Archive for February, 2008

Fosdem ’08

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

I haven’t written about work things for a while, but I’ve been working on a couple of things, including Opkg (a new package manager based on the un-maintained Ipkg), and a PackageKit backend to use it with.

And this weekend (starting at the beer event on Friday night) I will be at Fosdem. See you there if you’re going!

More GUADEC 2007 Videos (including keynotes)

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

I’ve processed some more GUADEC 2007 videos, including most of the keynotes. I’m slowly getting through the remaining, but each video takes several hours to process, so please bear with me!

video Behdad Esfahbod – Co-maintaining cairo.ogg
video Stormy Peters – Would you do it for free again.ogg
video Robert Love – Google and Open Source.ogg
video Matthew Allum – Clutter Foo.ogg
video Doc Searls – Some observations about Linux and Business.ogg
video Bryan Clark and Havoc Pennington – Online Desktop.ogg
video Alex Graveley – Crafting 3.0.ogg
video Michael Meeks – Impromtu IO Grind Talk.ogg

Eureka!

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

There’s nothing quite like the moment you finally crack a programming problem you’ve been working on for hours or even days.

So what is the problem I have been trying to solve that has kept me up so late at night? See if you can tell for yourself. It may not look like much once you spot it, but it has had me scratching my head for so long I just had to share it with everyone.

I hope I can squeeze it in for the next version of GNOME. After all, it’s an issue that has been present since the very earliest versions of GNOME 2.

Before:

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After:

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