19 May 2004 Spooky   » (Master)

After the release of 2.7.1 I've been taking some time off gnome-games maintainance to focus on other free-software toys. The main project has been getting a full 64-bit distro running on my G5. This is basically Fedora for the IBM pseries stuff with a few tweaks. It now runs X and GNOME.

The good news is that most GNOME programs do vaguely sane things when gconf isn't returning anything. The bad news is that I discovered this because the new XML back-end (i.e. markup, not libxml) doesn't like reading files on a ppc64 machine. Tonight's project is figuring out why. Fortunately the libxml based oldxml still works.

After that I'll be back to gnome-games, making sure that it is 64-bit clean (I know of at least one bug that hints that it isn't).

Meantime at work I'm using the machine I helped build for my PhD. It's strange to be using it again after four years.

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