Archive for May, 2006

Hungarian webpage is coming…

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

So, I’m quite busy nowadays because I’m working as a SoC student and have another activities so I have always less and less time for the webpage translation I started some months ago. That’s why I decided to look for some help. So far I’ve found only one guy, but he seems to be enthusiastic and helpful, so we will work together on the Hungarian webpage. Actually, it is almost done, only a small number of sgml files should be translated and some problem problem should be fixed with (R), (C) and TM characters, because they don’t appear correctly with ISO-8859-2. Besides, I also want to restructurize the news/press/media section to be read from the English website, because we don’t have so many Hungarian contributors, so keeping it up-to-date would be difficult. Of course, I’ll maintain the webpages, but I don’t think translating the news always is necessary. Maybe later… For the same reason I’ve ripped of some pages that I found unnecessary fot the current Hungarian community. E.g. Gnome pages and everything under www/en/projects. I think nobody would read that, the first version of the Hungarian webpage should aim beginners, provide basic information on FreeBSD and should be a place for further translations (Handbook, etc.) I don’t think it will cost too much time, I hope we can finish it until the end of this summer.

SoC 2006 is on

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

SoC is just started but I’ve already begun to work on my projects. That i386 binary stuff was pretty simple, I have a working patch now. As you see, it is an improvement for the existing NOT_FOR_ARCHS / ONLY_FOR_ARCHS thing especially for i386 binary ports that fetch compiled i386 binaries. The current state of those port is a bit chaotic. If we enable them on ia64/amd64 they can be installed even if the compatibility layer isn’t available, thus we get unusable installed software. This new feature addresses this issue.
Anyway, as a beginner, I like working on the Ports Collection, the atmosphere is very good on #bsdports and the committers are very helpful to me.