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, dug through the mail mountain. Lots of exciting
things happening - quite apart from the deluge of code still going
into LibreOffice. Fridrich merged the newest libwpd code changes to
improve our WordPerfect filters, requiring some manual fixes to the
build (we should improve our dependencies there). Will Lachance's
of libwpd-0.9.0 has a great message, as well as screenshots of
the new features:
it's quite unlikely that OpenOffice.org WordPerfect
support will advance unless (1) someone volunteers to do it and (2)
Oracle drops their copyright assignment policy. The chances of these
things happening seem rather low to me. My personal recommendation
would be to switch to LibreOffice as soon as the first production
version is released. I expect it to rapidly overtake OpenOffice.org
in functionality due to its more open participation model.
Personally, I'm more hopeful that Oracle will see the light, but its
great to have Will's support. These improvements (the majority of
which are Fridrich's work incidentally) should be included in our
3.3 release shortly.
Got a nice bootchart patch from Harald, and then a set of
four more adding standardized (isn't that a great word!) systemd
service files; made him a co-maintainer. Roll on the systemd future
where we will be able to maintain and update our hooks in one place,
rather than trying to tweak umpteen per-system init scripts. Hopefully
in a dracut'ized world
we could even do that for initrds too (which would be great). Great to
see Harald's enthusiasm, and ideas for graphing (eg.) I/O latency
per-app, which should be much more useful than CPU for disk based
machines. Harald created a new #bootchart2 channel on irc.freenode.net
for the cool go-faster-kids to hang out in.
Went through the business cards from recent conferences.
Added some more Easy Hacks: python
gdb helpers, and a simple macro
cleanup. It would be great to have some enterprising hacker, and
not-yet-hacker to take on those two respectively.
Got bogged down in more mail, legal pieces etc. Hannah's church
friends over for a club in the evening, quick dinner, and drove south to
my parents'. Got the sleeping babes unloaded, and re-loaded into their
beds. Met new relations Dave & Maureen.
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)