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Die Doc Foundation lädt zur LibreOffice release party am Montag, da soll die neue Version 3.3 der Büroanwendung vorgestellt werden, deren Erwähnung ein gar säuerliches Lächeln auf die Lippen von Oracle-Mitarbeitern zaubert (ausprobieren! es funktioniert).

LibreOffice 3.3 Tea Party: Parce que vous aussi, vous avez le droit à une vrai suite bureautique libre et communautaire. Venez célébrer la sortie de LibreOffice 3.3 et rencontrer des gens qui aiment faire des fourchettes !

Libre Office La Cantina


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The Mandriva developer community founds a new project “Mageia”, a fork of the popular distribution.


As you may have heard, the future of the Mandriva Linux distribution is unclear. Most employees working on the distribution were laid off when Edge-IT was liquidated. We do not trust the plans of Mandriva SA anymore and we don’t think the company (or any company) is a safe host for such a project. Many things have happened in the past 12 years. Some were very nice: the Mandriva Linux community is quite large, motivated and experienced, the distribution remains one of the most popular and an award-winning product, easy to use and innovative. Some other events did have some really bad consequences that made people not so confident in the viability of their favourite distribution. People working on it just do not want to be dependent on the economic fluctuations and erratic, unexplained strategic moves of the company.

Apparently they want development be governed by a non-profit organisation or developer cooperative. A main concern of them seems to be the past business decisions of the Mandriva management. The business model looks unclear.

Consider that Mandriva currently competes with a Russian consortium on a Russian National Operating system contract.

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On my Samsung DVD remote control you find an “any key”.

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From blurry video shots to super-resolution.

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Another release of the popular desktop environment, fixes some crashes.

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LXDE Foundation has been accepted as a mentoring organisation for the Google Summer of Code. The students application period starts on March 29: ~12 noon PDT / 19:00 UTC

Congratulations, your application for LXDE Foundation as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2010 has been accepted! Over the next few days, you should plan to register your mentors and complete some housekeeping tasks to make sure your pages on the GSoC 2010 site are up to date. …

The complete GSoC timeline is here: http://socghop.appspot.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2010/faqs#timeline

Please add more ideas for development projects to the LXDE Idea Page on http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Google_Summer_of_Code_2010

Discuss projects on oftc #lxde

We also need mentors. Mario suggested to schedule an IRC meet up for potential mentors on Sun 21, 2010.

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Did you wonder which colour palette was chosen by Ubuntu and how to match the colours? Left one for Ubuntu and right one for Ubuntu derivatives:

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Does it look like a move into the right direction? I am not so sure. Certainly visual migration to a more decent colour scheme is just a matter of time. With its reformed theming the next version Lucid attracts other audiences, from autumn to spring type personalities.

Non-purists claim Ubuntu looked great with Oxygen icons… I am a non-purist.

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Niemand nutzt LXDE bislang bevorzugt bei der Prolinux-Umfrage.

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U-lite survey

Please complete this brief survey to help U-lite Linux understand what most people use their computers for. This will be used to influence the default package selection of U-Lite.

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