Can’t get sound to work by default on my Jaunty box (Compaq 610 laptop), so I had to follow this interesting blog to upgrade to Alsa 1.0.21, and voila, it works!

Of course there’s always the Comprehensive Sound Problem Solutions Guide for other cases.

Interesting code snippets/templates have been created by OpenObject/OpenERP developers and contributors:

  • A set of Python code snippets for OpenObject development with GEdit, linked in this blog (watch out for the GEdit bug on Ubuntu when importing the snippets, you may need to create $HOME/.gnome2/gedit/snippets beforehand)
  • Eclipse templates for Python and XML, hosted on Google Code

I recently had to install a recent Eclipse version on my Jaunty system (Ubuntu 9.04), and was wondering why the default version shipped with this release is still the aging Eclipse 3.2. The Ubuntu Eclipse help page has some explanation for this, and there’s an open request for a newer Eclipse version in Ubuntu but I still needed to install it (partly because I want to install the latest Bazaar plugin, which does not work in 3.2).

Usually the answer when a package is not updated is to use someone’s Personal Package Archive (PPA). In this case the Ubuntu Eclipse Team PPA should be the solution, except that the Eclipse 3.4 packages are currently broken there.

So instead, I followed John Paulett’s instructions to install Eclipse 3.5 on Jaunty, based on the official Eclipse packages, and that did the trick.