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Hula Hoops

Very pleased to see the announcement of the Hula Project, a lovely web based mail and calendar solution that Novell has open-sourced. They really seem to be heading in the right direction with this one.

PyLucene and Java to Python Doc hacking

Have been playing around with PyLucene which is a native-compiled Python version of Lucene, a Java text indexing and searching package.

Pootle ideas

Have managed to fix up the Pootle registration process, and set up a Pootle mailing list for any discussion.

Free Software Magazine

It's really worth taking a look through the Free Software Magazine

Simplifying RedHat Enterprise testing

Today packaging some stuff up for a client who runs RedHat Enterprise Linux 3.0

Christmas

Having had many deadlines with my St James Software work, I haven't had a chance to respond to many Pootle / translate enquiries as I would have liked to. (Fortunately I've been making progress there, it's been nice to get things finished off). Anyway I leave them all marked unread until I do - now have exactly 100 unread messages in my translate list mail folder.

Pootle Test Installation Live

We've put up a live version of Pootle at pootle.wordforge.org, kindly hosted by my employer, St James Software

The Free Software Platform

Aaron J. Siego thinks that porting too much open source software to Windows will kill open source on the desktop.

Strategy for guessing encodings

Came across this in comp.lang.python, fairly useful for localization work as you often have to guess what encoding something is in:

OpenOffice.org splash screens for 2.0

Design a new splash screen for the upcoming 2.0 release - I like these ideas so far:

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