Sat 24 Jul 2004

  • mime: Dave Camp, Ray Strode and I spent last week struggling with the MIME system. We made some headway (or at least managed to get a release out). Next week, we tackle monitoring. And fixing bugs. And ABI problems.

  • shadows: After chatting with Matthias last week, I decided to try to put together a visual index for the GTK+ docs. The current index is quite overwhelming, and not that useful. This would simply be an image of widgets linking to their location in the docs. I wrote a quick little program based on the hig-shooter/screenshooter to take these screenshots on Friday and put up some shots at

    I haven’t written the index yet, and indeed, I should do a few more widgets before putting it up. We might want to also include a screenshot in the header of each widget page.

    Anders also contributed a drop shadow routine giving a nice appearance to the images. I took the shadow code, and added it to gnome-panel-screenshot (bug #148367). I need to update the hig-shooter next.

  • sports: What a Wild Red Sox game on TV today.

  • drinks: Zana made a gallon of sweet tea earlier this week. It was great to drink while working on the MIME code. She rocks!!

Thu 22 Apr 2004

  • mime: Seth and I spent some time today discussing the “Open with…” dialog. It’s not a very exciting dialog, and I was pretty uninspired doing it. Still, I updated the proposed MIME spec when done and am ready to get back to implementing it.

Mon 03 Mar 2003

  • GTK+: Spent a couple days this week getting the GtkTreeView to work in a RTL locale. It was the last major widget in need of support added – though it showed some RTL bugs in other widgets. As an added bonus, I also got column expanding working, which should make Seth very happy. I’m pretty excited at how well it worked, though we need to do a bit more work to be fully RTL compliant. It would be a good target for 2.4.

  • Mime: I’m now tasked with fixing the mime-system in GNOME. fun.

  • Life: Had a very pleasant day with Rosanna. We went on a walk with the dog down the Bolin Creek trail. It was a wonderful 60 degrees outside, and though it kept threatening to rain, it never quite did. It was a good change from ice storms. We also saw some bird houses painted Carolina blue. Zana correctly guessed they were Eastern Bluebird houses. Two points to her. We ended up walking to Cafe Driade along the way. They have simply the best Cappucino in the Chapel Hill area.