Older blog entries for menesis (starting at number 2)

I feel somehow bad and non-interested in anything. I search for a new room to live, but cannot find it, even though the deadline for getting away from current place in dormitory is due.

As future is obscure now, somehow lost interest in compiling, testing fixing GNOME, reading all those mailing lists... Maybe I won't have access to internet... That would be bad.

Prepared two patches for modules to use xml-i18n-tools. One, big one -- for gnome-core. Have sent a part of it for Jacob to review, but still have no permission to commit. Anyway, the xml-i18n-tools version which is needed for the patch to work is not released yet. The other one -- for gedit. First time when made it for stable branch, I've got rants from chema. Than I undesrtood that all this really was not even useful. So, although I have a patch I think it's better to rm -r gedit and search for another module that needs xml-i18n-tools more...

Review: Galeon is the best browser of all. Some bugs are fixed every day, it always gets more configurable and convenient to use. Every morning I turn on my computer, update galeon from cvs, compile, install, only then launch it. And close only when going to sleep. I love it's interface. I no more think Internet Explorer is the best browser... It does not have tabbed browsing mode :)

22 Feb 2001 (updated 22 Feb 2001 at 17:48 UTC) »

Finally paid for my paperwork for summer. I am going to USA this summer, with a program "Work and Travel USA"... so I'm going to work all the summer, unfortunately not with computers and of course not for open source. Most probably I will be a ride operator in Six Flags over Texas enertainment park....

Anyway I wait for summer, because it will be the first time I leave my country for long time... and I will earn money for myself. I want to see how people in US live. In real, not in movie.


Today I saw my two articles printed in local newspaper. One of them is about Kylix, quite a big one. (sorry but it's in Lithuanian). I'm happy with it.


Looked at gtranslator... the new code of course is screwed but somehow works. It is very inneficient and leaks GdkColor on every displayed character. I cannot understand why kabalak tries to initialize every variable, like this:
gchar *text=g_new0(gchar,1);
text=gtk_editable_get_chars(GTK_EDITABLE(textwidget), 0, -1);

It's stupid. So I'm going to clean all this like I did before.

Commited a tiny fix to gnome-libs. I got no agreement from maintainers, but for such a simple change I hope miguel won't beat me (he did a couple of times before).

I hope to do more today...

20 Feb 2001 (updated 20 Feb 2001 at 22:17 UTC) »

So I finally found where can I enter my diary. So here it is, for a first time.

From yesterdays diaries, the one that really enjoyed me was by ajv -- about kittens. I like cats and kittens very much, and its so sad that I cannot have one where I live. And I live in student hostel -- no place where to keep it, and my roommate certainly won't be happy with this.

Hacking: None really. kabalak keeps on attacking me through ICQ, but I haven't done anything good to gtranslator recently. He did. He thinks 0.35 is ready for release, and will do it on weekend.

Also, I decided to take care of commiting translations for galeon. And the next day they decided to not release 0.9 (from stable branch), but make 0.10 from HEAD and use it for GNOME 1.4 extra apps. Or maybe not, I still do not understand. But now I should write messages to translators, better I know what happens...

is it enough? :)

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