26 January 2000
Have not posted anything here for a while. I got back from my holiday last wednesday. It was three weeks in New Zealand and a few days in Melbourne. Other than getting my bags lost for two days on the way into NZ, it was a good trip. In Melbourne, I stopped by at my uncle's company Data Electronics. Some of their new products sound very interesting. One problem with the trip was lack of access to email.
25 December 1999
I made another release of Dia. This one should fix the bugs people reported just after the 0.82 release. You can now copy/paste image and bezier objects without dia crashing. I also added a new export dialog modeled after gimp's save dialog. This also allows me to separate off export filters to plugins, which is good. I have included a partially complete CGM filter with the new release. It does everything except beziers at the moment.
15 December 1999
I made my first release of dia as its new maintainer. It mostly seemed to go well. There are a few bugs that showed up after the release, so I will have to fix those. I guess we can get back to breaking things to add new features. Did not end up going diving on monday night, since it felt like more work getting everything ready than we wanted to do.
9 December 1999
I got my uni results yesterday. I got good marks in both my computing and pure maths majors. I got invitation for honours year letters from both the maths and computer science departments. I will have to decide where I want to do honours. Apparently I got the highest score in the computer networks unit, which means I will be getting a prize from a company called AlphaWest. I converted the page setup widget I wrote for dia to use GnomePaper and GnomeUnit.
1 December 1999
Alexander Larsson handed over the job of maintainer of dia to me. He has done a great job so far, but did not have enough time to put into maintaining it. I have a few ideas for new features I want to work on. These include the scripting interface, object properties and printing changes. If anyone wants to help out with dia, join the dia mailing list.
23 November 1999
Working on gnorpm again. I am converting the rpmfind code over to a non blocking architecture using the glibwww code I wrote (a thin wrapper around the W3C's libwww that uses the glib mainloop for transfers). It is not currently finished, but it is getting there. Apparently the gtkhtml guys are using glibwww as well. Maybe it would be a good idea to split the code into a separate package at some point.
16 November 1999
finished my exams at the end of last week. Hopefully I should have more time to work on the packages I maintain. close to getting a new release of libglade ready. It is mostly a bug fix release. hopefully I should be able to get gnome-vnc and gnorpm up to scratch. Gnorpm has heaps of bug reports open, but the majority are for about three packages. It would be nice if the web bug submission form got people to look at the current bugs for a package.