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I have been a bit busy partying. But it all settled now (only for a short while hopefully, the more parties the better P:).

Hacking-wise, I spent some time hacking on the new combo box. It's shaping up. Am about to tackle the last difficult bit, which is auto-completion for GtkEntry. Not really sure still which way to take, but I am just going to try sending a proposal and see what people think.

Also did a small hack over the weekend, a new gnome-about dialog. jdub inspired me to do it and came up with the idea to make it look like the new GNOME website. Showed it to some people and most seem to like it. I need to do a bit of work to make the animations a bit smoother, but that's all just finetuning. Oh, and because of it I made to the GNOME Summary. Which is cool I guess.

Talked enough for today.

Small hacking update. I have been hacking a bit on some random things, while I should have been hacking gtk+ 2.4 features :). Also I had terrible productivity problems the last months. It seems they have cleared up a bit, for now... Other than that I have decided to use Advogato for all "hacking" updates (which is not a lot :) and LiveJournal for the personal stuff from now on.

Sent off another ComboBox API proposal yesterday. I am pretty happy with it and Owen seems to like it too. So I guess I am finally getting close (:. I think I am going to spend tomorrow hacking on the actual code, which requires a lot of refactoring. But that's ok.

I am busy reducing my usage of the comma. Looks like it's getting better.

Okay, long time no post. Well, FOSDEM was incredibly cool, but it went by as one short flash. So I forgot everything, which sort of sucks. I am looking forward to GUADEC (now if I could move this one exam ...).

Also, I didn't even mention here that I finally got a laptop (I got it before FOSDEM even). It became an iBook, for the excellent battery life, and other reasons. I surely am not disappointed, it's a great machine (now only if sleep would work correctly on linux :).

Anyway, I have been busy with university, and hacking wise with some gtk+ blurbs, might post more on that later on. From now on I will post hacking updates here, and the boring personal stuff here, for those interested.

10 Feb 2003 (updated 14 Jun 2003 at 23:57 UTC) »

Alright, another monthly update (: I am in Belgium right now, at thomasvs' house, chilling out after FOSDEM. This was my first conference, and it was like cool. I met a lot of people, whom I only knew from IRC.

Anyway, it has been/is a lot of fun, and thomasvs has been a really cool host.

Just got a load of GtkTreeView bugfixes into CVS, which is a good start. There is more hairy stuff in bugzilla to figure out though. And hopefully I finally fixed one of the last scrolling bugs in the TreeView. Those bugs are so annoying.

Also finished the happy fun recent-files:/// module. It works, though there are some little things to be worked out.

I am really happy that I am getting things done right now. I think my list-of-things-which-I-want-to-do stopped growing at the moment, hopefully I will finish most of those items soonish. Oh, and I am probably going to FOSDEM (:

Anyway, back to hacking.

Spending time hacking on some other things. Wrote a simple gnome-vfs module, a recent-files:/// module, for snorp. Still need to finish it and put it in CVS. Other than that, I started working on a LDAP backend for GConf, after some ldif design action with jdub. I hope I will get the backend working, it would be a cool backend (:.

After I finished that, I should really get back to work on TreeView. Need to fix a bunch of bugs for gtk+ 2.2.1. And after that I should hack on cool 2.4.x features, yay (:.

A long list. And I should also pass this year of uni. And I have my own little projects. And other things. Hrm, am pretty busy (:.

Oh, and I think I want an ipod. But they are so incredibly expensive. Does anybody know if apple is going to do a price drop soonish? (:

Noticed I finished each sentence with a smiley. Scary.

So GTK+ 2.2.0 got released on Monday (though you could get the tarballs already on Friday :), I am glad we finally got around releasing it. The original plan was to release 2.2.0 about 2 months after 2.0.0, but we didn't quite make that deadline (:. Though, if I had even more time for 2.2.0, I would have been able to fix some more bugs. But you really have to draw the line somewhere of course.

I think University is going alright, though it is incredibly busy. I have been totally swamped with stuff to do, and I am glad I can take this entire week off and do nothing :P. So I am spending the week hacking (yay) on random things.

As for GTK+, I will spend the next weeks fixing TreeView bugs in 2.2.x, and after that working on TreeView features and my new widget for 2.4.x. I hope we will have enough time to add nice and useful features to 2.4.x. I am sure GTK+ 2.4.x will totally rock :).

And to end with, merry Christmas and, because I am sure I will forget to post another entry before the end of this year, a happy new year to all of you.

Hrm, didn't update for a while. Maybe I should start trying to keep up with it again (seeing my last attempt at it failed). Not that I have anything special to tell though.

Anyway, I started attending university in September, which is keeping me pretty busy. Which means that I have less and less time to hack on GTK+ and some other things. So things on my TODO list are stacking up, but progress is pretty slow. Currently I'm busy finishing GtkTreeView stuff for GTK+2.2. Just found out that scrolling is broken yet again, which sucks (scrolling bugs are *annoying*).

Although it's pretty busy, I'm enjoying university. I think it's all going well and I hope I can get through this year without too much trouble. And I'm really looking forward to the break around Christmas, I can use a break. Not sure yet if I'll hack on GTK+ during that period, I may need a break from that too :). Though I have some 2.4 things which I still have to finish. I'll see what happens.

gman encouraged me to post a diary entry again. So here it is. It has been a while since I posted a diary entry, but not much happened (:. One of the things which happened was my "official" graduation, got a piece of paper stating that I finished school, etc. Other than that I managed to get myself enrolled at the university. Not that that is difficult, but I *really* hate filling in forms :). I really look forward to going to university, the last year at school the school-part was boring. The socializing-part was really cool though. For some weird reason I already feel at home at the faculty at the uni, so that's a cool start I think. The people are also really nice there.

So actually my uber-long summer holiday has been pretty much the same. Hacking. Not much social contacts with friends ... Which sucks. I hope to pick it up again now everybody is back from holiday and stuff. I am really going to try to make my life less boring :D.


So jorn told me that SomaFM stopped broadcasting today. Killed by the RIAA. SomaFM had cool and special webcasts like BeatBlender and GrooveSalad. Internet Radio is dying at the moment and the RIAA also managed to destroy AudioGalaxy. By listening to broadcasts such as SomaFM and by downloading music and listening to it, I learned about new and cool music. Which I would actually buy if I liked it. And I sure bought a lot of CDs after hearing some of it via the Internet. And I'm pretty sure a lot of other people also did this (in fact, there was a study saying that users of file sharing networks started buying more CDs, see this page).

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