14 Jul 2005 DV   » (Master)

Quotes of the day

Damien while honeymooning: "Jonita will probably kill me. I found the bug and a fix ..."

Rik van Riel: "Do you want a VM that is consistently slow, or one that is occasionally fast ? ;)"

Yeah it's Bastille Day and I'm easilly amused today :-)


Following inotify being merged in Linus tree, I had to make a new release of gamin quickly, they changed the kernel API for it again, oh and they promised they would not change it ... again too, but it's fine, I'm quite happy, thanks rlove and Co. ! Gamin-0.1.2 includes the support for the new kernel API thanks to McCutchan, it's availble as testing updates on Fedora Core 3 and 4, but a kernel with inotify may take a little bit.

However it is clear that dnotify is now legacy, further work will be on the inotify back-end, well once I have a kernel for it :-)


2.6.20 release seems a good one, no loud complains, good ! The good point of a official holliday is that I can go chase libxml2 bugs without thinking I should do something else. Today was relatively productive, I got a number of patches post 2.6.20 release (it's interesting to see how each new release tend to generate momentum and you get new comers and new fixes/patches even if unrelated to the relase itself) applied and fixed some of the bugs which were popping up in NIST XML Schemas regression tests:

## NIST test suite for Schemas version NIST2004-01-14
Ran 23170 tests (3953 schemata), no errors

Note for thomasv, "make tests" for libxml2 and libxslt have had a "make valgrind" target associated (running way slower) for more than a year ;-)

We still have a number of XSD test failing however some in the Sun part of the W3C regression suite but most of them in the Microsoft part, problem is to understand what is actually happening, who is right, unfortunately the spec is very very hard to understand, it is not always a clear cut.

DesktopCon and OLS

I'm leaving to Ottawa tomorrow but I will be arriving Sunday evening.

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