As sent out to some of the OpenOffice.org mailing lists: At the moment there are a number of issues with the current language packs for OpenOffice.org. Some platforms such as Mac OS X don’t have language packs, instead they only have full installsets. The language packs currently have to be built on each platform individually.… Continue reading OpenOffice.org Language Pack Revamp
Today I came across mapping wiki style. OpenStreetMap aims to provide free geographic data of the whole world.The current problems with most maps is that they are have copyright on them, and they have special easter eggs or gotchas to determine copying of the maps. This is a problem for projects that need to be… Continue reading Open Source Mapping
Today was the first time that I cycled along the Union Canal from the canal basin near Tollcross in Edinburgh to Wester Hailes in the West of the City. The surface was very smooth and without the potholes that were there before. In many places, the path is wider than what it was before.The nice… Continue reading Union Canal resurfacing in Edinburgh
Further to Eric Bachard’s mention on his blog. I have now updated the time line for the Mac Port of OpenOffice.org and added a new news item for it. We are currently looking at a May 2007 release for the Alpha of OpenOffice.org Aqua. Around the end of the year we hope to have a… Continue reading OpenOffice.org Mac Port timeline updated
It’s that time of year again when all the clocks in Europe change again. Tonight at 1AM the clocks all jump forward an hour. Being in the UK, it is nice that during the Winter, my current time is GMT/UTC. However, during the Summer, I’m an hour out from GMT/UTC. This does confuse me at… Continue reading British Summer Time from tomorrow
On Sunday afternoon, there was some strong Westerly winds, so rather than cycling into the wind, I decided to cycle with the wind. Rather than do my usual of cycle somewhere, and then take the train home if it isn’t a circular route, or I’m too tired; I took the train out to Dunblane and… Continue reading Cycling: Dunblane to Edinburgh
Yesterday I took a cycle from Edinburgh to Stirling, following fairly close to the Firth of Forth and River Forth further West. It was pretty clear when I set out, unfortunately it slowly got damper later on. Heading through Grangemouth the rain came on quite heavy. By the time I had started leaving Grangemouth, the… Continue reading Cycling: Edinburgh to Stirling
It seems that some people, including young IT professionals, who have not yet heard of OpenOffice.org are amazed at the project.
Yesterday I cycled round the Firth of Forth between the Forth Road Bridge and the Kincardine Swing Bridge. It was about 60 miles, with plenty of hills to get over. This made the journey a bit tougher than I thought. There were a few showers. In true Scottish style, I waited 5 minutes and they… Continue reading Cycling: Round the Forth
I have added some pictures to the X11 Installation instructions on the OpenOffice.org Mac Porting Pages. This should make it easier for users to follow and understand.