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frugal technology, simple living and guerrilla large-appliance repair

Regular blog here, 'microblog' there

Many of my traditional blog post live on this site, but a great majority of my social-style posts can be found on my much-busier microbloging site at updates.passthejoe.net. It's busier because my BlogPoster "microblogging" script generates short, Twitter-style posts from the Linux or Windows (or anywhere you can run Ruby with too many Gems) command line, uploads them to the web server and send them out on my Twitter and Mastodon feeds.

I used to post to this blog via scripts and Unix/Linux utilities (curl and Unison) that helped me mirror the files locally and on the server. Since this site recently moved hosts, none of that is set up. I'm just using SFTP and SSH to write posts and manage the site.

Disqus comments are not live just yet because I'm not sure about what I'm going to do for the domain on this site. I'll probably restore the old domain at first just to have some continuity, but for now I like using the "free" domain from this site's new host, NearlyFreeSpeech.net.

Sat, 12 Feb 2011

LibreOffice is coming to Debian Squeeze Backports

Debian Squeeze includes OpenOffice 3.2.1, which runs pretty well, I might add. But the buzz in the open-source world is all about LibreOffice, the fork of OO by developers less than happy with Oracle’s treatment of the open-source community.

But Squeeze is now Stable, and it offers OO 3.2.1. What if you want to try LibreOffice 3.3.x?

Well, according to this bug report, it looks like plans are in the works to bring LibreOffice to Debian Backports, where it will be packaged for Squeeze.