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
- Lay in until 8.00am; wow. Got up, sucked mail
over breakfast, started re-building the system with the
freshly released linc/libIDL/ORBit2.
- Discovered that having a broken system time
screwed Peter who is trying to build packages of bonobo /
ORBit etc. Talked to Owen on IRC - committed my GtkSocket
double unrealize fix, re-styled the Control IDL.
- Started re-building a ton of stuff to get XST
to build, libcapplet, gnome-control-center,
ximian-setup-tools. Telsa convinced me to prune my log,
as I was getting at Owen (unrepentant) for having a 750Kb
ChangeLog ( 230Kb gzipped; -z3 ?) and committing too quickly
for me to get in over the modem.
- Spent a while debugging the XST time-tool, since
it seems to work wonderfuly, but only on the 2nd set of the
- Sat here listening to the (what can only be described
as) Heroic! drivers skidding round the corners here. It appears
that in Australia you spend about 4 years learning to drive, and
yet - it appears to have no positive effect on the general
standard of driving whatsoever - at least around here. The road is
black with tyre rubber at virtualy every corner.
- touched all my source and started re-building /
installing everything; grief - the pain. Perhaps it's easier to
sleep for a day. Updated the dependency diagram of modules for
the Gnome 2.0 platform - a lot of modules it seems.
- Fixed up the libgnomeprint and libgnome builds.
Finished re-working the control bits; I see controls local
and remote - but it leaks them like crazy - hey ho.
- Spent a huge time re-building evolution due to the
incredible proliferation of duplicate libraries for libtool to
grok, and the strange operation of libtool. Added a hack to
ltmain.sh eventualy, then gave up - timestamp problems with
ORBit/bonobo-conf thinking it is tommorow, sigh.
- Discovered I needed to add an API to the (API
frozen) ORBit2 ... sigh. Added that & regression test, forward
ported last night's ORBit1 test, accelerated TypeCode
demarshaling, and memory de-allocation as a nice feature.
- Found I liked hacking the ORB, accelerated all
the string marshaling, ignored the more important control
issues for a bit.
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)