Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Still surprised by Linux? Yeah :-)

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Yesterday evening I had to print out a photo of my son: since the only ready PC in the neighbourhood was my brand new Linux powered laptop, I just plug in the USB cable of my HP Deskjet F300 all-in-one.
Without paying any attention, I switched it on, being prepared to go through the usual CUPS story, when some popups on the bottom right of my KDE desktop appeared saying that scanner and printer were been successfully configured. Just a quick test to verify that everything was actually working and voilà. Great!

I still remember what, years ago, I had to do to make my old Epson Stylus Color 740 able to operate, and without any success guarantee: modprobe, lsusb, /var/log/syslog, dmesg...

Apache Cocoon PMC Member!!

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After very good news I have reported before, this morning I have received a very pleasant e-mail saying that since today I have been accepted as member of the Apache Cocoon PMC.

Wow, I am still astonished by all this new stuff :-)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Apache Cocoon committer!

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Yes, it's true - I am still realizing, but it's definitely true:since last February 21st 2011 I have been granted committer rights at Apache Software Foundation, on the Cocoon3 project.

As I wrote to PMC members, it has been a real honour for me to accept this proposal and I wish I'll be able to contribute this project at best of my capabilities.

If you want, and especially if you don't believe me ;-) take a look at my personal page at!