A day in the life of Danny D'Amours

Fedora and Java-Gnome 4.x

Although the 2.x steam from java-gnome has been abandoned and deprecated for a year now and yet Fedora which is supposed to be on on cutting edge with respect to distribution of new packages has yet to upgrade to the latest java-gnome stream; namely 4.0.4. There has been a bug filled (Bug 242335: RFE: Please […]

September 30th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Java, Linux, Tech | no comments

Java-Gnome 4.0.4 released

A new release of java-gnome was released on September 26th. As you can see in the release NEWS file the major improvements with this latest version is improved documentation, an increased API coverage and internal refactoring. In particular there has been an increase in the coverage of the Menus, Toolbars and Actions. Preliminary coverage of […]

September 30th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Java, Linux, Tech | one comment

WordPress 2.3 now running.

I managed to find a bit of time to update this blog to the recently released WordPress 2.3. I did have to update a few of my plugins to ensure compatibility with the new version but besides that the upgrade went quite smoothly. There is still one outstanding issue in that the WordPress theme that […]

September 30th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Tech | no comments

WordPress 2.3 released

The latest and greatest version of WordPress was released on Tuesday. Version 2.3 of WordPress adds native tagging support which includes importers for tags created with Ultimate Tag Warrior, Jerome’s Keywords, Simple Tags and Bunny’s Technorati Tags plugins. Now that native tagging support is available, I think that I will be doing some re-organization of […]

September 27th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Tech | one comment

Nokia’s new internet tablet – N800 + GPS?

It appears that we are on the verge of seeing a new Internet Tablet device from Nokia according to recent FCC filling. Thoughtfix who broke the story has a little bit more info as well. With an FCC confidentiality of 45 days, we should soon find out more information on this interesting development. Currently most […]

September 26th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Linux, Tech | no comments

New Brunswick Open Farm Day

Yesterday, for the third year in a row, the family and I went out to enjoy New Brunswick Open Farm Day. This annual event allows members of the public to tour farms throughout New Brunswick and hopefully get a better appreciation for the agricultural sector. Farms range from dairy operations to fruit orchards to an […]

September 25th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Business, Economics | 7 comments

Google Maps expands map coverage to 54 new countries

I missed this last week but Google has released a very large map update. There are now 54 new countries with data including Iraq, Afghanistan, Fiji, Mexico, Peru and Vietnam. Some of the countries have sparse data but at least major roads and cities are listed. Google is also promising to add more detail in […]

September 21st, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Mapping, Tech | no comments

GNOME 2.20 Released

Gnome 2.20 the latest version of the popular Linux desktop environment was released today. GNOME 2.20 Release Notes Although there is nothing in particular in this release that cries out to me to upgrade immediately, there are definitely some nice improvements such as improvement to gnome-keyring, evince offering interactive PDF forms, performance improvements and improved […]

September 20th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Linux, Tech | no comments

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