18 Jul 2001 nzkoz   » (Apprentice)

Open Source

I've started poking around the GNOME frontend for LyX again. I'm unable to even compile it so I'm waiting on some gurus to clean it up for me :). The LyX website overhaul is mostly complete. I'm going to have to go through the php code at some stage and make sure that there's nothing nasty happening i.e

 if($user_is_authorised) { // // etc.} 

I went on a bugzilla binge and cleaned up a couple (about 30 I think) bugs from gnome-core. The fall into roughly 3 categorys:

  1. "it doesn't work" or "fff hhh asdfasdf"
  2. "Netscape 4 crashes all the time"
  3. Evolution crashes

1,2 get NEEDINFO'd or NOTGNOME'd depending on the specifics. Type 3s get assigned to louie@ximian.com. I hope louie can handle them and that I'm not doing something wrong.

Paid Work

I've renegotiated my contract and for the first time in a while I'm actually an employee again. At present we're looking at HEAPS of work on the gold coast but the client won't commit to times etc. So for at least the time being I'm in NZ and can do some opensource stuff at night.

Studies

I'm teaching myself Java and Oracle. They're both cool technologies and should help me increase my 'hireability'. If anyone knows some good books on j2ee + oracle I'd appreciate the references.

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