Monday Aug 10, 2009

KDE on OpenSolaris -> good job Pavel and Honza !

 

The title is quite self-explaining ! KDE is now available on OpenSolaris thanks the hard work of Pavel (you know him from this blog), and Honza Hnatek. More details on http://www.genunix.org/,  from Thur Aug 06 2009:

KDE on OpenSolaris has always been popular - but Suns' decision to go with Gnome left the KDE community to fend for themselves - which they have done with aplomb! :) Today we are pleased to support the OpenSolaris K Desktop Environment Project and make available the Korona live DVD distribution, based on OpenSolaris 2009.06, which boots right into KDE version 4.3 RC3. tryit After downloading, please verify the checksums. Project Korona details are available here. Many thanks to Pavel Heimlich (aka hajma) for his help with getting this content to Genunix.Org!
Please provide your feedback to the project authors. Remember - it's always nice to get a "Thank You" from a stranger.

Monday Apr 20, 2009

Porting applications to OpenSolaris: opportunity to win a Toshiba OpenSolaris Laptop

In case you are used to port applications to OpenSolaris, this could be a good opportunity for you: http://www.opensolaris.com/challenge/

A Toshiba OpenSolaris Laptop will be awarded to each the winners.

Here  are some important dates:

Important Dates
April 11, 2009 Challenge Begins
May 8, 2009 Challenge ends at 12:00 pm midnight PDT
May 8-15, 2009 Judges review entries
May 18, 2009 Winners are determined and contacted
June 1, 2009 Winners are announced at CommunityOne West in San Francisco, CA.
June 1, 2009 Phase 2 of the Challenge begins. Phase 2 is focused on Quality and Quantity of Packages submitted by a single individual.
February 2010

Winner(s) of Phase 2 Challenge announced when next release of OpenSolaris is available

Wednesday Feb 11, 2009

Using OpenSolaris but my firefox profile get corrupted on reboot/turning off

I've been using OpenSolaris 2008.11 for some time already, and it's quite OK.
One thing that really push my nerves: every time I reboot or power off OpenSolaris without manually closing Firefox, my Firefox profile gets corrupted and I can not use it any more.

Symptoms when my profile gets corrupted:
- bookmarks does not work anymore
- navigation buttons are not usable
It looks similar to http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=791414.

The workaround is to destroy my Firefox profile, and start a new one, which of course does not make much sens since I loose all my profile info, and there is no way to do that every time I forget to manually and gently close all my Firefox windows before restart/shutdown ! Hum, that's what I am actually doing and I can tell you it bothers me...

All this looks like a regression: it use to work fine in OpenSolaris 2009.05. I am writing this post in case someone has the same problem. I tried so far to get some help on OpenSolaris side, but without success. It might be on Firefox side as well (OpenSolaris 2009.05 had FF2 only, not 3). I'll add comment in case I find a solution.

Monday Dec 15, 2008

l10n packages for KDE 4.1.3 on OpenSolaris

Recently I've committed the localization specs for the KDE Project on OpenSolaris. Since they're not a dependency of KDE-consolidation, they will not be built and installed automatically. Here's the short howto for that: [Read More]
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