Open Source Software

Atricles about open source software I’m developing

MS Office 2007 on Ubuntu 9.10 using wine

For those of you that *REALLY* need MS Office and Open Office is not enough, then install wine just run this two commands on a terminal:

And then install using your installation CD. UPDATE: If you are using a non-english locale the second command has to be:

UPDATE 2: For Ubuntu 10.10 try […]

Is there any way to reliably parse email messages?

What I’m talking about is constructing a tree from an email message. Usuallu when you get an email and reply back and forth then you end up with something that looks something like this: [cc lang=”email”] Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. […]

Checking for updates in subversion

If you are constantly running “svn up” or “svn status -u” or maybe “svn log -rBASE:HEAD” then you might find this piece of code useful:

What id does is check for updates in subversion and if it finds any then shows a notification using notify-send. Tested on openSUSE 11.1 with subversion 1.6. Add a […]