10 Oct 2000 Excalibor   » (Observer)

Sometimes things suck big time... Others not.

Been really busy changing customer, mind set and location, etc... Thus this diary's been left adrift for a long while... Good thing is that I'm going to go deep into CORBA and C++ :-)

I've discovered glib! It's a wonderful C library, really, look for it at the GNOME Project or GTK+ Project. I have to think very hard to find a situation in GNU software where I'm gonna use char * instead of GString!!

I'm tinkering with some ideas. Got introduced to NetCaptor. It's a WinX application that groups all browser windows in a tabbed notepad. A good idea, it's much easier to have 20+ browsers in a single app bar icon that to have the damned bar crowded with icons. Unfortunately, the Mozilla version is working badly (ie, only M$ IE) and it will use the ActiveX, which means no NetCaptor for GNU for a while... I've sent them an email asking about the patent pending on NetCaptor, what they really patented and what not, etc... Just to know if I am looking big trouble if I implement something similar for GNU... So far, no reply, but my email's been dead brain for almost a week, I'll give them some more days before insisting...

Also got a good idea, I think, to implement for browsers, a new kind of bookmark that allows more information to be saved for later review... As soon as I manage to get Encompass working, I will try to implement it on it (or maybe on the gnome-help-browser) as a proof-of-concept and let others implement it on their browsers... I'd love to have an early release on this, but I am still dealing with some GTK+ issues, I'm sure I'll have something understandable soon...

And that's all for now, some interesting articles on this place, some interesting entries on Wiki and some interesting announces on LinuxToday. We are living interesting times!

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