When traditional music knocks on your door

June 29, 2009 · Posted in Various · 2 Comments 

Yesterday I had a once in lifetime experience to attend a live Celtic ( and not only ) concert.

Loreena McKennitt is on a Mediterranean Tour. Yesterday she visited Patras to perform  an amazing, 2 hour long, concert.

My mind was traveling back into medieval times during the whole time.  Her beautiful voice in conjunction with the variety of mystical sounds produced by the fabulous musicians created an outstanding atmosphere.

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Interview on Linuxcrazy.com

June 22, 2009 · Posted in Interviews, Various · 4 Comments 

David Abbott interviewed me on Gentoo linux related topics and open source in general.  Quite an experience I must say :)

Links:

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New sip/PyQt{,4}/qscintilla{,python} on portage

June 9, 2009 · Posted in Gentoo · 12 Comments 

I haven’t written anything for a while due to real life obligations. I am writing my Thesis, plus I am in the middle of my (final?) exam period.

Anyway, I just committed the following packages on portage tree:

  • dev-python/sip-4.8
  • dev-python/PyQt4-4.5
  • dev-python/PyQt-3.18
  • dev-python/qscintilla-python-2.4
  • x11-libs/qscintilla-2.4

We have been testing them on qting-edge overlay for a while and since we didn’t encounter any breakages, we decided to push them on tree. I ‘d like to thank Ben de Groot(yngwin) and Davide Pesavento(Pesa) for cleaning up and testing the ebuilds during this period.

Even though we tested as many PyQt applications as possible, to verify that nothing breaks with the new packages, there might be some breakages. If you find any, please let us know by filling a bug :)

Enjoy your shiny new packages ;-)

Updated: 11-06-2009

New pykde4 committed which solves compatibility issues with PyQt4-4.5 ;)

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