Photomatt's .net interview

The latest issue of .Net magazine has an interview with WordPress developer, all round nice guy, oh, and my boss, Matt Mullenweg (the cheque’s in the post, right?)

It’s a shame they didn’t put the interview on their website but I’ll upload some thumbnail photos of the interview later.


F-Spot – Picasa like application for .net, mono and Linux

Liam’s going on again about how great the combination of “picasa + hello + blogger + ftp” are on IRC but unfortunately Picasa is a Win32 application so it’s not something on my radar.

He says that F-Spot is a similar application, developed using Mono so it’ll probably make it’s way to Windows .net too.
If you want to install it on Debian Testing you’ll need to install the unstable port using the following:

Add “unstable” to your /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb unstable main
Then edit /etc/apt/preferences and set the “pin priority” of unstable lower than testing. This means that “testing” packages will be installed before “unstable” ones.
Add these lines to /etc/apt/preferences:
Package: *
Pin: release a=testing
Pin-Priority: 650
Package: *
Pin: release a=unstable
Pin-Priority: 600

Thanks Niall for that last bit!
Now, install f-spot:
# apt-get -t unstable install f-spot
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  binfmt-support libgconf-cil libglade-cil
  libglib-cil libgnome-cil libgnomedb2-3
  libgnomedb2-common libgtk-cil
  libicu28 libmono0 libsqlite0
  mono-assemblies-base mono-common mono-jit
Recommended packages:
  icu mono-assemblies-arch
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  binfmt-support f-spot libgconf-cil
  libglade-cil libglib-cil libgnome-cil
  libgnomedb2-3 libgnomedb2-common
  libgtk-cil libicu28 libmono0 libsqlite0
  mono-assemblies-base mono-common mono-jit
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F-Spot is an application designed to provide personal photo management to the GNOME desktop. Features include import, export, printing and advanced sorting of digital images.