Reminding us

cuddle cowTwo of you emailed me out of the blue today to remind me that GNOME bug 504692 has an unreviewed patch on it that you’d like looked at before the next unstable release.  Thank you!  This is a very good way of reminding me of such things, and I think that holds true for most maintainers: we get dozens of pieces of email a day from Bugzilla, and a personal note is a bit of a stronger push.

(That said, don’t overdo it; I’m drowning in email as it is.)

The patch needs me to set up dual screens to test it.  There was a joke earlier that there needed to be a collection to buy me a second screen, since all Metacity development is done on a laptop; I have now been lent a second screen.  However, for the next couple of days I’ll be unusually busy in the world of non-GNOME software, and then I need to figure out how to get Xinerama and so on working on the new setup. I shall, of course, keep you up to date with extreme punctiliousness.

Thanks for being such a friendly and helpful bunch of users.

2 Comments

  1. Posted August 6, 2008 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    That’s weird, a metacity blogpost with a photo of street art in my native tongue (Dutch) next to it.

  2. Martin Meyer
    Posted August 6, 2008 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    I’d be happy to help you configure your Xinerama stuff. What distro and what video driver are you using?