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, Radek and Radka had got Julia a nice
present, and left it on the table for her, very kind.
- Into the office with J'. Chewed mail, explained
ref counting to the at-spi list. Started on a gnome-vfs release
- Discovered the gnome-vfs job stuff not working in
a fairly major and nasty way, discovered another 'volatile'
magic boolean on shutdown - amazing, just amazing. Cautionary
reading for all proponents of the threads are just great
- Spent all day worrying away at the vfs job code,
grief it's complex and ugly. Found (what I think) is the bug
at long last. Finally got it to pass make check.
- Went to the airport with Julia - sad, she cried,
shreds the heart that sort of thing. Only 3 days or so though.
Back to the barracks via FaB, waved to Nat on the way out.
- Hacked away at gnome-vfs, finally got enough tests
to pass, and as many symptoms as possible fixed, such that I'm
happy that it might work. Tested it a fair bit, touch tested
nautilus - committed and fired off a patch / explanation to the
- Played with the tests some more, grief - extremely
un-clear what is going on, managed eventually to find what is
going on with the cancellations, fixed again - but this time
after writing the semaphores out of the code, and finally
distcheck passes. Still under-convinced about some of the
sloppy locking going on in there.
- More coffee, fixed a nautilus bug to pass the time.
It seems Rusty Connover is setting up a new company, InfoGears which sounds fun,
although sadly web based. Finally got a gnome-vfs-2.0.2 release
tagged and up-loaded.
- Poked at bugzilla and did a bonobo-activation-1.0.3
release, life is so much easier ( distcheck wise ) with Jacob's
tinderbox - and Build Sheriff's badge.
- Gergo got the C++ bindings working nicely in ORBit2
today it seems, so I need to start reviewing them, and working
out what the best approach in terms of merging is.
- Frederic pointed out that I needed to do a
linc-0.5.1 release to make bonobo-activation work nicely, so
got one of those out - amazingly lighter at 6am than at 5am.
- Poked at ORBit2, and committed a crasher bug fix,
at least - I hope so, worrying. Clapped out, no sign of J' on
the phone. Slept on a bean bag.
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)