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, scanned mail, back to nautilus again.
Tried to help some blind chap get Gnome 2.0 accessibility
working, it seems he got everything working, except turning
it on, a good way to do that is:
$ gconftool --set --type=bool /desktop/gnome/interface/accessibility 1
Not for the particularly faint hearted.
- Committed the don't search for kde speedup to
nautilus. Alex recommended oprofile a kernel
level profiler for nautilus, must have a go. Sadly only a Qt
GUI, and I have no Qt installed.
- Added a dofus detector to ORBit2, to nail people
with broken linker setups more explicitely.
- Fiddled with oprofile for ages, having an athlon
doesn't help whatsoever - neither does oprofpp refusing to give
sensible results unless you use --separate samples. Ended up
op_start --vmlinux=/boot/vmlinuz --map-file=/boot/System.map --ctr0-event=RETIRED_INSNS --ctr0-count=5000 --ctr0-kernel=0 --ctr0-user=1 --separate-samples
op_dump ; op_stop
oprofpp -k -l /usr/bin/nautilus
And lots of nice data to chew on.
- Accelerated eel_gdk_pixbuf_average_value, some
obvious loop invariants to split, stopped it being called
constantly, re-wrote a chunk of tangled mess in the sidebar
- J' made a lovely dinner of chicken kiev's [ you
know I met this chick in Kiev, a right tasty bird ... ], I ate
it, and washed up. Committed a fix to reduce queueing of idle
re-draws of canvas items, a lot of which seems to go on.
- Bed early, bible study as normal, interesting,
going through II Samuel currently.
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)