Category Archives: Geek

Social Networking in Ubuntu 11.10

Today I hosted an Ubuntu Open Week session on social networking in Ubuntu 11.10.  I decided to convert my notes from the session into a blog post, enjoy! Ubuntu includes a social networking desktop service, Gwibber. Gwibber isn’t new to … Continue reading

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Unity meet XChat-GNOME

Everyone already knows there is plenty of nice bling in Unity and we love it.  Well now we can get a little more, in the form of information displayed on top of the launcher icons. This is a very simple … Continue reading

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Introducing libgwibber, lets make the Desktop social!

For a while now I have wanted to make it easier for desktop applications to integrate more with social networks, enabling users to easily interact with their friends in many different contexts.  Could be posting a status update based on … Continue reading

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Pidgin sucks less for IRC

Now that we have the message indicator applet in Jaunty, I decided to give pidgin another try as an IRC client. A little background for those that have not had the pleasure of hearing my constant complaining about how pidgin … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year, and lots of Foresight for all! I am trying to resist the urge to make predictions for 2009.  Let’s just say we’ll kick ass in 2009, and leave it at that.

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Submission deadline for 2.5

Now that we have all had a few days to digest this, lets get down to business. I have created a wiki page outlining the process and listing the objectives for 2.5 in a table of FITS issues. Road map … Continue reading

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Software Freedom Conservancy

I am very proud to announce that Foresight is now a member of the Software Freedom Conservancy.  This is very exciting, we really love what the conservancy is all about and are in great company, and of course now we … Continue reading

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Cool feature I bet many people haven’t used

Conary packaging is easy, but there are times where you hit some harder things and you really need to hit the docs.  There are plenty of docs now on conary, and a few clicks in a web browser generally can … Continue reading

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Foresight 20/20 kicks off!

Foresight developers and community members have been hitting the streets in NC over the past couple days.  What brings them from all around the world to the humble south you ask?  Foresight 20/20 of course!  It has been so exciting … Continue reading

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Announcing Foresight 2.0 with GNOME 2.22

Foresight Linux 2.0 has been released, featuring GNOME 2.22. Available for download from rBuilder for both x86 and x86_64 architectures. Foresight Linux is a Linux distribution for your desktop that features a rolling release schedule that always keeps your desktop … Continue reading

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