Recent blog entries for martin

This day is called Saturday. No, more correctly, it is already called Sunday .... however ...

It was the big GNOME Applets Manual day for me. Basically, more or less everything I did today had to do something with documentation in gnome-applets.

First of all, I helped John Fleck to get his docs checked into CVS. Not a very difficult job, just a whole bunch of work to get all the Makefile.am stuff done - hey guys, can you imagine that I don't even want to be #1 on Havoc's score-o-matic .... :)

Ok, it's nice to be #1 .... sure - but back to more constructive things.

After a little discussion with telsa in #docs, I liked the idea to have a big GNOME Applets Manual with the docs from all the applets in it and I started hacking on it.

Well, the first step towards this GNOME Applets Manual is now done and it already works for modemlights, webcontrol and diskusage ... more applets to come.

We need to contact the two applet authors who also write docs for their applets to reformat them so they only have a single <sect1> in them.

Hmm ... to summarize, it's getting fun to "work with" documentation ...

Until another day.

Tomorrow will be Friday and another week will come to its end. A week when I was rather productive ...

First of all, I did some work in gnome-applets. Implemented size and orientation hints in the multiload and disk usage applet; especially the latter one looks much better with non-standard panel sizes.

I also registered myself as developer contact in the GDP doctable for most of the applets I ever worked on (multiload, diskusage, modemlights, ...) and some other things (guname, gtop, ...). Also helped John Fleck with the documentation for the diskusage and modemlights applets.

The other big thing I did this week is LibGTop. I made some test snapshot tarballs and Aron Griffis helped me to get them compile on Tru64 UNIX.

I also restored Solaris from my DDS2 tape and made some Solaris work for LibGTop. It does now more or less work on Solaris 7 i386.

On Monday, I'll go to CeBit in Hannover for a day - so it's time for my weekend now ...

So another day has passed now.

Did a lot of work on the multiload applet today. We can now have several cpuload applets with different size and configuration etc. Also added a nice load average applet.

It's already late at night and slowly getting time for me to go to bed now. Another long night of GNOME hacking has passed ...

First of all, I finished my docbook-gnome debian packages and made them apt-getable on my site. This is very cool since it makes this docbook stuff much easier on Debian now.

I also wrote the missing announcements about LibGTop 1.0.7, 1.1.2.1 and 1.1.5 and probably made people that confused with this that I needed to write another mail explaining people which one of them to use.

Also send the announcement of GTop 1.0.7 so people now know that there's a nice manual which has been written by Telsa Gwynne and which they can now read to understand what Gtop does.

Finally, updated my homepage - after Jacob changed the layout of the GNOME FTP site, many of my links have gotten invalid and it was time to fix them. At this occasion, I also put the recently released tarballs and their announcements on the site.

The html versions of the LibGTop 1.1.4 and 1.1.5 annoucements are still missing, but I need to look at this stuff anyways when I do some more work on the documentation for 1.1.x somewhere in the next few weeks.

After nearly two weeks of absence I'm now finally back. That exam in measure theory was good and I'm very confident that I passed it.

Now it's time for me to start with GNOME hacking again.

After implementing panel size and orientation hints in the multiload applet and I'll later on write the missing announcements for the GUADEC CD's LibGTop + GTop released I did on wednesday and read all my yet unread mail ...

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