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ZA Jammed Like Champions

Awhile ago I posted that Ubuntu-za and clug was planning a Jam. Well on Sunday it actually happened and +- 20 people showed up. I consider that to be pretty awesome.

Highlights

  • Tumbleweed explained basic bug reporting, Debian packaging, translations and gave us a quick demo on building Hello.
  • Almost every one upgraded/reinstalled to Lucid some people even did both
  • Some one made a 3D render animation of Tux (I really need to find out what his name was and if we can get hold of it)
  • Mythbuntu crept into peoples boot screens. See LP bug A fix has since been released
  • Michiel started translating things into Afrikaans
  • I started using xmonad
  • Coke was drunk
  • Pizza’s were eaten (Thanks Clug)
  • Coffee was made (thanks tumbleweed+maia)
  • Milk was spilt
  • And nothing blew up

Some Pics

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Monday, March 29th, 2010 Ubuntu Comments Off on ZA Jammed Like Champions

Mxit Attempt packaging

Mxit released their open platform a while ago as part of this platform they created an plug-in for libpurple the library that both Pidgin and Adium.

I am very pleased that the code is available as well as deb’s for my ubuntu machine. When running the deb it was presented with
MXit libPurple Plugin
MXit libPurple Plugin
(Converted from a rpm package by alien version 8.72.)

I was under the impression that debs were easier to create then rpm’s? Also why are they making rpm’s as their primary packaging and trying to convert to deb’s also I find it odd that they have had more downloads for the deb platform

  • MXit Pidgin Plugin v1.1.1 – Fedora 8/Red Hat (.rpm) (92.3 KiB, 364 hits)
  • MXit Pidgin Plugin v1.1.1 – Debian/Ubuntu (.deb) (91.1 KiB, 387 hits)
  • MXit libPurple Plugin v1.1.1 – Source Code (.tgz) (64.6 KiB, 446 hits)

Then again why are all those users downloading the source code? Is it because they don’t provide a 64bit arch package? Is it because they are removing the mxit promotional image at startup?

Who knows but I don’t really like to see my debs being created by Alien where there is a perfectly great Launchpad ppa’s Mxit.

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Thursday, May 14th, 2009 Ubuntu 6 Comments