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; to work - triaged the mail somewhat bluntly,
while finishing the (Unix only) oosplash.bin re-write which has
Eventually got this finished and committed, with all the
re-starting if unusual return values are returned etc. tested and
- To provide a spring-board for ridding ourselves of
soffice.sh, and its various spawned / shell helpers -
helps clean things up.
- Removing the quick-starter conditionality on
libpng, we can build without it (as we do for the generic
builds) - but just leave the splash to rather later: when
the main app launches
- To ensure we get our splash up really early (if at
all), before pagein / javaldx start doing tons of I/O.
The problem here was made noticeable by the new gnumake
code not stripping libraries, giving eg. a 700Mb libswli.so
to pagein when debugging - takes time even on an SSD.
Nonetheless for those with slow rotating disks, this should
make a noticable improvement in time-to-splash.
Reviewed some bootchart pieces, call with Kendy, setup next
TSC call; boggled at the horrors of Microsoft's latest patent
aggression, and pleased generally by the insight of the technet
Worked late; discovered I'm in danger of loosing holdiay
this year - LibreOffice kept me rather busy it seems; bother.
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)