A day in the life of Danny D'Amours

Nokia N810 (IT OS2008) firmware on the N800

As detailed on CNet, the Nokia N810 firmware has been leaked and people have been trying it out on the N800. Some of the major features of the new OS: Upgrade the processor speed from 320 MHz to 400 MHz Now uses Mozilla browser instead of Opera Improved Flash (and hence YouTube) Linux kernel upgraded […]

November 16th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Atlantic Canada, Linux, Tech | 4 comments

Skype for Linux – Now with video support

Quick on the release of Skype for Linux version 1.4, EBay / Skype has released their latest Linux beta, version 2.0.0.13. The big news is that this beta version finally includes support for VIDEO! I tested it out with a colleague of mine (my install was Fedora his Ubuntu) and it seemed to work quite […]

November 8th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Linux, Tech | one comment

WindowBuilder Pro version 6.5.0 released

Instantiations have released version 6.5.0 of WindowBuilder Pro their Eclipse based Java GUI builder. The new & noteworthy page describes some of the improvements available in this new version. WindowBuilder Pro supports not only standard Swing GUIs but Eclipse’s Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) and Google’s Web Toolkit (GWT). One of my favourite features of WindowBuilder’s […]

October 31st, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Eclipse, Java, Linux, Misc, Tech | 2 comments

Fedora 8 Test 3 (7.92) released

The last beta release of Fedora 8, Test 3 or version 7.92 was released on Thursday the 4th. This release includes a few new features to the Fedora 8 release including “Online Desktop” preview via BigBoard, inclusion of Codec Buddy which is intended to help people find audio and video codecs which cannot be shipped […]

October 5th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Java, Linux, Tech | 2 comments

Skype 1.4 for Linux is here!

Finally Skype 1.4 (1.4.0.118) for Linux has been released. There doesn’t appear to be many changes from the latest beta release (1.4.0.99) from early August. Now that 1.4 has been released hopefully we can start seeing version 2.x beta releases that will hopefully introduce video chat into Skype. Hopefully…… It certainly would be nice to […]

October 5th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Linux, Tech | one comment

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

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

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