Tuesday Feb 23, 2010

OpenSolaris 2010.03 Community Translations - Top Contributors & Awards

Recently, we finished with translation activities for the incoming release of OpenSolaris (OS2010.03). The translation was done via Community Translation Tools - CTI and new OpenCTI. I am pleased to announce top contributors and the most active l10n groups for this release. The list is available at the i18n/l10n Top Contrib page. Congrats to all who helped with this work.

As an appreciation, we created several presents for community. The design of the gifts was created by our group - so this is about non-professional but! original design. I hope you will like it.

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Wednesday Jan 20, 2010

One Locale per Language in OpenSolaris LiveCD


One Locale per Language approach is one of the changes expected in the incoming release of OpenSolaris (OS 2010.03). This change is driven primarily by reducing the content delivered into LiveCD, so OpenSolaris can fit into CD space. Our goal was to reduce the stuff required by global users without any significant impact to such users.

There are 2 significant changes connected with this project:

  • Reducing the number of locales delivered with LiveCD
  • Reducing the number of languages for desktop (JDS)
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Wednesday Jan 13, 2010

Monaco, Urdu and Switzerland ISO8859-15 locales

In the previous blogs ([1], [2]) I wrote about our locale workspace and how to work with the workspace.

This blog is lab how to add Monaco locale, Urdu (India) locale and one Switzerland locale with ISO8859-15 encoding to OpenSolaris 2009.06.

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Sunday Nov 29, 2009

How to build pkg gate - OpenSolaris 127

Building pkg gate - OpenSolaris build 127

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Wednesday Sep 30, 2009

How to Create a new Locale in OpenSolaris

In the last blog I shortly described the history of locales and the reason why a a new workspace for locales has been created. Now I am going to show you how to work with the locale workspace and how to create a new UTF-8 locale.

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Monday Sep 21, 2009

Newest Xkeyboard-config added to OpenSolaris

In latest OpenSolaris build (OpenSolaris build 124) and Solaris Nevada (snv_124), the newest xkeyboard-config has been integrated. Xkeyboard-config is the primary source of the XKB data (All Keyboard related data for Xorg server. Xkeyboard-config project which is a project of the freedesktop.org is actively maintained and used by numerous user communities.

Current xkeyboard-config version is v1.6 which has been delivered a couple of months ago; contains many more new keyboard layout symbols for several countries and regions of the world, more variants for existing and for new keyboard layouts, support for additional models of physical keyboards, updated geometries and keycodes, and such that are 100% compatible with other Linux distributions and also widely accepted by
various user communities in the world, several bugs fixed and new configuration components added...

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Keyboard Layout configuration using HAL

A couple of months ago; Solaris Nevada and OpenSolaris started using HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer). Now, all Input Device Configuration is done through HAL rather than xorg.conf.

HAL, uses XML files for its configuration and store them in  /etc/hal/fdi/policy/ directory. The syntax of these files is very intuitive and if you have ever modified xorg.conf file, you will find it very simple to work with these files.

Before HAL was integrated, some people used to configure their Keyboard Layout and Keyboard Settings using xorg.conf but since HAL integration this configuration is not working any more...

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Sunday Sep 20, 2009

'pkg image-update' gives 'segmentation fault'?

When using build 122, an attempt to create a new boot environment (BE) via beadm(1M) or indirectly hrough "pkg image-update" may result in a "segmentation fault".[Read More]

Thursday Sep 17, 2009

New Locale Workspace in OpenSolaris

This blog is  an introduction to how-to add a new locales to OpenSolaris. Now the thing is much easier that before ... 

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Thursday Sep 10, 2009

Locale Creator on OpenSolaris

The goal of this project is to enable a user to create and customize their own OpenSolaris locale without requiring a high level of technical knowledge. The output of localectr is an installable IPS package containing number of binaries and other supporting files with the locale data information. After the installation fully working locale is created on the OpenSolaris system.

For detailed usage of the tool and proposed new features have a look at this page.


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Tuesday Jun 16, 2009

PCT and OpenSolaris

What is PCT?

PCT means - Pre Consolidation Testing. We are using PCT for testing our patches and fixed packages before integration. We are able to find many bugs and fix them before official integration. It's also very good way for our engineers how to test their patches and packages.

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Friday Jun 05, 2009

CommunityOne & JavaOne 2009 - Moscone Center

Probably many of you heard about or visited these events and if not think about to go. This is a great event where thousands of people from all around the world meet to chat in person and to visit sessions where all new things around Java and now also around OpenSolaris and other community projects are presented. Conference is held in Moscone Center North. It's huge and great place for a big conference, located just in heart of San Francisco which allows you to go for lunch to such place like Yerba Buena Gardens.

So let's go in ;)
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Tuesday Jun 02, 2009

Nexuiz on OpenSolaris

Missing games in OpenSolaris?

Let's try Nexuiz!

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Monday May 25, 2009

Re-starting with Team Meetings & SCRUM

After having a short pause caused by a team reduction, we re-started our team meetings again. The major difference is that we have changed a meeting format from every week 2 hours long team meetings to a SCRUM methodology approach.

Solaris G11n EMEA Team SPRINT backlog Solaris G11n EMEA Team

There are a lot of articles about SCRUM, so I'm not going to describe this methodology in detail again. Anyone interested in such methodology can find a lot of articles and books on Internet. I also put some of my learning resources at the end of this article.

What I'm going to write here is what I expect from this change and what is a practical impact to the team.

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Tuesday May 05, 2009

Shutdown and Reboot in KDE 4.1.4 on OpenSolaris

A pleasant side-effect of enabling the gdm System Menu in OpenSolaris, as described in yesterdays blog - KDE 4.1.4 shutdown and reboot are now enabled within the session as well.

KDE shutdown menu

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