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
- Mailed Stefan Hundhammer & updated the YaST2-gtk
GSOC frontend with a link to my [ very hackish prototype ] code
to do the same thing. At least there is something to start from:
The source is available from here.
- YaST2 is quite an interesting code-base - easy enough to
work with (so far). Unfortunately - the sticking point I'm still
thinking over, is that yast2 likes to do the layout: so there is a
yast2 containment tree - with size request/set logic - and then there
is the gtk+ hierarcy. Clearly - we need them to play together, but the
current scheme (using gtk_widget_set_size_request) doesn't play
well; really I think we need to sub-class each GtkWidget and clobber
the gtk+ size_allocate mechanism & use our own. Also as you can see
lots of spacing issues to fix - a tied issue, wrt. native containers
not using gtk+ compatible padding logic.
- Off on holiday from tomorrow until the 16th in France,
looking forward to it. Registered as a GSOC Mentor, impressed by the
parts of my brain that the
Captcha used; I wonder how accessible that is. Phoned members of
the team left/right, Tor unfortunately ill.
- Played with ekiga - rather unstable seemingly; unfortunate,
running it in gdb fell foul of the "ptrace is always broken" meta-bug,
after continuing over a couple of SIG33's bad luck for threaded
- Away until the 17th.
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)