March 2004 Archives
March 31, 2004 10:25 PM
I'll be unavailable during the day tomorrow, because I'm going to service with my car and then to the local GNU/Linux fair, LinuxExpo where OpenOffice.org has its booth.-----
March 31, 2004 9:50 PM
Danish only build started (build-22)
I have just started Danish-only build (build-22) because of Danish dictionary update. GNU/Linux will be available in the morning (hopefully) and Windows build tomorrow evening.
This is especially for Danish users: several people asked me to provide localized Mac OS X builds too. I'd be happy, but we do not have Mac OS X system available. It'd be enough to provide system that has: huge disk space (approx 10GB free for work), responsive administrator and good connectivity. We can then start porting our build system to Mac OS X and then offer localized builds too.
Do you want to help us? Just mail me.-----
March 30, 2004 3:55 PM
OpenOffice.org 1.1.1 has just been released
OpenOffice.org is proud to announce the immediate availability of the new 1.1.1 version of the award-winning open source office suite, codenamed Prague.-----
March 30, 2004 6:40 AM
cws_srx680_ooo20040329 is closed
March 29, 2004 10:19 PM
Sometimes, you are simply impressed what people can do. If you'd like to be impressed once again, checkout Cooperative Linux. coLinux is a method for running GNU/Linux on Microsoft Windows natively.
I'd rather see users migrating from proprietary systems (like Microsoft Windows) to more open systems like GNU/Linux, but this project helps out people to at least try GNU/Linux and migrate task by task to it.-----
March 28, 2004 12:47 PM
Localized build-21 available (based on RC3)
Build-21 is available. It contains Danish, Czech and Slovak updates and will be produced on all systems. This is final version of RC3 for Czech and Slovak versions that are to be released together with original English version.-----
March 27, 2004 11:23 AM
Mail system @OOo is down at the moment
I have received only 8 mails from @openoffice.org during the night. See #i27014# for more details.-----
March 26, 2004 11:22 PM
PPC builds, kerning issues, ...
Petr prepared RC3 (still without Mozilla) builds for Linux running on PPC.
Localizations builds for Czech are almost ready, Slovak builds will be ready before Monday. The same applies for Danish.
Czech OpenOffice.org user (Juraj Václavík of UJP PRAHA, a.s.) reported, that pair kerning does not work in OpenOffice.org 1.1.1 RC3 Czech. I found out that TrueType kerning works properly, only Type 1 fonts are not correctly displayed with pair kerning (kerning is not applied at all). I put several screenshots at my site and also added them to #i23684#. Please vote for this issue.
There are several similar issues connected with pair kerning: #i17836# is for applying pair kerning in the Preview box, #i19380# for TeX's italic correction, pair kerning in PDF exported documents (#i22667#), pair kerning problems for different font colors (#i26519#) and enabling pair kerning by default (#i16874#).-----
March 26, 2004 3:29 PM
Výtah z dnešních Hospodářských novin (Czech)
V dnešních Hospodářských novinách mne zaujaly dva poměrně krátké články. V prvním z nich se opět setkáváme s názorem ministra informatiky, podle kterého by Česká pošta, s.p. mohla v příštím roce nabízet služby veřejných registrů jako jsou katastr nemovitostí nebo výpisy z rejstříku trestů.
Druhý článek obsahuje "zprávu", ze které je zřejmá snaha Českého Telecomu o proniknutí do výběru elektronického mýtného. V prvním roce se jedná jen o 5 miliard, v dalších o miliard deset.-----
March 25, 2004 9:02 PM
Microsoft: OpenOffice 1.1 Competitive Guide SMB Segment
March 24, 2004 9:56 PM
The worst thing...
The worst thing that could happen is when two people who are not able to cite properly start thread between them in the mailing list. This happened several days ago in marketing project's mailing list (where it is pretty common, BTW) but now we can see it in technical list too :-(
So please vote for #i26640# to get rid of this.-----
March 24, 2004 9:34 PM
Localised SPARC builds uploaded to ftp.linux.cz
Localized builds for Sun Solaris/SPARC are now being uploaded to ftp.linux.cz.
Please test them carefully.-----
March 24, 2004 9:19 PM
Minor issue found in Czech builds
Issue #i26802# filed by Czech OpenOffice.org user is now fixed - Czech translation of column x rows in Calc was incorrect. This issue was there for a really long time and is now finally fixed.-----
March 24, 2004 9:10 PM
Full day of relaxing
I had wonderful day today. I worked for about 4 hours only, read/learned a lot (how to use automatic gear-box ;-) and also visited my dentist's for a regular visit.
March 23, 2004 10:17 PM
Not that much work today...
I have started RC3 builds for Estonian with fix for #i26806#. This version will be also used for Danish and Welsh Windows builds, because there was an issue in user rights of GSI files on Windows machine.-----
March 23, 2004 7:28 AM
EU wants BIG money from Microsoft
The news was released yesterday: European regulators plan to levy a record fine of more than $600 million against Microsoft as part of what is expected to be a strongly worded rebuke of the company's business practices.
March 22, 2004 9:54 PM
Lithuanian added to the list of languages (work in progress)
March 22, 2004 9:12 PM
Czech Income tax forms available in OpenOffice.org format
March 21, 2004 7:21 PM
Preparation for 64bit01, RC3 issues in localized inst. sets
I have prepared our build system for work on the third tree - 64bit01 and checked it out to my system. During the checkout, I found that chart2 project was not tagged for that branch, thus I filed #i26772#.
We found several issues in localized builds of RC3 - Estonian version does not have QuickHelpTexts translated. There are 200+ occurrences of them in GSI file and their script to convert GSI to PO doesn't count with them, only with Text.
Second issue is more general: several languages have corrupted (mixed native language with English) README and README.html. This issue applies to both variant of Chinese (simplified and traditional), Japanese and also Dutch. Czech and Slovak versions should be up-to-date.-----
March 20, 2004 8:16 PM
OpenOffice.org 1.1.1 RC3 for Czech, Slovak, ...
March 19, 2004 10:20 PM
OpenOffice.org 1.1.1 RC3 announced
Louis Suarez-Potts has just announced OpenOffice.org 1.1.1 RC3.
Please help us make it final by testing it thoroughly.-----
March 19, 2004 9:29 PM
Novell plans to release YaST under GNU GPL?
According to News.com, Novell plans to make YaST administration tool available under GNU GPL. Sources of that tool are already provided but under license that is restrictive.
Novell seems to grasp free software/Open Source principles very well. Good!-----
March 19, 2004 9:09 PM
Child workspaces list available
March 18, 2004 11:11 PM
Novell Releases First Commercial Linux Featuring 2.6 Kernel
March 18, 2004 10:48 PM
Experiment with Google AdSense
I have just registered with Google AdSense to see how they deliver customized on-topic adverts to your website. So far it just works - mainly computer oriented ads. Yesterday, I have seen an ad from a company producing something like ccache for Microsoft's compiler ;-)
Update: Just after I posted this, Google feed me OpenOffice.org training advertisement.-----
March 18, 2004 10:40 PM
GCC 3.0.4 issue with cws_src680_ooo20040329
We still use very old GCC to compile OpenOffice.org to get the most possible compatibility available. This caused me many headaches in the recent development branch, because of very weird implementation of template instantiation depth counting in C++.
ANSI/ISO C++ standard defines that conforming programs must not rely on template instantiation depth greater than 17 (see info gcc). Newer GCC versions in fact can compile the code (see #i26518# for more details) without problems. But the old version seems to count the depth in a different way or it parses the code in a different manner.
All in all, I have to upgrade the build system on GNU/Linux to newer version. We are now running on very old SuSE Linux (8.0) thus I will probably upgrade to 8.2 or maybe even to 9.0. For now, I will use this patch.-----
March 17, 2004 8:10 PM
OpenOffice.org 1.1.1 codename poll
Daniel Carrera started Poll: OOo 1.1.1 Codename yesterday. I immediately voted myself and wrote to our users and developers mailing lists and went to the city for the day.
One of our oldest GNU/Linux server Root.cz collected the news (10:39) and added it to their news items and people started to vote. On the other hand, I do not believe people voted without cheating because right now, Prague has 873 votes, 7 times more then the second city. You can view the results on Daniel's site.-----
March 17, 2004 7:16 PM
Our build system now supports GNU/Linux on PowerPC
Just a small announcement: the build system developed by Czech Native-Lang project supports GNU/Linux on PowerPC. Supporting code was provided by Petr Vaníček. The patch was surprisingly small (only adding PPC specific parts to GNU/Linux support)!
So the only thing to provide regular builds for this operating system and platform is to receive permanent access to such system with good Internet connectivity. Anyone able to provide such system?-----
March 16, 2004 9:51 PM
OpenOffice.org's Printer Admin test page
For the first time, I tried to print test page using Printer Admin tool (
a surprise, one hidden butterfly fly out of that page.
That page is almost completely localized (I printed it using Czech build) but several letters with diacritical marks were printed incorrectly. I filed #i26547# for it.-----
March 16, 2004 9:15 PM
Testing T602Filter UNO component
As I wrote on March 10th, there is an UNO component implementing T602 file format import. I received another batch of sample files from one of my customers and did a lot of testing on those files. Several issues found, but I plan to do more extensive tests in the second half of this week.
In general: the filter does a really decent job. There are issues with formatting tables and minor adjustments of lines between cells etc.
Just a side note: OpenOffice.org's Czech spell checker works wonderfully on those documents. You just open it, see A LOT of red underlines in the text because writers are really bad in writing using Czech and they haven't used spellchecker when creating those documents. Just press the right button on such word and choose the correct wording and you are done.-----