by Fred Muller October 22, 2009 - 09:18
Now the reason why I am posting this in OLPH is that this application has been unmaintained for about 10 years (with two exceptions in 2001, and 2004 for a GTK2 port) and needs a bit of additional features. What we would like to see is an easy way to add vocabulary lessons (that can be handled by data packages), but most importantly a way to select them from the application itself. This way children could for example only work on "city, people and greetings" lessons, or all or whatever other options we could have. So this is a real need today and what better place to ask than the great OLPH community? Source code and package information can be found here and we already contacted the Debian maintainer to see whether he had time for this. Any other question please ask in the comment section, on the mailing list or on the IRC channel
by Fred Muller October 01, 2009 - 16:15
The OpenSuse MIPS port final objective is to run basic openSuSE system on the MIPS platform, with the Gdium sub-notebook as the first supported hardware using a Loongson2f MIPS 64el compatible processor, so let's review what has been done so far.
by Fred Muller July 03, 2009 - 02:30
SUPINFO, The Beijing LUG and Dexxon organizing Mandriva Spring Installfest in Beijing - Saturday June 13th
by Fred Muller June 08, 2009 - 09:21
The two days event will start with an introduction about the Gdium, MIPS and Mandriva RPM packaging in order to prepare all the participant to the task. At the end of the weekend lucky winners will be selected and go back home with a free machine! So if you're in town and are in interest in either topic, please do attend! You can find the announcement and registration page in French right here.
by Fred Muller May 14, 2009 - 02:37
Phil is a software developer based out of Ottawa, Canada. He attended (and continues to attend) classes at Carleton University, towards attaining degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics. He lives with his lovely and tolerant fiancée and his cat Odin and his excessive collection of PDP-11s.
Phil's passion for Open Source started at a fairly young age, when he first installed a young Finnish student's "toy operating system" on a spare computer. From that point on he was hooked; one of the first jobs he held was a Linux kernel developer working on wireless drivers. Subsequently, he held several positions at Nortel before leaving to pursue an interest in high performance computing applied to digital signal processing, and to return to school. As well, he has contracted for a variety of organizations, working on developing custom support for embedded devices.
In his spare time, Phil thoroughly enjoys developing support for new hardware devices in Linux -- one of his current projects, for example, is Linux/Cisco, porting Linux to various legacy Cisco routers. As well, he continues to attempt to further the capabilities of Linux on the MIPS platform, having fallen in love with MIPS at a young age because of exposure to SGI hardware. One of his key interests is hardware exploration, learning details about hardware through reverse engineering.
On top of computing, Phil is also an avid photographer and is very passionate about the social aspect of open source.
by Fred Muller May 06, 2009 - 06:06
The day will be split between light presentations, technical, educational and translation workshops and meeting great people! A beta of Sugar on a stick will as well be demoed. You can find the full announcement in English and in French right here. The event is happening at La Cantine not too far from Mandriva's office and is starting at 10am on Saturday May 16th, 2009 until 7pm. Definitely something worth attending if you're in town!