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; missed the train due to an omitted phone; slightly
late - hacked on bootstrapping calc from a unit-test on the train. Great
presentation from Gregor on the build-bots, updated the ESC
- Lunch, more discussion of what needs fixing, and some added
impetus with deadlines. Back on the train which sadly broke before it got
there. Lift with Thorsten back to Buxtehude, then a space for "real work"(TM).
Amused by Federico's
baby pictures. I guess the most exciting development from the ESC
meeting was Heiner's commitment to move OO.o fast to svn, and within a
year to a DSCM - git / mercurial / bzr (to be decided later).
- Lots of mail. Curious to read champion Ben Rockwood's
Sun Confirms Inflexability & Community Disregard post; I don't know
Ben, or the facts of the matter, and apparently he's not a hacker, and
clearly I care not at all for what 'OpenSolaris' stands for; but caveat's
aside, some of his blog reads to the OO.o experience:
Sun is making decisions "for" the community with no regard
to the membership or Governing Board ... Sun is holding all the keys
and while I trust 99% of the Sun employees involved in the community,
the fact remains that it would seem that none of them had a hand in
this decision ... OpenSolaris as it was conceived by the community is
a sham. ... we have open source but we don't have open development. Sun
has done an admirable job with releasing code, but Sun's track history
in the arena of open development efforts with the free software
community has been abysmal ... the MySQL model, which I refer to as
"glass house development", that is, you can look in at whats going on
but you're not part of the action.
- Back to unit test hackerage; got Thorsten setup with MSDN,
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)