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, feeling dead. Fixed potfiles.in
libbonoboui, re-built my system to build with the new
Gtk+ 2.0 release. Moved the Sun machine next door, too
noisy, remote X is best.
- It seems like exciting things are happening
in Mono land, the compiler will compile itself on Linux,
but sadly the resulting binary won't run - far, far
nearer bootstrapping though - which is great. Also, the
time to compile itself has come down from ~20minutes to
~4minutes in 1 day, good progress.
- Fixed the evil writev bug in the stable ORB
that was causing random deaths on Solaris and misc.
other OS'. Evolution looks just dandy over remote X
from my Sun now. Did an ORBit-0.5.14 release with the fix.
- David Mansergh came round, discussed stag
nights planned a somewhat scaled back version. Considered
the services of
Rent-a-Mob to beef up the numbers a bit. Shame it says
www.mobrule.com on the placard instead of www.ochlocracy.com
but that's the mob for you.
- Re-visited the nautilus per display logic, using
DisplayString instead of XDisplayName - grief the X docs are
bad for those two.
- Lots of machine death, Xnest seems to make
everything highly unstable, made bonobo-slay kill subsets
of things by regexp so I can keep my panel around.
- Started poking at bonobo-activation which seems
to be the root of all my problems - after carefully
eliminating pretty much everything else. Discovered a total
rat's nest of problems, whose name is legion - for they are
- Talked to Nat, who gave me some time to address
the issues in bonobo-activation. It seems the real problem
is that we can't determine which of the racing activations
will register first, and we require the most recent to do
so or we're stuffed, that mostly happens since we have our
- Talked to Linda for a long time about all
manner of things, most interesting.
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)