In this Ubuntu cycle, I work on getting the units policy implemented. For this I wrote a library called libkibi. Here are some screen shots how nautilus looks like with libkibi. Some changes are highlighted in red.
The file properties will show the file size in base10 and base2:
PS: I failed to launch nautilus in English. Therefore the screen shots are in German.
PS²: You can grab the modified nautilus package for Ubuntu 10.10 (maverick) from my experimental PPA (at your own risk!).
thanks for voting the best name for the library that helps implementing the Units Policy of Ubuntu. The winner with the most votes has been libkibi. There was one suggestion that got my attention: libbyteprefix. The suggestion came too late to have a chance. Therefore I ask you again to vote for the library name, but this time only these two names are open for voting: libkibi and libbyteprefix. libkibi is short and sounds good. On the other hand, libbyteprefix describes exactly what the library is supposed to do.
I was asked to use a free (as in freedom) poll-service. So please go to the Selectricity unitspolity vote and select your favorite. Thanks.
I am writing a library that implements the Units Policy of Ubuntu. This library can be used to format sizes (of files, disks, memory, etc.) for displaying them and the other way around. For example, the size 12345 bytes can be formatted to 12.3 kB, 12.1 KiB, or 12.1 KB depending on the configuration. An other function will give you the possibility to convert 12.3 kB, 12.1 KiB, or 12.1 KB back to 12345 bytes. The preferred binary unit can be configured by an text file (per system and per user) and by an environment variable. The library is written in C and doesn’t have any dependency. Therefore it can be used by any program on any desktop environment. Binding to other languages like C++, Python, Java are planned.
Before creating a project for this library, I need a name for the library. The current prototype is called libdisplayunits, but this name reflect only the half of the project. It does not indicate that the library can be used for inputting sizes. What do you think? What is the best name for the library? Please poll and/or comment below.
Wir haben vor einigen Wochen den Telefon-Anbieter gewechselt und bekommen nun die Telefonnummer des Anrufers übermitteln. Damit erscheint die Nummer auf dem Display des Telefons. Nach dem Wechsel haben wir erst einmal keine SPAM Anrufe erhalten. Heute aber hab ich dann wieder zwei SPAM Anrufe erhalten. Die Rufnummern der Anrufer waren:
Nun da ich die Nummer hab, werde ich mich bei der Bundesnetzagentur über diese Anrufe beschweren. Die Anrufer sollen Bußgelder bis zu 50.000 € bezahlen damit sie sich zweimal überlegen, ob sie mich anrufen. So, jetzt muss ich zum Briefkasten und den Brief an die Bundesnetzagentur abschicken.
Ubuntu‘s development platform Launchpad recently gained the ability to create daily builds. BzrBuilder is used for creating source tarballs and PPAs are used for building the source tarballs. BzrBuilder uses a recipe that declares how to build a source from different bzr branches. In most cases you have a bzr import from the upstream version control system. Then you nest a bzr branch that contains the packaging information. This works great for
How many packages have you sponsored in the maverick release cycle? Check your mailbox for mails that have a header starting with [ubuntu/maverick]. Then subtract the number of own uploads (you can find them on the Uploaded packages site on your Launchpad account).
In my case, I have uploaded 45 own packages and sponsored 191 packages. That’s approximately four times more sponsored packages than own ones.
How can I send a command when pressing a key? To make it more complex: I have two input devices A and B. The command should be only sent, when the keys of device A are pressed (and not device B). The devices A and B have the same key codes. For example, pressing the dot key on device A should run a command, but pressing the dot key on device B should just produce a dot. Is it possible to use device A as input device for lirc?
I want to control OpenOffice.org Impress through my remote control on Linux. Does OpenOffice.org Impress has a lirc plugin or is there another easy way to do it? The system that hosts the presentation is used for other things, too. Therefore the current active windows is not always Impress. Sending a key code to the active window won’t work.
Update: The computer has two screens: A TFT and a video projector. It is used for audio recording and hosting the presentation. The active window on the TFT is the audio recording application. The presenter can only see the video projector and should be able to control the presentation with a remote control that works with lirc.