Thursday, April 05, 2007

GPG Encrypt/Sign Texts in Firefox using FireGPG

Carthik Sharma pointed out a new Firefox extension called FireGPG in his blog post.

Just what I'm looking for! :D

Site URL: http://firegpg.tuxfamily.org/


FireGPG is a Firefox extension which brings an interface to crypt, decrypt, sign or verify the signature of a text in any web page, using GnuPG.

It will support some webmails. Right now, only GMail is supported, some useful buttons are added in the interface of this webmail !


FireGPG can sign/ecrypt basically anything in a HTML textarea and can verify anything on screen. However, during my test, if urls in the email was converted to hyperlink (thus, changed from original message), it couldnt verify it. Maybe they should create a function to trim the links or something.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Fedora Daily Package

Chris Tyler just announced a blog for a daily review of Fedora packages from the default repositories. Some sort like Debian package of the day

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-list/2007-April/msg00103.html

Site URL: http://dailypackage.fedorabook.com

The Fedora Daily Package is an unofficial daily guide to some of the
interesting and useful packages in Fedora which installed by default. A
new package is featured each Weekday according to daily themes, except
for Wednesday, when the site features an in-depth look at a Fedora
packaging or configuration detail.

This is a fun and easy way to learn about new packages that you may have
never heard about! The Fedora daily Package is at
http://dailypackage.fedorabook.com (Atom and RSS feeds are available).

--
Chris Tyler


One interesting post I saw on the site is the RPM rollback capability. RPM can repackage the files installed in the computer into a .rpm file - with the new configs etc intact. Now, thats something new to me. I had never known that RPM can do such thing.

Read more here
Wednesday Why: Repackaging and Rollbacks

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Mplayer, MP3, Audacity, Kmod-NVidia is in Extras!!! :P

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00001.html


Packages built and released for Fedora Extras 6: 35

NEW audacious-plugins-nonfree-mp3-1.2.5-2.fc6
NEW audacious-plugins-nonfree-wma-1.1.2-7.fc6
NEW ffmpeg-0.4.9-0.35.20070204.fc6
NEW gstreamer-ffmpeg-0.10.2-3.fc6
NEW lame-3.97-5.fc6
NEW mplayer-1.0-0.73.20070325svn.fc6
NEW nvidia-kmod-1.0.9755-2.2.6.20_1.2933.fc6


THE KITTENS ARE COMING TO GET US!!! LOLOLOL

hahaha .. a good one from fedora buildsys for this 1st april ... ahahahaha ..