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; pleased to read a sympathetic groklaw
take. Adjusted my blog license to public domain. Some encouraging
Re-compiled chen's e-d-s patch for more testing.
Spent a little while updating my 3.4.0 release blog with an
updated contribution graph for good measure.
This little article on Microsoft's developer platform
story is worth a read. It is interesting to see GNOME 3.0 going in
rather before Windows 8, I guess the QML world is very java-scripty
for serious work, but doubtless that's just compressed crustiness.
Lots of mail thrash, Clarity. Lunch. More mail, Christian Lohmaier
did a fantastic
analysis of the completeness of the code dropped on ASF judging
by the filenames at least. Some highlights: 40k of 69k files to be licensed
to ASF ie. 40% of files missing, by his (clever) file movement analysis,
the snapshot was taken at m103 ie. before 2011-03-21, ie. old and missing
lots of branches integrated since then. Then a lot of details: no
icons but then no toolbar XML descriptions either, no translations,
no templates, no filter configuration, the list goes on. Anyhow,
onto the constructive bit: it would be much better, cheaper, safer and
more complete for Oracle to license all rights that it owns in the code
in the complete set of mercurial repositories to ASF, and to let them clean
this up, absent that - many more man weeks of delay, and many more expensive
legal round-trips will be required I suspect.
Tragically didn't manage to get my Monday inbox processed to the
point of productivity after a whole day at it: not good.
Miriam over for dinner, lovely to hear of her wedding plans, and
flip through our old wedding albums (ten years next year) together. Back to
work before bed.
My content in this blog and associated images / data under
data/ directories are (usually)
created by me and (unless obviously labelled otherwise) are licensed under
the public domain, and/or if that doesn't float your boat a CC BY 3.0
license. I encourage linking back (of course) to help people decide for
themselves, in context, in the battle for ideas, and I love fixes /
improvements / corrections by private mail.
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)