27 Jul 2000 matt   » (Journeyer)

Huh. I must have missed a few days somewhere in there. Guess this puts me on par with most of the other diaries. :-)

Something is really starting to bother me about Advogato -- not the site but the people -- and that is that people are just certifying people because they like them, even if they've never even dreamed of contributing to open source/free software/whatever you call it now. I'm an apprentice and rightfully so, because my contributions are meager and I'm still learning. I would label a nontrivial project leader or someone really close a master, and solid contributors journeyers; but that's not what's happening. Maybe these people who are getting kicked up really are big-time contributors behind the scenes, and they just don't post it on their pages. Humm. Makes me lose a little faith in the "web of trust" system; not a good thing for a PGP freak.

I got tired of waiting for half of my testing group and just committed the nessus port, since I'd been all over it probably too many times and most of the original reporters said it was fixed. Hopefully there isn't some other thing wrong with it that I'm missing. I decided that for my next trick, I'd pick up the last few unfaked ports and fake them. (Faking is a really cool addition to the ports process that lets us do a false install and manufacture a binary package, then installing just the binary package into the base system, and on a lot of ports it works without any tweaks at all, thanks to the tireless work of Marc Espie.) The first one I caught -- kaffe -- seems to not need anything special to fake. It does need a little cleaning up though to bring it up to modern standards. Had to go to sleep before finishing up though... damn sleep anyway... :-)

Had a rude awakening re CVSup... first of all, the server I pull from is at least a few days behind. Also, no CVS directories are created, so I still have to check out from a CVS server before working on committable stuff. (I should have known that last part, sigh.)

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