Tag Archives: Ubuntu

Upgrading to Ubuntu Gutsy

I got round to upgrading my desktop system to Gutsy today. I’d upgraded my laptop the previous week, so was not expecting much in the way of problems. I’d done the original install on my desktop back in the Warty days, and the root partition was a bit too small to perform the upgrade. As […]

Canonical Shop Open

The new Canonical Shop was opened recently which allows you to buy anything from Ubuntu tshirts and DVDs up to a 24/7 support contract for your server. One thing to note is that this is the first site using our new Launchpad single sign-on infrastructure. We will be rolling this out to other sites in […]

gnome-vfs-obexftp 0.4

It hasn’t been long since the last gnome-vfs-obexftp release, but I thought it’d be good to get these fixes out before undertaking more invasive development. The new version is available from: http://download.gnome.org/sources/gnome-vfs-obexftp/0.4/ The highlights of this release are: If the phone does not provide free space values in the OBEX capability object, do not report […]

Investigating OBEX over USB

I’ve had a number of requests for USB support in gnome-vfs-obexftp. At first I didn’t have much luck talking to my phone via USB. Running the obex_test utility from OpenOBEX gave the following results: $ obex_test -u Using USB transport, querying available interfaces Interface 0: (null) Interface 1: (null) Interface 2: (null) Use ‘obex_test -u […]

gnome-vfs-obexftp 0.3

I’ve just released a new version of gnome-vfs-obexftp, which includes the features discussed previously. It can be downloaded from: http://download.gnome.org/sources/gnome-vfs-obexftp/0.3/ The highlights of the release include: Sync osso-gwobex and osso-gnome-vfs-extras changes from Maemo Subversion. Instead of asking hcid to set up the RFCOMM device for communication, use an RFCOMM socket directly. This is both faster […]

FM Radio in Rhythmbox – The Code

Previously, I posted about the FM radio plugin I was working on. I just posted the code to bug 168735. A few notes about the implementation: The code only supports Video4Linux 2 radio tuners (since that’s the interface my device supports, and the V4L1 compatibility layer doesn’t work for it). It should be possible to […]

FM Radio in Rhythmbox

I’ve been working on some FM radio support in Rhythmbox in my spare time. Below is screenshot At the moment, the basic tuning and mute/unmute works fine with my DSB-R100. I don’t have any UI for adding/removing stations at the moment though, so it is necessary to edit ~/.gnome2/rhythmbox/rhythmdb.xml to add them.

FM Radio Tuners in Feisty

I upgraded to Feisty about a month or so ago, and it has been a nice improvement so far. One regression I noticed though was that my USB FM radio tuner had stopped working (or at least, Gnomeradio could no longer tune it). It turns out that some time between the kernel release found in […]

Launchpad 1.0 Public Beta

Today we unveiled the Launchpad 1.0 User Interface, which has been in private beta for the last few months. As well as the improved visual appearance, there are a number of new features such as the ability to add your own branding to Launchpad pages associated with your project (for example, Ubuntu’s pages). As mentioned […]

UTC+9

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 […]