My second and last day of the work assignment I should never
have volunteered for. Not sure how things are going since I
am waiting for the system to regenerate before being able to
do some tests. The leasson learned here is: Read through the
job description twice before volunteering; if you do not you
end up being the foreign expert supposed to know something
you actually don’t (and that sucks).
I personally closed 120 bugs in GNOME bugzilla last night.
Ok, maybe not that impressive as I only closed all GMC bugs
as wontfix with a short message that they should use
Nautilus or if they wanted a GMC like filemanager they could
try GNOME Commander. But those 120 GMC bugs showing up in
the GNOME Summary bug status each week had been anoying the
hell out of me. Guess it is an example of a itch getting
Was back from GUADEC on monday. GUADEC was as always great fun and my renting a couple of apartments
worked out really well for the most part I think. As for the partying some bars in Seville will never be the same
I think :). Another conclusion is that the GNOME community seems to have managed to change the way we work
to be more scaleable now. The entry of first Sun and now Wipro into the community has lead to the GNOME
community slowly changing our style of working and finally Bugzilla for instance is really serving its purpose as a
central part of the development infrastructure. It has seemed to me that even if the number of developers in the
GNOME community has been continually growing over the last three years we have not really scaled the amount
work getting done. Sometimes it seemed that our 100 developers of 3 years ago managed to get as much done
300 does today. But I feel that with the structural and attitude changes now working their way through the
community we are finally getting to a point where it is easy to join and do real development. Of course only time
will tell if its really is our organisation that is working better or just a normal ‘new major release’ type energy boost
Me and kmaraas stayed longer than the main crowd and spent 4 days traveling around in
Andalucia. A lot of fun even if we missed Hale Berry by just a day in Caduz.
Got back on monday and spent that day and yesterday getting my day to day life back in working order.
Suprisingly no big crises waited for me back at work and I think I will be able to get back on track with writing the
GNOME Summaries and helping out with GStreamer now.
Also applied for a internal transfer to Oracle China today, guess I have decided that it is my destiny to live in China
for some years :)