Oh boy, I'm so stupid.
I spent six hours this afternoon trying to understand why this old Sound Blaster card wasn't returning the correct value after a reset. I read all the available documentation on Sound Blasters I could find in google. I read the Linux and FreeBSD drivers to confirm that they do exactly the same as I was trying. Tried two different cards and they didn't work. And they would never work, unless you set up PnP correctly :P (Yeah, I checked all other details and forgot this stupid PnP thing. Oh well.)
At least I got some experience points, or so I hope.
Totally unrelated note: Edonkey2000 has a strange name, but it seems to work pretty well. The binary-only Linux client has a messy output, so I wrote a curses-based wrapper.
Debian should try not to break mozilla and konqueror at the same time. So I'm stuck with old Navigator 4 in my Debian Box.
I'm transferring helllabs.org from (ick!) NSI to dotster. With the price difference I can donate $10 to dyndns and save $10.
[RPM-]Packaging several versions of gcc in such a way that they'll all work is a PITA. kgcc and stackguard will be integrated after 2.7/2.95 and 3.0 can coexist peacefully. The 2.95-based cross-compilers will be next.
Do QNX and BeOS run under VMware?
Something must be wrong. It's 5:50AM (-0300) and I'm fixing gcc packages.
(By the way, gcc is very packaging-unfriendly. It's tricky to have it built and installed in some alternative place in your filesystem to build packages. A better way to build packages would be to divert installations from the real prefix to the buildroot the same way fakeroot does with owners.)
Last weekend I read the format specs of old SCUMM-based games. After writing a Sierra AGI interpreter that (kind of) works, how difficult would it be to write an alternative SCUMM interpreter?
Finally got my OV511 camera back. And it's not running very well, perhaps it's time to mess with the driver again.
Someone tell kojima that I borrowed a couple of Moloko CDs from his desk. I hope he doesn't mind. I've been told that he's in Denmark now and will return in a month or so.
Autoconf is a nice and useful tool. I like it. It solves problems.
Automake, OTOH, is a crapball of infinite radius. It adds immense amounts of bloat to your otherwise simple makesystem. It wouldn't be such a problem if it simply worked, but that's not the case. And since RPM doesn't provide a diversion mechanism, I'll have to circumvent this annoyance in a less elegant way. To hell with "GNU Standards-compliant Makefiles", I want packages I can actually build!
Libtool is a different story. It's conceptually interesting, but the way it was implemented is braindead. Calling it stupid is an insult to stupid things.
I suspect the autoconf 2.13->2.5x transition have some minor flaws that break some ill-behaved packages, but that's a minor issue. Life is beautiful.
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After the new ports integrated to the CVS tree, I guess I can declare Sarien as a fairly cross-platform project:
A raster Star Wars scroller patch for xscreensaver. The GL version is just too slow and too ugly if you don't have hardware GL.
Aww, how crappy these CRTs look after a couple of days working with with a flat panel. They're round, fuzzy and reflective, and throw bad radiation on your face.
Porting an application to a platform you never worked on is fun. After checking the RKRM and the sources of the v2600 emulator, I managed write an AmigaOS port of Sarien, and it kind of works. It's slow as hell, but good enough for my first attempt to write code on the Amiga :) DICE C seems to work fine.
My dual-head setup with my old CRT and my new TFT monitors was highly unstable with the Mach64 and G400 cards, and it seems that mga_hal was causing the problem. KDE 2.2 works nicely with the dual-screen layout, and so does XScreensaver. Hmm, I wish I had a way to tell XScreensaver to run GL hacks only on the accelerated head.
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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