• mutt-eds-query

    There is a nice tool which allows you to autocomplete email addresses in mutt by making use of the contacts stored in the evolution data server of the GNOME desktop. The small helper programme was originally written by Sertac Yildiz and was updated recently to the latest EDS API by Paul W. Frields.

    January 7, 2014 - 1 minute read -
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  • Announce todo.txt open action

    The script adds a new action to todo.sh, the todo.txt command line client, which allows to open documents referenced in a todo item. If more than one document is available a small menu will be shown. This allows you to easily acces documents that are required to accomplish the task.

    January 7, 2014 - 1 minute read -
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  • Announce mutt2todotxt

    To improve my task management workflow with the todo.txt command line tool I wrote a small helper called mutt2todotxt. It converts a mail from mutt into a todo.txt item and adds it to the list of open items. It will automatically include the sender, subject, labels and the unique message id to the todo item.

    January 7, 2014 - 1 minute read -
    floss mutt todotxt productivity
  • Aptdaemon now supports Python 3

    Finally the Python 3 port of aptdaemon is ready for testing! Thanks to Barry Warsaw, Colin Watson and Martin Pitt for advice, support and code. So we are getting a step closer to shipping Python 3.2 only by default in Ubuntu Quantal 12.10.

    June 5, 2012 - 2 minute read -
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  • Moving forward

    This will be perhaps my last posting on this blog since I decided to move to Diaspora. Right, the new social thing that has not really taken off yet.

    November 8, 2011 - 1 minute read -
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  • Secure at home - dahoam

    Tired of typing in your super long and super secure laptop password every time your screensaver activates at home? There is a solution: dahoam. Dahoam is the Bavarian word for being at home.

    March 10, 2011 - 1 minute read -
    floss dahoam
  • Sacklzement!

    Sometimes you just feel like a fool - or the fool of all fools. Especially if you have been pointed to a security vulnerability - in your own code…

    February 24, 2011 - 1 minute read -
    floss ubuntu aptdaemon
  • AppInstaller Conference

    Today is the second day of the cross distro app-installer mini-conference here in Nuremberg.

    January 20, 2011 - 1 minute read -
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  • GPG Key Transition

    For a number of reasons, I’ve recently set up a new OpenPGP key, and will be transitioning away from my old one.

    January 3, 2011 - 2 minute read -
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  • Putting things together

    Finally sessioninstaller has left the status of vapoware! Sessioninstaller provides the missing link to use the PackageKit session API with aptdaemon.

    May 3, 2010 - 1 minute read -
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  • Tell me what the future is

    This blog post is about the recent work done in aptdaemon - the backend used by Ubuntu’s software-center to install/remove packages.

    April 19, 2010 - 1 minute read -
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  • FOSDEM

    Thanks to all the people who made FOSDEM 2010 possible!

    February 10, 2010 - 1 minute read -
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  • Aptdaemon

    I am glad to announce aptdaemon: It is a DBus controlled and PolicyKit using package management daemon build on python-apt.

    February 1, 2009 - 2 minute read -
    floss ubuntu aptdaemon packagekit
  • I don't want to be Prada

    Canonical/Ubuntu now has got a professional brand marketing.

    December 12, 2008 - 1 minute read -
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  • Announcemnet: PyGTK PackageKit

    Recently I added support for asynchronous operations to the Python client of PackageKit. And on top of this a set of PyGTK widgets which make using PackageKit quite comfortable. The code is part of today’s 0.3.10 release.

    November 11, 2008 - 2 minute read -
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  • Ubuntu-l10n-de talks

    Today Jochen and I hold two sessions about the translation process of the German team and Rosetta. Unluckily my session was first and it seems that I draw a too pessimistic picture of Rosetta and the problems it enforces to translators. So Jochen had to a talk in front of a quite small group and did not recieve the attention which his talk should have got. Sorry.

    October 18, 2008 - 1 minute read -
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  • German Translators at ubucon

    Jochen Skulj and I are doing an introduction talk to Ubuntu translations and especially the German speaking team at this year’s Ubucon which will happen this weekend. See http://ubucon.de/index.php/programm

    October 14, 2008 - 1 minute read -
    ubuntu translation ubucon
  • PackageKit: Call for testing

    The APT backend for PackageKit has made a lot of progress recently in the 0.3.x series. It nearly supports all features of PackageKit.Highlights of the 0.3.x series are:

    October 1, 2008 - 1 minute read -
    floss ubuntu packagekit
  • Aus is'

    I retired from the German Ubuntu translation team. I already stopped translating some time ago and it was getting harder and harder for me to find the motivation and time to work on the coordnation of the team. So it was time for a clear cut. The troubles of an Ubuntu translator are well known and documented, so I won’t complain here again.

    September 25, 2008 - 1 minute read -
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  • Ubuntu Translator Tools

    This tool collection wants to help Ubuntu translators in their daily work. If you have ever aksed one of the following questions, u-t-t could provide you an answer: In which package can I translate this message/dialog? What is the difference between these two po files? How can I access the translation page of a package in a faster way compared to clicking through the whole website tree or manipulating the url? Where can I get the automatically updated language packs?

    July 11, 2008 - 2 minute read -
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