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Ok, finished Monkey Island 3. It's the first game I entirely played in Wine (from the install to the playing, everything). So I now started Monkey 4 :-)

So see you in about two weeks when I will have finished it for more hacking news :-)

6 Dec 2000 (updated 6 Dec 2000 at 23:32 UTC) »

Well, it's been a month now... Nothing new as I was 2 weeks away for work (Chicago) and 2 weeks again for fun (in the Carribeans, look at this picture.

And I am currently playing Monkey Island 3 on Wine before taking on the 4th :-)

Found some time doing Wine stuff this week-end. First reorganized a bit how DInput is written (it's not yet the right way to do it, but well, it's cleaner than before) and then stubbed DInput 7.0a.

A part from that, packed my stuff for my trip tomorrow :-)

Still nothing productive done lately... More fooling around with my iPAQ, but no real progress (working on a graphical interface to GnuGO optimized for a 320x240 display).

And it's not the next two weeks in Chicago and the two following ones in the Caribbeans that will help things :-) Hopefully I will have more time for hacking when I come back in december.

Well, it's been a long time since I upgraded my log. Not much Wine hacking lately (well, some small bug fixes and improvements, but nothing major).

A part from that, broke completely the Apache install on my server by trying to install Apache_SSL (still trying to find out what's wrong) and bought an iPAQ.

Came back safely from Linux Kongress. As Marcus said, no real constructive discussions on Wine (that is maybe because no real agenda was set) but it was nice anyway to meet some of the developpers face to face. Went to some interseting talks, some less, but well, all in all, an interseting experience.

As I will be again in Milan next week (any Advogato readers there who wants to drink some beers with a lonely business traveller who cannot speak a work of Italian can send me some mail :-) ), I finished my XVideo patch this afternoon (well, the weather was bad too, so it helped a bit).

Well, after a mostly non-hacking week-end, I finally managed to progress on the XVideo patch... I got my first picture displayed : Windows Media Player 2 now plays the Matrix DivX trailer. I tried to put a screenshot here for everybody to gape at, but well, the XVideo overlay was a big blue square on the picture, so it's not really impressive :-))

So no pictures for now, you will have to try it yourself when I submit the patch :-)

From now on, I need to be more selective in what I write here as some people (hi Karine :-) ) will make fun of me if I write too many dumb thing in this diary.

Hmmmm, what to say now that I have a real audience... I think I will only tell hacking stuff for the next days till she forgets the URL.

So, on the Wine front, spent some time fixing reported bugs (the palette problem in Diablo 2 + DGA and the weird colors in Media Player). Apart from that, no work on my XInput patch (no time due to undisclosed other activities :-) ). I hope having finished this patch though for Linux Kongress to be able to show nice DivX movies running with Media Player 2 + Wine.

Some good news : they found my luggage again so I won't have to grow a beard next week (my electrical razor was in the lost luggage).

On the hacking front, progressed with the XVideo DDraw patch. It still does not display anything, but at least Windows Media Player uses YUV overlays (BTW, did I already told that I hate how Microsoft programs are code ? :-) ). Now, I hope I will have finished the patch next Week-End.

Went also to see X-Men with some friends. As I do not know AT ALL the comic strip, I cannot comment on the respect or not of the spirit of the strip. I kinda liked it, not fabulous, but well, it's entertaining :-)

Well, next week is another business travel week : this time, I go to Milan... After beer, pasta :-) What's nice is that I arrive in town monday afternoon and they do not expect me before tuesday morning : I will have some time to do some sightseeing. And I come back on thursday evening for the product shipment party at the office on friday (karting on the morning, and eating + drinking on the afternoon). I think I will go home using public transportations :-)

Well, made it safely back from Munich... The return trip was a bit peculiar : the plane had a 45 minutes delay taking off from Munich so I missed my connecting flight in Lyon... After that, we (we were 6 in the same situation) took a plane from Lyon to Bordeaux (BTW, that plane had a 1h30 delay).

Arrived at Bordeaux, they told us that they did not find our bags (that we checked-in at Lyon, NOT in Munich)... And after that, we did Bordeaux -> Toulouse by taxi (a 2h15 long drive that must have cost the airline company at least 1000 $). Finally arrived home at 2 in the morning instead of 9 in the evening.

Now it's saturday morning and they did not find my bag yet...

On the hacking front, I am afraid nothing will be done this Week-End (I am leaving for Milan next week, but this time with a DIRECT flight :-) ).

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