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, shunted mail; prodded my OO.o build, it seems the gcj
build option (I was using by accident) has bit-rotted in some unfortunate
way (to do with imports and ridljar); switched to openjdk for some more
joy. Poked at a Beta3 pre-build live-CD, filed a few bugs.
Apparently some people mis-understood the nn vs. kohei graph
perhaps due to the small scale, the time period (as labeled) is since 1st
Jan 2006 - ie. 30+ months. Some others moan about the focus on code
which of course excludes translation; clearly if you include those changes we
might see lots of people from all over the world contributing l10n, (which of
course is great in itself). Why exclude l10n ? Primarily because, though
it is immensely valuable work, without improved software to translate, the task
eventually runs into a wall of 100% completion (which must be nice). L10n
is a derivative task of developing the underlying software: if the l10n change
rate is dropping, is that because we are nearing complete translation ? or
is it that there are fewer people contributing ? hard to say & potentially
misleading. Secondly - the necessity
of a fair comparison, in this case with Linux: which has little-to-no
l10n component. Finally, as I understand the mechanics: l10n is often proxied
via release engineering into the source tree, meaning the data as to whose
hard work each string was is lost. Clearly the process of getting a reasonable
view of the data includes winnowing out various classes of things: eg.
auto-generated source files, or HTML web-pages (which tend to get checked
into CVS), and so on - clearly that is no surprise.
Played with multi-head some more; discovered
~/.config/monitors.xml is worth backing up after
getting it right (with xorg.conf).
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)