Debian PPA Utility

September 4, 2014 – 12:55 pm by Adnan Hodzic


Debian remains to be my favorite distribution, however there's one thing that's missing, that thing is called PPA. There were numerous discussions on this topic inside of Debian, but AFAIK without any visible movement. Thus, I decided to publish a utility I've been using for some time now. PPA's Since its introduction, PPA's are exclusively connected to Ubuntu and its derivatives (Mint, Elementary, etc ...). But over time, a number of interesting projects appeared whose whole development is happening inside of PPA's. To name few, I'm talking about TLP, Geary, Oracle Java Installer, Elementary OS and etc ... Some of these projects are in WNPP without much happening for a long time, i.e: TLP One option was to repackage these packages and then have them uploaded to Debian, or just go rogue and install them directly from its PPA's. Title of this post might hint which path I took. In theory, adding Ubuntu packages on your ...

Enable global menu and HUD support in Eclipse IDE

January 13, 2013 – 5:42 pm by Adnan Hodzic


As I couldn't retain my curiosity for Ubuntu's "Raring Ringtail" release, I ended up having a dual boot with Ubuntu 13.04 and Debian Sid. Even thought at the moment 13.04 is only 24% complete, it's already a pretty promising release. However, one thing that heavily annoyed me is that global menu and HUD (still) don't work out of box with Eclipse IDE. Being part of Debian Java team (working on Eclipse) I had to do something about it. To make it as simple as possible for you, I made a package which enables mentioned features. Package is made for/tested and working on 32/64 bit architectures on 12.04/12.10/13.04 Ubuntu. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fooctrl/eclipse sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install eclipse-enable.appmenu               In following days I'll push a Eclipse patch which will enable global menu and HUD support out of box, thus eliminating need to install this package in future. 14.04 Update With the release of Ubuntu 14.04, this problem has been fixed and ...

android-sdk-installer for Linux (Debian/Ubuntu)

July 19, 2012 – 8:53 am by Adnan Hodzic


This post is also available on/was written for OMG! Ubuntu I'm fan of automation, as well as simplicity and as much as I tend to complicate my own life I generally enjoy making life easier for others. I'm of a belief that if you're a Android developer who's new to Linux and is using it as his development platform, you'll have pretty hard time installing and setting up all the necessary tools. Some people use Linux to make their life easier, not because they like to fiddle with Linux internals, for some time now I'm looking how Android SDK, Eclipse ADT plugin, hardware drivers as well as MTP support are installed as almost completely different components. And in order to install/configure some of these components you will need to role up your sleeves and dive into Terminal, something that almost every new or even experienced user will try to avoid. That's why I started ...

Linux power regression + overheating problem on ThinkPad [fixed?]

November 10, 2011 – 11:28 pm by Adnan Hodzic


This post is also available on/was written for OMG! Ubuntu This blog post isn't only directed to ThinkPad owners as most notebook Linux users with Intel Core Duo 1/2 and i3/i5/i7 processors have been affected by this bug if not all. And yes, this problem is present on latest Debian Unstable and Ubuntu 11.10. Prelude I'm owner of Thinkpad X300, great machine except the fact that just recently I replaced its 3rd cooling fan!  Yea, I do a lot of compiling and it's on all the time, but still this kind of things shouldn't happen. I first linked this problem to the fact that Thinkpad fan on Linux (as of 2.6.22) always works at what's its basically maximum RPM, thus the reason there are numerous fan control scripts. My favorite one is Thinkfan, but controlling fan doesn't really help if you have a overheating problem. For matter of a fact it working on its maximum ...

My DebConf11 summary and its after effects

October 22, 2011 – 3:59 pm by Adnan Hodzic


Even though some three months have passed since DebConf11 has successfully ended, I still wanted to give you just a glimpse on how some parts were played through the eyes of a lunatic (read: organizer). Of course, blog post can't come close near of explaining anything but at least it should give some insight and hopefully some pointers to the future DebConf organizers. If you don't feel like reading this much text you can listen to last episode of "This Week In Debian" podcast and after it just head to "Beginning of the end" part. DebConf11 First of all I'd like to apologize if I offended or hurt anyone in this whole process as it wasn't my intention and during DebConf organization this is nothing irregular, for you to get hurt or you hurting somebody else. One thing that got stuck with me this whole time is when Martín Ferrari approached me after I did bid proposal of Bosnia/Herzegovina ...