5 Sep 2005 DV   » (Master)

libxml2-2.6.21 and libxslt-1.1.15

Finally made a new set of releases, I have been chasing bugs for the last weeks, so people should really update in general. As a result I ended up closing 182 bugs in GNOME bugzilla (manually because the "handle multiple bugs at once" form does not allow to change to CLOSED state so I lost one hour clicking manually on the bug forms :-( ), anyway it's good to have a libxml2 and libxslt bug lists trimmed down to something reasonnable. It's good too to have them in time for the new GNOME release too.

Upcoming events

Don't forget to register for the GNOME Summit if you are coming, also tell us what you want to work on. This clearly won't be a talk driven conference but setting topics of work and discussion in advance will make us more productive.

My talk on Xen at FUDcon is scheduled for Thursday 6th October, I will try to be a bit on the GNOME booth too before and after on that day.

Disaster recovery

Without getting down into the political side, I'm still surprized it takes such a long time for countries affected by a disaster to request or even accept international aid. Seeing the US take a full week before accepting the various kind of help offered worldwide is a bit shocking, it's not like they didn't know they needed it, is that a logistic problem ? But when the Red Cross, an international foreign non-govenemental agency appears to be the most efficient workforce on the scene for 5 full days, and that even the state governemt officiel officially recognize it, this really means the money going to governemental disaster planning or handling should be directly donated to those who know and care about handling those. This also mean the governement is incompetent to handle those. Point is that this fact would not surprize us coming from a less developped country (thailand post tsunami recovery effort looks far more organized in retrospect than US response to Katerina) but again shocking for a nation very eager to point to others how they think a country should be run...

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