Gossip Co-maintainer

WOW – Well Mikael sprung the question to me on Sunday – would I like to co-maintain Gossip with him and I could hardly resist. There have been a lot of crazy things going on in the code repository over the last few months and we are starting to see things stable out a bit.

It was good to see Davyd Madeley show off a cool shot of Gossip in action.

Some of the cool stuff going into Gossip at the moment includes drag and drop support (being added back and more), basic functionality for group/user renaming, creating, etc has been put right. One of the most important implementations is the subscription handling (which was borked along the way) bug has been worked out and the result is this.

Overall we are looking good for a new release soon hopefully.

Next thing to sort out is the generic interface for the transport code I wrote a few months back, anyone interested, this (couldn’t think of a better way to document it than through dia) is the API that needs condensing – comments welcome

Loudmouth on Windows – I have been thinking about this for a month or two now and people have been commenting at various times about it working on Windows on the mailing list. I think when I next find time, I will look into getting loudmouth working out of gnu’s auto tools under MSYS/MinGW. Shouldn’t take long, I had a butchers at it this morning – what this space [ ] :)

New Blogggger – I think it is time to sort out a proper blogging system on my newly aquired server. Advogato is good but I just set up Blam! and realised the title never comes out – plus I can’t post images :/

New GPU & Gossip Transports

New Graphics Card
After putting up with my old GeForce Ti4800 for some time now and given the advent of games like Half Life and Doom 3, I have bought myself a new Galaxy GeForce 6600 GT from Overclockers UK. The most important thing for me is the noise reduction. My current card can be heard from the next room with the doors open and is the only noisy fan in my Shuttle.

Notice Of Marriage
Tuesday my good lady and I visited the local civil registrar to declare our notice of marriage. So now we are all geared up for our big day (which should be) Saturday August 27th. Thankfully, the registrar confirmed for me that everything I have to say will be repeated after her :)

Interestingly, when you declare your intent to marry it is put up on a notice board for 15 days – this is for people to object if they have reason to.

Gossip Transports & GnomeMeeting
Gossip’s HEAD branch now has the worst of Micke’s and my code since we merged both our branches in on the weekend :)

The transports seem to be shaping up nicely though, hopefully now that it is on HEAD it will get tested more and we can determin problems early ready for 0.9.

Julien PUYDT has also spent a lot of time working on patches to get GnomeMeeting operational via Gossip. Bad timing with the recent merge and everything, but it should get into Gossip sooner or later.

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