‘Planet Xiph’ Archive

Created with Free Software! A button to spread the word 2010-03-18 12 Comments

Last month I did a presentation on the concept of redundancy in a human factor related seminar at university. As most participants were non-IT people and using Windows I felt like promoting Free Software without making it “too loud”. So I came up with the idea of putting a rubber stamp “Created with Free Software” […]

Inviting you to project “PackageMap” 2009-06-12 7 Comments

Quick (re-)introduction:  My task for Gentoo/Google Summer of Code 2009 is to give Gentoo a Debian popcon equivalent, a tool to collect statistics on “what package is installed how often”.  To achieve this goal I’m extending Smolt (a tool currently doing similar things with hardware information) by fine-tunable software stats gathering. The plan we have […]

Forced push on libxspf Git repository 2009-03-22 No Comments

Sorry, in case that hits you. I had to do it: I made a mistake during the initial Subversion to Git repository import which is why several commits somewhere around libspiff-0.7.0 were not imported at all. The Subversion server disconnected a few times and it seems that continuing with the very same clone command was […]

XSPF at Google Summer of Code 2009 2009-03-21 No Comments

There are two XSPF-related projects for Summer of Code this year: XSPF import and export for Songbird Python library / Online validator refactoring Please check the Summer of Code 2009 page at the Xiph Wiki for details and the complete list of Xiph projects waiting for you to apply. 🙂 Student application starts in two […]

libxspf 1.2.0 released 2009-03-07 No Comments

This release features build system changes and fixes, as well as an extension for the C bindings for parsing XSPF from a block of memory. Please see the change log for details. This release is both source- and binary-compatible. Download Changelog

libbs2b 2.2.1 released 2009-02-27 3 Comments

bs2b is short for “Bauer stereophonic-to-binaural DSP”, an audio effect increasing headphone listening pleasure. Check the well-explained algorithm details for more. I helped with making a shared library from bs2b using the Autotools family: Autoconf, Automake, Libtool, autogen.sh. The just-released libbs2b-2.2.1 is featuring that. bs2b plugins for many popular audio players are already available (e.g. […]

libxspf 1.1.0 released (successor of libSpiff) 2009-02-22 No Comments

With this release libSpiff mutates into libxspf, same thing new name. Under the hood the build system has improved and generation of Qt Assistant-friendly documentation has been added. The source code moved from a Subversion to a Git repository. Please meet me at the XSPF mailing list to team up on any transition-related issues. Thank […]

SF.net Subversion to Xiph.org Git migration 2009-02-21 No Comments

I’m still at renaming libSpiff to libxspf and as part of that I also decided to move from Subversion to Git. In case anybody plans to do similar here is what I did: Get a shell account at git.xiph.org and write access to /var/www/git.xiph.org/libxspf.git/. Run a few commands only my local shell: # Fetch old […]

Hire me, I do Free Software 2009-02-16 No Comments

I’m looking for a job with following three required qualities: Producing Free Open Source Software Part time, about two days a week From home or in Berlin, Germany I’m quite open about the rest though I sure won’t do Visual Basic 😉 Being sponsored on continuing development of uriparser would rock, for instance. Check out […]

Creative Commons’ing my blog 2009-01-10 No Comments

From today on all post content on this blog including past posts is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 Germany License. I’ve been seeing value in Creative Commons for quite some time now but never really thought of applying it to my own blog…? I guess I wasn’t really aware that this is […]