Older blog entries for nyo (starting at number 36)

Oh. I'm using debian-amd64 again. Now it's became more stable and really looks great. The only thing is that there's no non-free packages in the archive, so I don't have unrar-nonfree and nvidia drivers. And also not all GNOME 2.10 packages are ready for AMD64 (I guess they'll be rebuilt automatically soon), so using 2.8 with some parts from 2.10 now. Also, now AMD64 has mono packages (though they're not installable because of dependency hell at the moment).

My pitfdll package is currently unbuildable on AMD64, so I guess, I'll have to make someone other taking care of it. If you would like to take it, download it from mentors.debian.net, change maintainer field and mail me about it.

As for RL. I'm pretty busy with my study, because I have to pass all exams and also I should write my course and diploma projects. So I don't really have time for anything other. Then I'll have to think about university (now studying in college) or go to the army. I hate that.

Oh, crap! I should be in my college in a hour, though I was planning to even wake up in two hours. Looks like I slept only one hour today, errhm I feel like a shit. :-/

I packaged Pitfdll for Debian. With this thing, my Totem can play WMV9 movies. This is nice. Read this for more info on getting the package. And don't forget to read README.Debian file (in short, you need actual DLL codecs). I hope I'll find a sponsor soon and the package will enter Debian.

Wheee! Goobox 0.9.91-1 was approved into Sarge! Thanks Steve!

Cool. Tomorrow is the day of Great Victory of Soviet Union against Nazi Germany. I'd like to thank our grandfathers and grandmothers for that victory and for our future. For this weekend I'm going to the village, further from big city to breath some fresh air and see cool earth of green. :)

As for my packages. I hope, vorlon will accept goobox 0.9.91-1, and if not, there's already a 0.9.90-3 ready with fixes for all bugs, recorded to BTS. Other packages are nice.

BTW, installed windows XP home edition today. It has quite nice UI. It looks also object oriented and some OO things are even more developed than GNOME ones. :)

Oh, shit. Sarge is finally frozen. Nice. They're planning to release on 30th of May. Nice date. The only bad thing is that many of maintainers are students and have exams this time. As for my packages. They're in nice state, excepting goobox. One more day and 0.9.91-1 would be in Sarge. But now it's frozen and I should either make 0.9.90-3 for Sarge or make release team accept new upstream release. Waiting for answer from vorlon. I wonder what's the problem to accept a BUGFIX new upstream release (really no new features). If I'll backport fixes for current Sarge's Goobox bugs, it will be actually the same as new upstream version, so why don't just accept it...

Gnome Art package won't be in Sarge as it didn't make it in time. Sad, but true.

Other packages are nice.

Woohoo, I finally fixed a very weird bug in Goobox Debian package. I tried to find that segfault for a month, but I didn't have time to work on it with more attention. Then I tagged the bug with "help" tag and rased its severity. And Stephen Gran did a diff between the previous version, that worked and the current version (Thanks!). He found that gnomevfs sink was used to write files in new version instead of file sink like in older version. That's great for GNOME integration, but stupid me forgot to just add gstreamer0.8-gnomevfs package to dependencies and because of that, people who don't have it (say they're don't use GNOME) got a segfault. So I fixed that little (as it really is) bug, updated to new upstream version and uploaded with urgency=high to mentors.debian.net. Tommorow, my sponsor will upload it to unstable and in about two days it will enter Sarge. So we'll have a working goobox in Sarge. :)

The simplest console music player with full GNOME integration ever:


for FILE in $*; do

gst-launch-0.8 gnomevfssrc location=$FILE ! decodebin ! gconfaudiosink


Whoa, checked out gst-editor. What a nice tool. Especially it's great to show people the design of GStreamer and it's flexibility. Looks just great (though needs some UI work, if we're talking about it)! Now I love GStreamer even more. :)

Oh shit. I was looking some movie clips and forgot that there was food on the frying-pan. Now It's ruined. Very sad, I'm going to sleep hungry. :-\

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