firefox^WIceweasel 2.0

I upgraded to Iceweasel 2.0 on most places during this week. And this convinced me to start looking for another browser. I didn't like Firefox in past much, but I was too lazy to look and start using alternatives. But this new release convinced me. It haz crazy new look. Why it doesn't look like regullar Gtk application? I'd prefer that over special custom tab bar it is currently using.

And why the hell does not Ctrl+W close window when closing last tab? Maybe it was too confusing for some users to have window closed…

PS: Oh now I see: I have to use Ctrl+Shift+W to make it close last window. Why is it not standard Ctrl+Q? And it looks like I'm not alone who complains on new Firefox :-).

Clyde concert

Yesterday I visited concert of Prague hard rock band Clyde. It was first time I've heard them live and I wasn't really happy with sound in this concert. It sounded overexcited and it was probably caused by sound mixer crew. Anyway the music itself is pretty good and I like it, you can download some MP3s on their website.

You can find some photos from concert on my sister's pages. There are only pictures of the band, because there was almost no audience (something around 20 people). This was quite strange experience, as I've never been on so empty rock concert :-).

Designer in demo

This morning I enabled new Designer feature in phpMyAdmin demo (currently available only in trunk). It's embeded version of phpMyDesigner which was originally developed as separate product.

Please give it some testing as there might be some problems in integration.