Campaign Season

Being a political junky, I’ve of course been following the campaign season very closely here in the USA. This morning I was amused to receive a campaign email from a potential candidate for the US Senate here in Minnesota with the following engaging subject line: “General Campaign email template”. Well done, potential senator!

On an unrelated note, we’re planning a new release of Nemiver in the coming week. It’s been quite a while since the last release, but there are quite a few new features even though we’ve both been slowed down a bit by real life in the past few months. I’ve been trying to polish up the user interface a bit as well, and in the process, some translatable strings have been changed slightly. So if any intrepid translators are interested in cleaning up after me, it would be greatly appreciated.

Nemiver and gio

Yesterday I added a configure switch to nemiver to use gio (via giomm, which is shaping up nicely) instead of gnomevfs for file loading, mime-type detection, and file change monitoring. The process was quite painless, and the code ended up being considerably nicer than the equivalent in gnomevfs. In theory this should bring us a bit closer to being portable to other platforms as well. Cheers to alexl and everybody else working on gio.

Now if we could just get a replacement for gnome_help_display() into GTK+, we’d be able to knock off a lot of other extra dependencies as well.