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1  aMSN Support / Linux / [SOLVED] corrupted png -> crash with *glibc double free.. on: June 06, 2009, 09:50:06 am
Quote from: "kakaroto"
oh please noooooooooooooo
ok, well, i guess we need/want to see what caused it.. a gdb backtrace would be appreciated.. and if you can find the faulty image (if it is indeed caused by a corrupted image), then that would help to upload it too..
thanks

Ok, I'll try to get a backtrace... and yes, it's faulty image: renaming displaypic/cache and creating an empty one solves the problem. The difficult part is to get which is the faulty image: I use aMSN since 0.95 and I've never cleaned up the profile, so now I have a 60MB displaypic/cache folder!

BTW, I have compiled both Tcl/Tk and aMSN with "-O2" and without "-g" for increased speed. Could this be the cause?
2  aMSN Support / Linux / Bad updates... on: June 05, 2009, 09:06:11 am
This seems to be a like zombie: you kill him but he always come back.

Tcl / Tk 8.6b1 from sources with threads; aMSN 0.98b from sources; libpng3 1.2.15~beta5-1+etch2; gcc 4.1.1-15. Again the same problem:
Code:
*** glibc detected *** double free or corruption (!prev): 0x0a62f5b8 ***


Would you like to debug the problem or should I just delete broken images and forget about it?
3  Development / aMSN2 / New name for pymsn : Papyon on: April 29, 2009, 01:32:46 pm
Quote from: "MadAGu"
libmsn ?

Sorry, that name is already in use:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/libmsn
http://socghop.appspot.com/student_project/show/google/gsoc2009/kde/t124022561945

EDIT: kjir, you've been faster by just a minute!
4  Development / aMSN2 / KMess and aMNS 0.98 on: June 14, 2008, 09:09:27 am
Quote from: "kakaroto"
I'm also happy to see a lot of QT people here... I always saw the GTK folks yelling and requesting a GTK front end, but never the QT guys...and the QT front end is looking so nice now!! Cheesy


Maybe KMess (http://www.kmess.org/) did a good job to fulfill Qt / KDE users expectations, so there hasn't been a lot of people asking for a Qt front-end so far. Did you get in touch also with them to cooperate where it is possible?

Just another little question... Is aMSN 0.98 going to be released or will it be dropped to concentrate on aMSN 2 development?

Regards,
Diego
5  Development / aMSN2 / Announcing aMSN2!!!! on: June 13, 2008, 09:28:17 am
I would like to thank all the developers! I hope to see aMSN 2 and the Qt 4 front-end growing rapidly!

I'll do the best that I can to help testing / reporting bugs / writing documentation!

Bye,
Diego
6  aMSN Support / Linux / Anti-aliasing on: April 04, 2008, 10:01:03 am
It seems we were both wrong on some things.

For example the main guide:
http://www.amsn-project.net/wiki/Compiling_aMSN
still suggests to compile against Tcl/Tk 8.4 (and this is not necessarily wrong because a lot of distros still has it as default).
Furthermore the main guide does not explain how to compile Tcl/Tk 8.5 (and this is right because that page is only about compiling aMSN), and does not explains how to keep Tcl/Tk and/or aMSN in your home directory (this is good if you want to keep an "official" copy of Tcl/Tk 8.4 with aMSN 0.97 but also want to test aMSN 0.98svn with Tcl/Tk 8.5 for example).

On the contrary I was wrong about Fedora installation instructions... Shib added them just after I read the page so we added the same thing independently. Funny! Smiley


However I modified:
http://www.amsn-project.net/wiki/Enabling_antialiasing
according to the suggestions you pointed out. Please take a look now.

Bye,
Diego
7  aMSN Support / Linux / Anti-aliasing on: April 03, 2008, 06:00:57 pm
Quote from: "trv"
tcl8.5/tk8.5 is available in gutsy-backports repository for more than one month now, it's not 'just' Smiley Well, i just show this wiki page, and thought it's wrong, since anyone using gutsy can install tcl8.5 from repositories, with proper instructions on how to enable the backports repository (there's nothing wrong in doing so!)


I agree, I'll write about backport (at the time I started modifying the introduction there were no backports as you can read in some previous post in this thread).


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Now, about the enabling anti-aliasing page in the wiki, in my opinion it is not necessary. It would be sufficient a page just telling people that amsn should be configured against tcl8.5/tk8.5 and that's all about it.

Instructions about compiling against 8.5 versions exist in other places in the wiki (and since it is stable, these instructions should be made the 'default' way in every aspect of the wiki.


Well I think we can keep it for some more months because:
- Ubuntu is not Linux, we should consider also other distributions, also those with Long Term Support such as CentOS, Ubuntu 6.06, SLES (maybe aMSN runs on BSD too... I don't remember);
- the current stable release of Ubuntu still need some work (enabling backports);
- the compiling guide in that page is quite good and complete and there are things not present in other compiling guides (e.g. warning about True Typed fonts, useful links, instructions to get developement packages in Fedora and so on).

I agree that this page should be reduced from time to time and merged with other pages, but I think the time has not arrived yet.

Bye and thanks for the comments,
Diego
8  aMSN Support / Linux / Anti-aliasing on: April 03, 2008, 02:17:56 pm
Quote from: "trv"
"If you have a Debian based distribution that doesn't have Tcl/Tk 8.5 in its repositories (like Debian 4.0 "etch" or Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon") you'll need to install some packages. "

this is wrong, tcl/tk 8.5 is available in the repositories, no need to compile anything, for ubuntu gutsy / hardy at least (dont know about debian 4.0)


Well... This is NOT wrong.
As you can see here:

http://packages.ubuntu.com/source/hardy/tcl8.5

Tcl 8.5 is present only in Hardy which is still in Beta (and it was in Alpha at the time of writing) and has just been backported for Gutsy (however the gutsy-backports repository is not enabled by default and security updates are not provided for it).

However I'll mention the backports in the wiki as soon I have time to modify it.

And of course Debian etch/stable does not have it. You should apt-pin it from lenny/testing.

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Also, for some reason i think that the instructions you've provided are far too frustrating for the average user!


Mmm. "Some reason" is quite vague...  Cheesy
9  aMSN Support / Linux / aMSN and Ubuntu Hardy (Beta) - Installation Guide on: April 03, 2008, 11:04:37 am
Quote from: "flugheim"
Hi, i've followed this guide, but i get the message that tkcximage could not be loaded.
Any idea how to fix this?


http://www.amsn-project.net/wiki/Enabling_antialiasing#Configure.2C_compile_and_install_aMSN

Third line. Smiley
10  aMSN Support / Linux / New revision. on: April 03, 2008, 11:01:24 am
I've updated a lot of things in the wiki page:
http://www.amsn-project.net/wiki/Enabling_antialiasing

Please point out any error / problems or suggestion! Any contribution is welcome!

Bye,
Diego
11  The Community / Feedback and Suggestions / amsn systray on kde4 on: February 27, 2008, 06:38:15 pm
Quote from: "kakaroto"
Hi,
This should be fixed in the latest SVN (thanks to lephilousophe).
Please update your SVN and test it.
Thanks


I confirm it works like a charm under Kubuntu 7.10 + KDE 4.0.1!!

Tcl/Tk 8.5.1 + aMSN SVN roxxx!!
12  aMSN Support / Linux / Anti-aliasing on: February 27, 2008, 06:35:59 pm
Ok... I've started to update the first part of the page. This weekend I'll (hopefully) fix the rest. Any suggestion is welcome! :-)
13  aMSN Support / Linux / Anti-aliasing on: February 26, 2008, 12:45:49 pm
I've seen that after my post Shib updated the wiki
http://amsn-project.net/w/index.php?title=Enabling_antialiasing&action=history

However I think that the page should be updated some more. For example, why still refer to alpha 6 if Tcl/Tk 8.5.1 is already available?
Some explanations are also a bit confusing.
For example: "You'll need the Dev_Packages for tcl/tk 8.4, and libxft; then we'll download tcl/tk 8.4 from cvs"
I think that the second part is "[...] download tcl/tk 8.5 from cvs". However installing cvs is no longer needed as 8.5 is now stable, so it is wise to use the sources from Tcl/Tk website.
http://www.tcl.tk/software/tcltk/8.5.html

I think I can fix these problems and make the whole thing a little bit clearer... Cheesy
14  aMSN Support / Linux / Anti-aliasing on: February 19, 2008, 03:42:32 pm
Quote from: "kakaroto"
actually, he's not... we made wiki wiki account creation on request only because we had just TOO MUCH spam...
So you can request an account and I'll create one for you so you can edit the wiki, or we can do it...
in any case, thanks for the corrections Smiley


Probably next weekend I'll have some spare time to update the wiki; can someone please setup an account for me?

Thank you,
Diego

P.S.: i believe Daniel's suggestion is the best solution for avoiding spam and keep the wiki a collaboration tool.
15  aMSN Support / Linux / Re: Activate webcam on Asus EEE (Xandros) on: January 26, 2008, 12:54:40 pm
Quote from: "accio"
Interesting, could be to make a simple plugin who permit to activate and deactivate the camera from a menu link in amsn. And also to deactivate it when you close amsn.


It's not the solution you asked for, but it is same click-time expensive, and is much more general (you can use this for every application that uses the webcam):
http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:controlcamera#the_easy_way

Bye,
Diego
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