Emacs and UTF-8

21 April 2005

Scince it is really fast, I decided to give a try to Emacs and learn a few things.
But I quickly abandonned since it doesn’t seem to handle UTF-8 very well …
I will keep SciTE as my default editor.

Launch Firefox from links in Thunderbird

21 April 2005

Just a quick note to remember : Add thoses lines at the end of /usr/lib/mozilla-thunderbird-1.0.2/defaults/pref/all-thunderbird.js
pref("network.protocol-handler.app.http", "/usr/bin/mozilla-firefox");
pref("network.protocol-handler.app.https", "/usr/bin/mozilla-firefox");
pref("network.protocol-handler.app.ftp", "/usr/bin/mozilla-firefox");

So the links in the mail will open Firefox.
I don’t know why it isn’t default. Looks like Firefox & Thunderbird aren’t yet very superior to the Mozilla Suite.

Mandriva or ex Mandrake-Linux

13 April 2005

As a standard Mandriva member, I am dowloading the new Mandriva-Linux-2005-Limited-Edition … what a name !
Well Mandrake is now Mandriva, they just changed their name.
There will be less releases for more support ! So no more 10.2, 10.3 … but Mandriva-2005, Mandriva-2006. Of course that is for the official version. There will still be frequent releases of the Community version.