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Linux 中文桌面 workshop 及 SCIM

這天中午終於完成了 第二場 “完美 Linux 中文桌面安裝實戰” workshop ,結果因為 proxy server 突然當了搞得一團糟。看來下次還是要起個小 mirror 。為了這個 workshop ,昨晚特地用熟了 Synaptic 其他功能。 (我一向主用 apt-get/aptitude) 也試轉用 SCIM ,倉頡換了第五代,有些字碼變了,按鍵處理也轉了,很不習慣。不過以功能和前景看,我終於可以把 xcin 掉了。 XP 的倉頡和新倉頡仍是跟第三代字碼。看來似乎有必要做個三代的表, 應該可以用 xcin 的表轉過來。

更新: 請留意這是多年前的舊文,有關『速成』和『倉頡三代』輸入法,我已在完成不久提交變 SCIM 並已收錄在現時大部份 GNU/Linux 了。事實上你應該可以很輕易在現時 GNU/Linux 選擇使用『速成』和『倉頡三代』輸入法。雖然近年大部份 GNU/Linux (包括 Ubuntu 及 Fedora) 都轉用 IBus 作標準中文輸入平台,但 IBus 亦把所有 SCIM 輸入法移植至其平台。問題只是很多 GNU/Linux 開始預設沒有安裝『速成』。以 Ubuntu 9.10 為例,你需要自行安裝套件ibus-table-quick,Fedora 13 使用者曾需要裝裝套件 ibus-table-cangjie。安裝後重新啟動 IBus 並再在 IBus 設定程式加入『速成三代』就可以了。詳情請參看《安裝 Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu/Lubuntu 桌面》《安裝 Fedora》中有關安裝輸入法一章節。


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Evolution 2.0

Evolution 2 is a long waiting software for Gnome Desktop. However, it still take some road to be a killer application.

Once I wish that it can replace my news reader. However, evolution support on netnews is pretty poor. No thread view, cannot display multi-byte subject well and strange interface.

After create a netnews account, I still cannot read news. It spent me a lot of time to find how to subscribe newsgroup. In most news reader, you can right click the news service name to subscribe newsgroup. But it do not apply on Evolution. Finally, I found the way after reading the evolution online help. You need to choose tools>subscribe to folder on the menu bar in order to subscribe newsgroup. How user friendly is it?

It is really a disaster to read news without thread view. But I saw the developer is working on it. Wish to see result soon.

Besides, evolution also fail to display the non-standard big5 news subject. Mozilla Thunderbird allow user to set default encoding for each newsgroup and able to display the news subject well.

Anyway, netnews reading is not a main point of Evolution but at least I hope they can improve the usability and needn’t to ask user to read manual.


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Postfix and new server

HKLUG’s Alpha DS10 is fucked up. It seems the harddisk is dying. Therefore, I’m trying to migrate every thing out. I have moved the main website and wiki to new niet and spent sometime to migrate the mail services. I decided to use Postfix instead of Exim and try to use MySQL as the forward table. However, the postfix fail to connect MySQL. Finally, I aware that postfix jail some processes under chroot environment and make them unable to access MySQL via Unix socket. After some consideration, I decide to switch on the TCP/IP connection of MySQL but blocking connection from outside via netfilter. Now, it work smoothly.

Today, I also migrate most xychen.org websites to new niet.

  • http://workaround.org/articles/ispmail-sarge/

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《2046》

由《東邪西毒》開始看王家衛,算起來也差不多十年了。這次《2046》,感覺只能說不過不失,沒有一點驚喜,最少並不及王以往的作品般牽動我的情感,大概只能說是王電影的總集篇。結構和 《東邪西毒》,用一個人去帶出幾個人的故事,當中亦投影了自己。看著梁朝偉流了小鬍子,滑頭式笑容,不期然令人想起《東邪西毒》中的張國榮。大部份時間拍攝手法沿用了《花樣年華》的手法,故事亦刻意串聯 《阿飛正傳》和《花樣年華》中的人物,但未能真正連貫到那幾個人物。大概這只是一個點子罷了,王根本無心經營。或者令我最感到煩悶的是王近年作品把太多東西說得太白,這次更白得一點回想空間也沒有給觀眾。


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國內的自由軟件新聞

確實被國內的自由軟件新聞搞得哭笑不得。當然,當中仍有不少高質素的報道,但……。保安問題報道十居其九標題誇張,大部份都是數週前甚至半年前的舊聞,修正版亦早已推出多時。 其他報道亦錯漏百出,對原文斷章取義。我有時候甚至懷疑翻譯者是英文程度差還是在放 FUD 。


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