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
- Poked at a postscript generation 'bug', some more
- Somewhat appalled by the OO.o 2.1 comments in
LXF 90 by Cynux: ... Firefox going places. On the other hand,
OOo is stuck in neutral - it took a year to move from 2.0 to 2.1
and the headline new feature is multimonitor support for
Impress. Clearly a tragic failure by marketing to actually
communicate the fact that this is the 1st of regular
releases to use a new versioning scheme to show the fact
that we include new features as well as bug fixes. ie. people
shouldn't expect some huge bunch of features in 2.1 ? why not ?
because we produce features at a fairly constant rate: so if
you want a huge bunch of them piled into a single release, that
means we had to dam the feature stream for years, holding stuff
back from the end-user. On the other hand, it's a shame our 2.1
announcement / text on the front-page didn't correct this
(all too predictable) misunderstanding, but instead says:
"OpenOffice.org 2.1 is recommended for all users,
as it represents a significant improvement over all
previous versions...." etc. In fact, IMHO the regular OO.o
releases are an encouraging sign that OO.o is out of neutral
and pulling into the fast lane.
- Also - if marketing types are reading: SoftMaker
this horribly selected & inaccurate, but compelling
web-page. Jody is working on #3, the last 4 need to wait for
chart2 etc., but the presentation is nice. Surely we have some
talented people that can create some similar nice samples
and create the relevant screenshots to compare MS Office, OO.o,
Softmaker, and any other of our competitors ?
- Updated to the latest SLED10 test packages. Committed
more code to configmgr, hopefully saving another 50k+ or so of
redundant STL RBTree nodes, now using a binary search of a flat
vector (something that apparently STL can't help with): strangely
memprof predicted a larger win; odd.
- Call from Peter, built HEAD YaST2 idly, fixed the
control-center-gnome package to build in a more 'yast-like'
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)