What happens when you write in forums with no backup?

That's what happens when you do just that.
My advise to you: stick with Tapuz and whatsup.

BTW: I may not be able to reply in the following days - I'm in milueem.


Ubuntu Hebrew Remix 8.04.1-1 is available

As promised in the previous post, Ubuntu Hebrew Remix 8.04.1-1 (base on Ubuntu 8.04.1) is available for download from the usual place.

Changes that were made to the Origial Ubuntu 8.04.1:
  • LiveCD ISOLinux boot screen translated to Hebrew.
  • Created a "translated" usplash package.
    Since Ubuntu-il forums got wiped out, I'll publish the links directly:
    Source Package
    x86 package
    x86-64 package
  • ISOLinux boot menu gives only two languages to choose from (F2 key): Hebrew and English. The English mode is still "Hebrew Enabled".
  • Gnome keyboard indicator appears by default.
  • Modified locales setup script to create he locales on liveCD boot
  • timezones package defaults to Jerusalem.
  • Installed the following packages:
    language-pack-gnome-he-base language-pack-gnome-he
    language-pack-he-base language-pack-he
    culmus culmus-fancy
    hdate-applet libhdate1
    hocr-gtk libhocr0
  • Removed the following packages:
    ttf-arabeyes ttf-arphic-uming ttf-indic-fonts-core ttf-kochi-gothic
    ttf-kochi-mincho ttf-lao ttf-malayalam-fonts ttf-thai-tlwg ttf-unfonts-core
    language-pack-de-base language-pack-de
    language-pack-es-base language-pack-es
    language-pack-fr-base language-pack-fr
    language-pack-gnome-de-base language-pack-gnome-de
    language-pack-gnome-es-base language-pack-gnome-es
    language-pack-gnome-fr-base language-pack-gnome-fr
    language-pack-gnome-pt-base language-pack-gnome-pt
    language-pack-pt-base language-pack-pt
Credits goes to:
  1. All Gnome/Debian/Ubuntu package maintainers and translators who made this possible.
  2. Israeli Open Source contributors who fix Hebrew Bugs, made Hebrew Fonts, Hebrew Spelling and even Hebrew OCRing a reality.
  3. All israeli Linux forum members who provide technical/mental support for new users.
  4. everybody else who is feeling left out after reading this list :)
Have fun.


URemix scripts for Ubuntu Hebrew Remix 8.04.1

For now you can find the remastering scripts here.

The remastering process is fully automatic.
It should be very easy to use. Read the README.

it looks like this:

The Ubuntu Hebrew Remix 8.04.1 ISO image will be available during the weekend.


AP2008 Live Blogging #2 - Microsoft session

In his lecture Amir Shevet (MS representative in AP2008) talked about interoperability (with other OSes) and it's importance to Microsoft.
I asked two questions:
1. If it's so important for them then why don't they actively and officially support Mono.
2. Do they grantee that if I use Mono and .Net implementation for Mono, I won't get sued by MS later.

Some guy from the crowd (probably MS person) shouted at me that Microsoft is very active and working together with Miguel De Icaza very closely on Mono.
The second question remained unanswered. The main message I got from the MS lecture was "Lets see where we can work together and do it".

Later I saw Amir again in the hall and asked him to address the patents issues. He asked me for my business card and said that he'll get back to my after he'll ask the company lawyers. Stay tuned ...

I'll just point to this link regarding Mono, Miguel and SW patents.

In my eyes: Microsoft say they are open and they want to play nice for now (with Open Source community). But they'll probably never promise not to sue and play nice in the future.

To conclude what I learned: Nothing new under the sun.

Other amusing events during the MS lecture:

- Shachar Shemesh said the he read the rulls for participating in OpenUp (MS OSS competition) and that's it's not the right way to do it and pointed directly the problematic rulls. The MS crowd Guy shouted "Why can't you put a good word for a change" repeatedly, and claim that Shachar's is not providing any constructive criticizm although Shachar pointed the probelms specifically.

- Doron started talking about Microsoft conduct (I Think) and refused to be shushed.

- One Error popped during the lecture. Amir said it happed in his Ubuntu at home too and I said "sure it did , PowerPoint is a closed format".

- At some point during the lecture Amir got a package (the mandatory AP package game), and I remarked "be carefull, it's ticking!!". Later on Amir passed that package to me because it instructed him to give the package to the yougest Linux user (see previous post).

AP2008 Live Blogging #1 - The youngest participant ever

The youngest participant in August Penguin .. My son :)