28 Jul 2000 aaronl   » (Master)

Sorry for not posting for so long. Today I started working on a list mode for EFM. It's been suprizingly easy so far, and I'm worrying that the last 10% may be 90% of the work. I haven't told raster yet since I haven't been able to contact him, but I'll discuss it with him and mandrake tomorrow.

Since my last diary entry I have made minor contributions to XMMS, X-Chat, and hxd. I'm enjoying this variety, and plan to work more on miscellaneous applications that I find useful such as these.

VA hasn't been working me too hard, and I've been having a great time. As August draws near I am wondering how I will ever be able to go back to school in September :-(.

I've had some adventures with web browsers lately. My self-imposed policy of only using free applications at work has forced me into mozilla, and I've been looking for alternatives. I checked out GtkHTML from CVS, and I must say that it is the fastest graphical HTML engine I have ever used. I'm very excited about this project. But I'm quite bitter that they made something so useful depend on Gnome. Silly helixcode people :(. The stuff in CVS is nicely experimental, but I don't dare use it for everyday surfing. Mozilla is holding up well for that, and I'm reporting all of the problems I run into. I still have major ideological problems with mozilla, as I like small and fast applications but mozilla implements its own whole damn toolkit. As for speed, it seems to implement its dialogs in JavaScript. Yuck. The developers claim that if not for this aproach, it would only have been developed on Win32, but Mozilla sucks so much more than Comunicator 4.x (which used sane, native, consistant widgets) that I really have my doubts.

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