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Android FS Utils - now in the archives near you!

Previously on Ubuntu Planet, Matt Fischer described how to build Ubuntu Nexus7 images . It did involve using simg2img & make_ext4fs binaries which you can get from: android sdk download hand compiled binaries from Matt's http server But now, there are more usual ways as well: Ubuntu Raring archive  Ubuntu Nexus7 Installer PPA for Quantal and Precise It's the same PPA used in the current Nexus7 installation instructions . sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-nexus7/ubuntu-nexus7-installer sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install android-tools-fsutils android-tools-fastboot Enjoy and happy hacking the images =)

Hello Debian, Planet and Debconf12

I'm going to Debconf12 Hello Debian Planet! I have recently became a Debian Developer. One of the first things I did, was fix some RC bugs in my packages due to an ABI break from upstream in a point release. Then I fixed some bugs in  offlineimap... Little did I know, that I broke it for many Debian developers including  my ex boss and the Debian Project Leader  all at the same time. Speaking of which, any help will be appreciated in hunting down a memory leak in offlineimap. I am going to Debconf12, thanks to my employer . I am interested in Python/dh_python[2-3], dh, 3.0 (quilt) with a DVCS, lvm2, mdadm, btrfs-tools, autofs, e2fsprogs, dm-crypt, debian-installer, init-systems & friends, OpenERP, offlineimap... if you are as well, find me and talk to me =))) Regards, xnox

Merge planet feeds & remove duplicates

Problem: I like Debian Planet. I like Ubuntu Planet. I do not like reading the same posts twice though. And there are blogs that are syndicated on both. Yahoo! created Pipes , which is like normal shell pipe but for online / web data. One of templates/examples of Yahoo! Pipes is:  Merge RSS and remove duplicates After putting in Debian and Ubuntu planets into the template we get an RSS subscription Link for both planets we get this awesome feed: Ubuntu & Debian Planet Feed Still need to experiment with it though, not sure how real time it is and whether it will fail to de-duplicate some blogs. Hope you like this =)