OSS Solutions

  • Java Applet Uploader bug in Gallery 2 + Firefox 3.0

    This is a bug we’ve seen but have been unable to explain so far… for several people, all the Java-based Gallery 2 uploaders applets and apps are crashing the Firefox browser or putting it in an unstable state, preventing us from uploading pictures. Apache doesn’t log anything wierd. The Java console isn’t very eloquent (but […]

  • Descrubriendo la XO/OLPC

    Como lo he mencionado antes, D0keos Latinoamérica acaba de recibir un prestamo de 6 XO para el desarrollo de un proyecto de integración D0keos-OLPC. Este articulo es el reporte de lo que estoy descubriendo, para que sirva a los demás. Las XO corren Fedora [olpc@xo-4B-D2-A3 ~]$ cat /etc/redhat-release OLPC release 9 (Joyride) [olpc@xo-4B-D2-A3 ~]$ uname […]

  • ODBC and MSSQL under Debian/Ubuntu

    In just two days, I came up with two different reasons to point to Landure’s technical doc’s site. http://howto.landure.fr/gnu-linux/ubuntu-dapper-drake/developpement-et-serveurs/installation-du-module-mssql-pour-php-5-sur-ubuntu-dapper-drake This time, it was to setup a connection to a MSSQL server from a Debian server. This type of connection is incredibly badly documented on the internet in general (or maybe I didn’t look the right […]

  • Social Networking Open Source: Elgg

    I didn’t know about that (or maybe I did and forget), but there’s an apparently superb (opinion based on screenshots) tool in GPLv2 to create social networks, called Elgg. The tool integrates a high amount of connectivity backends for other social networks apps and is certainly something we’ll be looking into in the next weeks, […]

  • OpenERP 5 – Creating a chart of accounts – first draft

    Following up on our permanent quest to harness the power of OpenERP, this article will consider the specific challenge of building a chart of accounts. One of the most difficult things in OpenERP when customising it for a specific country is defining the chart of accounts. Well, the most difficult part is actually that there […]

  • Installing OpenERP 5 from Bazaar

    This installation procedure is valid for the development version of OpenERP 5.0.0 (December 2008) $> mkdir ~/openerp/unstable/5.0 -p $> cd ~/openerp/unstable/5.0 $> bzr clone lp:~openerp/openobject-server/trunk server $> bzr clone lp:~openerp/openobject-client/trunk client $> bzr clone lp:~openerp/openobject-addons/trunk addons $> bzr clone lp:~openerp/openobject-client-web/trunk client-web $> cd server/bin/addons $> ln -s ../../../addons/* . Starting the server can then be […]

  • Uninstalling eTiny.egg

    If you ever installed Python’s eTiny module for OpenERP, you might want to remove it to install another version. In this case, the solution is to delete the eTiny module’s directory (in /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages for example). cd /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/ rm -r eTiny-1.0.1.1-py2.4.egg/ vim easy-install.pth and remove the line importing the eTiny module.

  • Fixing WebCalendar 1.2.0 + iCal, in French

    While trying to debug WebCalendar 1.2.0 a little, combined with iCal and using French, we found a series of things that might be worth reporting in one go… First of all, some weird warning messages appear reporting that mb_language() did not understand “French” as a supported language. Basically, the php documentation on mb_language() is quite […]

  • Free Software Projects

    Here is a non-exhaustive (73 so far) list of some Free Software projects which we contributed [1] to: apt-proxy Asterisk Auto Nice Daemon (AND) AWstats Bacula BNPanel Cedar Backup Chamilo Claroline COnfigurator for GNOME (COG) Crystal Space DCL Debian / Debian Education / Debian-Edu Debian-Installer Dokeos Dolibarr dotProject Drupal [1][2][3][4] Etherboot Evolution Evolution mail template plugin […]