Screenshooting made easy-ish

June 21, 2007 on 4:58 pm | In maemo, maemo-hackers | 3 Comments

I wanted to create a flickr uploading option for maemo-blog's future. After some struggling with flickr's API, I got image uploading work. For testing, I created a little application that takes a screenshot and uploads it onyo flickr. The result is mh-shot-tool, available for 770 and N800. As usual, .install is available.

osso-xterm with 256 color support

May 15, 2007 on 2:24 pm | In maemo-hackers, osso-xterm | 4 Comments

Got a ticket asking for 256 color support for vte. Well, the ticket is now closed fixed and the latest vte in repository supports this feature. No new osso-xterm release yet to pull in the lib, but with red-pill or apt-get you can get some more colours for yourself.

osso-xterm and 256 colors

Mobile Linux lecture

April 26, 2007 on 7:38 pm | In maemo | No Comments

Today in Tampere University of Technology on Mobile Programming course, Miko Nieminen held a lecture on embedded Linux and maemo played quite big role on it. I considered the lecture to be quite nice crash course, it's not too deep but makes some points on legal aspects too, which are rarely discussed. You can check the lecture slides, released under Creative Commons. The lecture will also be available as video, but it's in Finnish only.

osso-statusbar-cpu for bora

April 24, 2007 on 1:01 pm | In maemo-hackers, osso-statusbar-cpu | 5 Comments

Finally had the energy to do this, thanks to Luke for requesting it; osso-statusbar-cpu for bora (0.6.0) has now hit repository. Go install it!

To enable the plugin, go to "Navigation" plugin in control panel, tap on "Status bar" and check the box for "Graph plugin".

Omg, vimperator ffox plugin

April 18, 2007 on 8:15 pm | In geeky | No Comments

Thanks to Tak on #maemo for pointing out vimperator. It makes your firefox act like vim, which is beautyful! Now I can <esc>:q to close a tab! Some things are missing, I had to add ":new" for opening stuff in new tab -- don't want to start using vimperator commands in vim. 😉

Sadly there's no backport of ffox2+ to dapper, which I'm running on my laptop, but fortunately tarballs are easy.

osso-xterm and .profile

April 11, 2007 on 1:45 pm | In maemo-hackers | 4 Comments

Thank's to Marius Gedminas' patch, osso-xterm now spawns login shells and $HOME/.profile is read. This has been quite a popular request, and now it should work.

In other news, I'm taking a risk and re-enabling maemo-hackers ticket commenting; if it still generates lots of spam, I might re-disable it...

blog-service revisited

April 3, 2007 on 4:37 pm | In blog-service, maemo-hackers | No Comments

Fooling around with dbus-glib, I decided to redesign the BlogService DBus API. The idea is the following; different blogs are available at different object paths, the default blog will be available as /org/MaemoHackers/BlogService/default or similar.

The API is somewhat described in maemo-hackers wiki; the .xml files in svn repository have not yet been updated. I'm doing this alone and in quite a slow pace, and will commit my code when it compiles again. The api may also live -- comments, suggestions etc. welcome.

Repository watcher back online

March 6, 2007 on 1:52 pm | In maemo, maemo-hackers | No Comments

The repository watcher is back online. A rss-feed also available. Sources for watcher, Trac macro and rssfeed are available.

The rss script also supports listing only single repository, for example:

Many of the timestamps are totally wrong, but the situation should improve over time.


March 5, 2007 on 9:55 am | In maemo, maemo-hackers | 2 Comments

Thanks to pwille on #maemo and to Yoram Last, the dropbear-server package now starts up after desktop and uses /dev/urandom as (pseudo) random source. The server now stars after desktop too.

Using /dev/urandom may have some security issues, but there simply seems to be not enough entropy to start up the daemon using real random.

Removing tooltips on osso-xterm tabs

March 1, 2007 on 2:27 pm | In osso-xterm | No Comments

tigert pointed to me that tooltips in osso-xterm's tabs are sometimes annoying. As tooltips on touchscreen aren't usually what you want, I removed them totally. The bad thing is, that you don't have a way of seeing the whole title of a tab, but it rarely is needed anyway. The change is in osso-xterm 0.13.mh21.

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