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, triaged mail; filed more expenses - the last of
the batch for now, phew. Helped Gary Lin with some signal handler
related fun. Built some evolution test packages.
Chat with Charles; Lunch; team meeting.
LibreOffice / Google Summer of code rocks
Just a quick promo aimed at any students you might happen to know.
I'm excited about some of the sexy
projects we have, and the mentors we have signed up. Just to mortally
offend some of the mentors I'll pick my favorite few:
Lots more interesting things in the project
list, though of course - if you have something you badly want to do
yourself that's fine too, get in touch. You have around a week left to
apply. End of commercial.
- Visio import filter for draw - do you, like me,
get documents with annoying binary blobs in them that you can't
see ? be part of the solution.
- Android port - this seems like a popular research
task, luckily much of the heavy lifting around rendering is already
done: plug and play
- Convert DirectX canvas to Cairo - moving away
from gdi+ and sharing code across platforms, as well as leveraging
all the cairo goodness.
- LibreOffice on Broadway - much like Android port,
writing a web office front-end using HTML5. Should be lots of fun,
and of great use to many existing systems out there.
- UI cleanup - if all of these seem a bit big,
then Kendy has identified a long list of UI failings, all of which
need a small amount of love and polish to fix. Add them up to make
a big improvement.
Reported the sqlite related evo. summary hang I'm still suffering
with the suggested patch; downer, hopefully the new trace will help.
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)