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Missing phone backup plan

My mobile phone recently stopped working, I handed it in for repair under warrenty. They fixed it, and flashed it with new firmware, removing all my settings and most importantly, my phone book. So, dear all of you, please send

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Good stuff comes …

KDE4 is now finally fully in Debian unstable, including the fabulous settings migration tool known as Kaboom. (At least for amd64 and i386 – the rest follows when the autobuilders catches up, S390 is taking the lead) Celebrate.

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n810 && usbhost

easy. http://www.amazon.de/dp/B001CX5G8K/ + https://garage.maemo.org/projects/usb-otg-plugin/ + random usb thingie + n810 == success.

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Playing with gnash

Recently, a new version of Gnash was uploaded to Debian by Miriam Ruiz. The most important thing in the changelog from my point of view is the following: Using KDE4 instead of KDE3 So I kind of had to test

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This time of year again

/me++ Or in a bit longer words, today is my birthday and I got a nice present from Debian – a release sent from Samoa. For all the KDE/Debian users, this is also the beginning of something special: Pushing KDE4

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Is something wrong with KDE patch backport policies?

Or Is distro’s backporting of features a good thing or Distro A is much better than Distro B because of the cool features So. Advantages when backporting features Your distro is part of the “cool ones” amongst the users Disadvantages:

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Skolelinux/Debian-edu gathering infiltrated by Gnash people

Gathering I spent this weekend at a Skolelinux/Debian-edu gathering in Oslo. 8.5 hours by bus each way. I got to meet some of the people shipping a customized Debian for schools. As it was a gathering related to educational software,

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maemo + packaging + kde4

maemo sdk seems to come with a cdbs, debhelper and dpkg-dev too old to make it easy to build several debian unstable packages like kde4. maemo seems to come with glibc2.5 and debian/armel kde4 packages depends on 2.7 or greater.

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kde / java / packaging

The following is not a joke: KDE4 needs java for best performance more precise, soprano, used by nepomuk (semantic desktop thingie), has a sesame backend (java) and a redland backend (c++). According to upstream and others, the sesame backend is

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What I done this weekend …

Updated the debian packaging and debian patches of KDE4 to the 4.0.84 tarballs Pushed kdelibs, kdepimlibs, kdebase-runtime and kdebase-workspace 4.0.84 to experimental Prepared the rest of the packages ready to be pushed to experimental when the auto-builders have built this

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