Switched to PyBlosxom, no comments anymore

Posted by Patrice Neff Sun, 15 Feb 2009

I’ve just switched this blog from typo to PyBlosxom.

There is one change I’m adding at the same time: I don’t accept comments anymore. My mail address is in the sidebar column on the right, feel free to mail me. And you can of course voice your opinions on your own blog and link back to me – I’ll probably link back to you from the original post if I find yours. Basically I got tired of fighting spam in my blog, but I already do a good job of filtering it in my mail inbox.

There’s a technical reason for the blog software change. I got fed up with babysitting the mongrel instances and so I decided a while ago to switch to a completely static solution for my blog. And PyBlosxom’s static rendering fits the bill perfectly.

Using TextMate for SQL queries

Posted by Patrice Neff Tue, 05 Sep 2006

TextMate offers an SQL bundle. That bundle can also be used to query MySQL and PostgreSQL databases directly from TextMate.

The configuration for the database access is done though environment variables. Specifically the following ones in the case of PostgreSQL:

  • PGHOST: Database host
  • PGPORT: Postgres port (usually the default of 5432 just works)
  • PGUSER: User name
  • PGDATABASE: Database to run queries on
  • TM_DB_SERVER: Tells TextMate to use PostgreSQL.

You can either set up these environment variables in the TextMate settings or – much more helpful – per project. In the project drawer deselect all files (by clicking on an empty spot) and then open the properties. There you can add project-specific environment variables.

Next open a file in the SQL mode. I now do that by having a specific directory in my project with SQL files. In that file prepare your statements, then select the one you want to run and press Ctrl+Shift+Q (or select the bundle item “Execute Selection as Query”).

Two queries that may be helpful:


— list tables
\dt

— describe table
\d tablename

Yay! Got a new blog.

Posted by Patrice Neff Sat, 02 Sep 2006

One reason for not posting for a while was that I’ve wanted to move my blog for a while. Thanks to the cooperation of KAYWA I got a database dump of my existing blog.

That I now ported to Typo. I’ve still got some issues. Most old URLs will redirect to the new ones. I didn’t port some of the uglier URLs, though. Sorry for any inconvenience.

The feeds will all work again and redirect to the right one.

And finally I’ve got tags on my blog. :-) Feels so much better. Welcome again blogosphere. You’ve got me back.

TestXSLT on OS X

Posted by Patrice Neff Tue, 30 May 2006

At work the templating is done with . I have the Bitflux freaks to thank for that.

Currently I'm writing a really tricky XSLT template (for me), so I was investigating a tool for getting things done quicker. And Marc Liyanage is my hero. He has written an OS X application called TestXSLT to quickly test an XSLT stylesheet against some XML file.

It accepts an XML and an XSLT file and gives you the parsed output. You can look at it in text mode, HTML mode (exactly what I need) and even XSL-FO (which I have never used).

Call center with Skype

Posted by Patrice Neff Sun, 14 May 2006

On the Skype Developer Zone Blog there is an explanation how you can set up a call center with Skype.

Apparently different people can log in to the same Skype account and then take calls from there. The only question that remains: can I log in to two accounts at the same time? Because I'd definitely want to be logged in to my personal Skype account at the same time as well.

Library Software

Posted by Patrice Neff Mon, 03 Apr 2006

One of the jobs I have identified as valuable at the Diego Thomson is getting a better software for the library. That should be easy enough. I'm only looking for some good cataloging, being able to lend out a book to a student, and some small extras like printing reports. Oh and Spanish translation of course. Should be easy to find? Maybe.

I have so far looked at OpenBiblio and PhpMyLibrary. Neither does convince me. So I guess I'll have to have a look at other packages which seem to be a lot more work to install.

Does anyone know any software they use? And no, my media manager is not an option, we're talking about a different league here.

DEVONthink: Making the switch

Posted by Patrice Neff Mon, 20 Feb 2006

I reported a few days ago, that I was trying out DEVONthink. I have also had a look at . But after looking at the price ($192 per year) I was not very motivated to have a deep look. A quick look I took and it didn't seem to provide what I'm looking for.

Meanwhile I imported most of the articles from my personal Wiki into DEVONthink and I also had a look at the export function. While it's not a world-class export function, it's reasonable. It can spit out a file hierarchy with all the RTF, PDF, etc. files in it (but the links are not preserved). It's also capable of exporting as a Web site where all the links will be preserved and the RTF pages are converted to (ugly) HTML.

All in all I am very impressed. It's indexing capabilities are great and it also integrates very nicely with the Web. I especially like the features of clipping text directly from Web sites. If you open a Web site in DEVONthink (or ) you can add the whole page or a selection to the database as a rich text document. I currently use that mainly to add clippings from or .

I guess I'll report some of my tips for using DEVONthink in the future. Meanwhile I'm waiting until it presents me with a "buy now!!!" message and will most probably purchase it then.

Correction: Tinderbox costs $192 to buy for the first time and comes with one year of free updates (that's where my $192/year came from). But the update "only" costs $90.

Update: As you can see in the following picture, there is already quite a lot of stuff in my database.
DEVONthink database statistics

Personal knowledge management: DEVONthink

Posted by Patrice Neff Fri, 17 Feb 2006

About two weeks ago I asked for your experience with tools. David Bächler then pointed me to the company . The product that could be the answer to my prayers (okay, I didn't really pray for this) is . The tool might be an added bonus.

I am currently trying out DEVONthink Pro and it looks extremly promising. It's basically a document collection application for Mac OS X. It allows you to either create text documents (RTF usually) or import existing documents. Everything gets indexed and is easily accessible. I'll just comment on my original feature requirements list:

  • Lets me write articles and easily edit them as well: Done
  • Easy linking between articles Done
  • Basic formatting (bold, cursive, quotes, source code, lists, tables) Done
  • Can store uploaded documents and index their contents (PDF, ideally also the OpenOffice.org documents): Done (haven't tested OpenOffice.org import, though)
  • Very quick search: Done
  • Open source and/or open document format (I want no lock-in on my most valuable data)
    No. This is currently the biggest issue. An export option is provided and I'll have to see if it really would allow me to switch applications in the future.

I'll now import my Knowiki (probably have to do that manually) and will see how it goes. I'll keep you posted.

Personal knowledge management

Posted by Patrice Neff Thu, 02 Feb 2006

About two years ago I started a personal Wiki with . I used that Wiki for my learning experiences, project notes, diary, scribbling, to-do lists, etc. I also started to store project-related documents in it. And it has served me very well. But I'm now looking for something better. So first I'll write my requirements here in the hope that somebody out there has the answer for me.

Requirements


  • Lets me write articles and easily edit them as well
  • Easy linking between articles
  • Basic formatting (bold, cursive, quotes, source code, lists, tables)
  • Can store uploaded documents and index their contents (PDF, ideally also the OpenOffice.org documents)
  • Very quick search
  • Open source and/or open document format (I want no lock-in on my most valuable data)
  • I'm willing to pay

Programs

I'll write here about the programs I already know and have tried out. This part will get updated over time.

Does very well against my requirements. It's very easy to write and edit articles, hyperlinking works great, the formatting is sufficient for me and I can upload files. Also has a search (but does not index files). But generally the application is very slow on my local laptop and I don't want to move it to a server because I need it offline as well. It is free software and using a nice MySQL database layout counts as open format for me as well. So basically if I could get it to be a lot faster and to index files it might actually be enough for me.

Is a Wiki application for the local (Mac OS X) desktop. Has some nice features, for example I liked the fact that names automatically get linked to the Mac OS X address book. The formatting is too basic and for example tables seem very fragile. Linking works easily enough and creating and editing is also quick enough. I worked with it for a short while but then switched back to Knowiki. One concern is, that the application only works on OS X. And I might well switch to another operating system again in a few years and don't want the lock in.

That's the list for now, I'll keep you updated with other applications I try. And of course I'm glad about any suggestions about how my readers manage their stuff.

12:06 - Now who would have thought that. Personal knowledge management is a term that actually exists. It's abbrevated as PKM and there is a whole PKM movement (and people who think that movement is wrong, too). How nice. I have therefore now tagged a few documents at del.icio.us and am using the PKM tag for that, if you want to follow me in this quest.

Open Source DTP Scribus available for Windows

Posted by Patrice Neff Tue, 24 Jan 2006

The great DTP software package was released in a new version 1.3.2. This now includes a beta for Microsoft Windows.

While this is great news for all Windows users (oh you poor people...) it makes me sad just a little bit. I always enjoyed that great smile on my face when I told them "Well, there is a great free DTP like Quark X Press (almost...). But it's only available on Linux".

(Via Heise and Golem).

Dell ships Mozilla Firefox

Posted by Patrice Neff Tue, 27 Dec 2005

The Inquirer reports that apparently Dell UK ships new computers with Mozilla Firefox pre-installed.

A slashdot-commenter seems to confirm this:
My sister got one of these, to my surprise, the fox was there.

There is an icon on the desktop, along with Internet Explorer's and about 30 others. I believe Internet Explorer came as default, but I didn't observe the first seconds directly.

It seems a standard install, no obvious branding or skinning - the start page has been set to Dell's EULA.

Neither browser masks the other that I can tell, of course each has it's standard 'I'm not the default' message.

(Via Slashdot)

Multi-language documents

Posted by Patrice Neff Wed, 07 Dec 2005

OpenOffice.org 2 has very good support for many languages in one document. It just took me a while to find the place where I can change a paragraph's language. It's well hidden in the Fonts menu.

Additionally it has a neat spell-checking feature. When it doesn't find a word in the currently selected dictionary, but in that of another language, it asks whether you want to change the word or paragraph into that language.

SkypeIn für die Schweiz

Posted by Patrice Neff Tue, 29 Nov 2005

Ein Traum ist wahr geworden. Ein Traum den ich seit etwa einem Jahr träume. Ein Traum an dessen Realität ich nie wirklich geglaubt habe. Skype bietet SkypeIn für die Schweiz an. Für alle, welche das letzte Jahr irgendwo auf einem anderen Planet verbracht haben ;-) - Skype ist eine Telefon-Firma. Von Computer zu Computer kostet ein Gespräch nichts, von Computer zu Festnetz nur sehr wenig und von Festnetz zu Computer ist jetzt eben durch SkypeIn auch möglich.

Wer mir auf meine neue Schweizer SkypeIn Nummer telefoniert erreicht mich auf meinem Computer in Peru. So geht das.

Ach ja, die Nummer: 044 586 87 83. Ja, leider sind nur Zürcher Nummern möglich. Erreichbar bin ich auf der Nummer unter Woche von ca. 14 bis 20 Uhr peruanische Zeit, also ca. 20 bis 04 Uhr Schweizer Zeit. Ansonsten leitet es auf den Anrufbeantworter weiter.

(Via Jabba und Chregu)

Update: Die Nummer wurde mittlerweile entjungfert und funktioniert gut. Und auch habe ich jetzt noch die originale Mitteilung von Skype gesehen:

The response has been great, and we have been told this is considered as the best thing that has happened to Switzerland since 1971. This was the year when women were granted the right to vote on a federal level (note: that it was only in 1990 that the last province in Switzerland gave women the full right to vote).

So enthusiastisch bin ich dann doch wieder nicht darüber.

Duden Rechtschreibung für OpenOffice.org

Posted by Patrice Neff Wed, 16 Nov 2005

bietet für das Office-Programm eine neue Rechtschreibeprüfung an. Das Produkt heisst Duden OpenOffice.org Suite und kostet 50 Euro. Erhältlich ist es für Windows und Linux.

Leider habe ich mit Duden schlechte Erfahrungen gemacht. Ich habe mir vor ca. zwei Jahren die Duden Software für Linux gekauft (als Download). Es hat sich danach herausgestellt, dass diese (Achtung jetzt wird es technisch) nur auf Intel-Prozessoren, nicht aber auf PowerPC funktioniert. Da ich aber Debian auf meinem PowerBook installiert hatte, war eine Nutzung dadurch ausgeschlossen. Das hätte ich natürlich ahnen können. Trotzdem habe ich dann dem Support geschrieben, um nach einer PowerPC-Version zu fragen. Auf drei verschiedene Mails an fünf verschiedene Adressen kam nie eine Antwort. Ein einfaches "Nein, geht leider nicht" hätte mir eigentlich bereits gereicht.

Anyway, ist trotzdem eine gute Sache dieses Duden-Produkt - wenn es denn funktioniert.

(Via Golem.de)

Innovation bei Microsoft

Posted by Patrice Neff Sun, 24 Jul 2005

Microsoft versucht es ja in ihrer FUD-Kampagne gegen Open Source Software immer wieder mit dem Argument, dass Open Source keine Innovationen bringe. Wie innovativ Microsoft selber ist hat die Firma gerade mit dem Patent-Antrag Custom emoticons bewiesen. Das Patent sieht folgendes vor:

Methods and devices for creating and transferring custom emoticons allow a user to adopt an arbitrary image as an emoticon, which can then be represented by a character sequence in real-time communication. In one implementation, custom emoticons can be included in a message and transmitted to a receiver in the message. In another implementation, character sequences representing the custom emoticons can be transmitted in the message instead of the custom emoticons in order to preserve performance of text messaging. At the receiving end, the character sequences are replaced by their corresponding custom emoticons, which can be retrieved locally if they have been previously received, or can be retrieved from the sender in a separate communication from the text message if they have not been previously received.

Ich hasse Patent-Texte und muss sie meistens drei mal lesen, bis ich verstehe, was gemeint ist. Und ich habe so meine Vermutung, dass dies eine absichtliche Strategie ist um das Patent auf möglichst viele Fälle zutreffen lassen zu können.

Dieses Patent ist jedoch vergleichsweise einfach zu lesen und patentiert grob gesagt die Verwendung von graphischen Smileys in Text-Nachrichten. Dabei kann entweder das Bild selber übermittelt werden oder eine Text-Repräsentation des Bildchens.

Gut gibt es in der EU vorläufig keine Software-Patente.

(Via Heise)

SkypeOut günstiger als Schweizer Festnetz?

Posted by Patrice Neff Fri, 24 Jun 2005

Skype ist einfach geil. Das muss mal gesagt sein. Auf deutsch kenne ich kein schönes Sprichwort, aber auf englisch würde ich wohl sagen "the best thing since sliced bread".

Sobald SkypeIn (vom Festnetz auf Skype) auch mit Schweizer Nummern kommt switche ich. Wahrscheinlich. Was es schon gibt ist SkypeOut, also von Skype ins Festnetz. Und da habe ich mir gerade mal die Tarife angesehen und kann irgendwie nicht glauben was ich sehe. Nicht nur sind die Tarife ins Ausland sehr günstig, nein sogar die Tarife für Telefonate in die Schweiz sind konkurrenzfähig. Ein Vergleich von Skype, Cablecom, Swisscom, Sunrise und TELE2 (alle Preise in Rp/min):

Skype
Cablecom Swisscom Sunrise TELE2*
Festnetz Niedertarif 2.9 gratis (19-7 Uhr) 4 3.5 2.9
Festnetz Hochtarif 3 8 6.9 6.8
Mobilnetz Niedertarif 45.9 45 45 45** 44
Mobilnetz Hochtarif 55 55** 55

* Tele 2 erwähnt auf der Tarifseite einen Moonlight-Tarif. Da ich aber keine Informationen gefunden habe, wie der funktioniert habe ich den normalen Tarif verwendet.
** Sunrise hat spezielle Tarife für Verbindungen ins Sunrise Mobilnetz (32 Rappen).

Momentan telefoniere ich über Cablecom. Da ist die Tonqualität aber sehr schlecht. Ich weiss noch nicht definitiv ob es an der Cablecom oder am Telefon liegt. Wenn sich bei Cablecom an der Qualität nichts ändert und SkypeIn mit Schweizer Nummern verfügbar wird, dann ist Skype ungefähr der attraktivste Telefon-Anbieter in der Schweiz. Schöne Zeiten sind das.


Update 25.06.2005 14:08 - Link zur Cablecom-Preisliste, da deren Webseite jetzt wieder funktioniert.

Burned by flawed software

Posted by Patrice Neff Sat, 07 May 2005

I'm still having my discussion with Benjamin. And as his blog currently does not allow comments (I get a Server Error in '/' Application.), I'm just posting the response here.

In the original posting, Benjamin advised against using LaTeX in favor of Microsoft Word.

Now we're talking about one of the points I made about the past of Microsoft Word. I got burned severly by that software, so I see no need to try it out again (it's a comment to the original posting if you want to read it).

Hi Benjamin,

Thanks for your response. You write:

Microsoft has committed terrible mistakes when Windows 9x and many of the earlier Office versions have been released to the public. These mistakes created a quality perception which is haloing into current product generations. Even highly educated people are subject to such halo effects, that’s exactly why, if positive, they are a powerful tool in, say, brand management (Just look at Apple).

Every customer is subject to that effet, and I'm glad they are. Even when it plays against Software I favor such as Linux. There this "problem" also happens ("oh yes, I installed Linux 6.2 a while ago - it sucked"). The problem is I expect everybody to release his products in a polished and working form unless it has explicitly been marked as RC, Beta, Alpha, or things like that (but I know that the bug-free software is not going to happen anytime soon). So when I have been burned a few times I just stay away for a while. And the problem with Microsoft Software is, I can't just try it out to test if it has improved. It's too expensive for such experiments.

And btw, this is not about Microsoft for me. For example I had the change to check out Windows 2000 and was thrilled by it. It was only later that I switch to Linux. My main reasons were learning and cost. As an apprentice I simply did not have the money to buy their software. And now I have it even less so, because I'm no longer eligible for student licenses. I mean I just paid CHF 500 for a Windows XP Home edition.

And as we are drifting too far away from the original topic, and both of us still believe the other to have to wrong opinion in the matter Word vs. LaTeX ;-), let's rather stop the discussion here.

PS: This posting is in English because the discussion is.

Microsoft Word

Posted by Patrice Neff Fri, 06 May 2005

Benjamin hat gerade ein Lob auf Microsoft Word gesungen. Da konnte ich es mir nicht verkneifen, auf meine Erfahrungen zu verweisen. Hier eine Kopie meines Kommentars:

My background is very heavy on Linux and LaTeX, but not usually of the Microsoft-bashing kind. I have created my share of documents in MS Word because I usually try to comply with company standards.

I'll just address some of your points by my major example, the final practical work for my apprenticeship. I started writing it in Microsoft Word. I used styles (and page breaks automatically inserted before level 1 headings), I didn't really use pictures, but I worked a lot with indicies. In the process of writing this big but not huge document (the final PDF noow has 90 pages), I had to main problems: styles and indicies. So I'm in a 180° oppisition to your statements.

About the styles: I made a style for source codes in order to be able to change the layout in the end. The catch here: Word did not really apply my style changes to existing blocks using that style. I had to go through the document manually (but I believe I was at least able to use the "Find by formatting" function) and re-apply the style to most occurences.

About the indicies: Suddenly in my index there were many empty lines. I was not able to successfuly reconstruct what happened, but my guess is that I deleted some text where I had defined an index in. Refreshing the index did not solve the problem, the empty lines remained. Same for creating the index again. OpenOffice.org could open the document and updated the index correctly. MS Word did not.

So me having about one day left in my time schedule I decided after hours of trying to fix the problem, that I'd switch to LaTeX. And I did. And from there on I was finally productive in my writing. Now that was just my personal nightmare. It has never been repeated because I have never ever used Word for big documents again. But I know many stories of that kind from other people.

So let me rephrase your sentences "Introduction: LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system ... But it's not an authoring system" to "LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system ... it let's you focus on the writing".

Tatsächlich arbeite ich mit LaTeX relativ ähnlich wie mit einem Wiki. Formatierungen sind mir relativ egal, konzentrieren kann und tue ich mich auf den Text.

UserFriendly haut gerade auf EA rum

Posted by Patrice Neff Wed, 12 Jan 2005

Der populäre Comic UserFriendly hat es momentan auf Electronic Arts abgesehen. Die ganzen negativen Schlagzeilen bei EA fingen mit einem Artikel auf einem Weblog an. Die Ehefrau eines EA Entwicklers machte dort ihrem Ärger Luft und berichtete über schlechte Anstellungsbedingungen bei Electronic Arts.

Nun macht sich UserFriendly's Illiad über EA her. Es fing an Neujahr mit einem Cartoon an, und geht seit Montag mit einer Serie (Start, Nummer zwei, Nummer drei) weiter. Achtung, der Cartoon von Montag hat einen Nag Script vorgeschaltet, der erst nach 30 Sekunden den eigentlichen Comic frei gibt.

Microsoft eOpen

Posted by Patrice Neff Thu, 09 Dec 2004

Für einen Kunden habe ich bei Microsoft einige "Open Licenses" gekauft. Diese werden in dem Tool eOpen verwaltet. Um den einzugebenden Lizenzschlüssel zu erfahren muss ich mich also mit dieser Webseite verbinden. Schon von Beginn weg war ich nicht sehr begeistert von dieser Idee. Und nun ist tatsächlich eingetroffen, was ja kommen musste: Ich muss ein Windows XP installieren, möchte den Produkt Key rausfinden und erhalte einzig die Fehlermeldung "The requested action could not be carried out."

Nun sitze ich also hier mit meiner legal erworbenen CD, vor dem System, welches meine legal erworbene Lizenz beinhaltet, und darf Windows nicht installieren. Das Abenteuer "Windows Netzwerk" fängt ja schon mal ganz gut an. Schade, dabei versuchte ich doch, das Projekt mit so wenigen Vorurteilen wie möglich anzugehen.

Werde also in Zukunft (sobald das System wieder läuft) die Lizenzen lokal kopieren müssen.

Verwaltung von Fotos

Posted by Patrice Neff Mon, 06 Dec 2004

Digital Sushi empfiehlt zum Thema Ordnung im Bilderchaos das Tool iView Media Pro. Habe das mal bei einem Bekannten im Einsatz gesehen und ich fand es ziemlich hübsch.

Ich selber verwende seit Anfang Jahr KimDaBa (KDE Image Database), welches vor allem dank Tagging eine sehr schnelle Durchsicht der eigenen Galerie erlaubt. Abfragen wie "alle Bilder mit dem Patrice in Japan" oder "alle Bilder mit dem Patrice in Japan in den Kategorien Essen und Geburtstag zwischen Januar und März 2004" sind so kein Problem mehr.

KimDaBa übernimmt automatisch das Datum des Bildes vom Dateisystem. Damit das einwandfrei funktioniert, habe ich das Script, welches den Transfer von der Kamera auf die Festplatte erledigt ein wenig modifiziert. Die Änderung stellt sicher, dass die Datei auf der Festplatte das richtige Datum hat. Damit ist es eine Sache von wenigen Minuten, die jeweils neuen Bilder richtig einzuordnen. Wer Details zu der Verwaltung oder zu den Scripts braucht, darf mich gerne fragen.

MySQL 4.1 endlich da

Posted by Patrice Neff Wed, 27 Oct 2004

Darauf habe ich schon lange gewartet.

MySQL AB, developer of the world's most popular open source database, today announced the general availability of MySQL® 4.1. Certified by the company as production-ready for large-scale enterprise deployment, this significant upgrade to the MySQL database server features advanced querying capabilities through subqueries, faster and more secure client-server communication, new installation and configuration tools, and support for international character sets and geographic data.

Auf den MySQL Entwicklerseiten sind in letzter Zeit einige detaillierte Artikel über die Änderungen erschienen. Weitere sollten folgen.

Danke an Golem für den Hinweis.

Linux RSS Reader Liferea

Posted by Patrice Neff Fri, 24 Sep 2004

RSS-Reader gibt es ja mittlerweile wie Sand am Meer. Das macht die Auswahl nicht immer einfacher. Und ich bin erstaunt, wie wenige es für Linux momentan zu geben scheint. Bisher habe ich Straw verwendet. Dieser hat jedoch einige Nachteile, der grösste davon ist das Fehlen von schlauen Kategorien bzw. Unterordnern. Ich möchte alle Feeds in der gleichen Liste oder Baum, aber dennoch nach Kategorie getrennt.

Liferea ScreenshotNeu verwende ich Liferea, der Versuch ein Programm wie FeedReader unter Linux zur Verfügung zu stellen. Bietet hierarchische Ordnerstrukturen und angenehme
Tastatur Shortcuts. Die beiden wichtigsten Funktionen für mich.

StripMail Tool

Posted by Patrice Neff Tue, 07 Sep 2004

Eine Kollegin stellt in OpenOffice.org Writer jeweils Dokumente zusammen, deren Inhalt aus verschiedensten Mails kopiert werden. Die Nachbearbeitung der Texte dauert da zum Teil sehr lange. Gerade habe ich das Tool StripMail für Microsoft Windows entdeckt, welches ihr da sehr viel Arbeit abnimmt. Mit dem Knopf "Do it all" wird der Text automatisch um die Quote-Zeichen am Anfang der Zeile und unnötige Zeilenumbrüche befreit. Das Mail ist dann als reiner Text ohne Formatierungen in der Zwischenablage, was das Einfügen in jeder Anwendung ohne Umstände ermöglicht.

Fünf von fünf Sterne von mir, für Einfache Handhabung, die Tatsache, dass keine Installation erforderlich ist und für die Idee.

Mozilla Sunbird 0.2a

Posted by Patrice Neff Thu, 19 Aug 2004

Wie verschiedentlich gemeldet, hat Mozilla heute eine Vorversion des Kalenders Sunbird veröffentlicht. Ich habe schon sehr früh mit Mozilla Kalender rumgespielt, und bin froh, dass es nach wie vor weiter entwickelt wird. Ob sich die Stabilität gebessert hat, wird sich zeigen.

Wer Interesse an einem Linux PowerPC Build von Sunbird hat (auf den offiziellen FTP-Servern werden nur Windows, Mac OS X und Linux i386 angeboten), kann sich bei mir melden. Hat 'ne Weile gedauert, das zu ziehen und zu kompilieren.