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, chewed mail, set to building fcpackage on
Solaris - xmkmf is just total hell spawn, may God help the souls
that have to fight it.
- Managed to get fontconfig built in the end, worked
out you need to add a load of <dir>/usr/share/fonts</dir>
into /etc/fonts/fonts.conf before fc-cache does much. Built
libXRender from fcpackage since the Red Hat 7.2 library includes
no symbols, odd. Then 'Cannot open fallback font, nothing to do'
for a while, hmm, this is really un-documented.
- Spent a while filling up the /etc/X11/XftConfig file
with all manner of directory entries which sucks. Discovered I
needed ttmkfdir which isn't in the freetype-2.0.9 snapshot RPM.
Realized pangoft2 does client side rendering, making Xft
- Discovered that fontconfig will only be used by gtk+
if the X server supports the Xrender extension - like none of the
Solaris servers does, bother.
- Talked to Keith Packard for a while, it transpires the
latest and greatest Xft2 will allow client side rendering with non
Xrender servers, but needs patches to pango and gtk+. Finished
building nautilus on Solaris, and got back to those patches.
- Picked J' up from Hughes Hall in Cambridge, she set
about cutting my hair, and Andy and Rachel popped in from
next-door which was nice. Talked to them until late, more hair,
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)