‘Non-free software’ Archive

Partial word matches in Confluence/JIRA (or lack thereof) 2014-03-06 No Comments

For a ticket with title ERROR: gnome-extra/gucharmap-3.6.1 do not compile with vala USE flag I would expect JIRA to find that ticket in a search for “charmap“. Try it, it doesn’t work. It’s known as JIRA bug 6218 since 2005. It’s labelled a feature request officially so they don’t have to fix it quickly (and […]

Fwd: Petition to make Winamp go open source (on near end of life) 2013-11-28 No Comments

Winamp is going end-of-life by 2013-12-20. Quoting this page: Winamp.com and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20, 2013. Additionally, Winamp Media players will no longer be available for download. Please download the latest version before that date. See release notes for latest improvements to this last release. Thanks for supporting […]

Running Hotline Miami on 64-bit Linux (“amd64”) 2013-06-28 1 Comment

Contents On Debian (using 32-bit chroot) On Gentoo (using a mix of multilib and emul-linux-x86-* packages) I recently had trouble getting (the 32-bit binaries of) PC game Hotline Miami to run on a amd64 Debian machine. In the end I got it to work using a 32-bit chroot. That’s what the post is about, mainly. […]

Fwd: How Can Any Company Ever Trust Microsoft Again? 2013-06-19 No Comments

How Can Any Company Ever Trust Microsoft Again?