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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Up earlyish; tried (somehow) to get GStreamer to work on
Miriam's OpenSUSE 13.1 - enabled packman, burned many unhappy
minutes wrestling with different versions of different things,
broken gst pipelines, switching packages incrementally between
vendors, installing more and more bits. I used to like VLC because
it was one big lump of download that "just worked" until they
decided to go with the "one hundred pieces any developer with
lots of time can just plug together and debug, while no user can
install or use anymore". Eventually discovered that deleting my
~/.cache/gstreamer, ~/.gstreamer* made things suddenly
work: nice, sadly don't have the bad files now.
Breakfast - cheering. Nicki over with kids - plugged at
reading around SalGraphics usage; more horrors.
Lunch, out to buy a new fireplace/surround in Cambridge.
Anything to be rid of the 30's monstrosity we have; an interesting
selection - left the esthetics to J.
Home; back to SalGraphics - eventually discovered that
(depending on backend) we can and do end up with multiple wrappers
of the same underlying OS resources; which causes my issues. Something
like a rampant mis-use of multiple
fdopen's on the same
underlying file; fun. At least it makes sense finally.
Up mending H's new phone screen with her; judicious heat-gun
usage - trying to remove loca glue residue: seems WD40 is the miracle
cure there; bed.
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Novell, The Document Foundation, Spaghetti Hurlers (International),
or anyone else.
It's also important to realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
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