Posts Tagged ‘GNOME’

Having problems with slow GTK+ file selector dialogs? Try this solution.

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

I was having an issue where any gnome-vfs enabled file selector would take several minutes to appear. This issue had been bugging me all day, as it would take nearly five minutes to do a simple save in the GIMP.

After a frustrating time to figure it out, I discovered that there was a URI pointing to an IP address that no longer existed in the ~/.gtk-bookmarks file. After removing that line (which did not show up in the file selector, by-the-way), everything returned to being appropriately zippy.

If you are also having the same problem (at least a few other people I have talked to seem to have seen this issue before), I highly suggest editing the .gtk-bookmarks file and remove the offending the line.

Update: Martin, thanks for pointing out the link to the bug in Bugzilla. (:

Last day of GUADEC 6

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

Today is the last day of GUADEC 6 — and I believe everyone here had a great time (I know I have).

Tomorrow is the first day of the big two-day German photo excursion. I believe Tuomas (tigert) and Tor (Gimp/Win32 guy) can both attend for most of the day (before their evening flights). I think we’re planning on driving to Neuschwanstein and other points around the area. It could be different, but I think that’s probably one of the best things to do. There were also a lot of other great suggestions from a previous post of mine and we may do some of that tomorrow. If not, then I’ll go visit some of those places on Thursday.


Neuschwanstein Castle
(a public domain image from Wikipedia)

Please note that if anyone else at GUADEC will be here after the conference and is interested in taking pictures, there’s still an oppurtunity to go on the trip(s). Please contact me asap (in person would be best; a comment on my blog could work too). Thanks!

In Stuttgart

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

I’m happy to report that I’m here in Stuttgart and there is some limited form of ‘Net access (at the building where GUADEC is being held).

Time for GUADEC!

Friday, May 27th, 2005

I’m off to Deutschland for GUADEC, the GNOME User and Developer European Conference.

My flight is today… and tomorrow. Gotta love transatlantic travel.

Update: I just found a nice city guide @ stgt.com for those going to GUADEC. It has all sorts of (what seem to be) useful links to everything around the city of Stuttgart.

Priority text in Firefox

Tuesday, December 7th, 2004

Mike Rhodes sent me email to point out Phil Wilson’s weblog entry concerning priority text in Firefox. It may make sense to actually have the Industrial Firefox theme do this by default if the icons are set to small and “no text”, as other programs in GNOME do this as well, such as Evolution, for instance.

What do you all think?

New Evolution website!

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

I have updated the Evolution website. For those of you reading this who don’t know, Evolution is a groupware client, meaning that it provides mail, addressbook, and calendaring functionality.

See the old versus the new below:

The old Evolution website The new, spiffy Evolution website

It uses simple, structural HTML 4.01 w/ a massive helping of CSS for both style and layout.

Why HTML 4.01 and not XHTML? Good question — I have a good answer too. Basically, it’s not driven by a CMS of any sort and I know that it will be hand-updated over time by a ton of different people, therefore it’s easier to have it validate as HTML 4.x (or come close to validating) versus something stricter like XHTML. (:

Note: It seems that archive.org is pulling in the live css file, so what you see isn’t exactly the old web site (it has the new fonts, new h2 treatments, etc. — it’s still pretty close though.)

Adobe interested in Linux?

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

It appears that Adobe, the makers of Photoshop and Illustrator (among other things), seem to be interested in Linux. Also, it looks like they are seriously considering releasing things as Open Source, too.

Just an educated guess: Adobe will probably open source some groundwork for making their apps work nicer on Linux. The list will most likely involve changes in things like the Linux kernel, GTK+, GNOME, font rendering, and in the X server.

After (and/or while) their changes have propogated, they may work on porting and releasing key apps according to some strategy. I’m not sure if that will include the heavy hitters of Adobe Creative Suite, but it would be nice. I’m guessing their first app will probably be a revised Adobe Reader (for the desktop and for Linux-based hand-helds) and then they will follow with their server stuff. Maybe after that time (or during it?) we may see other user-facing apps, like the suite.

Of course, this is all just a total guess and I really don’t know anything more than what CNet says.