Taking the other direction

Wednesday 15 April 2009 awesome Comments

I've started to develop awesome more than 18 months ago, and somehow I feel it's time to stop a bit and think where we come from and where we are going to.

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OpenOffice is better as a pager than as a text processor

Wednesday 11 February 2009 Freedesktop, awesome Comments

Since several month, awesome users have reported a bug with OpenOffice.org. When using OOo and clicking on a menu, or using the mouse wheel to read a document, the currently selected tag (desktop) will change automagically to another one.

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startup-notification ported to XCB

Thursday 29 January 2009 Freedesktop, startup-notification, XCB Comments

Since Tuesday, I've begun to work on XCB portage of the startup-notification library.

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Rants about Lua

Tuesday 30 December 2008 Lua Comments

I've started using Lua some months ago, while looking for a more powerful way to configure awesome. At this time, around March 2008, Lua seemed to be the best language to integrate inside the core system of awesome.

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Security bug found in Imlib2

Saturday 22 November 2008 CVE, Imlib, Security Comments

Yeah, I'm the proud discover of CVE-2008-5187.

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The eggtray problem

Friday 03 October 2008 X11, GTK+, Freedesktop Comments

I still don't know why but many GTK+ applications use something called eggtrayicon. As far as I know, eggtrayicon.c is a file written in 2002 by Anders Carlsson which implements the Freedesktop.org system tray procotol for GTK+ applications.

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Unexpected VARMon new release

Monday 18 August 2008 Linux Comments

This has been 4 years since I released a new upstream release of VARMon, the DAC960 administration tool.

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ATL1E support in Linux 2.6.26-1

Thursday 31 July 2008 Linux, Debian Comments

Ben Armstrong opened an ITP for the ATL1E NIC driver, which is found on some Asus EeePC laptops. So, as suggested by Maximilian Attems, I provided a clean patch for this driver, made from a cherry-pick from the linux-netdev 2.6.27 tree. It has been committed into the 2.6.26-1 Debian kernel, which will be furnished with Lenny.

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EWMH and XRandR

Thursday 27 December 2007 X11, EWMH Comments

Today I decided to add some EWMH support to awesome. It now supports a bunch of this extensions quite nicely.

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Kicking out Web spammers with DNSBL

Every project has its story. Every war has its winner, and its casualties. They were 20 millions men, fighting for their freedom.

And you'll never know their story.

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