Sean O'Donnells Weblog
Well Ogham 0.1.2 is done and dusted. We have Internet explorer compatibility, an improved navigation menu, password protection, it now runs on windows as well as Linux, and there are a raft of minor bug fixes (and thank you for all those bug reports). It has been exactly 6 months to the day since the last release so I hope you guys think this was worth waiting for. Its up on the Ogham home page and Sourceforge right now. Don't forget Ogham also has a subversion repository for those unwilling to wait between releases to grab the latest and greatest , or even help out.
Ogham now supports Internet Explorer. It should work pretty much exactly as Firefox does, with some very tiny cosmetic differences. The changes are currently only available from the Ogham Subversion Repository. But I will get around to packaging a release in the next few days. I have also just discovered that Safari has supported in browser HTML Editing for a few months now. So If I can get my hands on a mac or a volunteer to send me bug reports. I will do my best to support Safari in future releases.
In the last week I have received my first pieces of comment Spam. I just spent the last hour adding support for deleting comments to vellums comments plugin. The volume of Spam is pretty low at the moment, so simply having the ability to delete comments should do me for the time being. Lets hope it stays that way.
My trusty old Thinkpad has finally given up the ghost. Its time had come, and considering the abuse I have dished out to it over the years the remarkable thing is that it lasted this long. One snowy January morning I tripped while walking downhill and wound up sledding 10 feet across icy tarmac on it. The hardy beast survived with only few scratches. However many more insults have been visited upon it, Not the least of which is that my new dog likes to sleep on it if I forget to put it away. I imagine its because its warm. Picking dog fur out of your keyboard is not a good thing. In the last few months it has mysteriously refused to start on occasion, and as of Sunday night it reported a corrupted CMOS. It will not allow me to boot from a floppy to reflash it. Repairing it would cost more than replacing it. So with great regret and fond memories it will have to go to laptop heaven. All progress on Ogham and posting here will slow dramatically while I sort out a replacement.
I just finished upgrading from hoary to breezy. It went reasonably smoothly but there where two gotchas when it came to xorg. First off the keyboard driver has changed from 'keyboard' to 'kbd'.
So the relevant section of xorg.conf has to look like this
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "ie"
Second the fonts directory has moved so you need to edit that section of xorg.conf to look like this.
FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
# paths to defoma fonts
Overall breezy contains a lot of small improvements. Evince the new document viewer is nice. But there is no single improvement I have seen so far that would blow your socks off. A little more polish on an already shining Distro.