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Of course, the night after I told here 'come see my web server', I suffer a hard drive failure on the said server...

It should be back in order now :-)

Well, back from the holidays at my parents'. Fortunately, I had my iPAQ to do some Linux hacking :-) (I only used the Win98 box to run the VNCViewer on it).

I did what I planned to do for a long time : rewrite my Book database from C to Python. You can find the results here. The database is still a bit slow as the Python script is stand-alone (ie not using any mod_python) and is not pre-compiled (I execute directly the .py, not a small .py that would import the big .pyc files).

BTW, I am using Mozilla 0.6 for two weeks now, and it crashed less often than Netscape 4.x (but well, the UI is still slow).

And, of course, Merry Christmas to everybody :-)

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.

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