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Flash is not the web

Let me share a little piece of Internet happiness: When I got my iPhone, I wondered how could its web browser be so dramatically faster than the one on my N810. Could it be just that iPhone has faster processor, and uses WebKit instead of Mozilla? But at the same time, the state-of-the-art Firefox 3 on my MacBook Air was...
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Free software at work: OpenPsa2 is making a return

In the recent OpenMind conference we were discussing how open source projects simply don't die as long as there is an interested user community: Even if the original company or individual who built the application stops working on it, somebody will always rise and start maintaining it. Last few weeks have been a great example of this. Nemein is the...

Learn more about Midgard in FSCONS

FSCONS is the main Nordic conference on free software and free culture, held on October 24th - 26th in Gothenburg, Sweden. The schedule has lots of interesting stuff, including Wikipedia, Embedded Qt, OpenStreetMap and Jabber. But in addition, there will be two sessions on Midgard: Midgard by Henri Bergius: I will be talking about this long-term open source CMS project...

Long-Term Support for Midgard: Ragnaroek is here!

Midgard CMS switched to a synchronized release model this summer, and the first fruit of it is Midgard 8.09 Ragnaroek, a Long-Term Supported release launched last week: Ragnaroek LTS is a Long Term Support version of Midgard for which bug fixes and minor feature improvements will be supplied by the Midgard community for several years. It is recommended that all...
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Spontaneous adventures: some autumn geohashing

Geohashing, as introduced by the awesome web comic xkcd, is an spontaneous adventure generator. The geohashing algorithm uses the current date and the day's Dow Jones Industrial Average to generate a new location for each region in the world. Geohashers then use various means to reach that location in search for fun and adventure. As out there was beautiful autumn...
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Meme time: picture right now

As seen on Planet GNOME: Take a picture of yourself right now. Don’t change your clothes, don’t fix your hair…just take a picture. Post that picture with NO editing. Post these instructions with your picture. My picture was taken with Photo Booth in the Saha Haedong Kumdo dojang in Busan, Korea after a bamboo cutting seminar. I'm here for the...

Where will desktop applications and web services meet?

Midgard follows Ubuntu's synchronized release schedule, and releases packages for that platform, but otherwise we have little to do with the distribution. Still, I found the following in Mark Shuttleworth's Jaunty Jackalope announcement interesting: Another goal is the the blurring of web services and desktop applications. "Is it a deer? Is it a bunny? Or is it a weblication -...
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Ragnaroek is coming

With beta2 out today, the new Midgard 8.09, or "Ragnaroek LTS" is finally coming. PHP4 has been dropped, many optimizations made, and now that Prototype has been dropped in favor of jQuery, I think we will finally be able to live with it as the Long Term Support release. But before Ragnaroek is stable a lot of testing has to...
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Freedom Fry on GNU's 25th anniversary

The Free Software Foundation's GNU project turned 25 last week, and the English humorist Stephen Fry made a video to commemorate it: Benjamin Mako Hill posted some thoughts on how the first generation of free software developers has grown: Certainly, GNU has matured and accomplished wonderful things in last quarter-century. More importantly perhaps, it's produced wonderful progeny. It has spawned...
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MidCOM 3 and context injectors

I know, according to roadmap we all should be now focusing in hammering out bugs in Midgard 8.09, or as we call it, "Ragnaroek" instead of working on MidCOM 3. But Tero had a specific problem he needed to solve, and I wanted to ensure it was done right. And so I ended up adding support for context injectors into...