Tag Archives: Gnome

ZeroConf support for Bazaar

When at conferences and sprints, I often want to see what someone else is working on, or to let other people see what I am working on. Usually we end up pushing up to a shared server and using that as a way to exchange branches. However, this can be quite frustrating when competing for […]

gnome-vfs-obexftp 0.1 released

I put out a tarball release of gnome-vfs-obexftp here: http://download.gnome.org/sources/gnome-vfs-obexftp/0.1/ This includes a number of fixes since the work I did in October: Fix up some error handling in the dbus code. Mark files under the obex:/// virtual root as being local. This causes Nautilus to process the desktop entries and give us nice icons. […]


Daylight saving started yesterday: the first time since 1991/1992 summer for Western Australia. The legislation finally passed the upper house on 21st November (12 days before the transition date). The updated tzdata packages were released on 27th November (6 days before the transition). So far, there hasn’t been an updated package released for Ubuntu (see […]

Building obex-method

I published a Bazaar branch of the Nautilus obex method here: http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~jamesh/+junk/gnome-vfs-obexftp This version works with the hcid daemon included with Ubuntu Edgy, rather than requiring the btcond daemon from Maemo. Some simple instructions on building it: Download and build the osso-gwobex library: svn checkout https://stage.maemo.org/svn/maemo/projects/connectivity/osso-gwobex/trunk osso-gwobex The debian/ directory should work fine to build […]

Playing Around With the Bluez D-BUS Interface

In my previous entry about using the Maemo obex-module on the desktop, Johan Hedberg mentioned that bluez-utils 3.7 included equivalent interfaces to the osso-gwconnect daemon used by the method. Since then, the copy of bluez-utils in Edgy has been updated to 3.7, and the necessary interfaces are enabled in hcid by default. Before trying to […]

OBEX in Nautilus

When I got my new laptop, one of the features it had that my previous one didn’t was Bluetooth support. There are a few Bluetooth related utilities for Gnome that let you send and receive SMS messages and a few other things, but a big missing feature is the ability to transfer files to and […]

Gnome-gpg 0.5.0 Released

Over the weekend, I released gnome-gpg 0.5.0. The main features in this release is support for running without gnome-keyring-daemon (of course, you can’t save the passphrase in this mode), and to use the same keyring item name for the passphrase as Seahorse. The release can be downloaded here: http://download.gnome.org/sources/gnome-gpg/0.5/ I also switched over from Arch […]

Vote Counting and Board Expansion

Recently one of the Gnome Foundation directors quit, and there has been a proposal to expand the board by 2 members. In both cases, the proposed new members have been taken from the list of candidates who did not get seats in the last election from highest vote getter down. While at first this sounds […]

JHBuild Updates

The progress on JHBuild has continued (although I haven’t done much in the last week or so). Frederic Peters of JhAutobuild fame now has a CVS account to maintain the client portion of that project in tree. Perl Modules (#342638) One of the other things that Frederic has been working on is support for building […]

JHBuild Improvements

I’ve been doing most JHBuild development in my bzr branch recently. If you have bzr 0.8rc1 installed, you can grab it here: bzr branch http://www.gnome.org/~jamesh/bzr/jhbuild/jhbuild.dev I’ve been keeping a regular CVS import going at http://www.gnome.org/~jamesh/bzr/jhbuild/jhbuild.cvs using Tailor, so changes people make to module sets in CVS make there way into the bzr branch. I’ve used […]