Claudio Saavedra

Go forward in time to October 2007.

Fri 2007/Sep/28
Wed 2007/Sep/26
Sun 2007/Sep/23
  • The big day is getting closer!

    This is gonna be a great opportunity for you to get closer to the coolest free software contributors in Chile. If you want to learn about the movement, get involved in a cool project, or take some free software CDs home, then come with us!

    Register your participation!

Fri 2007/Sep/21
  • Just arrived in Curicó, to spend some days working in my dissertation after our national holidays. Almost a week offline, with my family, in Talca, eating as many empanadadas as possible, having barbaqueue after barbaqueue, beer with friends, ajiaco, mote con huesillos, ponche, and so much food that I think I shouldn't eat again till Christmas.

    And now, I check my mailbox to find a lot of great news related to my work in the free software world. Although I'll spend my weekend working and almost completely alone here, it's great to read them and start these days this way.

  • The GNOME Project has released GNOME 2.20. It's great to see once again the result of six months of hard work. Congratulations to everyone around the world for this incredible release!

  • Lucas released this week the Eye of GNOME Image Viewer 2.20. This release introduces so many changes, that at last, GNOME has a default image viewer as modern as the desktop itself.

    I'm really proud of the work we've done in the last one and a half years, and truly, if you have an EOG developer close, you should give him a huge hug!

    The changes in this release follow:

    • Complete rewrite of application core which means more stable, maintainable, faster image viewer for GNOME
    • New plugin system which allows developers to extend EOG’s UI and behavior. Python support is available.
    • Editable application toolbar
    • New image collection pane with on-demand thumbnail loading, polished look, and continuous scrolling side buttons.
    • Side Pane to be extended by plugins
    • New image properties dialog which replaces the image info sidepane
    • Single instance D-Bus-based activation support
    • Revamped error/warning UI
    • “Open with” support to quickly open images on other applications
    • Mouse scrollwheel improvements: HIG compliancy and zoom factor setting
    • General UI polishing
    • Command line options for fullscreen, slideshow and image collection disabling
    • Display EXIF MakerNotes
    • XMP Support

    With this, I'm sure we will have tons of new EOG users, and current users will be happier than ever. So now, let the bug reports come in!

Sat 2007/Sep/15
  • Traditionally, students in Chile celebrate the 18, our national holiday, in advance, so they can celebrate it later with their families in their hometowns. So, last night we had our choripanada in our flat.

    Besides the dinner and the dancing that came later, we used one of the most funny free programs I've ever used: UltraStar NG, a really, really cool program to play Karaoke in your GNU/Linux box.

    We were having such a good time, that suddenly the police arrived to warn us to stop the party because the neighbors were complaining about the loud of the music (and the singing).

    Most of the guys in the party were also Computer Engineering students, but not all of them so familiar with the free software world, so this time, I felt really proud of showing them that free software and GNU/Linux can also be damn funny.

    So thank you, UltraStar NG authors for this lovely software and thank you too, Miriam Ruiz, for the Debian package!

Wed 2007/Sep/12
  • Yesterday, September 11 in Chile. For those who think that 11/09 is a date to remember only after the tragic events in NYC, I'd like to bring some context and say that September 11, 1973 was the day that the coup d'état in Chile took place. 34 years ago.

    There's still debate about it, and there's still a lot of people who claim it was necessary, and others who say it was a massacre. I've my feelings about it but I don't want to write about that today.

    What moves me to write this morning is the fact that, year to year, riots during el once get more and more violent. Last year the level of violence and chaos during that night was something I thought it'd never repeat again. But I was wrong. Stupidly wrong.

    Last night riots were even worse. There's even 42 cops injured, 9 of them severe, and other one died. A guy who was only doing his job got hit by a missing bullet and died this morning. A 33 years old policeman who wasn't even born the day the golpe happened.

    How long will this continue? I'm sick of it. I no longer find explanation for this shit. I respect everyone's feelings about the coup, but this behavior is just unjustified. Year to year, there's innocent people paying for events that happened before they were born. I feel so embarrassed and disappointed...

    ¡flaites culiaos dejen el 11 en paz!

Tue 2007/Sep/11
  • El viernes pasado hemos abierto el registro para la celebración del Día del Software Libre '07, en la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de Talca y en menos de 4 días, y sin mucha publicidad al respecto, ¡ya tenemos más de 60 personas inscritas!

    Y las buenas noticias no terminan aquí. También hemos confirmado la participación de Eduardo Silva, uno de los contribuidores locales del proyecto One Laptop Per Child.

    Así que, si no te has inscrito aún, ¡no pierdas tiempo! ¡Te esperamos en Curicó!

  • Past Friday, we've opened the registrations for the celebration of the Día del Software Libre '07, in the Facultad de Ingeniería at the Universidad de Talca, and in less than four days, and without too many promotion about the event so far, we've more than 60 people registered!

    And that's not all. We've also confirmed that Eduardo Silva, one of the local contributors to the One Laptop Per Child project, will participate in our event.

    So, what are you waiting for? If you haven't registered yet, go on and do it now!

Fri 2007/Sep/07
  • Today, I went crazy and sat in front of the computer during exactly 60 minutes, and closed 50 eog bugs. The cool thing about it, is that only 15 of these 50 were closed as INVALID, and I managed to recognize the different stacktraces in the other ones and close them as DUPLICATES, that quickly.

    So, now EOG has only 73 bugs open, and I'm officially 20. GNOMErs know what I mean (-:

Thu 2007/Sep/06
  • Adrian Boult Hall, UCE Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, United Kingdom:

    Where's everyone?

    So, in an attempt to stop slacking, I uploaded the pictures from GUADEC. Not that they are too cool, but there are some that I think worth sharing. See the set!


    Vincent moves fast when he laughs, doesn't he? :-)

Tue 2007/Sep/04
  • I love Debian. Yes, I honestly do. It's the distro I've been using since I switched from Mandrake 9 in.. 2003? But there's two things I'm not understanding nowadays:

    1. Why doesn't apt-listbugs run before actually downloading the packages? We would save some bandwidth that way.
    2. If I run a dist-upgrade, why is apt trying to upgrade gimp-data to a version which would cause gimp to be removed? The same applies for network-manager and network-manager-gnome, and some other packages in the past.

    So, seriously. I love Debian. But in every relationship, there are times when you need to ask yourself some things, if you want to continue in love.

Go backwards in time to August 2007.

Tue 2007/Sep/04 11:21:14 -0400