October 23rd, 2008 — gnome, Linux, ubuntu
Hi, folks. For those of you who don’t know: Vino is the VNC server that comes with GNOME. Its purpose is to allow you sharing the computer with other people, often to get remote support. You can enable it by clicking System->Preferences->Remote Desktop.
Currently, this applet shows the local name/IP of the machine and allows you to send this address to someone by email.
Wondering how to make things easier to people who wants support, I’ve made some changes in this dialog, by offering a button to let the user to know his real IP address as well his reachability.
Screenshots of this new feature:
Picture 1: Now we show a message ‘service is not running’ when the server is off.
Picture 2: Once the service is started, we show the local IP/name. There’s a button to get the real IP from the internet.
Picture 3: Clicking on the button brings up the real IP and the status of this machine: In this scenario, the machine is behind a firewall and it’s not reachable. We supply a few information about this.
Picture 4: In this scenario, the machine is open to the internet, and can be reached.
The code is still in my machine, I would like to hear comments, suggestions about this feature. Currently I’m using an external webservice to get the real IP and to test the reachability.
Of course, this change doesn’t fix all our problems, but I believe it helps the user, by giving him more information about his conectivity. Another feature I would love to implement is reverse connection, which will help even more the users behind a firewall.
So, go comment please!
October 16th, 2008 — gnome, Linux, ubuntu
It’s time to another GNOME Forum here in Brazil! In its fifth edition, this time it will take place together with Latinoware, the Latino American Free Software Conference.
The city, Foz do Iguaçu, which hosts Latinoware, is a strong touristic place here in Brazil, due to its wonderfull falls. This is a great oportunity to have fun with GNOME, again!
The Forum is hosting also the first GNOME Latin American Tour! So we will have some cool GNOME people, like Diego, Germán and Pedro.
I am sure the Forum will rock! I will post pictures during and after the event. It will happen in 30, 31 October and 1st November.
October 10th, 2008 — family, gnome, ubuntu
Couldn’t wait until Sunday (Which we celebrate the children day here in Brazil)
September 27th, 2008 — gnome, Linux, ubuntu
Thanks to Ken VanDine, you can try the fresh new GNOME in an easy and painless way: through a virtual machine!
There are images for VMWare and QEMU/KVM/Parallels. All you have to do is to download the image and run it in a virtualized environment.
To download the image: http://torrent.gnome.org/
If you find out some bug and want to see it fixed in 2.24.1, let us know.
Affter that, if you don’t like or don’t want to install GNOME by compiling it, just wait for a distribution near to you. Ubuntu Intrepid, for example, will be released in the end of October, featuring GNOME 2.24.
September 24th, 2008 — gnome, Linux, ubuntu
Celebrating one more GNOME release!
After 6 months of hard work from developers, translators, testers, the 2.24 version was released – exactly in time – today, September 24th. This version is full of improvements and new applications. See on Release Notes full news of this release.
August 26th, 2008 — Linux
August 15th, 2008 — Linux
Nos últimos dias, os sites do Ubuntu Brasil (site, planeta, wiki) estiveram fora do ar. Isso foi devido a uma mudança que fizemos para a infra-estrutura da Canonical. O servidor antigo já não estava dando conta do recado e frequentemente travava, parava de responder.
Com esta mudança esperamos não passar mais por estes problemas, uma vez que agora a Canonical é responsável pelo servidor.
Hoje voltamos os serviços web e wiki. Espero para semana que vem o planeta voltar.
Pedimos desculpas pelo incoveniente, estamos fazendo o nosso melhor, dentro das nossas possibilidades para termos tudo 100% de novo. Saliento que algumas coisas não dependem de nós, e sim da Canonical, portanto vamos exercitar um pouco mais da virtude chamada paciência.
Por favor, testem o site (http://www.ubuntu-br.org) e o wiki (http://wiki.ubuntu-br.org) e qualquer defeito, mandei um email ou para mim ou para a lista de discussão Ubuntu-BR.
Espero em breve complementar este esclarecimento com uma entrevista feita com o Licio, nosso sysadmin.
August 15th, 2008 — gnome, Linux, ubuntu
It is going to happen today and tomorrow, here in Maceió, Alagoas, the 3º Debian Festival, an event which already belongs to our Free Software annual calendar.
This year I will be talking about the GNOME project, spreading it and inviting all people to become active in the community.
More information in the event website (pt_BR): http://enec.org.br/debianfestival
I will put some photos later here!
July 31st, 2008 — gnome, Linux, ubuntu
Hello! Great news:
Soon, from 20 to 24th August, I will be in Fortaleza, Brazil attending Congresso Estadual de Software Livre (CESoL-CE). In English: Free Software Regional Conference.
I will give two talks, one about GNOME and the other one about Ubuntu, where I will be showing how the communities work, and how things work on both projects.
Besides that I will be giving a workshop about development on GNOME: modules structures, bugzilla, svn, patches, glades and so on. All this in 4 hours and each person will have a computer to practice on-line!
Ah, there will be even a free software development festival, where we will have an area full of computers and volunteers can join us and work on GNOME bugs, as well as some other free software projects, like Debian. There will be – for each project – a mentor available to guide everybody interested in contributing.
I’m sure it will be a great event, thanks to the hard work of organizers! I’ll post photos and news as soon as I get them!
July 22nd, 2008 — Geral
Content in Portuguese
Ajude a sustentar a Wikipédia e outros projetos, sem colocar a mão no bolso, e concorra a um Eee PC!
…e também a pen drives, card drives, camisetas geeks, livros e mais! O BR-Linux e o Efetividade lançaram uma campanha para ajudar a Wikimedia Foundation e outros mantenedores de projetos que usamos no dia-a-dia on-line. Se você puder doar diretamente, ou contribuir de outra forma, são sempre melhores opções. Mas se não puder, veja as regras da promoção e participe – quanto mais divulgação, maior será a doação do BR-Linux e do Efetividade, e você ainda concorre a diversos brindes!