This is my (in)activity log. You might like to visit my employer
Novell which is an amazing company, and also
Dell who in days of yore provided me with a
free laptop for Gnome development / conferences.
Also if you have the time to read this sort of stuff you could enlighten
yourself by going to Unraveling Wittgenstein's net or if
you are feeling objectionable perhaps here.
Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
- Up early, b'fast, got to work, mail trickled
feebly down the wire. We finally got a new release of
glib/gtk+/pango/atk etc. Horay ! wow, the alpha is looking
a lot nicer now.
- Discovered someone had made a royal mess of
trying to release packages on master.gnome.org, gack, spent
a while unwinding it manualy and doing it right, despite
ssh over a modem whilst updating evolution having a horrendous
latency, line dropping that sort of thing; fun fun.
- Pushed the recently released gtk+ package set to
ftp.gnome.org's pre-gnome2 so people can get everything in
a single blast. An inconsistant set there ATM though.
- Lots of interest in having bonobo-conf bugs
fixed, sigh - something fishy happening in activation somewhere
- Lots of badgering from Nat / Miguel about evolution
bugs, particularly 4911
an evil critter with stack corruption, nonsensicalness etc.
moved a lot of them on to other people, but this one bites.
- Finally got Evolution built, grief it took ages,
someone has been writing lots of code. Tried to provoke 4911
so I could catch it, corrupted the config database, activated
multiple oafds, etc. etc. all to no avail. Found a nasty race
condition in oafd I thought had been fixed.
- Found a nasty bug in bonobo-activation looking for
the same race condition in G2.0, sigh, at least repeating it is
easy. Mjs was pleased - good; trying to get G2.0 alpha 1 out
- Went food shopping. The local (huge) Mall has
opened, looked for book shops; only 1 'ABC' and it sells videos
and CDs as well. Clearly acute intellectual injelititus is well
under way - still a WH Smiths is mooted to open soon to fill the
- Wrote the release notes for libbonobo*, libgnomeprint*,
released libbonobo2-1.103.0, libbonoboui2-1.103.0,
libgnomeprint-1.105.0 and libgnomeprintui-1.105.0 while Julia kindly
fed me toasted crumpets & marmite.
- Off to bible study group, interesting study - and
discovered the leader was into fluid mechanics in a past life
which was most interesting; he had some good ways of thinking about
- Forgot Grandma's 91st birthday - apparently it was
today, oh dear.
- Back, bed.
In case it's not painfully obvious: the reflections reflected here are my
own; mine, all mine ! and don't reflect the views of Novell, The
Lithuanian Gov't or Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's also important to
realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
Occasionally people ask for formal photos for conferences,
Michael Meeks (firstname.lastname@example.org)