Monthly Archives: October 2010

Recognizing apt-get output in a youtube movie

It seems that during a daily upgrade for packages in Debian unstable gave me the ability to recognize the apt-get output with just glimpsing on screen.

That was exactly what happened to me when I watched “Bits in pieces” on you tube. In one of the scenes there’s a text running up on the screen, and new rows are added at the bottom. After about two seconds after the scene I had to jump back and pause to verify if I spotted the output correctly. And it seems I was right. You’re welcome to watch the movie, and notice the output at 3:06.

I wonder what else does Debian puts in my subconscious…


Filed under Debian GNU/Linux

a very good day for bidi in

As a follow up on my report from last month about bidi status in 3.3, today was a very good day for bidi in The short story: two important bugs were fixed for 3.3, and we now have the bidi keyword for IssueZilla system.

It began with the fix to a cosmetic bug in the main screen which caused the icons to repaint improperly. While this isn’t critical at all, it just looks really bad to have it on the main screen. And I don’t want people to get the wrong impression. Thanks you Philipp Lohmann for fixing #97556.

Costmetic bug in RTL UI

Costmetic bug in RTL UI

The second bug was that AutoFilter isn’t working for RTL sheets (regards whether the UI is LTR or RTL). This issue was reported yesterday and got fixed in 24 hours. Thank you Niklas Nebel for fixing #114944. It took us longer to isolate the bug than to get a patch for it. I wish this will happen more (:

For closing, and in response to the bidi meta issue, a new keyword was created in the issuezilla: bidi. Till now, there was a bidi sub component in the UI, but this isn’t always helpful as sometimes it’s better to report against the actual component. The keyword will help us to better tag the issues for easy listing.

The thank you list is long, as there were more than a few people behind the scenes today. I’ll only mention Netanel, my partner to the Hebrew l10n team.


Filed under Israeli Community, LibreOffice,