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Fri, 25 Feb 2005

FreePop Test Packages

From http://rhonda.deb.at/debian/freepop/README:

freepop (0.6.0-0) unstable; urgency=low

  * Would be: Initial Release (closing #296714)
    -- though this is a PREVIEW RELEASE!  _NO_ warranty, not granted upgrade

 -- Gerfried Fuchs <alfie@debian.org>  Thu, 24 Feb 2005 23:03:16 +0100

 That means: I won't guarantee that the next package would not normally require
some Replaces or similar handling, but I won't add it because this is no
upload to the pool. Furthermore I have done only minimal testing so far, and it
really requires an DRI supporting graphics card, otherwise it is deadly slow.
By not having one and not having had the posibility on testing it on my
fastest machine I won't guarantee anything.

 Additionally to the packages herein you will need the clanlib0.7 which is
available from this location: <http://people.debian.org/~fenio/clanlib/>

 Again, you are on your own when using this package. Feedback is welcome, but
don't send me reports about the upstream version (yet), send them to upstream
at <http://freepop.sf.net/> directly. Comments about the packaging might be
helpful, though.

 So long,

So I hope you know where you stand, the packages are available here: http://rhonda.deb.at/debian/freepop/ — have fun!

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Fri, 18 Feb 2005

Fun with gettext

I started working on the german centericq because the former maintainer doesn't seem to be interested anymore, no changes since 2001 and his mailaddress bounces. While doing my business in the file I stumbled upon the following interesting thing that gettext offered me:

#, fuzzy
msgid "Failed"
msgstr "Weiblich"

While it might be funny (even for people who claim to be non-sexistic) to see that gettext thinks female is a synonym for failed, it shows in a quite nice way how the gettext fuzzy algorithm works: it tries to get a best match which is similar. And although female and failed share some letters in the same order (namely, fale) it still works out nice quite often.

You see, working on translations can be fun too, sometimes. So I encourage everyone to pick up some po files from their favorite applications and enhance them, support your fellow native speakers! Give back for what you get.

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Thu, 10 Feb 2005

... "unfortunately has to die"

Well, then I died on freenode, if I am adviced to. But in a network where the admins believe in Sometimes the k-line rushes in without actively noticing it is a proper way to administrate it and the opinion Well, tor isn't a good thing, and who tells me different unfortunately has to die. is represented I don't really want to stay anyway. Tribe liability is no useful method to fight problems. The next time I guess they'll k-line *@user.debian or something similar if there are some playing around, it just rushes in.... I'm just sorry for the wesnoth team that I can't log anymore for them. But you have to break an egg to make an omelet...
See you on the other side where the admins got a clue how to solve problems.

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