It has been a pretty interesting couple of months and it's nice to reflect a little while I have a few days of work away from the stresses...ahem...of my work life.
The GNOME work at Sun has been going pretty well - we're well on our way to getting GNOME 2 on Solaris, which I think is a pretty major achievement from all involved, including our friends at Ximian, Wipro and the wider community. It's pretty scarey to think that I've been on his project more than 2 years now. Just wonder what the future holds as we move into the new year.
From a hacking point of view, I still haven't achieved anything much - I'd like to think that this might change next year, but I can't imagine I'll have much time to sit down and put some serious effort into something worthwhile.
I still wonder sometimes how I managed to be a part of the release team and, just recently, the Foundation Board. I guess that shatters the long time ideology that open source is only about code. It clearly doesn't. I guess that I'm the living proof.
The office is getting increasingly lonely these days as more and more people start working remotely. It's nice to be on a project that allows you such freedom - while decreasing the amount of freedom for those souls who are working at the office. I'm now plagued by more mails, more queries and more meetings. It gets rather frustrating sometimes and I'm not entirely sure how to deal with it most effectively other than a polite, under the breath, 'fuck off. leave me alone'.
So will we see new things next year in GNOME?
You can bet on it.