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, said goodbye to J' off via Brisbane
for meetings with BHP for 3 days. Sucked mail. Learned
from the gnome summaries that IBM just published my last
- Spent a while looking at evolution / bonobo-conf
stable bugs ... sigh. Evolution is looking wonderful though,
with almost 0 blocker bugs left.
- Talked to Mjs on IRC and finaly got agreement on
bonobo-activation shutdown. Managed to commit the patch in
the end; sigh. Went shopping, had lunch.
- Mark added guards around a load of ORBit2
headers, so that we have a far smaller API to support -
which is most excellent. Added some helper functions to
expose things I need & some regression tests for them. Made
bonobo_object_ref / unref more pleasant to use.
- Used new ORBit2 bits in libbonoboui, re-wrote the
control lifecycle design to account for the very different
in-proc case. Audited libbonobo for redundant virtualization
(with the new BonoboObject) found and killed some cruft.
Accelerated the magic casting macros in libbonobo - ready to
roll now for Gnome 2.0 I hope.
- Back to the control lifecycle. Jacob pushed his
information about the new Gnome 2.0 library platform
snapshots. Loads more control-frame cleaning. Found and
analysed a rather odd Gtk+ bug concealed in the trace amidst
scads of GSignal marshaling nonsense. Sent a report to Owen.
- Realised that I was supposed to be being picked
up at the station shortly for house group by Peter - just as
I was in the middle of a stressful bug hunt for Ettore; argh,
argh; sigh. Managed to rapidly extract his phone number from
a friend and cancel - drat.
- Finaly managed to repeat, and identify the
heinous TypeCode reference counting ugliness in ORBit
stable, it's like wading through treacle in there.
Considered a fix. Produced a regression test first - very
- Fixed ORBit-0.5.12, fixed the side effects in
bonobo-1.0.14, and added regression tests to bonobo-conf-0.14,
it also fixed some obscure side issue happily.
- Talked to Mark - it seems the ORBit2 release is
steaming ahead, allowing the platform beta to get going.
- Bed exhausted, the (huge) cockroach I saw earlier
has ( it seems ) so far eluded my attempts to throw 'Bride to
be' magazine at it (NB. not my magazine).
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 (email@example.com)