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Enrique Ocaña González

I didn’t want to finish the year without devoting some time to Meiga, so I took advantage of Christmas holidays and prepared a new release with some long awaited features that make it a more serious tool:

  • Dynamic port change
  • SSL support
  • Persistent settings storage
  • Password protection

Latest information, including the source code, install instructions and previous versions can be found in the project website: http://meiga.igalia.com

Happy new year!

Categories: Gnome
Enrique Ocaña González

Meiga 0.3.4 released

2010-06-06 01:23 UTC  by  Enrique Ocaña González
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A new minor version of Meiga is out. This time there are no new features, only bugfixes and a more robust building process that now makes possible to publish Meiga from a Ubuntu PPA.

Latest information, including the source code, install instructions and previous versions can be found in the project website: http://meiga.igalia.com

Categories: Gnome
Enrique Ocaña González

Meiga 0.3.3 released

2010-04-10 00:35 UTC  by  Enrique Ocaña González
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The two main features of this new 0.3.3 release of Meiga are the new redirection support for FON routers (Fonera v1) and memory optimizations for large files, so serving a video file of 1GB won’t eat up all your memory.

Apart from that, some bugs have been solved, the autotools config has been updated (thanks to Javier Jardón), a startup notification has been added (thanks to Rajeesh K Nambiar) and the file size is now passed to the browser, so you’re going to have now a decent progress bar.

As always, you can download it from http://meiga.igalia.com.

Categories: Gnome
Enrique Ocaña González

Shishen Sho compiled for N900

2010-02-21 02:11 UTC  by  Enrique Ocaña González
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I’ve recalled about my old Shishen Sho game, originally developed for N810 (Maemo4) and I was wondering if it would compile for N900 (Maemo5). Well, after some minor corrections to make it work in a more recent version of Vala, it compiled. You can downloaded it here:

https://garage.maemo.org/frs/download.php/7573/shishensho_0.3.1-maemo5_armel.deb

Disclaimer: It’s compiled “as is”, with no adaption for sliding menus, no new hardware keys and no new fancy features. It just works and will let you have a good time while waiting for the bus.

Categories: Gnome
Enrique Ocaña González

La Fonera support

2010-02-14 02:01 UTC  by  Enrique Ocaña González
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Do you have a Fonera (version 1) router? Now Meiga can talk to it to redirect ports, so content sharing to the Internet is going to be easier for you from now on.

By now this feature is only in the git HEAD, but stay tuned for more features to come and for a new release to be published.

Categories: Gnome
Enrique Ocaña González

Meiga 0.3.2 released

2010-02-07 20:30 UTC  by  Enrique Ocaña González
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This new release doesn’t use GtkBuilder anymore, so the GUI problems caused by incompatibilities between GtkBuilder versions shouldn’t be noticed now.

Files are now iterated instead of being mapped into memory. This makes Meiga a little bit slower but allows execution on low memory machines, as suggested by Steven.

Meiga now also works in Karmic. Just use the Jaunty packages and they will work fine. You can get it from http://meiga.igalia.com.

Categories: Gnome
Enrique Ocaña González

Some simple steps to do tethering over bluetooth to connect to Yoigo Spanish carrier:

  1. Enable the Maemo Extras-devel catalog (URL: http://repository.maemo.org/extras-devel, Distribution: fremantle, Components: free non-free) and install “Bluetooth Dial-up Networking”.
  2. In your computer, edit /etc/bluetooth/rfcomm.conf to look like this, but using your own bluetooth device address (use hcitool scan from your laptop to get it):
    rfcomm1 {
            # Automatically bind the device at startup
            bind yes;                                 
    
            # Bluetooth address of the device
            device 00:11:22:33:44:55         
    
            # RFCOMM channel for the connection
            channel 2;                         
    
            # Description of the connection
            comment "N900";
    }
    

    Channels 1 and 3 are also available and can be defined as rfcomm0 and rfcomm2, but the scope of that is out of this post.

  3. Now edit the file /home/youruser/.wvdialrc in your laptop (using your own username) to look like this:
    [Dialer YoigoBT]
    init1 = AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","internet"
    Username = ''
    Password = ''
    Modem = /dev/rfcomm1
    Phone = *99#
    

To connect to the internet, simply open a terminal and type:

sudo wvdial YoigoBT

To disconnect, just press CTRL+c and it’s done.

Thanks to this post, which was used as a reference on how to connect using Nokia devices.

Categories: Hacking (english)
Enrique Ocaña González

Fedora official package for Meiga

2009-11-16 13:18 UTC  by  Enrique Ocaña González
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Great! Due to Rajeesh K Nambiar effort and dedication, Meiga is now an official package for Fedora.

Thank you very much, Rajeesh!

Categories: Gnome
Enrique Ocaña González

This weekend I’ve taken advantage of our hackfest sessions at Igalia winter summit and have prepared a new “Halloween” version of Meiga.

The new version solves the bug pointed by xvi82 and ensures that Meiga compiles properly on Ubuntu Karmic (but no Karmic packages are provided yet). In addition, it has improved HTML headers to show a page title and set the proper character encoding. It also has a pending/total transfer counter, so you will know when you can safely exit Meiga without breaking any download.

Meiga can be downloaded from http://meiga.igalia.com.

Categories: Gnome
Enrique Ocaña González

Meiga 0.3.0 released

2009-10-03 11:56 UTC  by  Enrique Ocaña González
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After some inactivity time, I’ve started to devote time to Meiga again and developed a set of new cool features, apart of solving some bugs. The result is this new 0.3.0 release.

The most significant new feature is the support for multiple forwarding backends. Now the user can choose not only UPnP, as before, but also SSH forwarding or no forwarding at all (direct connection). What the new SSH forwarding backend does is to connect to a central SSH server and forward the Meiga serving port on it. This way, all the users in the remote SSH server or having direct connection to it, can access to the forwarded port. This connectivity for users having direct visibility of the server is only possible if it’s allowed by the SSH server configuration, though.

The second new feature is the addition of “Share on Meiga…” context menus for Nautilus and Konqueror. That way you don’t have to bother about finding the right folder path in the file selector. For improved security, this context menu will only work if Meiga is already running. No share will ever be served without the user noticing it by seeing the Meiga icon shown in the system tray.

The rest of the changes are minor fixes or collateral changes needed to implement the main ones.

I hope you to enjoy this new version. As always, it’s available for download from: http://meiga.igalia.com

Categories: Gnome
Enrique Ocaña González

Guadec 2009 conclusions

2009-07-11 14:01 UTC  by  Enrique Ocaña González
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This has been a very intense week at Gran Canaria Desktop Summit. I’m very glad about the good reception that Meiga talk had among the Gadec-ES public. Now it’s time for taking advantage of all this work and update the Meiga website with the slides prepared for the talk. I’m sure that anyone wanting to contribute or to understand the project will find valuable information on them.

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Categories: Gnome
Enrique Ocaña González

Meiga 0.2.1 released

2009-07-02 22:32 UTC  by  Enrique Ocaña González
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This is a minor release that includes a couple of bug fixes that will make Meiga to properly work on Fedora systems and also to work with those routers exposing a WANPPPConnection by UPnP instead of a WANIPConnection.

As always, you can download it from http://meiga.igalia.com. This time a new package for Ubuntu Jaunty on amd64 is also available for users having that architecture.

Categories: Free Software Master