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 earlyish, phone still not connected but plenty to
get on with in the meantime. Wondered why - with my bonobo
optimization Nautilus was not that much faster. Discovered that per
URL change it was sending the history list: N items (name, location,
and stringified pixmap) to every NautilusView and hoping oneway would
not block. Re-architected it with the Control's ambient properties -
'title' / 'history' / 'selection' and and an event source so people
can explicitely listen instead of always being told.
- Plugged a bonobo-activation query cache into nautilus, so
we don't spend out life doing the same lookups. Looked at the 'access'
straces in nautilus, found a hotspot and noticed I called the same
(slow) method twice in quick succession - doh.
- After caching Nautilus' oaf queries most successfully, I
noticed that really the cache needs to be in bonobo-activation, since
gnome-vfs likes to repeat the same query multiple times itself, doh.
- Phone connected at 7.00am tommorow, bother - no mail today.
Got the bonobo-activation patch into shape, tested the cache limiting,
all fine. Knocked off at 6.00pm.
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)