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13 Jul 2010 (updated 13 Jul 2010 at 19:26 UTC) »

Ten years without a post to this blog. I think it wasn't even called a blog last time I used it... A lot of things have happened in the mean-time. I met a wonderful girl, married her and last year our daughter was born. So much for the (as usual) very short personal update.

For almost two years now I am working at Raumfeld, a German company specialising in high quality multi-room audio systems with superb sound quality. It is a lot of fun, I like the product that we are developing and the people working on it.

There is a lot of Open Source software involved at Raumfeld and we are trying to give back to the community as much as possible. The driver stack for our hardware has gone completely upstream in the Linux kernel tree by now and we are also contributing to the GUPnP stack and other libraries.

Have been to Berlin this weekend and spoke to people from convergence, a company that looks like The place you want to work at (TM). I'm excited...

raphael, where are your gimp patches?

Long time no diary...

Found a job in the meantime which is fun to do but keeps me from hacking on the real projects like GIMP, GIMP FreeType and the GNU FontManager. Most certainly the job situation will change soon, but I fear it won't make that situation better. Well, that's life, I suppose.

Tonight I will leave for this years Summer Jam Festival and I'm really looking forward to it. Actually I should be at LinuxTag in Stuttgart where the new edition of my german Gimp reference will be presented, but I've always been to the Summer Jam during the last eight years and I'm trying not to break with this tradition. Hopefully the weather will be good, but we'll have fun anyway.

XPlanet rocks!

The preparation of the GIMP Conference is coming along nicely. However it turns out to be quite a bit of work. Respect to mathieu for having organized GUADEC, which was a little bit larger event than what we are going to have....

Did a CipherSaber today. To cite raph: Recommened!

A long weekend but only few time spent hacking. Didn't touch the The GNU FontManager code at all, but GIMP FreeType makes great progress. Preview is almost working, rotation does work and Andy committed code to create bezier paths from the glyph outlines. Guess we can release a first snapshot of the code very soon now.

While working on the font selector for GIMP FreeType, I decided that other projects might have a use for a proper font managment system too and started work on The GNU FontManager. Let's see how long it takes to layout a working code base...

Saw those Tux-keys on the web a few days ago and thought I'd need some for my new keyboard, so I wrote an email ordering two keys. Since the website said that they used GIMP to make the keys, I asked if I could get them for free and, well, the nice folks from G-N-U sent some today. Whee!

Congrats to Heather and Raph.

Couldn't stop Xach from posting an announcement for GIMP FreeType on the Gimp News frontpage, so now everone knows about it. One interesting contributor already showed up who has code to create bezier paths from glyphs. I'm looking forward to see this in CVS. In the meantime I have hacked up a preliminary fontselector which will help me to settle on the design for the final one. After some discussion on #gimp the plans are pretty clear now and I hope to have some code ready soon.

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