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Ubuntu Trusty translations are now open

We are pleased to announce that Trusty is now open for translation: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/trusty * Translation caveats. Remember that according to the release schedule [1] translatable messages might be subject to change until the User Interface Freeze [2]. * Language packs. During the Trusty development cycle, language packs containing translations will be released twice per week […]

Announcing China national-wide Ubuntu 11.04 release parties

After six month’s development, a brand new release of Ubuntu has arrived – Natty Narwhal. We are having more and more people interested in our community happily, thus I am now announcing 18 release parities in 17 cities in China, which will have approximately 2000 participates. It will be a wonderful chance for people to […]

Things to do before becoming a Debian Maintainer

Today I received a mail asking me to give him some advice on how to become a Debian Maintainer and Debian Developer, I am glad to hear more people getting interested on joining Debian, :-) The 1st thing to keep in mind is that, involving Debian’s development is easy, but becoming something _official_ requires a […]

Ubuntu 里的 ibus-pinyin

前面写的《Ubuntu 中文拼音输入法小结》中说 ibus-pinyin 是 Python 写的,存在一些谬误。ibus-pinyin 已经用 C++ 重写,并且做了很多改进。 可能有些用 Ubuntu 的朋友要问为什么现在还会有那些崩溃的现象,其实这是发行版的问题,迟迟没有能将新版推送到用户手中。 感谢 Shawn P Huang,Shellexy 和 BYBird 的提醒,博客上的那篇文章也做了更新。

Linux input method framework brief summary

I am trying to keep this article concise for you to make you have an outline of current condition of Linux (and maybe other platforms like BSDs) input methods. It’s coverage is mostly CJK languages, but I think other languages that use input method would be sure to find there examples in this article. We […]

VM disk performance on btrfs partition

Recently I read Alexandre Rosenfeld’s blog post about low performance of btrfs while placing VM’s disk on it, so I had a try and got almost the same result. I tried to have someone look into the problem, and now get the answer, quoting Bastian Blank : This is a result of the filesystem design, […]

Speakers presentations of Bejing Ubuntu 10.10 Release Party

Here are speakers presentations we’ve used on 16th Oct, 2010’s Beijing Ubuntu 10.10 Release Party, and licensed under CC by-nc-sa 3.0. 1. Live USB introduce – 白清杰 [linuxbqj AT gmail DOT com] (Chinese) 2. You in Community – Aron Xu [happyaron AT ubuntu DOT com] (English) 3. How Applications Speak Fluently – Eleanor Chen [chenyueg […]

Announcing Beijing Ubuntu 10.10 Release Party

Update: I’ve updated more details about the party. Hello everybody, We are happy to announce that we’ll hold Beijing Ubuntu 10.10 Release Party on 16th Oct, 2010. Time: 2010-10-16 14:00-17:50 Location: Building 3, BUAA, No. 37 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, P.R.China (Google Maps) Activities: 14:00-15:00 Presentations 14:00-14:20 Qingjie Bai (From Kanas FOSS Store) Howto: […]

Convert man page to PDF

It’s fairly easy: $ man -t bash | ps2pdf – bash.pdf “man -t” uses groff -mandoc to format the manual page to stdout. “ps2pdf – bash.pdf” means the input is from stdin and output to bash.pdf. We use a simple pipe to join the stdout of “man” and stdin of “ps2pdf”. That’s it!

Work around of file name problem while unzip handling CJK encodings

Unzip 5.x has an option -O to specific the encoding of file names in an ZIP archive, but when 6.0 is arriving with unicode support, that option disappeared as well. CJK users need special cares on support and conversion of obsolete encoding while they are switching to utf-8. Here is my workaround about this problem, […]

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