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, to work - plugged away at mail, then
various mono pieces; collected H. from creche. Set off a build
of the 2.1 branch to find the bug Pavel reported.
- Team meeting, spammed people with action items.
Poked at mkbundle, with lots of patient help from Paolo &
Miguel discovered that setting MONO_PATH is the cause of all my
problems, unsetting that, using mkbundle2, using --deps (and
amusingly re-setting MONO_PATH for that command) yield a
beautiful standalone elf binary (well it (sadly) requires one
extra libzlibwapi.so) that converts OOX to ODF and back.
- Kay - revisiting the OO.o Java policy looks sensible
to me - and not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but I'm confused:
Java is GPL not LGPL - and there is a world of difference
and pain here. Of course there is the ClassPath
Exception, but what does that mean for OO.o ? is this
essentially a 'Lesser' (LGPL like license ?) if so, why not
just use the LGPL ? does it mean 3rd parties will no longer be
able to write plugins ? is there a good explanation of the
ramifications of the ClassPath exception ? will Sun be distributing
it's own Java under the terms of the GPL ? the ClassPath licensing
exception page is really rather vague. On the other hand, if this
gets unwound, it's great news that perhaps we can make OO.o more
buildable and usable, and not be so concerned about Java code
drifting into OO.o.
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)