domingo, 5 de junio de 2016

Install Screencloud in Ubuntu 16.04

One of my favorite applications for taking screen shots in Ubuntu is Screecloud unfortunately there's no version available for Ubuntu 16.04.

Searching in a github wiki, I found a discussion on running Screencloud at our own "risk" in Ubuntu 16.04.

If you want to read the thread in github: https://github.com/olav-st/screencloud/issues/204


Steps for installing Screencloud at your own "risk" Ubuntu 16.04

  • Download libqtmultimediakit1
  • We need to modify our source list
    • sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
    •  We add the following line to the end of the file
      • deb http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu wily main universe
  • We install screencloud
    •   sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/olav-st/xUbuntu_15.10/ /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/screencloud.list"
    • sudo apt-get update
    • sudo apt-get install screencloud
  •  We just open a console and type screencloud and the application will begin running.
  •  We remove from the source list the deb file we added in step 2
    • sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Small tips

Be sure that screencloud is selected as the applications that begin running when you start you Ubuntu session



viernes, 27 de mayo de 2016

Actualizar de Ubuntu 14.04 a 16.04

Ya ha pasado vario tiempo, desde que estoy trabajando con la versión LTS Ubuntu 14.04, pero creo que ha llegado el tiempo de actualizar a la nueva versión LTS 16.04.

Las principales razones, son que necesito trabajar con el nuevo kit de desarrollo de java 1.8 y no hay soporte oficial para la versión open source en 14.04. Aparte que nunca me sentí muy conforme con dicha versión, considero que hubieron anteriores mejores.

Esta es una guía, que les permitirá migrar de Ubuntu 14.04 a 16.04.

Paso 1: Aseguremos que estemos con las ultimas actualizaciones instaladas.
Si tenemos una versión en español, saldría algo parecido a la imagen siguiente.


Paso 2:  Abrimos la terminal, e insertamos el siguiente comando:

sudo update-manager -d

Saldra algo parecido a esta imagen.


Le damos click al botón de actualizar.
Nos aparecerá una ventana titulada "Notas de la versión" Despues de eso le damos click en actualizar.


Después del botón de actualizar, nos aparecerá una ventana mostrando los pasos de la actualización.



Cuando se termine de configurar los nuevos canales de software nos aparecerá una ventana de comenzar la actualización.



Despues de la instalacion de todos los paquetes, nos saldra una ventana solicitando reiniciar el sistema.





Despues de esto, tendremos listo nuestro sistema!


martes, 19 de abril de 2016

domingo, 27 de marzo de 2016

Sobreviviendo con la gasolina catracha

Hablar de gasolina en Honduras, es producir un tema para quejarse y arremeter contra el gobierno. Tenemos el combustible mas caro de la región, y en cuanto a calidad no comento, porque no tengo conocimiento sobre esto.

Sabado 26 de Marzo del 2016.

Precio 650 lempiras
Litros 34.067
Kilometraje 128,539

Esto fue el resultado de 650 lempiras, miremos como varia la cantidad en los próximos meses.

martes, 29 de diciembre de 2015

Thanks Google Open Source Program!

This 2014 and 2015 has been two years I have been involved direct and indirect with the Google Open Source Program. In 2014 I was selected as a student of the GSOC 2014 for the BeagleBoard.org.

This 2015, I helped organizing one GSOC Meetup at local University. I'm quite happy of organizing this meetup, because a student was selected. Raul Lopez is the second consecutive Honduran student in being part of this program.

I was also a co-mentor for the BeagleBoard.org and continue helping on the development of Bone101.This was a great experience seeing how it works the other part of the story.

Besides this, I was organizing the VII Central America Open Source Summit . The Google Open Source Program helped us sponsoring this great event. If you want to read more about this: http://diegoturcios.blogspot.com/2015/12/vii-central-america-free-software-summit.html

And finally I'm working right now in the GCI program with Ubuntu.

These are the reasons, why I really want to say Thanks to the Google Open Source Program!


Some images: https://goo.gl/photos/D5CaUUogmYFKgJd1A
 

VII Central America Free Software Summit


I just want to clarify this event happened on August. But we were a small group organizing the event and this was a completely volunteer event.

What is the VII Central America Summit?

Central American Free Software Summit is a space of articulation, coordination and exchange of ideas between Free Open source Software (FLOSS) communities that make up the SLCA agreements and strengthening ways of working together to facilitate and promote the use of Free Software development in the region(Central America).

Objectives of the Event

  • Strengthening the processes of social awareness, philosophy, and policy of Free software in Honduras and Central America.
  • A multidisciplinary space that will allow managers of social projects and achieve regional politicians present their initiatives and manage contact network collaboration and / or support.
  • Create an educational application during the hackathon that will take during the event, this app will benefit the 7 countries of Central America
  • Companies, organizations and sponsoring free software projects have thematic areas both at the meeting or side events to promote their products or recruit partners, supporters and / or collaborators.

Special Thanks To: !!!

This event was a great success thanks to the following open source companies, universities foundations and local companies that believe in us.

Google was the first company who gave us the Yes! The Open Source Program was the department at Google that help us with the sponsor. A special thanks to Cat Allman, she was the person who believed in this event.


A special thanks to Canonical for beleiving in this region, its communities have done a terrific job promoting Ubuntu on the region. Thanks David Planella for all your help!



The Beagleboard.org foundation donated 10 Beagle Bone Blacks which where distributed in 6 universities from Central America. 4 Honduras, 2 Costa Rica, 2 El Salvador, 1 Guatemala and 1 Nicaragua. All of this was done with the help of Jason Kridner!!!


Mozilla Foundation helped giving 10 scholarships so Mozillans Devs could come to Honduras and show us the virtues of this magnificent browser. Thanks Guillermo Movia for your help!



Honduras Local University that was the place, where the event took place.

And many other people who believed in us and with their help, the event really rocked!!!

Some images of the event















Some articles in local newspapers (In Spanish)


Sorry for the delay of informing about this event.

viernes, 4 de diciembre de 2015

Ubuntu is part of the Google Code In



Yesterday I received an email that make me happy! I received an email from an Ubuntu Mail list, that was almost dead. In few words, the email said Ubuntu is going to be part of the Google Code In . This are great new!

But why I have a lot of interest that Ubuntu is part of the GCI?

Well. the first time I listen about the Google Summer of Code and Google Code In, was on 2010. Ubuntu was part of the GSOC and I was on college, months later the GCI began, unfortunately I was to old (18 years). So I began my work on trying to be part of this program. I tried on 2011 and failed with KDE, 2012 with New Vision for Public Schools and in 2014 I finally did it with the BeagleBoard.org!

This year I help the BeagleBoard.org as a co-mentor and I'm planning to help Ubuntu for this Google Code In as a mentor. For my surprise I have an old friend working on this, the great José Antonio Rey. If you want to help join the irc:#ubuntu-google on freenode  or the mail list: ubuntu-soc mailing list

What is Google Code In?

The Google Code In is an invitation to  pre-university students ages 13 to 17 to take part in Google Code-in, a contest that introduces young minds to the world of open source. With a wide variety of bite-sized tasks, it’s easy for beginners to jump in and get started no matter what skills you have.