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A brief update…

January 17th, 2011 by

In the last days I’ve been leaving my full attention to Compiz and the famous glib main loop. I’ve made a small perl script to compare my local builds with the ones available on launchpad… nothing too fancy, but it seems to work. During the last days Canonical updated a lot of software.

I’ve decided to start updating the on my test repository to the newer versions. A couple of new packages are required as dependencies (the most impressive one is utouch-evemu, which is a part of Canonical’s Multitouch uTouch stack).

The number of updates is quite impressive, the number of patches (even on some new updates) is equally impressive… I’ve just realized that GTK+-2.0 has been subjected of a couple of fun patches and gobject-introspection is becoming mind crushing… Either way, the work continues, and unfortunately for me I was planning to do a small open beta phase for Factory users soon… but all this changes will require much more work and a lot of packages will have dependency lists updated.

The next days free time will be spent around this massive update, I am sure it will pay off. If anyone is using my test repository on my home project, expect some turbulence during the next days. Since I’m on this, I’m already starting to enable GTK3 wherever I can do it in a safe way, nevertheless, it’s just to speed work for the time being, as much things are changing.

Questions for Board Applicants

January 17th, 2011 by

Today I’ve decided to send a couple of questions for Board candidates. To me it is important the answer to this questions, as through such answer it will be possible for me to sharp my opinion about some of the people behind the applications.

The questions aren’t all direct and involve a critical analysis of quotations provided. The thread can be visited on the openSUSE Project mailing list.

I’ve used quotations from 5 different people that should be familiar to most people.

* F. Nietzsche – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Nietzsche
* Adam Smith – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Smith
* Daniel J. Bernstein – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_J._Bernstein
* Richard M. Stallman – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Stallman
* Mahatma Gandhi – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohandas_Karamchand_Gandhi