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 later, checked the build - OpenOffice, finished
building with 'dmake debug="true"', any chance of debugging
information in the binary ? - not at all, wow. Another build
that doesn't run, but this time without broken includes,
- Apparently it's not good to build everything with
debug. Re-built tools and vcl and finally hit a NULL string
length. I thought C++ was supposed to magically stop all that
sort of thing. Surely some 'exception' could have been thrown
- Discovered after a bit of debugging, that the
segfault is because getenv("HOME") returns NULL, but that's
because the build scripts [ foolishly ] unset HOME for you as
if by magic, OO - professionally pre-broken, worse, fixing
that reveals another crasher; hmm.
- Discovered Gnome session management has been
killing OpenOffice, and that's happened to me in demos;
poked Mark to see if it's fixed now. The next death is a segv
trying to print an error message out - helpful, looking for
'bootstraprc' in the bin dir, perhaps it's just not possible
to run it from there.
- Lunch, futher interrogation of Thomas re:
Lucy failed to yield much fruit. 'Donald' rang, said he
could post me some plastics to replace my laptop hinge; good.
- OpenOffice it seems ( in it's bid to grab as
many trademarks as possible, uses that famous marshal art
In-Stsetoo ) to name it's install set directory. [ all
the elbow grease comes from UN-Oil, another potential winner ].
- Phone call from Stephen and (another) Michael,
wanting to make ORBit2 even more secure and beautiful - which
is excellent indeed.
- Posted an umbrella to Kate, and 2 monkeys to
Graham and Andy - what a surreal life. Wrote a status report.
Phone call from Bill about Mozilla a11y, apparently going
well, at-poke 'sees' stuff from inside.
- Switched to Development packes of Evolution, it's
taking a long time to re-train from using n to S-> for next
message, unfeasible to use 2 keystrokes for that [ and it's my
poor overused shift key finger ], must speak to Anna; the lady
that can change things.
- Martin Hollmichel seemed pleased with my CVSROOT
virtual linking propsal to make a nicer 'ooo' package, that
looks more like a single project, with a saner layout.
- Went for a run, a longer one tonight - felt
invogorated then Jacket potatoes - sluggish and sated.
Conference call with Carlos and Luis, seems like I've been
called off back to Gnome 2.0 performance improvement on
- Bed early.
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)