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
Pleased to find a new bug in libbonoboui, with a nice patch
from Jeff Cai, fun - will that be the last bug-fix there ? What with
Matthew's great work getting rid of it from Evolution - I'll be free.
Filed for some FTO, prodded Clarity.
Wrote overdue LXF column; Moblin team meeting; noticed Aaron
Siego had written a nice update on KDE numbers
(and yes, I highly prefer a plain-text, simple-to-host,
no-hosted-database-anywhere style to my blogging software, E-mail
works well enough for comments though). That coupled with the "you
are a trolling idiot" style, encouraing mail I got from KDE
enthusiasts persuades me that someone (with time to update Ohloh)
could profitably spend it updating both GNOME (to remove a few
obsolete packages), and KDE (to include all of the packages that
form part of it). Still - as a general rule, broadcasting:
"I am an amazing 0.7936254" - without any referant for comparison,
is not that helpful. Having said that - it is indeed interesting that
(apparently) gtk+ is around 560k LOC and
that Qt is (apparently) 16
m LOC - perhaps the included WebKit bulks it up - but it does
seem amazing that Ohloh chalks up Qt as ~30x larger LOC-wise. It's
also strange since, my checkout of the same git repo, and a
find -name '*.[ch]*' | xargs grep ';' | wc -l - (crude, but
easy) - seems to yield only 1.3m ';'s for Qt - which seems more sane,
with WebKit being 470k ';'s. I must be a very easily confused
hype-merchant to get such widely different numbers; I can believe
OO.o is around 8 million lines, and Linux also around 8, but is it
really credible to suggest that Qt is larger than the sum of these ?
I suspect not - you would have to wonder what each line did. Assuming
I'm right, I wonder what confused Ohloh - which I've previously
tended to believe.
Plugged away at mutter for a while, seems we leaked an
animation in some corner case - chased it with Thomas' help. Up
very late digging into mutter effects code.
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)