Johnny A. Solbu

Norwegian bible translatons in OpenLP

Posted June 19, 2017 by Solbu in Gnu-Linux

This years I got involved in trying to get norwegian bible translations into OpenLP. OpenLP is a Free Software alternative to EasyWorship.

Until recently it was not easy to get a norwegian bible translation into OpenLP. So I did some work with the OpenPL team, and this spring there is a Norwegian Bokmål and Nynorsk translation awailable from the initial setup wizard, in the bible download tab. The translations are from 1930 and 1921, respectively. The reason it is those old versions is that those are no longer protected by copyrights, and is therefore free to use by anyone.

For those of us who prefer Free Software over proprietary software this is good news. With OpenLP one have an excellent alternative to the proprietary EasyWorship. EasyWorship is not Free Software, it is Free of Charge. There is a difference. :-)

New Oidentd development

Posted April 22, 2017 by Solbu in Gnu-Linux

This year seems to be the year that I started maintaning packages as the Upstream maintainer, and not just package them for distributions. Today I forked oidentd from the ojnk project into a new oidentd project.

The most serious bug that remains to be fixed, as I see it, is ...

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New Grip development

Posted April 13, 2017 by Solbu in Gnu-Linux

After a few days of corespondence, I got access to the original grip project. After forking the code I have now moved it back to where all of the distros go for new releases. Hopefully it will come back into Debian and it's various derivatives, such as Ubuntu.

If ...

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Taking over some software projects

Posted January 02, 2017 by Solbu in Gnu-Linux

The last couple of years I've been thining that some of my prefered software packages might be dropped by the various Gnu-Linux distributions, because no one is maintaining them upstream. So this last december I decided to try and do something about two projects that I find really usefull ...

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Forking Grip. Help wanted

Posted December 30, 2016 by Solbu in Gnu-Linux

I have been thinking for some months now about forking Grip, the GTK cd ripper. Mainly in order to ensure it's still usable and included in the various distributions, as it is my prefered cd ripper. The last release was in june 25, 2005, and it show all the ...

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Welcome to Johnny Solbus web page

Posted December 29, 2016 by Solbu in News

And now I've changed my web page yet again. The old site wasn't wery mobile friendly. So here is a new attempt.
I've been trying out static site generators for some time, and have landed on Pelican, at least for the time being.

I am a "normal ...

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Play World of Warcraft and become a terrorist

Posted June 28, 2006 by Solbu in Terror

Taken from <;?topicId=11211166&sid=1> -- 2006-08-28

This … is going to be a long one. And believe it or not, it's a 100% true story. Its relation to World of Warcraft will not be immediately apparent.

It all started when I got out ...

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att: You self proclaimed Gnu-Linux gods

Posted May 07, 2002, last updated December 28, 2016 by Solbu in Gnu-Linux

This is something I sent to a usenet group in 2002 in response to a posting which I thought was rude, and I blew up.

Subject: att: you selfproclaimed Gnu-Linux gods
Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 14:03:28 +0200
From: Johnny Solbu

On 7. mai 2002 09:04 Frank ...

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To stupid for GNU-Linux

Posted April 07, 2002 by Solbu in Gnu-Linux

This usenet post was posted on alt.os.linux.mandrake by someone some time ago.

Sorry for not crossposting to 7 other newsgroups as I could not figure out how to do that.

I decided to try Mandrake Linux as I heard it was a l337 system.
The first thing ...

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Math problem

Posted February 18, 2000 by Solbu in Christian issues

The Biggest Mathematical Miracle in the World!

Moses and the people were in the desert, but what was he going to do with them? They had to be fed, and feeding 2 or 3 million people requires a lot of food. According to the Quartermaster General in the US-Army, it ...

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