Ok, I seem to find myself in a little timecrunch :)
There are lots of things I want to do in order to improve
the content on gnome.org. But beside work, sailing,
gnome-summaries, interviews and GStreamer there is little
time to spare. Life is unfair, but I still love it….weird.

Ah, house cleaning day…how the heck does so much laundry,
junk and dust manage to pile up…argh

If it works don’t fix it
If it works don’t fix it
If it works don’t fix it
Sound simply enough doens’t it, why is it I never learn to
live by it then? God, I hate my work on days like this.
Luckily it is friday so I can use the weekend to learn how
to not start to cry when someone says the word ‘concurrent

Installed Solaris 8 for Intel on a old computer (Pentium
200) yesterday. Works but there are some problems with
performance, especially with the Java admin apps. Actually
it was a friend of mine who both downloaded the ISO’s from
Sun, burned the cdroms and gave me the old computer so I
have to use this opportunity to say: Thanks.

Anyway my plan is to use the machine to try and compile
lots of different GNOME stuff, and file bugzilla reports on
compilation problems in order to help make the
code more multiplattform/multicompiler.

Thanks to hadess little WindowMaker &
GNOME howto (posted to Gnotices I tried out
Window Maker again last night for the first time in over a
year. It was a pleasant reunation. WindowMaker still
doesn’t seem to support gnome session management, but I
guess I can live with that.

Spent time last evening editing my interview with Jim
Gettys, interesting stuff. Needs some more fixes then of
for final editing, approval and then finally publication.

Things are really looking good in the GNOME camp these
days. New cool stuff keeps popping up, old modules gets
lots of work done (like the recent work on gnome-media and
gnome-utils) and a new release of Nautilus with further
optimisations and improvements is on the way.

We are also getting ready to release the 0.2.0 release of
GStreamer which I am
really looking forward too. It is still a developer release
in the sense that all things aren’t ready yet, end users
especially will see that the gstmediaplay GUI frontend
still is a work in progress. But we are getting there with
a steady flow of new developers joining the project and 6
months from now I think GStreamer will definetly have
established itself as the de-facto standard for Linux
multimedia. As omega pointed out we have
more weekly CVS commits now than Evolution for instance.
(yeah, yeah I know CVS commits isn’t a very good
measurement of anything, but still :)

Downloading Solaris for Intel in order to be able to do
some compilation testing and bug reporting of selected
GNOME modules. Relaying on gman for
Solaris testing isn’t a working solution, especially since
he is supposed to be hacking on a cool little traceroute
toy *hint* *hint*

Been mostly a good weekend. Spent most of it on the
sailboat, eating good food, listening to good music and
talking to good friends. Saturday night we cast anchor
outside a small town in the Oslofjord and went out for some
beers. Found a really lively place with a great atmosphere,
fun music and of course beutiful women.

A perfect trip hadn’t the boat engine broke down on the way
back, since there was almost no wind we spent around 8
hours on the last few kilometers.

On the writing front I got mail back from Jim Gettys
today with the answer to my final question for the interview
I am doing with him. Hopefully it will be up on Linuxpower later this

It has been some time since last we published something on
Linuxpower now, but since it is summer in Norway now I am
not inclined to spend as much time indoors, which limits
the amount of time I have to do this stuff.
ErikLevy,katzj and
crudman has not been in a writing frenzy
either lately. I wish we could have more writers on
Linuxpower to keep content coming out more frequently, but
finding people who like to write seems hard to do.
(volunteers please come forward.) I guess we could increase
our article count by going down the same road as
Linuxplanet have and do lots of editorials, but I think
this is a crappy solution. Editorials have their place, and
are quick to do, but they should not make up the bulk of
the content, which is my impression of how things are at

Another reason my writing a calmed downed somewhat is
increasing amount of work done on GNOME related stuff, like
the GNOME weekly summaries and misc. website stuff. I have
also been spending some time lately trying to aquire some
basic hacking skills, think I am making some progress, but
I am not there yet.