11 Oct 2005 kov   » (Journeyer)

So, after a looong time with no bloging, here's my updates: I've moved from one apartment to another quite close to the former one.

I've been recently doing some work on getting update-manager to work on Debian, I had a patch to make it work on python2.3, because of Debian's pygtk packages lacking a 2.4 version, but more recently I decided I'd step forward and just have those packages added; I then did that for pygtk, python-gnome and python-gnome-extras, all of which I uploaded 2.12 versions to experimental.

I've done some gksu hacking, and fixed quite a number of bus, added some features, etc, since debconf5. On the APT-HOWTO front, I've releease the 2.0 version finally, which talks about aptitude instead of apt-get where possible and makes some stuff simpler, besides having some newer stuff documented. There's now a mailing list for translator coordination and general development stuff, where all svn commits are to be posted, too. Julien Louis has been doing a nice work of po4a-ize apt-howto, and most of that effort has already been commited to the svn repo.

More recently, I'm trying to keep up with the work on the GNOME Team front. I'm trying to follow the recent discussion on the icon cache problem but did not think there's something I can do to help there. In the meantime I felt the need of some automated way of tracking what's being done and what's todo on our 2.10 and 2.12 efforts.

So I put together a script which generates a page on merkel (because it uses madison) to track what version of the GNOME desktop packages each of our development suites have, what are the upstream versions and what's in our svn.

I've even got a testimonial I'll be using at marketing the "product":

<lool> kov: I'm so happy, you can't imagine how my life jsut changed

One thing I noticed was packages on the archive with versions higher than the ones in our svn repository; people seem to have uploaded and forgot to commit. I'll take a look at those soonish.

Now for the current meme:

  • gustavo needs books to approve
  • I think gustavo needs a user icon with him wearing on of those mickey mouse hats from disneyland with the mouse ears and 'Gustavo' embroidered in script on the front.
  • Gustavo needs to win.
  • Gustavo needs points.

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