Back from FOSDEM

Posted by berto on February 27, 2008

After a weekend of talks, meetings and networking (but also tourism and nightlife) I’m finally back home.

I still have a lot of work to do, many e-mails to read and tons of PGP keys to sign, but I was very fun to meet you all :)

I have to upload some photos too, but here’s one of them: the great Dirk-Jan waving at the camera during his talk about our beloved Modest.

Dirk-Jan Binnema during Modest talk

By the way, the latest betas of Modest are frankly quite stable, so update ! :-)

The development of Vagalume has been stalled during these days but we have some news nonetheless:

And now, back to work!

And the finalists are …

Posted by berto on February 18, 2008

OMG ! Last Friday I published the new version of Vagalume and the same day the list of finalists of the Mobile Rules! competition was announced. Guess who is one of them …

Mobile Rules!

Award ceremony in San Jose (California) next month.

Thanks Óscar for your words of support!

And the winner is …

Posted by berto on February 15, 2008

The people have spoken and the results have been overwhelming.

Vagalume 0.5.1 on the N800

Vagalume 0.5.1 is out. More UI updates soon.

Thank you all for your comments and see you at FOSDEM :-)

FOSDEM 2008 is here

Posted by berto on February 07, 2008

FOSDEM 2008 is around the corner. Of course I’ll be there along with other igalians so I hope to see you there :)

If you’re a Maemo user/hacker then you’ll probably be interested in this wiki page where we’re trying to coordinate a meeting.

By the way, some people have suggested me to use GTK themeable icons in Vagalume instead of the custom ones that come with v0.5. Here’s a couple of screenshots comparing both (click on the images to view them full size).

Vagalume 0.5 using GTK icons
Vagalume 0.5 using custom icons

I’ve just created a survey so you can vote which one you prefer :) If you don’t have a user at garage.maemo.org, just leave a comment in this post.

See you at FOSDEM !

Vagalume 0.5: back from the dead!

Posted by berto on February 01, 2008

The last version of Vagalume was released more than a month ago. And although it was dead for some weeks because I had many other things to do, here comes Vagalume 0.5, back from the dead!

Vagalume is back from the dead

As I said before, I’ve been busy lately so the list of changes is not as big as it might be, but thanks to the help of my colleagues Mario and Felipe we have some new things. The list of changes include:

  • New buttons and other minor UI improvements
  • New plugin for the Maemo status bar (IT OS2008 only) (*)
  • Fixed a bug that made scrobbling fail under certain conditions
  • A window to see the progress of downloads (and cancel them)
  • A new setting to select the download directory

Here’s the new look of Vagalume under IT OS2008:

Vagalume 0.5

And for those interested, now we have a new vagalume-users mailing list.

(*) Mario has written a detailed post about the status bar plugin, including a screenshot. Check it out!

Go here to download Vagalume.

And that’s all. Enjoy!