Monthly Archives: May 2011

Pidgin to Replace Skype

A while back I wrote about the need for a Skype-competator. We discussed this at work and decided to try to transition to XMPP and libjingle a.k.a. Google Talk. Many thanks for all commenters leading me this way. The decision that we decided to go for was Pidgin (largely because some colleagues prefer OS X). […]

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Distributed MythTV Support Script

It has been a long time since I had time to play with my MythTV setup, but now it finally works. It turns out that the biggest hurdle was not to split the functionality, nor to configure the channels (one just has to get one’s head around the way that MythTV looks at receivers, channels […]

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QtMobility Configuration

Just a small note. When you configure QtMobility, do not add a final dash at the end of your prefix path. This makes the directories of the install (include, lib, bin, etc) end up in your root, i.e. /include. Omitting the slash resolves this and keeps your root disk clean.

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Skype to Redmond?

Rumors indicate that Skype might be sold to Microsoft. This only raises the urgency to develop a simple free competator. So, a good starting point is to list the very basic requirements: Peer-to-peer sound and video streams Global, distributed contact book Encrypted media-streams Potential support for conference calls (with one peer acting as server?) So, […]

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