Sunday, July 8, 2007

Pan American Sports

In a joke that made Brazilians cringe and forced the U.S. Olympic Committee to apologize, a USOC worker scrawled "Welcome to the Congo!" on a board in the organization's Rio de Janeiro media center for the Pan American Games.

Check this link for more details.

It is just one of reasons why some people hate USA, when you show more respect to the people maybe you don't need to worry about bombs, terrorists or fly.

BTW, I don't see any problems on "Welcome to the Congo", I am sure that Congo theres a very nice people and no problem to be compared with them, in my opinion is better than "Welcome to New York/America/Any USA place, let us see if you don't have bomb in your bag".

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Installing Moonlight and Desklets

Johan Hernandez has published a nice tutorial article explaining how to install Desklets from source, has based on Ubuntu but can be applied to any other distributions.

In Spanish: Moonlight y Desklets en Ubuntu

Friday, June 29, 2007

More about Desklets

It is not possible to see the clock and calendar in action in the other video, so this video is just to show that!!

I will try don't make more posts about this ;-)

More and more about hack week

I am here just to say that you don't need to give us a vote but we will be happy if you take a look at our hack week project page "Implement Desklets using Moonlight" and see our videos and our interesting screen shots, we will also happy if you give us some bad comments and critics like: "theres a project XXX that already do it" or "why I supposed to be used that" and "you imitate Vista||OSX||gDesklets||GooogleGadgets". Fell free to write any bad comments you want, we will appreciate it and "don't" I said "don't" give us any vote :-)

On next picture you can see all amazing people that made this amazing things, well, not all, I still need one picture from Miguel but I am sure that everybody know him :)

Grendel, Andreia, Kumpera, Toshok, me and Fumasa

So, if you don't like Desklets but you think that developers is most beautiful developers around the world them you can give us a vote.

Btw, I would like to say that it is the first English post that I write without any help or corrector, so just try to understand it... or not.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Hack Week , Desklets

Too much time since my last post, it is really hard for me write text, I prefer speak or write code lines. I have been working in the past few weeks on Moonlight (Free implementation of Silverlight), and seeing as Moonlight is a perfect way to get things like OSX Dashboard or Google Gadgets. This week all of us working at Novell are free to work on any pet project we want, so I write my idea on "Ideas Wiki" and other guys (Andreia, Fumasa, Marek, Rodrigo and Miguel) join with me in this funny project.

The YouTube video resolution is not so good then let me show you some nice shots with better resolution:

De Desklets

De Desklets

I can't live without these sweet things anymore ;-)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Mono on Nokia 770/800

Last weekend finally I was finished the Mono packages for Nokia 770/800 devices, Wade helped me to get apt repository available. To make things more easy we made available an "Single Install Click" for Mono runtime and for Paco's PEditGtkSharp an small gtk-sharp text editior. Dependency check really make life easy, as example when you install PEditGtkSharp all need stuff (mono-runtime, gtk-sharp and maemo-sharp) is also installed.

For who wants install packages by hand, the N770 repository is:

  deb mistral user

and N800:

  deb bora user

Scratchbox developer kit is also available as binary. An wiki entry is also set up to give more information about Mono on Maemo.

The screenshot comes from Torello Querci. Unfortunately I cant buy Nokia N800 from Brazil, today I receive a mail from Nokia and they saw that to buy a device I must have a credit card emitted in USA. Maybe they can also restrict the Maemo download for non USA/Europe people ;-)

Monday, February 12, 2007

Mono devkit for Scratchbox

I worked last weekend on Mono devkit for Scratchbox, for who dont know what is scratchbox developer kits an small explanation from Scratchbox's documentation:

"Scratchbox devkits are used to build distribution specific packages inside Scratchbox. Devkits purpose is to provide a set of tools that can be executed on host instead of target device and thus it reduces time that is used to build packages. Usually devkit also provides a set of libraries that is compiled for target device so that configure scripts can find correct libraries and link programs correctly. This way package building is much more faster than doing building process on slow target device or emulated on emulator."

At moment mono devkit binaries is not available for download (let it be more mature) it means that you must download source and generate your own binaries, to do it please do this instructions:

1. Because users do not have permissions to write to /scracthbox/devkit directory by default you need to execute this command outside of scratchbox as root (username must be replace by your user name):

  # mkdir /scratchbox/devkits/mono
# chown [username]:[username] /scratchbox/devkits/mono

2. Now you must login into Scratchbox and get the sources:

  # wget

3. Unpack sources, enter directory:

  # tar -xzf sb-devkit-mono.tar.gz
# cd sb-devkit-mono

4. Now you must get Mono and Glib packages to generate devkit, compile it and install in /scracthbox/devkit/mono, fortunately Make files provides a way to do everything you need in only one step:

  # make

Now you have your Mono Devkit installed and right to be used, if you want generate a binary deb/rpm/tarball to provide to another user or to use in another environments you can type this:

  # make tarball deb rpm

This is only first step to get a good Mono environment for Maemo development, and it makes more easy generation of Mono/Gtk-Sharp/Maemo-Sharp packages for device, I will try found some time to generate this packages on next weekend, maybe based on exiting Debian packages.

Comments are welcome!

Monday, February 5, 2007

Fun Mono Hacking

When I make presentation at forums every time ask me why Mono, my first answer is: "Because Mono is funny". Last Sunday (see picture) I was working on Menu bug (#80266). I wonder if other Mono hackers have as much fun as I do ;-)

Friday, February 2, 2007

Blog, finally!

I am not one of the enthusiasts of "Bloggers Wave" that comes some time ago, when I start I write most of time things about Mono and application development, never personal things. Now I finally install Drupal and starts my "Blogger's life".