I've just tested the patch floppy_cs on kernel 2.2.17 and it works just fine!!! I had no problems applying it. Now my Libretto 50CT has a floppy drive. Maybe Conectiva Linux can ship with this patch. The only drawback is that floppy support must be modular.
In the few last days, I've implemented support for Inputgrid into gnome-linuxconf. It allows one to define sensitive areas into a drawing area. Gurus are already working with it.
I've also created two new commands for Linuxconf's gui protocol: Splash and Hidesplash. Linuxconf will send them while it is starting, and the graphic frontend is suposed to show a nice splash screen. Support in gnome-linuxconf has also been implemented with an image designed by Everaldo (thanks!!!).
Btw, yesterday I've fixed a bug in Python's bsddb module. It was handling DB_RECNO databases with string keys. As the documentation says, these databases must use, in key's "data" field, a pointer to a memory location holding a recno_t type.
My parents have arrived yesterday!! They'll stay here until monday and then will go to Minas Gerais, visiting Raul and Lulude.