sábado, 9 de agosto de 2014

How I miss you Synaptic!

Several years  have passed since we saw the Synaptic included in Ubuntu. You can found reasons here .
So in a clear english the reason was to have a better add/remove program for users. A friendly application. The explanation sounds good, I didn't complain about that, until right now. Ubuntu has change a lot, it's really a friendly user OS.

I have use CLI when necessary, but today I couldn't believe it.
I'm a Google Chrome user, I know you will tell me it's not open source or I should use Chromium or FF. But no. I'm a user of Google Chrome, and many people also prefer Chrome over Chromium, so why it should be quite complex remove it? If Ubuntu wants to be more friendly user why you should use the terminal for removing one of the most popular web browsers? I could understand if is a browser few people use, a good reason. But not a popular browser, Chrome is one of the most popular browsers on the world!

A screen shot of the Ubuntu Software Center, trying to remove Google Chrome.
No results, not even a message telling no results found. This is not a friendly user application!



So, I decided to check Synaptic to see if it was possible to remove Google Chrome yes it's so simple.












So please tell me, I'm wrong or I'm right. What's your opinion?



miércoles, 28 de mayo de 2014

Bone101 Status Week 2

What has been done
Issues
  • I got some personal problems this week that pass. They have been resolved.
  • The login page hasn't been added to the github rep, still having some issues, want to have it 100% so the community can test it.
2 Week Work
  • Finish the login page
  • Have the first demo presentation for creating the cards
  • Confirm with mentors if we're going to use Flickr API for uploading image
  • Beging to write in google docs one tutorial at least, This way David can check it and use it as a real tutorial for testing the app

martes, 20 de mayo de 2014

Bone101 Status 1 Week

Hi Community
Last week I got some issues and couldn't present you a status of Bone101.

I updated the template and had almost done the final design. You can check it here: http://diegotc.github.io/bone101/Support/GSOC/template.html
The option for the View All, is the one that is giving me some problems. I'm not quite sure if the way that is right now is the proper way of showing it.

Personal Observations
  • Planning to change the blue color(http://diegotc.github.io/bone101/Support/GSOC/BLINKINGTUTORIALS/Blink.html), for some orange or some BeagleBoard color. Need to confirm this with Jason.
To do for this week

  • I just began to work with the Github API. Need to create a login page for writing tutorials.
  • Need to play around with the Flickr API. Need to confirm with Jason if we're going to use the flickr system for hosting images.
  • Have the option of forking the project. I have to test this.

These are my goals for this week.

jueves, 8 de mayo de 2014

Lets install Atom in Ubuntu 14.04

I just read that Atom the editor is going open source.


So I just installed it and begin playing with it. Important. This is a beta version

These are the steps for installing Atom in Ubuntu 14.04

First we need to install and configure nodejs.

Install
Configure
We need to be sure that we have the following versions of install:




  • node.js v0.10.x
  • npm v1.4.x
  • For doing this we do the following:
    Install Dependencies
    Install
    If you get an error like this one "/usr/local/share/atom/atom: error while loading shared libraries: libudev.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"
    Do the following:
    Some images

    sábado, 3 de mayo de 2014

    I have been selected in the GSOC 2014

    I know this is not an Ubuntu related post. But I really wanted to share to the Ubuntu Community that I was selected to be part of the Google Summer of Code 2014. Just a special thanks to Paul Tagliamonte (@paultag) told me to continue trying after not being selected last year.

    April 21st was a great day for me!
    I received an email from Google informing that my proposal was accepted.
    I will be working this summer with the BeagleBoard.org organization.
    My project is to improve the on-board tutorial enviroment for BeagleBone with live running interactive examples.

    If you want to read more about the 7 projects of BeagleBone, you can read them here


    jueves, 1 de mayo de 2014

    Ubuntu Honduras in the FLISOL

    Ubuntu Honduras was present in the  FLISOL San Pedro Sula There were several presentations in the FLISOL. Ubuntu Honduras team members talk about the following topics:
    • What is Ubuntu
    • Open Hardware
    • C++ with Cocos2dx
    • Backbone.js
    Besides the 3 speakers, there were members of Informatica Libre helping people installed Ubuntu and other GNU/Linux distributions to the people who wished to have a GNU/Linux version.

    There were aproximately 300 people in this event. Many of them were high school students. This event help students understand the importance of Free Software in our daily life.

    To know

    What is FLISOL?
    FLISOL, an acronym for Festival Latinoamericano de Instalación de Software Libre (Latin American free software install fest), is the biggest event for spreading Software Libre since 2005, performed simultaneously in different countries of Latin America.

    FLISOL San Pedro Sula (FLISOL SPS)
    This is a newspaper article talking about FLISOL

    The FLISOL took place in San Pedro Sula Honduras at the university UNAH-VS.

    Some Images








    viernes, 4 de abril de 2014

    My BeagleBone Black has arrived!

    Whoa! I have just unpacked my new BeagleBone Black.
    Right now I am want to test it. During this days, I will try to run Ubuntu on it. :)

    A special thanks to Jason Kridner for this board!