This is my (in)activity log. You might like to visit my employer
SUSE 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 lateish; to work, mail chew, poked at some patches, nursed
a windows build.
Really pleased to see Fridrich and Valek's beautiful
Corel Draw import. The filter adds (for the first time) historic Corel Draw file
format filters, but - almost better than that it also supports the updated binary format
(v16) used in their new version released less than a month ago.
Another nice new feature for LibreOffice 3.6, itself going into feature-freeze
in a couple of months. I recall using Corel Draw as part of my Design & Communication
GSCE many years ago; it's wonderful that LibreOffice provides an excellent Free-Software
alternative, and great that we can help migrate people's legacy proprietary formats
into ODF, read the full
Perhaps more importantly, there are two, Google Summer
of Code slots open to work with Fridrich & Valek in this area this summer.
First to improve and extend this Corel
Draw filter, and secondly to work on a Microsoft Publisher filter with the same team. Having started my
(serious) contributions to Free Software in the form of file filters (for gnumeric), I'd
love to be a student again and work in a team with Fridrich & Valek as mentors - there
are only a few days left to apply.
Chat with Martyn, more mail. Lunch, patch review, paid
some friendly lawyers, did some more licensing paperwork.
Built the ESC agenda, thrilled to see Markus Mohrhard
(moggi)'s work on calc regression bugs - down to only two open -
an amazing result - particularly given the unit tests designed
to keep it that way. If only we had some other sharp volunteers
to give this degree of tender love to writer and impress.
Filed a number of easy hacks. Really pleased with the work
Lubos has done to cleanup the rtl::OUString mess, and make it much
easier to move to a world of UTF-8 strings in future (if that makes
much more readable and comprehensible.
- rtl::OUString foo(RTL_CONSTASCII_USTRINGPARAM("foo"));
+ rtl::OUString foo("foo");
- if (foo.equals(rtl::OUString(RTL_CONSTASCII_USTRINGPARAM("baa"))))
+ if (foo == "ABCD")
Poked at Andrew's nice about box improvement patch;
aborted half way through the review for a week of vacation over
Easter - back at work next Wednesday or thereabouts, but reading
mail in between times.
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In case it's not painfully obvious: the reflections reflected here are my
own; mine, all mine ! and don't reflect the views of SUSE, 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)