Thursday, March 19, 2009

OOo2GD 1.5.1 Birthday Edition ;-)

In my birthday I want to give you all a present :-) New version of OOo2GD :-)

In version 1.5.1 you may find one new features, possibility to decide where downloaded files should be stored on your hard drive. You may choose global location, or you may choose option when OOo2GD will ask you for each file :-)


Currently I'm working on some tool for synchronizing folders with Google Docs and Zoho. I think this tool will work also under Mac OS ;-)
I'm not sure if this new tool will be distributed under LGPL, but it will be free [at least in basic version :-)].
I have crisis of believe in LGPL because last week some "ugly" people started "business" with selling my plug-in to widely known and used in Poland instant messanger Gadu-Gadu. My plug-in called Gadacz [it's simple tool which connect IM with speech synthesizer] was sell without my permission, additionally those people was selling it via SMS, and theirs customers was sure that they will pay only 1.22 PLN [0.36 USD] but truly SMS cost 23.18 PLN [6.85 USD].
Very unpleasant situation.
I distributed Gadacz for free on my own license, but some people suggested that it is on LGPL and suggested that with LGPL someone may took my work, and start to sell it without any changes and my permission.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

OpenOffice.org2GoogleDocs and Apple - first try ;-)

Eventually I know why OOo2GD doesn't work on MacOS. for Mac OS is 32 bit application, Apple Java 6.0 for Mac OS 10.5 is 64 bit application. It looks that on Mac OS, exactly the same like on Windows, 32 bit applications cannot use 64 bit Java. Because of this even if pointed to Apple Java 6.0 it was truly using Java 5.0 and OOo2GD wasn't able to work.

I compiled some special version [without some features] for Java 5.0 and this version was able to run on Mac OS 10.5 [I have screenshots :-)]

For now this version isn't perfect.
Download doesn't work [but files are downloaded and written on disk, OOo2GD cannot open those files in and hangs ;-)], on some system also upload doesn't work.
Changing of interface language doesn't work, whatever you choose it will be always English ;-)
Some fonts looks strange.
Buttons "Open in Browser" and "Open via Browser" doesn't work [the same as links for my pages ;-)] because of using Java 5.

I still don't know what I will do with version for MacOS, but most probable for now is that I will prepare some special Java 5 version of AddOn [I hope I will be able to keep as many features as possible].

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