Getting Funambol 8.5 on Ubuntu Lucid LTS

[caption id="attachment_1223" align="aligncenter" width="533" caption="Ubuntu 10.04 and Funambol running in a VirtualBox"][/caption] I wanted to make sure that newest Ubuntu 10.04 being a Long Time Support one would be capable of running the newest Funambol DS Server version 8.5. I can confirm: not a problem there. I downloaded the 32bit .bin package from Funambol Forge,…

How To Read Open Document Format ODF documents on Symbian

My previous post on the topic generated quite a discussion about Open Document Format (aka ISO 26300) documents on mobile platforms. My argument was that ODF support on most mobile platforms is still poor compared to the proprietary counterparts. From the discussion that happened on identi.ca I learned about a quite decent Symbian reader for…

Things I said on 2010-04-25

#drupalcon 2010 is HUGE! 2,500 attendees … really impressive. Huge crowds in the hall, hard to talk to exibitors. There are lines! # does anybody know of a way to embed a wysiwyg diagram editor in #drupal #drupalcon # how long before a customer IT team is independent after you help with launch new site?…

Earn cash hacking on the iPad

This is the presentation I gave at iPadDevCamp last weekend. Since the offer for Funambol to give Code Sniper grants is always valid, I decided to share it also here. Let me and the Funambol community know what you would like to sync and push to the newest Apple device. .prezi-player { width: 550px; }…

Come una tassa sulle locomotive elettriche

Leggo sul corriere il pianto greco degli editori italiani tramite il suo presidente Malinconico (dei tempi passati? –nomen omen), i quali non sanno come fronteggiare il cambio di scenario imposto dalle nuove tecnologie. Sono rimasti a guardare mentre Internet arrivava e si mangiava lettori e con questi si spostava online la pubblicità. Mentre a occidente…

Funambol gets good grades at SOSOpenSource

When it comes to software selection, free software can be challenging to evaluate with the usual methodologies. The open source strategist and old time friend Roberto Galoppini has put together an easy to use methodology called SOSOpenSource and a tool to evaluate open source software based on strength (stable, mature and backed by a viable…

Whitehouse.gov contributes to Drupal.org

I’m amazed by the cultural vitality of the US free software scene. I have realized  listening the keynotes of Tim O’Reilly yesterday and today’s about eGov at DrupalCon 2010 in San Francisco that Italian scene lacks the same vitality (while still placing worldwide leaders on top of big project). I have the impression that 20…

An Italian is the new Debian Project Leader

As one of Funambol’s t-shirts say, Italians do IT better. I’m really glad to learn that Stefano ‘Zack’ Zacchiroli has been elected Debian Project Leader for 2010/2011. He graduated and took his PhD at Università di Bologna, where long time Free/Libre Open Source software supporter professor Renzo Davoli also teaches. Congratulations. Debian — News –…

Things I said on 2010-04-18

Mobile Cloud Synchronization and SugarCRM | SugarCRM – Commercial Open Source CRM http://bit.ly/bKmenL # European Patent Office's Technical Board of Appeal ruled that Amazon’s One-click patent is obvious. http://is.gd/bpTVr # too bad that in the new google docs features still there isn't support for #OpenOffice org Impress # I'm attending iPadDevCamp — http://ipaddevcamp.eventbrite.com # talking…

Things I said on 2010-04-11

Idiozia #trenitalia niente bar sugli #eurostar city. voglio conoscere il genio che ha tolto un servizio che genera reddito #fail # Good news today: #Funambol sync for #KDE #akonadi is available for testing http://is.gd/bgSJ3 # The #Funambol server 8.5.0 is released as QPKG package for certain NAS's from #QNAP http://is.gd/blU0H #