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, off to work with J' they have power and
internet at CAF; great.
- More applied at-spi fixage; turned on reference
tracking and started tackling the swathe of reference issues,
some by binary chop, others by code reading. Made it so the
registry didn't have to be killed each time you ran the test
app, etc. etc.
- Very pleased to see that Jason Hildebrand has hacked up
a VIM bonobo component - so die hard VIM users can use evolution
with ease and joy - very cool, and a nice demo of bonobo's
- Updated at-spi with Bill's changes - he also did the
large sed of 'boolean->SPIBoolean' that I suggested but named
slightly differently; sigh.
- Found the stupid bug stopping the Nautilus buttons
re-rendering, a chaining error in expose_event. Noticed that
some very daft bonobo_activation queries were causing lots of
data to fly around on new windows etc.
- Got mail from a chap using ORBit under VxWorks on
an embedded PowerPC realtime system - wow :-) a most interesting
- It seems we released Evolution 1.0 today which is
great - after a huge development effort, with so many people,
the worlds best collaberation whatnot is released. Also,
announced the Exchange server plugin. Amazing that when you give
people the fruit of a vast investment totaly free, they still look
the gift horse in the mouth - and object to us charging corporations
( who have already bought Exchange ) - for their foolishness.
Wow, if they want to use standard and open protocols then
they can have a fully free system; if not - they get to pay us
for the pleasure.
- Got about 10 'broken pipe' errors on committing to
at-spi, looks like the longer the commit message the higher the
likelihood of error; hmm.
- Sent a large at-spi patch off to Bill and committed to
the 'fixups2' branch, with a plea not to try and merge again. Got
onto looking into some intriguing ORBit2 string marshaling issue on
Solaris, added a regression test for something that might be the
problem - to no avail.
- Met J' at the station, and back home - still no power;
another romantic candlelit dinner - with warm wine and yoghurts;
hmm. Bed early - again, packed all my stuff into various suitcases,
and a fair bit of J's stuff too.
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)