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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
- Up early, an American breakfast, packed, and
off to the Caltrain. Fixed some encoding issues in the new
UI xml code ...
- Struggled around SFO trying to find an open
internet cafe with a working connection; apparently today
is a national holiday. Finaly found a "DSL internet cafe"
only to find it had a horrendous, evil custom interface,
and wouldn't co-operate whatsoever with DHCP / trying to
see what was behind the thing. Got bored, and went to the
- Having had several first hand experiences with
'American' I decided to get on standby for a much, much
earlier flight. Got to LA with 5 hours before the next
flight. LA looks typicaly uninteresting, and smoggy.
- Sat about mangling GType beyond recognisation.
Problem is - since a GType is an guint32 we have to do
loads of tedious locking before operating on the type -
locking ~= 40% of the profile.
- Easy to solve - make GType a gpointer, then
we can propagate the invariants we are passed; such as
an Object isn't freed while it's passed to you [ and hence
it's type data isn't ], and we can just walk the tree with
impunity totaly without locking most times. So far it's
looking almost binary compat for 32bit machines.
- Hmm - more breakage, bits flying everywhere -
lots of tedious typing, and then - screwed by the 'hyper'
efficiency with G_SIGNAL_TYPE_STATIC_SCOPE. Got tired of
it all and played gnibbles instead - only a few more hours
before the flight now.
- Slept on the flight for 6 hours or so; excellent.
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