Debian CUT, a new rolling release?

March 18, 2011 – 15:11 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 – 19:43 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 – 15:06 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

DebConf11 official dates – deprecated (Nov 29th update)

November 8, 2010 – 15:41 by Adnan Hodzic


Even though we had approximate dates from very start, I would like to announce official dates when DebConf11 will be held in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. DebCamp: 25th - 31st July 2011 DebConf: 1st  - 7th August 2011 We encourage you to arrive one day earlier (24th July for DebCamp, and 31st July for DebConf), final departure date will be 8th August. Vacation, it's in our plans to talk to travel agencies, so for those who wanted vacation after DebConf11 as its participants can enjoy shores of Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro and Greece by discount prices. We're already looking forward your stay on Balkans! :) Adnan November 29th Update! This post is depracted new official dates and information can be found on: DebConf11 final and official dates November 26th Update! Even though these dates were supposed to be final, it seems like these dates might be changed. Please stay tuned and let us know what you think ...

Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS-N) Debianized Summary

November 7, 2010 – 18:11 by Adnan Hodzic


Last week I was on my first Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS-N), I wanted to attended this summit for couple of reasons: 1. Developer, I'm part of Debian Java, working on Eclipse IDE, and as you're developing Debian, you're automatically developing Ubuntu, no? :nerd: 2. DebConf11 main organizer, I really wanted to see how it's all done on "corporate" level, for instance we're going with hotels instead of student dorms and so on. 3. Migration to Linux infrastructure, make contacts and have some talks on this topic, because after DebConf11 in Bosnia a lot of institution will most probably open doors to open solutions such as Linux. I went to this summit without any expectations or plans, just said I'll play it by ear. This years UDS was held in Orlando, Florida before Orlando I was planning to stay in NYC for couple of days, therefor my whole plan was to get to NYC, then ...