30 Aug 2000 gtaylor   » (Master)

Well, things have been busy. I've just completed the code rearrangement; foomatic is now an external GPL'd program instead of a web-based tool. This should allow for significantly more community involvement; as it was I got lots of bug reports that anyone could now fix. Hopefully the Debian and Mandrake folks who want to use it will be kind enough to fix a bug or two.

I'm trying out one of those affiliate programs as a sort of experiment in self-funding. It would be nifty if I could afford an intern to do some of the drudge work from time to time. And if there is enough money from this, I'll pay myself or others to do useful free software printer-related projects. For example, there are any number of ratty drivers out there that do dots, but don't dither at all; any of these could stand to be integrated into stp.

I attempted to catch up on my email over the past few days. I failed, after nearly 8 hours of constant emailing. There are 400 more important messages left to process, stretching back a full year. Fortunately, as the messages get to be older than a few weeks, I can start sending "sorry, was this still important?" form letters...

Saturday we went sailing with Paul. Fun.

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