Life without evolution

January 31, 2010 – 7:15 pm by Adnan Hodzic


I'm using Gnome as my default DE after my KDE4 dissapointment, however what's bothering me for some time now is that I have to "live" with applications that I don't even use or like for that matter. So why "live" with those? Well if I try to remove some of those applications it'll want to "pull down" my whole DE along with them, however I couldn't believe solution was so simple. Applications I don't want to live with are: evolution, epiphany, empathy, ekiga, liferea, gnome-accessibility and couple of others. Step 1 might seem as it wants to remove "whole" DE, but it all it wants is gnome-desktop-environment which is meta/dummy package so don't worry. Step 1: sudo apt-get remove epiphany epiphany-browser-data epiphany-data empathy empathy-doc libempathy30 libempathy-common libempathy-gtk28 liferea liferea-data evolution ekiga gok dasher orca gnome-accessibility openoffice.org-evolution evolution-common evolution-data-server evolution-webcal Step 2: sudo aptitude keep-all Step 3: After you're done, you can use sudo apt-get autoremove or sudo aptitude ...

Lone developer

January 7, 2010 – 6:05 pm by Adnan Hodzic


I've been around Debian for some time, however am not a "official" Debian Developer and I can't become "overnight" because country I live in (Bosnia) and I have no one to sign my key. I doubt I could easily do it in Croatia or Serbia my neighboring countries. This is definitely another reason why I'm pursuing to have DebConf11 in Balkans (read: Bosnia). I didn't get my key signed on DebConf9 since I hesitated whether to keep my old DSA 768 bit key or not. However by the end of this month I'm planning to visit some friends on TUWIEN and planing to meet up with some DD from Vienna and get my key signed. Btw I'd like to use this opportunity to call all DD residing in Vienna (Rhonda?) to contact me :) So what am talking about after all? Thunderbird 3.0 was released 29 ago, Icedove 3.0 is in experimental ...

DebConf11; Banja Luka gets wiki

January 6, 2010 – 12:39 am by Adnan Hodzic


Bosnian bid for DebConf11 is Banja Luka, we had wiki page that wasn't changed since DebConf9 in Cáceres this year. Reason we didn't have it changed for so long is that we didn't want to post anything before we had "official/first hand" answers to all our questions. Therefor we present you with wiki page for Banja Luka! http://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf11/BanjaLuka Our team was working (still is) incredibly hard in order to get it all sorted. Slowly but surely we are taking our bid process to the final stage, where we are planing to finalize the actual funds needed for the DebConf11 to take place and ... that would be from us :) If you have any questions about something that wasn't mentioned on the wiki please do let me know.

DebConf11 bid in Banja Luka?

October 7, 2009 – 9:11 pm by Adnan Hodzic


Yesterday was a glorious day for DebConf11 bid in Bosnia and Herzegovina. I had a scheduled meeting with Banja Luka's mayor Dragoljub Davidovic. We met in his cabinet, where I presented him with the paper "DebConf11 in Bosnia and Herzegovina" in which I tried to explain what it all means. From what Debian is, over what DebConf is, to why is DebConf important. The thing I was most worried about was how am I going to explain all this in simple "non-tech" words :) Either way, I was in middle of explaining what Debian is when mayor interrupted me "I understand, I'm electrical engineer myself" ... you have no idea what relief came from these words! :D Explaining what DebConf is and what kind of profiles attend one such event went smoothly as well, where mayor made some replicas on my story from the projects he worked on and so on. After my ...

Debian Start! (beta)

September 1, 2009 – 3:58 am by Adnan Hodzic


First of all, thank you for all your comments/feedback on previous Start! entries. What kept me busy for last ~25hrs (literally) was making Start! to be properly rendered in all of the browsers and resolutions except IE of course. In the end, I ended up writing the whole thing from scratch, 709 lines which also passed W3 Validator, pretty sweet :) Whole thing is a combination of html + css + php + javascript; it'll work fine even if you have JavaScript disabled, but for "full experience" I recommend you got it enabled. It works/renders properly in pretty much every browser (links, Iceweasel/Firefox, Epiphany, Konqueror, Opera, Chrome) except IE (surprisingly 4.15% of Start! users use IE). Either way, now that we have the "rendering" problem solved, what you can expect from next version is "options" dialog, with hopefully interesting options :) After that, possible multilingual support (if required) and that should round up ...