Johnny A. Solbu

Category: Gnu-Linux

Norwegian bible translatons in OpenLP

Posted June 19, 2017 by Solbu in Gnu-Linux (GNU/Linux, software, OpenLP, Chuch software)

This year 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 (GNU/Linux, software)

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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Forking Grip. Help wanted

Posted December 30, 2016 by Solbu in Gnu-Linux (GNU/Linux, software, Grip)

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 signs …

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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 (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 (GNU/Linux, software, Jokes)

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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