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. Usually when you get an email and reply back and forth then you end up with something that looks something like this:

Is there any way to reliably parse a message like this and get a tree of messages with headers, top-posts, […]

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 crontab entry and you are done.