5 Jul 2002 josh   » (Master)

So I'm writing this little app which currently grabs the xml feed from Weblogs.com and displays it. You can open the url or add the blog to your favorites. It's really simple but it's giving me a chance to develop something for GNOME 2 so I'm learning lots of stuff.

I'm contemplating writing up a little HOW-TO about it. I've found various pieces of info scattered around GNOMEworld and it would probably be helpful to have some sort of central place for links and examples.

Though the one issue I am having is trying to get the async gnome-vfs stuff working. It just hangs without much info. I've posted some debugging to the mailing list but no one has answered yet.


Louie from Ximian sent out a couple of links for the bugs in the next few releases. I'm hoping to take a crack at a couple over the rest of the weekend. Helping out with GNOME has helped me deal with various frustrations at work.


Speaking of work, it actually has been a few good weeks as I'm helping with re-working our build system and our application structure. I've rewritten an ugly shell script which checked out our code into the proper places into a nice, clean (at least I think so) Python script. Hopefully it is much easier to extend and maintain.

Next up is the automatic creation of rpms and Solaris pkgs.

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