Hi! A release a day! 0.4.0 doesn’t add THAT much, unless you like to, you know… repeat (or retweet) what other say and reply to others, or maybe proudly show you’re using Elmdentica! 🙂 Oh… and a counter (but it lets you type more than 140… just warns…)
Elmdentica is getting better all the time 🙂
- the toolbar is no longer out of the screen
- the timeline now displays (cacheable) icons in the nice bubbles
- libcurl is being called with object reuse, which optimizes downloads a bit
So here’s the complementary screenshot, followed by the download links:
Wow, again you say? Well, early stages of development are like that 🙂 Its starting to shape up a little better (even if still a bit too memory hungry – 15% WTF). As usual, available at Elmdentica’s google code page, or the links below:
Hi, I’m slowly starting to get a better hold on Elementary, once I fix the obvious problem in the screenshot below, I hope to release 0.1.0 tomorrow:
Hi, by popular request, here’s a screenshot of elmdentica in action. Yes, it’s not pretty, I know… as I learn Elementary (or people make patches) it’ll get improved… 🙂
Ok, a new quick release of elmdentica. Biggest changes are some steps towards a better timeline display, and support for identi.ca errors (as wrong user or password data, for instance).
Get it here while it’s hot (and unusable) 🙂
As some of you may know, I’m writing an identi.ca client with Elementary for the OpenMoko. This, is it’s first release. It’s almost totally unusable, right now, in great part due to a documentation that could be better (I’m looking at you, Elementary…), but you can already get a gist of what is can do.
Anyway, in the interest of release early, release often, here’s a first working release, 0.0.1:
- elmdentica-0.1.0.tar.gz (elmdentica-0.1.0.tar.gz.asc)
- elmdentica_0.0.1-r4_armv4t.ipk (elmdentica_0.0.1-r4_armv4t.ipk.asc)
I won’t hope you enjoy because it’s really crappy, now, but it loads in a jiffy 🙂
Some don’t like that FSF is criticizing Amazon for defrauding users of their freedoms with Kindle.
FSF is calling it Swindle, so some guy say it’s whine-like name calling, for instance as in “Andy-Mandy”.
This reveals that this guy, at best, doesn’t know his English. It’s a totally appropriate* accurate wordplay, just check the definition of Swindle:
- victimize: deprive of by deceit; “He swindled me out of my inheritance”; “She defrauded the customers who trusted her”; “the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change”
- the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; “that book is a fraud”
Well, at least I hope Andy Lester’s criticism is not because he may have something to gain from Amazon…
* so I’m not a native English speaker…
Ok, not yet RPMS but these instructions should work flawlessly as is on Fedora 11.
Firstly, you should add the rpmfusion repositories to your machine, then install a few packages so your build will work:
sudo yum -y install \ SDL* glew glew-devel libmad-devel tre tre-devel \ libogg libogg-devel libvorbis libvorbis-devel \ boost boost-devel bzip2-devel bzip2-libs fribidi* \ lzo lzo-devel mysql-libs mysql-devel jasper jasper-devel \ faac faac-devel enca enca-devel hal hal-devel hal-libs \ cmake gperf nasm libXmu-devel fontconfig-devel \ freetype-devel libXinerama-devel pcre-devel gcc-c++ \ sqlite-devel curl-devel libsamplerate-devel libcdio-devel \ pulseaudio-libs-devel avahi-devel ffmpeg-devel libmad-devel \ a52dec-devel libdca faad2-devel libmpeg2-devel libass-devel \ libvorbis-devel libogg-devel libmpcdec-devel flac-devel \ wavpack-devel python-devel subversion
This will allow for a lot of the dependencies to be made external, which is a good thing!
Now, to fetch the repository of XBMC (well, let’s use the latest, but theses instructions should work with a stable release source package):
mkdir ~/svn ; cd ~/svn svn co http://xbmc.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/xbmc/branches/linuxport/ xbmc
It will take a short while to fetch everything, depending on your connection, you may even be better off having a coffee or some tea.
Now you should go into the ~/svn/xbmc/XBMC/ directory and run configure. My run installs xbmc on /opt/xbmc and enables some external dependencies. Unfortunately, even with the required dependencies some of the options need changes not yet available in the official packages, so we’ll be using some internal versions instead. Don’t worry about it, we’ll just specify the ones which will be external.
Unfortunately, mysql-libs doesn’t supply a “generic” path for the shared object file, so we’ll also need to “hack” its existence before running xbmc’s configure:
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/mysql/libmysqlclient.so.16.0.0 /usr/lib/libmysqlclient.so ./configure --prefix=/opt/xbmc \ --enable-external-libmad \ --enable-external-liba52 \ --enable-external-libmpeg2 \ --enable-external-libass \ --enable-external-libvorbis \ --enable-external-libogg \ --enable-external-libmpcdec \ --enable-external-libflac \ --enable-external-libwavpack \ --enable-external-python \
This will result in the following output, at the end:
------------------------ XBMC Configuration: ------------------------ Debugging: Yes Profiling: No Optimization: Yes OpenGL: Yes VDPAU: No Joystick: Yes XRandR: Yes PCRE Support: Yes MID Support: No ccache: No PulseAudio: Yes FAAC: Yes DVDCSS: Yes Avahi: Yes External Libraries: No External FFmpeg: No External libmad: Yes External liba52: Yes External libdts: No External libfaad: No External libmpeg2: Yes External libass: Yes External libvorbis: Yes External libogg: Yes External libmpcdec: Yes External libflac: Yes External libwavpack: Yes External Python: Yes prefix: /opt/xbmc ------------------------
Unfortunately, make failed due to some problem with accessing libjpeg internals. The official package doesn’t contain all you need, so you have to use hack XBMC’s code in order to force using the internal version of libjpeg:
make In file included from tif_ojpeg.c:35: /usr/include/jpeglib.h:1096:55: error: jpegint.h: No such file or directory tif_ojpeg.c: In function ‘OJPEGPreDecode’: tif_ojpeg.c:1414: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type tif_ojpeg.c:1424: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type tif_ojpeg.c:1425: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type tif_ojpeg.c:1426: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type tif_ojpeg.c:1428: error: ‘DSTATE_INHEADER’ undeclared (first use in this function) tif_ojpeg.c:1428: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once tif_ojpeg.c:1428: error: for each function it appears in.) tif_ojpeg.c:1508: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
Even though it looks awful, just fix tif_ojpeg with this patch file and run make again.
After this, you run make install to install into /opt/xbmc, and if you want to have an X session that launches XBMC automatically, then you can also add
sudo ln -s /opt/xbmc/share/xsessions/XBMC.desktop /usr/share/xsessions/
Now you can create a guest account and launch the computer automatically into that user, running XBMC.