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Mago introduction in GNOME Journal

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This is old news, but I have been busy lately and I just haven’t had the time for a quick post about it.

I wrote an introductory article about Mago for the GNOME Journal and it was published in its November issue.

If you want to learn about Mago and how can it can help you testing your desktop application, the article is a good starting point.

GNOME Journal: GNOME desktop testing automation and how to use Mago


Written by Ara Pulido

December 11, 2009 at 12:24 pm

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Lucid Alpha 1 is coming to town!

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Next Thursday, December 10th, Lucid Lynx Alpha 1 is going to be released.

We will be spending next week testing the ISOs and coordinating efforts in #ubuntu-testing Freenode IRC channel.

If you are planning to help with the testing, start syncing your Lucid images today, to avoid network bottlenecks and last minute hurries.
To sync your images, you can use the rsync URLS at http://cdimage.ubuntu.com, or use Steves Beattie’s script that do all the work for you.

Lucid knows when you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake! (and help us testing the candidate images…)

Updated: Steve’s script URL is now fixed.

Written by Ara Pulido

December 4, 2009 at 12:58 pm

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Enabling line wrapping in Thunderbird

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I am a happy user of the daily build of Thunderbird 3. Although it is still under development, is the best email client for Linux I’ve tried so far, at least, the one that better works for me. Email search & filtering is fast and reliable.

The only thing I don’t like is that wrapping your emails to 72 characters when sending plain text is not straightforward. Once you have selected to send your emails as plain text and have set the line wrap option to 72, there is still one more option to tweak.

Thunderbird has a “feature” that sends by default all plain text with the option format=flowed, which unwraps the email in the client receiver. To turn this feature off, you have to toggle one of the options in the chrome editor:

To disable flowed paragraphs, enforcing line breaks as formatted in the message, set the preference:
mailnews.display.disable_format_flowed_support true


To disable paragraph flow when you send plain text messages, and in the plain text part of multipart messages, set the preference:
mailnews.send_plaintext_flowed false


I put it here, in case is helpful to someone else.

Written by Ara Pulido

December 1, 2009 at 11:50 am

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