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 mail. Got my key reset test working nicely, committed
to configmgr - for the first time: working unit tests that pass - neato,
now for some more stressful tests. One of the interesting things about
the configmgr is that it is the slowest single piece of OO.o (even beating
linking nowadays) - so wins here matter. I hacked up a unit test similar to
what the framework code does as it loads the UI description configuration
information, running it 64 times & then 3 times each shows (times in
ms, smaller is faster):
Unfortunately, to achieve the wins we removed 1300 LOC
from the configmgr (with 4500 lines touched), and simplified it quite a
bit - which no doubt plays havoc with some people's perception of how many
lines Novell contributes [ you contributed a negative amount of code !? ].
Anyhow, hopefully - when the unit tests are finished, this can get
up-stream under the JCA, and we'll have a good test framework for
further re-factoring & performance wins (thanks to Sun's Stefan
Bergmann for helping create the skeleton of the test harness).
- It seems I
offended Pamela, for which I apologise, I was a little irritated &
precipitate, my concern wrt. a pro-Sun bias was directed at Charles, not groklaw.
I should also point out I guess, that on a second reading, Charles
is at least slightly right on the export filter: we do include a 300
line filter infrastructure patch (for the CleverAge XSLT converter)
& contribute to that at a low level: totally unrelated to the joint
Sun/Novell import filter in the same sentence, and of course unrelated
to copyright ownership, but perhaps useful to throw around in a mud
slinging contest, thanks.
- Cell group in the evening, lots of tired people, but had a
great time of it.
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)