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Name: Hilaire Fernandes
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Author of Dr Geo

Beside that, I build up OFSET, an organization to promote the development of free educational software for Gnome, more there.

Concerning my job, after working 5 years in Taïwan as teacher at the Taipei French School, I am now woring in the field of Education Ingeneering at the CNDP/CRDP Bordeaux/CDDP des Landes. At this occasion I am developping sevaral web application using Zope. Very interesting!


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Finally Dr. Geo version 1.0.0 was released the 1st January of 2005. I will continue to stabilize it, eventually adding some features but not that much.

A long time I haven't post anything there.
Yesterday I have just release the 0.6.0 version of Dr.Genius. It now integrates Guile, so it is possible to add script item in the figure to do various funny things. It appears now DrGenius needs a documentation.

I tried today, wtihout any result, to integrate the Gnome documentation system in the drgenius2 module. I feel developping under Gnome become more and more painfull, it is no more fun! This is actually not good when developping free software :-) For the Dr.Genius documentation I am now seriously considering using Hyperlatex to generate both PDF and HTML documentation. I have used it for my job and I am quite happy with it (HyperLatex examples ).

Narf narf!! Today I fix a bunch of bugs in the undo/redo engine of Dr.Genius. I wonder when this thing will get totally fixed.

Oh well I never mention it there before: Freeduc is there , it is brought by OFSET and these are related to education and free software.

5 Nov 2000 (updated 5 Nov 2000 at 03:57 UTC) »

It took me the last evening to vote for the Gnome foundation board of director. I've decided to post it there my choices. I don't expect someone will care about that but in one year i will be able to review which people I choose and why.

  • Bart Decrem has set up the Gnome foundation. Not a hacker but more a coordinator guy. We need at least on guy like him;

  • Kjartan Maraas coordinator of the i18n stuff. We need at least ony guy like him so that english speaking people do not forget there is other language out there :);

  • Miguel de Icaza no comment;

  • John Heard, Sun has released as free software such a big and important piece of software that need a lot of work for integration with Gnome. We need at least on link-people with this project;

  • Havoc Pennington, he's an hacker and he looks to have good communication skill, two good reason to get him in;

  • James Henstridge, he's an hacker and among other things he gave Gnome the ability to speak Pyhton! One important stuff to make Gnome more easily used by apprentice developpers;

  • George Lebl, hum not sure I should vote for him, but I like his sense of humour. After beeing a director, I'm afraid he will no more contribute code for Dr.Genius;

  • Ettore Perazzoli, can't remember why I vote for him. Ah yes! For two good reasons: he's an hacker and italian! He also says: "Make Gnome a success outside the US" but well this is cheap word.;

  • Owen Taylor, author of ORBIT stuff and developper in GTK & Pango;

  • Daniel Veillard, I was not really sure to get Daniel in. Finally, I choose him because he has connection with standard stuff as the W3C and well he's french as me. After all, these are two good reasons to get him in. Getting a french director in the board can have some meaning and invluence in our "gargantuesque" administration. Also he develops libxml;

  • Jim Gettys has good experience concerning the development and failure of the past GUI on UNIX. His experience will be very valuable to avoid the mistake that lead to this failure.

That's it.

The people I choose are all but two technicians.
I try to balance the technical ability so the board has an excellent overall knowledge on Gnome. The exception are only Jim, Bart, John but these ones have skill the other don't have. I also try to balance the geographic repartion and get some director from europe. I'm just disappointed we don't get candidate from asia.

Undo/Redo code is progressing smoothly. It now works for creation, deletion, motion, changing item attribute. This is a really nice feature. Also I 've take care to implement a nice way to handle the undo/redo-buttons/menu item, so that other DrGeniusMDI can use the same UI mecanism. When I'll have finished that, I've decided to implement Guile scriptability for the geometric engine, GKO will eventually help on that but well... I'm quite carefull with code contributor now, I've learn a lot with Dr.Genius concerning this topic, it's difficult for people to keep sustained motivation in free software project.

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