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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.
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