Archive for March, 2005

4/March/2005

Thursday, March 3rd, 2005

Releases

Just released libgda/libgnomedb 1.2.1, which contain many bugfixes, specially libgda, and
gnome-nettool
1.2.0
, which is the final version to go with GNOME 2.10 (released that early
because I’ll be out next week on holidays). If I’ve got enough time, I’ll also do a
1.3.1 development release for libgda/libgnomedb, those not only with bugfixes, but with
a lot of new features, specially libgnomedb!

Talking about databases, after seeing that some time ago I said I was going to work on
better database integration for GNOME (see
the roadmap), I asked
in the the
gnome-db-list
about what we could do. Some ideas have came up, being writing a
Beagle backend for
searching databases the best one so far, but I’d really like to hear more ideas, so,
if you’ve got something interesting to say, write GNOME-DB list with anything
you want to add.

Also, since people keep asking the same thing: yeah, GNOME-DB
website
doesn’t refresh from CVS due to some technical problems that will be solved
as soon as possible. We’ll keep you informed, thank you.

2/March/2005

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005

Free Software

The local government in Andalucía (South of Spain, where Sevilla is) has
announced their
commitment to publish all software financed with public money under Free
Software licenses
. Indeed good news, not only because of the announcement, but
because it is an official bill, not just a public declaration for the media. A good example
for other governments in the world.