Got asked to go on the paper review committee for next year's
linux.conf.au. This should be interesting. For people living in
Europe, it should cut off about 5 hours flying time compared to the
eastern states, so hopefully we will get some cool European hackers
submitting papers. Conversely, flights from the US will most likely
If you have never been to Perth, it is a great opportunity to come (it
is a great place). If you live in Perth, it will be a great
opportunity to meet many interesting people without > 4 hours flight
Also, check out the video on the website if you haven't yet.
The GNOME release is looking pretty good. Things have been shaping up
quite well. The new stable GTK+ release is scheduled for Monday. There
have been significant speed improvements to Nautilus (some due to
improvements to the UI handler code in bonobo). Libglade is shaping up
well. Guadec is about a month away as
The development pygtk branch is going
well. Most of the infrastructure is in place, and it is pretty usable
(except threading, which is still a little broken).
I my first patch into python recently. It allows use of non string
types as the __doc__ attribute of new style classes (eg. unicode
strings, or arbitrary descriptors (which is what I wanted)). It should
be going in both the 2.3 and 2.2.1 releases. The gettext module in the
standard library is also partially based on my code (along with the
other gettext wrappers that were around at the time), but that is
really Barry's work. I should look at the bug about building
libpython as a shared library, as it would be required to implement a
full gnome-vfs wrapper.
raph: hopefully pygtk 2.0
should be a pretty good choice when it is ready. GTK+ 2.0 should work
on win32, and I have gotten rid of the file naming issues and global
variable referencing issues (MSVC doesn't allow referencing variables
from other DLLs in global variable definitions. However, the C++
compiler does. It is a bit weird) people were having with the stable
pygtk. Also, the Redmond95 windows lookalike theme has been improved
a fair bit.
Looks like the patch to fix font handling for PS printing
going in to mozilla 0.9.9. This should make printing on unix mozilla
much better. Finally, preformatted text should finally be displayed in
a monospace font. Previously, the generic font types (sans serif,
serif and monospace) were all being printed as Times.