Open Source

Crap that’s happening in the open source world.

Well, there’s nothing seriously wrong with that screenshot – I’m talking about the picture of me working on a reasonably popular open source app for Linux (ISO Master). What’s wrong with writing open source apps for Linux? Nothing, unless you need to make money to pay your bills :) Linux users are so used to …

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Oh man, I have quite forgotten how much time I spend around really intelligent people. My decision to solicit feedback from the masses about the Executable Shell idea reminded me just how how lucky I am. In almost every place I brought it up the response was something like (actual quote): One good thing about …

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After getting a lot of feedback from a lot of people about on last post I decided this is too important an issue to let be. I am now convinced more than ever that the inability to run downloaded programs is the result of stubborness (very common in open source communities), and I have to …

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Some Windows and Mac users will be surprised at this, some will laugh – and well they should. On Linux it’s not possible to just download a program and run it, not even if it’s a program for the right platform. How stupid is that? The problem is that (probably for no-longer-relevant security reasons) any …

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I worked for a year or so to enable Animated PNG images to work in Firefox. Support for this feature will ship with Firefox 3. But that’s old news. Today I learned that APNG support has been added to Opera. It’s not surprising that I didn’t know about it, there’s no reason why they should …

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