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, lugged the luggage (sic) to the station,
train, then to CAF - for power & connectivity. Chewed mail -
horay it looks like Federico is fixing up Sawfish - great work.
- Committed the ORBit2 regression tests that don't
help find Laca's problem; sigh. Sent another patchlet off to
Bill, killed a stale lock in at-spi. Fixed another FreeBSD build
'brokenness' in linc - that makes it look like the include order
is important for that system; sigh.
- Looked over Cristiano's gnome-terminal work; merging
his tabbed terminal with Gnome 2.0's terminal. Also Havoc has
come trampling along; privately and without discussion starting
a re-write of the terminal - discarding the Bonobo UI Handler,
and treading on Cristiano's feet substantialy - then being
reluctant to co-operate / work with Cristiano. Sigh - I forget
quite what the RFP process was supposed to achieve, but it's
as loathesome now as ever I suspect.
- A tad of red-carpeting; time to get Evolution 1.0.
Replied to Bill with another patch addressing some issues, and
fixing others. Caught what looks like a particularly evil ORB
issue in the debugger.
- The Taxi arrived, very sad to leave Julia, but
mostly we were both too busy immediately beforehand to feel
it, at full effect at parting. Read more of Martin Luther King's
autobiography in the Taxi - heart elsewhere, good stuff though,
historicaly and spiritualy interesting, a great ... servant
in the cause of Christ and Freedom.
- Hacked up another regression test to find a bug in
ORBit2 that again - didn't seem to be there; back to at-spi.
Made the tests properly automated. Lots, and lots more at-spi
work - getting better, tests throwing up a lot of stuff.
- Watched part of 'Rat Race' on the plane, loads
more issue fixage in at-spi, now the registry daemon doesn't
allow itself to start multiple redundant copies, and copes
rudimentarily with apps quitting abnormaly.
- Stopped at Bangkok, got off for an hour - most of
that consumed queueing to get back on again - hmm. Slept, the
wings on the seat being most helpful.
- Discovered a rather nasty flaw in ORBit2's object
hashing methedology; potentialy a nice speedup in there.
- Slept a little.
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)