Archive for August, 2009
Over the weekend I was able to have my mobile contract changed and part of the deal is that I get an HTC Hero.
This has made me quite happy as I have been forced to run windows mobile on my old phone for far to long and it is refreshing that I have an android phone.
The first thing I noticed was that the box was really small, I wondered if they had actually just given me the charger by mistake.
As soon as I had opened the box the shiny new black phone was there and there was even place for the charger. In past occasions when I have taken possession of a new phone I dumped the box and manual and turned on the phone, because how difficult could it be to use it?
I went against my better nature and actually looked for a manual in the box and there was none, at first I thought that HTC had eventually realised that Men NEVER read the manual and had not provided one as it was just wasteful and well useless. I dutifully plugged the phone into the socket and waited for the phone to charge, this did not take very long as I was able to turn the phone on after only 2 hours and the battery reading said full. I was in business.
I started clicking round on the application list and found the pdf reader. I thought that would be a good thing to have. When the app opened I realised that HTC had just moved with the times and supplied a PDF user guide all 200+ pages of it.
One of the things that annoys me is that your contacts get synced to a google account. I really don’t like that at all. My contacts are MY property and I want to keep it that way.
I have searched for some time now for a contacts app that allows you to use the phone without contacting google or some other company to store your data. I have looked at what it would take to code my own one and then realised I can’t code……. say no more.
I would really appreciate any help in finding this killer app for my system.
I am really excited that we could develop an app for android or the iPhone that interfaces with our whole system and then this problem goes away. I just can’t wait. Enough for now I need to search for my contacts app.
EDIT: I just realised that I forgot to mention that there is no app I can find that will sync your evolution/thunderbird PIM to the android system. I have searched high and low but as far as I can tell nothing exists.
Boy I wish I could code
You will be able to see from the poll archive that the following OS versions seem to be more popular
- Ubutnu 9.04 (53.0%, 19 Votes)
- Debian 5 (39.0%, 14 Votes)
- CENTOS 5 (28.0%, 10 Votes)
- openSuse 11.1 (22.0%, 8 Votes)
- Fedora 11 (19.0%, 7 Votes)
I will now start to work on the packages for these OS’s.
From the outset I see that we have quite a few Debian based users and this is a problem for me as I have no idea how to package for Debian. Not that I know much about packaging at all.
I have now set-up the osc build server (thanks to Fatpelt for supplying a 64bit hardware platform for us) as a test run I have tried to package the gmime package for Fedora as this is a requirement for Bongo. It has built fine so this was a plus.
From the initial errors I can see in the openSUSE build service. We need to look at our init scripts and also the spec file we have. quite a few errors were kicked out by rpmlint.
I would appreciate any help with the Debian Ubuntu package creation as well as spec files for each of the rpm distributions.
This was taken in the Sandringham Estate.
I found this puddle and tried to focus on the tree and got this strange result.
It almost seems some prehistoric monster should be jumping up soon.
was trying to get both the near and the far in focus but failed.
Although this still looks ok i think.
Wooden clock on the roof of the building at the Sandringham estate shops