DebConf11 – Sponsored registration date has been extended

May 7, 2011 – 4:18 pm by Adnan Hodzic


Date for end of sponsored registrations for this years DebConf11 in Banja Luka was set for May 8th, today that date has officially been extended to May 19th. Now to answer your question on "why are you extending sponsored registrations 12 hours before it ends"  here's the answer. Registrations are going fine, we have more then 300 attendees who registered so far, it is due to change in our monetary resources as sponsorship level has changed from one to another, and we've be granted to welcome more people. But it is also to give some possible attendees more time and information, as I've got a feeling a lot of people from this region and elsewhere have been lacking some even general information, and thus I'd like to bring everything closer to everybody. Before anything, heading to our website might be a good start as we have immense amount of information up there. Since government of Republika Srpska ...

Price of bleeding edge? (update)

April 24, 2011 – 6:07 pm by Adnan Hodzic


Since Debian is in GNOME3 transition period, after last dist-upgrade I lived on bare minimum of GNOME DE and its apps. basically all I had working right was Chromium and Terminal, instead of Rhythmbox I used mpg321, instead of Gedit it was Vim and so on, which is all fine except the fact it had me living in 2000 again. It was all due to python-gtk2 version that was missing in Sid repositories. Furthermore, as I was unable to restart X and had my notebook on suspend after every login I had to retype my wifi passphrase due to a bug in gnome-keyring. I believe I did my part, reported the bugs and waited maintainers responsible for those packages to do something. But this "situation" went on for 8 days. I remember the times when you couldn't fire up X for weeks, but after those days Unstable has gained reputation that it's not like that anymore, ...

Debian CUT, a new rolling release?

March 18, 2011 – 3:11 pm by Adnan Hodzic


This post is also available on/was written for OMG! Ubuntu It looks like 2011 started well for Debian. The project won awards in two out of seven categories at the Linux New Media Awards 2011 (“Best Open Source Server Distribution” and “Outstanding Contribution to Open Source/Linux/Free Software”). Just recently Internet.com declared Debian the most influential distribution ever, stating that “~63% of all distributions now being developed come ultimately from Debian.” However, my intention for this article is not solely to praise Debian for its recent awards, but rather to focus on a new project, Debian CUT. Don’t be surprised if you haven’t heard about CUT; it seems most Debian community hasn’t either. Then again, maybe it’s because it is only labelled as unofficial/development so far. A bit of history One of the greatest criticisms of Debian is that its release cycles are too long. Debian stable release is seen as often as Ubuntu’s LTS release. ...

What’s the best Xperia X10 custom ROM?

February 27, 2011 – 7:43 pm by Adnan Hodzic


Everybody hates Xperia When I first got Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 it was running on Android Donut (1.6), my frustrations followed soon after mostly because it was greatly lagging with release of Android 2.1. Finally official 2.1 was released, but troubles didn't stop there, because everybody was waiting for multi-touch support ... I could go on like this for a very long time. However, to sum it up Sony has no plans of updating X10 anymore, they are releasing brand new phone (Arc) and they are hoping people will pay money to get it after X10 horrors. Even tho 2.1 isn't that old, (31.4% of overall Android users is using it on it), Sony changed its UI to make it look better, but all they actually did is make it look pretty bad + made it abnormally slow. Xperia ROMs From hardware aspect, it's a pretty awesome phone, but from software aspect it waste ...

DebConf11 final and official dates

November 29, 2010 – 3:06 pm by Adnan Hodzic


If you thought you saw this post already, you're right, since this is our second time announcing official DebConf11 dates. First time announced dates can be found on: DebConf11 official dates - deprecated (Nov 29th update) Official and Final DebConf11 dates in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina are: DebCamp: 17 - 23 July 2011 DebConf: 24 - 30 July 2011 On behalf of whole DebConf11 team I would like to apologize to everybody who already organized and booked their vacation after initial announcement,  reasons why these dates were altered can be found on debconf-team discussion on "Let's decide DebConf11 final dates". These dates will be announced on Debian website as official announcment as well. See you in Bosnia? :) http://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf11/BanjaLuka