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
- To work, tested new USB DVD writer - seems to work
nicely, good. Dug for the factory debuginfo repository, and finally
it, installed misc. debuginfo packages. Built SLED10 dbus package
& started code-reading.
- Finally found the
hideous bug in dbus causing asynchronous messages to be lost in certain
cases, on slower machines, from short-lived processes, (sometimes);
urgh - shutdown/race conditions are always fun.
- Started chasing a fix - unfortunately the obvious fix doesn't
work - and worse, in doing that I notice that dbus adds duplicate poll
records for the same fd, that -sounds- like it should work fine, except
kernel bug, still 2.4 is old; and of course it's less efficient.
Worse the (separate) OUT poll is processed before the IN poll.
- Call with JP, Kelli's staff, etc. Finally got a semi-serious
patch for dbus that fixes the problem, and makes my NetworkManager setup
work reliably: good. Chat with Dirk, DE meeting, call with Julian Seward.
Failed to get to most of the important thing I was supposed to do today:
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)