I am working on a desktop without antialiased fonts, as this is much sharper and clearer using small font sizes as I am doing. As desktop font I am using Microsoft’s Tahoma, as I think this is the most space saving and at the same time best looking font without using antialiasing. (If you know another one, please tell me!)
If you do and you are using Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird, you probably will have noticed that the new versions (Firefox 3.5 and Thunderbird 3) always use antialliased fonts. Even trying to change the setting
gfx.use_text_smoothing_settingin the about:conf page does not change anything.
This bug is reported at Ubuntu’s Launchpad. I crawled through the comments and workarounds given there, and the solution which worked great for me without breaking any other stuff was the solution mentioned in comment #52. Save this as ~/.fonts.conf:
<?xml version="1.0"?> <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd"> <fontconfig> <match target="font" > <edit mode="assign" name="rgba" > <const>rgb</const> </edit> </match> <match target="font" > <edit mode="assign" name="hinting" > <bool>true</bool> </edit> </match> <match target="font" > <edit mode="assign" name="hintstyle" > <const>hintfull</const> </edit> </match> <match target="font" > <edit mode="assign" name="antialias" > <bool>true</bool> </edit> </match> </fontconfig>
Restart Thunderbird or Firefox.
Finally, after waiting one year, Bibble 5 Pro is nearly to be released! Great news.
I won’t have much time to test it extensively the next days and week, but I am looking forward to a much more stable and less memory consuming Bibble.
To use it, just grap the sources and compile it.
git clone git://gitorious.org/~paulwb/f-spot/paulwbs-clone.git
As an alternative you can download the tarball linked on the gitorious page.
cd paulwbs-clone/ git checkout origin/ImportTimeHandling ./autogen.sh make sudo make install
Looking forward to have this fixed and working.
We put a photography exhibition, our first one. It is about more or less hidden corners and angles of view of the little church in Sulzbach (Taunus).
It was an interesting experience and we had overwhelming positive feedback. The people liked it and the Blurb photobook we created to have something outlasting the exhibition was ordered 10 times yet.
As you can see we put the photographs (printed 20×30cm) in passepartouts (40×50cm) and directly on the black cloth we used to cover the walls. It looked great. Much better than I expected. As we did not use frames, the passepartouts bent round a little bit, but not too much. Michael from Fotopodcast.de interviewed me asking me for my experiences. The podcast episode will come out, soon.
Have a look at the book at Blurb if you are interested in the photographs. They are all there.
Update: The fotopodcast episode is released now.
By the way I branched the Addins and the master branch now depends on F-Spot’s core 0.7, which replaces Core with App.Instance.
Update: The tabbed sidebar is not working at the moment with 0.7 (git), due to a redesign in the f-spot source. I am still not sure how I redesign the tabbed sidebar code to get it work with the actual design or if the f-spot code will be changed again. 0.6 works fine.
See my F-Spot Addin page for more information.