NewsJapanese-English Dictionaries Updated
22 August 2012
My conversion of EDICT to bedic format, to use on the Zaurus, has been updated and is now available to download. The new dictionary files are marked version 1.6.
Keyring 2012 Released
29 March 2012
Keyring 2012 is a password manager for Zaurus based on an older program called Keyring that was released under GPL. Usernames and passwords are stored in a Blowfish encrypted database using one master password.
December 0.7 Released
16 January 2012
December 0.7 is now available for Zaurus and MacOS X. New features include improved grid view and navigation in full screen mode.
New Zaurus Libraries: libcurl and libidn
07 January 2012
Essential Linux networking libraries libcurl 7.23.1 and libidn 1.23 can be found at my Zaurus Libraries page. The "light" build of curl does not include secure protocols; the "secure" build includes OpenSSL and libssh2. Libidn is required for handling international domain names and includes the idn command line tool.
New Zaurus Libraries: libgdbm and libexif
03 January 2012
libgdbm 1.9.1 and libexif 0.6.20 can be found at my Zaurus Libraries page.
December 0.6 Released
24 November 2011
December 0.6 is now available for Zaurus and MacOS X. New features include Slideshow mode, progress ticker, file filtering and enhanced AVI handling. Follow the title link for downloads.
December 0.5 Released
11 August 2011
December 0.5 is now available for Zaurus and MacOS X. New features include refreshing the directory view and checking the true size of an image. An important fix is included for the MacOS version. Follow the title link for downloads.
Japanese-English Dictionaries Updated
26 July 2011
My conversion of EDICT to bedic format, to use on the Zaurus, has been updated and is now available to download. EDICT is an ongoing project therefore the dictionary has continued to grow, the last conversion I made was about a year ago and there are several thousand new entries. The new dictionary files are marked version 1.5.
December 0.4 Released
24 July 2011
December 0.4 is now available for Zaurus and MacOS X. A new function to delete files was added; also a bug in reading the GPS metadata was fixed. Follow the title link for downloads.
Hard Resizing Images addendum
24 July 2011
An error sneaked into my resize script. Mega embarrassing. It's a script I have been using for a long time but I rewrote it to use ImageMagick and use a fancy list of valid image extensions. That's when a mistake slipped in. I don't know how I didn't catch it. I don't have an excuse, it was there and now it's fixed.
Sontana 1.7 Released
12 June 2011
Sontana 1.7 is now available for MacOS X and Linux PPC. Fixes include improvements to GUI layout, virtual keyboard and drag and drop. Follow the title link for downloads and see the change log for a full list of changes.
December 0.3 Released
19 May 2011
December 0.3 is now available for Zaurus and MacOS X. New features include bookmarking and support for JPEG-JFIF images. Follow the title link for downloads.
Countdown Timer 2.1 Ported to Mac
13 April 2011
Countdown Timer is now available for MacOS X.
Hard Resizing Images
13 April 2011
Transferring large photos to keep on your Zaurus, it's better to resize them to the size of the screen in order to save space and help you browse through images faster. Here is a nice script for resizing your photos.
Zaurus Development on Mac
28 March 2011
Over a year ago, I offered on the forums at OESF to put together a how to guide for setting up a development environment for Zaurus on a Mac. No one replied so I promptly forgot about it. Someone eventually requested I go ahead and write it so here it is.
December 0.2 Released
10 March 2011
December 0.2 is now available. Improvements include fixing the use of the jogwheel in the detail view and support for ODML meta data in AVI video files. With this version, December has been ported to MacOS X. Some new features have been added for the desktop style application and also some Mac specific adaptations. Follow the title link for downloads.
December - A Digital Camera Image Browser
16 February 2011
December is a browser specifically for images from digital cameras, for Zaurus. Insert a memory card containing images and you can browse through thumbnails as if using a camera or in a more conventional GUI.
You can view all EXIF metadata associated with each image including GPS tags and TIFF information. Images can be viewed as a grid of thumbnails and paged through. A full screen view is available for individual images. December will automatically find the image directory on your memory card. For more details, screenshots and downloads follow the title link above.
Mistake in cURL Package
12 February 2011
My libcurl-light package for cURL 7.21.3 had a mistake. I forgot to update the install script for the latest version number. A new package is available to download.
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