Older blog entries for almer (starting at number 25)

I've cleaned up the STF a little. It's looking better now, I hope I can move it forward. Consolidaton and Input Validation are still in Jody's patch-review queue so I'll have to wait a while with those.

Anyway, Exam week coming up so I probably won't have all that much time to code. New PC hasn't arrived yet, probably next week or so.

Oh yeah, I ordered a new PC, an AMD Athlon 1200. I hope Gnumeric will compile a lot faster on it (currently have a PII400).

Mainly hacked on Input Validation. It isn't quite where I want it yet, but it's beginning to show promise.

Also, Consolidation is solidifying I am considering sending a CVS-proposal patch to Jody.

Unfortunately I have exam week from June 11 to June 16, so less time to hack. :-(

Birthday today, wrote very little code this day, but I've put considerable amount of effort into Gnumeric for the past two weeks or so (largely thanks to GUADEC which was really helpful in numerous ways). Adding features, polishing things. I've had lots of fun hacking, this is mainly due to the other crowd of hackers working on Gnumeric who are really pleasant to code with. :-)

A new release is scheduled for this Sunday. Jody told me that I can actually land the "Consolidation" feature, which I wrote a while ago, before the release, which makes me happy :-)

It was a great day today, nice weather and just overall a good feeling. Now, time to go to bed...

Was at Guadec last weekend. Quite kewl, met Jody, Jon Kare, Kenneth, Dom and a bunch of other people :-). My brother and I drove to Copenhagen together, a pretty long ride.

I've done some Gnumeric hacking this weekend, improving the parser error messages and several design related corrections.

Several other Gnumeric hackers are working on some impressive features. We really are adding lots of nice new things these days :-)

25 Mar 2001 (updated 25 Mar 2001 at 18:17 UTC) »

Jody is off on vacation to Rome so I did some maintainance of the bugs for Gnumeric today and tackled a couple of feature requests.

I also mailed the Free Software Directory some updates for the entry for Gnumeric. The people working on it are really nice and friendly and do a good job IMHO :-)

Did some small things to improve Gnumeric, mainly the scrollbars which offer more functionality now.

Jody is thinking about pushing out a new version (0.64) real soon now as a bug fix release. This is mostly because he wants a real stable/good Gnumeric in the Gnome 1.4 5th Toe release. I entirely agree with him :-)

It's interesting to note that mostly when we don't release for some time (say a month or so) while we are implementing new features, the next release is always quickly followed by a number of subsequent bugfix-only releases. Probably most free software projects have a similar pattern.

Jody started working on Split/Freeze panes support which is really exciting :-)

Gnumeric 0.63 has been released about a week ago. The Gnumeric Team has done a good job it killed a massive list of outstanding issues :-)

Finally I have a week vacation, so I'll have some time to hack, probably on both Gnumeric and (if I find the time) Gnome Basic, both of which are getting better everyday.

Also, it's pretty sure that I will go to GUADEC together with my brother from April 6 - 9, so that will be pretty exciting.

Damn, I have an incredible cold :-(

Gnumeric 0.62 has been released a couple of days ago, so I decided to go on a so-called "bug-hunting" spree and found a couple of critical bugs. As a result an 0.63 version will be released real soon . :-)

OSDEM was nice, but cold, rainy and a bit chaotic. In April I will (very likely) go to GUADEC :-)

Did quite some Gnumeric work in the last 2 weeks (compared to 2 months before :-)) We are stabilizing for a February 10 release.

Linux Expo Amsterdam was nice, so nice that I decided to go to OSDEM with a friend of mine. We will be leaving tommorrow :-)

Killed a couple of Gnumeric Bugs today and yesterday. Jody is on vacation so I don't want him to get a heart attack or something due to an enormous "outstanding" bugs list at bugs.gnome.org :-)

In addition to that I've done some work on the GB "with" statement last weekend, but had no reply from Michael yet :-(

Another pending patch is the Gnumeric STF Number Format integration which still needs to be approved by Jody upon his return.

Tommorrow I am off to the Linux Expo in Amsterdam, I am really looking forward to this as it is the first Linux/Free Software-only event that I will attend too :-)

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